Monthly Archives: January 2016

Scrap Bag: tropical shop hop, 88-year-old quilter, quilting games, and more

Happy Friday! Let’s just dig into this scrap bag of quilt tidbits, with a few other links for general artistic inspiration thrown in for variety. The 8th Annual Big Island Quilt Shop Hop — as in the Big Island of … Continue reading

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Highland

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS GAIL! Quilted tigers, maps, appliques, landscapes, lotuses, wool felt, portraits, and much more are featured in Quilters Newsletter February/March 2016. This latest issue officially went on sale … Continue reading

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She Sews!!

One of the best things I know is teaching another person to sew. This weekend, my 4½-year-old granddaughter used a sewing machine for the first time. What fun we had. Let me tell you about it. I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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Quilting Patterns

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS ANDREA, JAN, JENNIFER and DAWN! “So many ideas, so little time” seems to to be the motivating force behind this week for me, whether it’s quilting … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: celebrating American quilt traditions, quilts at the South Pole, design by DNA, and more

If you’re lucky enough to be looking forward to a three-day Martin Luther King Day weekend (as we are), I hope you’re able to work in some sewing while commemorating the Civil Rights leader’s legacy. In the meantime, let’s take … Continue reading

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These never were “your grandmother’s quilts”

Not too long ago the link to an article entitled “No longer square to quilt” by Karen Ridder, published by the Kansas City Star regarding the local modern quilt movement, came up a few times in my Facebook newsfeed. After more than five … Continue reading

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Flying Geese

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS CATHY! Statistically speaking, we’ve already reached the point in the new year where most people have disregarded any New Year’s Resolutions they’ve made. As far as … Continue reading

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Piano Keys?

I’m excited this week. My friend, Sara Gallegos, is coming to film the second set of segments for her show on QNNtv.com, My First Quilt. It is aimed at the beginning quilter but I really believe we can always learn … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: quilting crossword puzzle, fabric designers’ studio tour, cotton crazy quilts, and more

Happy New Year! The quilting news was a little quieter than usual over the holidays but I still have some tidbits to share for the first Scrap Bag blog post of 2016. (Click the links to read more and to … Continue reading

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So Many Books Giveaway Part 15!

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS ARPHALYNE, LINDA, and PARSLEY! One of the features in every issue of Quilters Newsletter is called 300 Words About Quilting. 300 Words essays are written by readers … Continue reading

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