Tag Archives: Applique

Scrap Bag: art quilts stolen, quilt in car ad, t-shirt quilt company sues rival, and more

It’s that time of year again. No, not Halloween — it’s Quilt Market and Festival week! If you follow the quilt world on social media, this weekend will be full of eye candy for you as people start sharing photos … 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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Scrap Bag: “Outlander” fabric coming soon, Nazi flag quilt, Great Migration quilt, and more

Also in this week’s Scrap Bag of quilt and textile news items is a story about inmates who quilt for charity, a round-up of modern quilts for modern homes, an “urban” quilter receives recognition, and broken ceramics repaired with metallic … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop: Hand Applique Your Way

Way back when, like in the late 20th century, I took a class on hand applique and ended up with this quilt. Aside from one of the long stems that was first stitched to the background by machine and finished … Continue reading

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So Many Books Giveaway Part 8!

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS PEGGY, CAROLYN and CHRIS! My cat likes to sleep in my sewing and quilting stash. She’ll turn 8 years-old this year, but she’s small — only … Continue reading

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Sweet Floral Applique

As I’m unpacking boxes that have been in storage for a while, I’m finding and examining some of my older work. I’m finding some things I like, some things I don’t like and some things I’d like to revisit. This … Continue reading

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Celebration of Quilting Giveaway

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS, CAROLE! In the world of silly holidays, tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, 2015 is “Make Up Your Own Holiday Day.” Considering how many silly holidays there already … Continue reading

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Her three favorite words: Thrifted. Vintage. Quilt.

Last Friday evening a friend of mine posted this photo of a Dresden plate quilt on Facebook with the following caption: “Pretty little vintage thing spotted while thrifting tonight. Too bad I couldn’t justify the price. So, I’ll have to … Continue reading

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Quilts Don’t Have to be 100% Cotton

I’m still sorting through boxes and trying to get organized from our move to our new home. Moving is complicated to begin with but we added a whole new level of difficulty by having things at two locations. We moved … Continue reading

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Snowy Days

Here in Colorado, the weather forecast for this past weekend was for a huge, gigantic, enormous winter storm. I was actually looking forward to it. I thought to myself, “I’ll be trapped in the apartment and I’ll just have to … Continue reading

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