Monthly Archives: June 2016

Tonga Treats

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS CAROL, CATHERINE, and OLGA! Over the weekend, my quilting project refused to believe that I knew what I was doing. Prior to this past weekend, I’d … Continue reading

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A Small Project Finished

When I last blogged, I talked about having leftover blocks from my current project due to a math error.  Mistakes aren’t usually terribly frustrating to me. I am of the when-life-gives-you-lemons-make-lemonade mentality, so when I had 10 extra blocks, I … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: 116-year-old quilt shop closes, Sheryl Crow’s cutter quilts, quilt-inspired public art, and more

Are you ready for some weekend sewing? I know I am! But first, some end-of-the-week tidbits of inspiration from the quilting and sewing world. Even in my business, this isn’t a story you see every day: a 116-year-old quilt shop … Continue reading

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So Many Books, Part 21!

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS CATHY, MJ, and DIANE! Temperatures have been soaring over a hundred degrees Fahrenheit around the Quilters Newsletter office lately, making it the perfect time to stay in … Continue reading

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“The Worst Thing Quilting Has Done for Me”

What’s the worst thing quilting has done for you? I mean the absolute worst? Quilters Newsletter wants to know! I’m guessing that for many of us, a list of the worst things quilting has done for us would include things such … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Orlando comfort quilts, world’s “ugliest” color, Woody Guthrie quilt, and more

This has been a tough week in a lot of ways, hasn’t it? Some of today’s quilty news items reflect recent events, but hopefully you’ll find all of them inspiring. The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild has started a project to … Continue reading

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Kids Quilts and Hoops

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS CRISTINA and JOCELYN! A couple of weeks ago, I decided that keeping all my pins in a small box wasn’t very effective (partially because my cat … Continue reading

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Math Genius? Or Not …

Sometimes, my ability inability to do math in my head amazes me. Let me tell you about my latest excursion into the crazy world of math. Last summer I made this quilt for my niece using string-pieced blocks. Each of … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Psychologists tackle quilting “addiction,” celebrating WIPs, quilters support Fort McMurray, and more

The weather is heating up here in Colorado and summer is in full swing! I’m posting today’s Scrap Bag a little early so I can join my coworkers for a BBQ potluck lunch to celebrate the season. Hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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The quilt I made for my parents

In a recent blog post I talked about realizing that an old, scrappy delectable mountains UFO I thought I might finish to donate to a charity had become too meaningful over the passing years to give away owing to the … Continue reading

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