Tag Archives: quilting

Scrap Bag: antique quilts on Flickr, Turkish quilt traditions, online tutorials, and more

Here’s this week’s dispatch of quilt-related news tidbits we found too interesting not to share.   Cleve Jones, the San Francisco gay rights activist who founded the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, has a memoir coming out this fall. The … 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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Woodland Modern Elements Giveaway

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED! CONGRATULATIONS CATHRYN and DORIS! I think my cat has been spending more time in my sewing/quilting room lately than I have, even though I’ve been there on select … Continue reading

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Speed Up Your Quilting This Weekend!

Looking to learn some tips to improve your quilting this weekend? Check out the links in our blog post and you may be surprised with what you’re able to accomplish by Sunday night! 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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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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Getting stuff done: some thoughts for quilters

Here we are, almost midway through National Quilting Month — how’s it been going for you? Have you been getting more sewing done than usual? Or any sewing at all? Apparently we are also nearing the end of Selfish Sewing … Continue reading

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Top winners at QuiltCon 2015

Are you attending QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas, this weekend? If so, count yourself lucky. Tickets to the second large conference produced by the Modern Quilt Guild  were a hot commodity before they even went on sale, and our Facebook … Continue reading

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Stepping Stones Quilt Finished!

Do you remember the quilt top that I made on a whim recently? Well, in a fit of productivity, I went ahead and finished it! Would you like to see? Here’s the top, in case you missed it the first … Continue reading

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Patternless Flight

I have a little wall hanging in my cubicle that I designed and made quite a while back. I like looking at it, but I recently decided that it could be a perfect gift for a particular someone in my … Continue reading

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