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Scrap Bag: Husbands’ Lounge controversy, “Back the Blue” quilts, stash sold for charity, and more

A round-up of news and stories from around the quilt world for the week ending November 18, 2016. Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Graveyard Quilt exhibit, free coffin quilt block, literal leaf quilts, and more

This week’s bag o’ scraps of quilt-related news has a decidedly seasonal air, with stories of Halloween, falling leaves and even the election (I promise you, it’s a fun story, unlike the election itself). We received an email earlier this … 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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Scrap Bag: Quilt of Valor for McCain, Olympic gold quilt, quilt shop news, and more

However you spend your quilty energy this weekend, be it sewing, shopping or just dreaming, here are some news items and tidbits to feed your imagination. Senator John McCain is arguably the most prominent military veteran currently serving in Washington, … Continue reading

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A Stack of Books pillow for my reading chair

In a blog post from a few weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to make a small project from Penny Layman’s The Paper-Pieced Home. Which I did end up doing, but of course these things always take a little longer … Continue reading

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Hand-dyed Indah Batiks and Solids

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS SANDY! July is almost half-over and there are only twenty-three weeks until Christmas, but who’s counting? There’s still plenty of time (okay, one week) to get Quilters … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: WWII hankie quilt, antique mini sewing machine, Pulse comfort quilts update, and more

I don’t know about you, but I feel like it’s time for some sewing therapy. Here are some stories from around the quilt world to fuel your weekend’s endeavors. The wedding of “General Tom Thumb,” as entertainer Charles Stratton was … 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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Wanderlust and Gentleman’s Club

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS DELAINE and PATRICIA! If you’ve been reading Thomas Knauer’s Quilt Matters column in issues of Quilters Newsletter, you know that Thomas is passionate about a few … Continue reading

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Kids Quilts and Flamingo Fling

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS JANET and PAT! The US celebration of Mother’s Day is this Sunday (the last day of our giveaway this week). It’s got my quilting projects on … Continue reading

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