Category Archives: Inspiration

Quiltspiration

I think it’s wonderful to find quilting inspiration in unexpected places. On Saturday, my husband and I visited an art exhibit at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, Colorado, and I found some ideas. I’ll have … Continue reading

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Scrappy Bits Applique Blog Tour

PLEASE NOTE THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS COLLEEN! Welcome to another stop on the blog tour for Shannon Brinkley’s new book, Scrappy Bits Applique (Stash Books, 2014)! I am happy to do my part … Continue reading

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Books to Help and Inspire

In our August/September 2014 issue (available at the Quilt & Sew Shop), there’s an article about how to determine what to charge for a quilt. It’s a complicated topic, and the difficulty is finding the balance between paying yourself adequately … Continue reading

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Show and Tell

As a child, visits to Grandma Brown’s house and Aunt Alta’s and Aunt Ada’s houses always included “show and tell.” All three women were prolific needle artists so there were always new things to see. And I still love going … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions

At a local thrift store over the weekend, where I often go to look for odd lengths of fabric, I came across something else, besides fabric, that I found really interesting. But then I also found some fabric I liked … Continue reading

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Sunbonnet Sue

Last week, some of us at the office were talking about the advantages of storing quilts flat. They don’t get wrinkled; they don’t get permanent fold marks. The best place to store quilts flat is on a bed. We moved … Continue reading

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Cutting Edge Technology, continued.

Have you picked up your copy of the August/September 2014 Quilters Newsletter? It’s our 45th anniversary issue! You can find it at the Quilt & Sew Shop if you’ve not yet seen it. It’s full of all kinds of cool … Continue reading

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A Finished Quilt – Just for Me

I finished a quilt last week and the more I looked at it, the more I wanted it for me. Frequently, my quilts these days begin with a pattern Quilters Newsletter published or a pattern we are going to publish. … Continue reading

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Off the Wall Basting

The thing about ideas that are just crazy enough to work is that a person must be crazy enough to try out the idea, to see if it will in fact work. As we’ve been settling into our home and … Continue reading

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More about the Denver Art Museum

Gigi told you in her blog post on Friday that we went to the Denver Art Museum for a media open house. We saw so many wonderful things, Gigi couldn’t possibly include them all. In fact, even after I tell … Continue reading

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