Monthly Archives: August 2016

More Miscellaneous Notions

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS LINDA, SHARYN, and CAROL! Sometimes “spring cleaning” can last all year ’round. It’s probably easier that way, tackling one drawer or one closet at a time … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season… of Preparation

Around here, we probably get about a good two months or so of not having to think about Christmas, generally around the beginning of the year. Once spring starts springing, it’s time to start gathering ideas and quilts for special … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Think about Christmas

I know, I know … it’s only August. But if you are going to make a big project for Christmas, you should start thinking and planning now, and I have just the thing for you. Our latest special issue, Best … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: 68 years of blue ribbon quilts, quilt show controversy update, 50,000-year-old needle found, and more

Summer is winding down whether it feels like it or not — how long until “quilting weather” arrives?   “Marian Brockschmidt of Springfield won eight blue ribbons from among her 21 entries in the textile division at this year’s Illinois … Continue reading

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Introducing Best Christmas Quilts 2016

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS SUE and EVELYN! If you missed Mary Kate’s blog post yesterday about her rendition of Merry Merry,  then it’s possible you’re unaware of our latest special issue, … Continue reading

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Quiltmas

Yes, you read that right: Merry Quiltmas! I know, as I described myself in last week’s Scrap Bag blog post, I’m typically a grouchy Grinch who doesn’t even want to talk about Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving. This year, … Continue reading

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Sewing Troubles

I’m trying to finish quilting a small quilt. It’s my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) finish for the month of August. So I only have 10 days to complete it. I talked about the quilting and my quilting plan in … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Controversy at the quilt show, missing Hawaiian scrap quilt, Texas fundraising quilt, and more

Please enjoy some news from the quilt world as you plan your own weekend sewing adventures!   Amelia Perry, mother of former Texas Governor Rick Perry, made a red-white-and-blue quilt that she donated to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to raise money for construction of the … Continue reading

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So Many Books Part 23!

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS MARTI, FRED, ANNE, and KATHIE! Over the weekend, I reorganized my crafting room again. I do that every so often when I’m not in the mood … Continue reading

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Free Pattern: Ring Around the Rosy

I’ve been Pam Rocco’s regular editor for her “Words to Quilt By” column and free web patterns for over four years now, and have always looked forward to the challenge of writing patterns for her often improvisational and always unique … Continue reading

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