Monthly Archives: November 2015

Scrap Bag: Brontë sisters quilt on display, taking on the Quilt Police, and more

Happy Monday! Let’s kick off the week with an assortment of quilt-related news items and blog posts. For too many of us our weekly routines don’t allow nearly enough time for sewing, but perhaps one or more of these ‘scraps’ … Continue reading

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Quilters Newsletter wants YOU!

Have you noticed Quilters Newsletter’s tagline up there in the header of our blog? Just scroll up a bit if you need to, I can wait. It says “Art. Craft. Community.” We’re pretty good at sourcing the Art and Craft parts of that … Continue reading

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Quilt exhibits to visit Winter 2015-2016

As we head into the final few weeks of autumn and toward the solstice, your thoughts — not to mention the weather — may already be turning to winter. If you’re going to be spending more time indoors, why not … Continue reading

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So Many Books Giveaway Part 14!

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS CAROL, CHRIS, and KATHY! Happy Holidays! Traditions abound during the holiday season, like for Thanksgiving this week here in the United States. A lot of us … Continue reading

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Piecing a Back for the Churn Dash Quilt

I’ve talked before about my churn dash quilt. I started it in September then put it away for a bit and now I’m ready to finish it. The top is completed except for borders. You can see it in my … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Luke Haynes interview, quilt gardens, fabric-choosing tips and more

It’s a rather mixed bag of quilt- and textile-related news items I wanted to share this week, much like the photo of scraps below. But that just means there’s pretty much something for everyone — take your pick! Luke Haynes’ star … Continue reading

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Skylines, Colorful Fabric and FMQ

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS ELAINE and SUSAN! If you’ve been reading the giveaways on the QN blog for a while, it probably won’t come as a surprise that I love when … Continue reading

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My Vintage Sewing Machines

I don’t remember much about the sewing machine I used when I first started sewing.  I’m guessing that I was about 10 years old. It was my first year of 4-H. I do remember that Mom had a really nice … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Libby Lehman sews, machine quilting in the 1880s, and more

It’s that time — time to reach into our stash of little quilty news items to see what larger stories you can work them into. (Click the links to read more and to see photos.) Let’s start off with your … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Veterans with Quilts

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS SHERRY AND TERI! Happy Veterans Day! November 11, 1918 was the general end of “the war to end all wars,” World War I, and while wars are … Continue reading

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