Monthly Archives: March 2016

So Many Books, Part 18!

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS MARY, JANIE, and LINDA! After deciding that the bento box quilt I was working on was driving me crazy (not just the winter colorway, but the … Continue reading

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Quilting Progress 2016: 1st Quarter Report (& 2015 wrap-up)

Setting goals for our quilting is a great thing. But there are times when all we can do is sew what we can, when we can, and let the process and outcomes speak for themselves. Continue reading

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Which One Will it Be?

I’ll be the first to admit that I get sidetracked easily and I often work on more than one project at once. This week you can see proof of that on my design wall. I had to decide quilt which … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: vintage sewing machine documentary, call for repro quilts, Faith Ringgold interview, and more

Happy Friday! Who’s ready to do some stitching this weekend? I know I am, but since I can’t get started until after my girls go to bed this evening, I’ll content myself with some quilty news items for now. Won’t … Continue reading

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Bee Creative

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS DEBRAKAY! Happy springtime for those of us in the northern hemisphere! It’s blizzarding around the Quilters Newsletter office right now, but it got up to 69 … Continue reading

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Working on a PIG

In last week’s blog post I talked about having finished a pieced quilt back I’d been working on for several weeks. Often when I finish a big project, I have a hard time figuring out what I want to work … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Vogue covers modern quilts, Longoria sews, button quilt, and more

Unlike the photo of coordinated red-and-white scraps shown below, I have a very mixed bag of quilt- and sewing-related tidbits today — the good news is there should be something here for everyone! Frequent QN contributor Georgina B. Fries of Bellwether … Continue reading

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Artisan Spirit Ambience, Week 2 of 2

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS LAURA, CATHIE, and LUANNE. St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow, Wednesday March 17, which means that I have now missed the third year in a row of … Continue reading

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Another Pieced Back Finished

I’m pleased to say I finished my quilt back. I’ve been working on it for several weeks and I’m glad to be done. Here’s another view of the back; there’s better light in my office but I couldn’t get far … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: “Dear Sweet Sewing Machine” song, ‘quilted’ eye shadow, 23-foot-tall quilt, and more

Today’s Scrap Bag of quilt-y tidbits and trivia items is bursting at the seams — won’t you take some of them off my hands? Did you know there was a song in Fiddler on the Roof called “Dear Sweet Sewing Machine?” … Continue reading

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