Tag Archives: patchwork

Scrap Bag: “Dear Jane” exhibit, quilts at new African American museum, stolen military quilts, and more

Quilt news big and small, inspiration and motivation — it’s all here for the taking! The iconic “Dear Jane” quilt that tops many quilters’ bucket lists is put on display only one time a year for a few weeks, and … Continue reading

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Quilt exhibits to visit Summer 2016

What with Memorial Day and many public school students celebrating the end of the school year, this week marks the cultural beginning of summer in the U.S. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some quilt exhibits you … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: Oakland quilts, patchwork on the red carpet, vintage sewing machine display, and more

Folks here in the U.S. have been all about rivalries this week — Denver v. Carolina, Clinton v. Sanders,  Trump v. seemingly everyone — but we have our priorities straight, don’t we? It’s all about the quilting! Now that we’re agreed, … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: celebrating American quilt traditions, quilts at the South Pole, design by DNA, and more

If you’re lucky enough to be looking forward to a three-day Martin Luther King Day weekend (as we are), I hope you’re able to work in some sewing while commemorating the Civil Rights leader’s legacy. In the meantime, let’s take … Continue reading

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My Get-Up-and-Go Got Up and Went

Sometimes, my quilting motivation just disappears. Most of the time, that strange occurrence follows a big project with tight deadlines where I’m sewing non-stop for several weeks – like when I’m getting ready for a class or filming video or preparing for Christmas. Does that ever happen … Continue reading

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100 Days of School quilt project

With the start of the school year fast approaching I thought I would share my first experience with a 100 Days of School project, which we did last year when my older daughter was in kindergarten. Well, let’s be honest, … Continue reading

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Just another thrift store quilt

When a member of Generation X posted a photo of a polyester 1970s utility quilt on Facebook, one of her Baby Boomer friends wondered why she liked it so much. Here’s her answer. Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop: Scrap Happy

Maybe you’ve heard the saying “Color gets all the credit, but value does all the work,” meaning that when people respond strongly to a quilt, they may think they’re doing so because they love the colors, while in reality what … Continue reading

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The most honest quilt

If every quilt has a story, I’m pretty sure the story behind this one is, “Just get it on the bed.” Continue reading

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Crafting a quilted pillow for spring

This is the type of quilting project you make over the weekend when you’re waiting for further medical tests. Last week on Thursday I went to the doctor with a health concern, and the doctor ordered some additional tests. The … Continue reading

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