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a Newbie from Germany

Started by Dorothee in Welcome New Members. Last reply by Dorothee Jan 15. 3 Replies

Hello from Germany!I just joined this side and am looking forward to many discussions with all of name ist Doro, 60 years old and making for quilt for 20 years now. I love the more traditional ones and applique, but I want to try more…Continue

Dust if you Must

Started by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP in Having Fun. Last reply by Riana Noyes Jan 9. 1 Reply

from a blog i've been enjoying for several days ...  :))"...a layer of dust protects the Wood beneath it. 'A housebecomes a home when you can write 'I love you' on the furniture.' I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things…Continue

Christmas dinner gifts

Started by Lauren Eberhard in Having Fun. Last reply by Linda Dec 31, 2017. 5 Replies

Good afternoon everyone  I have a question that I know some of you can help me solve.I belong to a guilt guild and our Christmas dinner is fast approaching.  The person in charge usually makes a small gift for everyone as a rememberance.  Does…Continue

Helpful links

Started by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP in Welcome New Members Nov 20, 2017. 0 Replies

links to discussions i've written over last few years in response to members how-to questions. thought i'd put all the links in one place, easier than searching for individual discusion answers. hope you find this helpful! ...and to all ya newbies…Continue

WELCOME!! all new members

Started by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP in Having Fun Nov 19, 2017. 0 Replies

i have been off the site for most of last few months because of health issues. but in members section i see we have a LOT of new members. a request for all ya newbies ..please add "like" button pushing when cruising thru quilt photos ..just lets us…Continue

Email from Stella Kwale

Started by Cheryl Unger in Quilting For Charity. Last reply by American Quilter's Society Sep 22, 2017. 2 Replies

I received an email from this person wanting me to go to a site because she had something to tell me that she couldn't do through an email. Not sure how that would have been a problem as I'm the only one getting the email. I'm thinking this is…Continue

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Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Mary, Did you stitch in the ditch around everyone of those little pieces before you quilted it? "
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rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP commented on Theresa McGhee Johnson's photo

IMG_4528 Stars

"this is similar to the pattern i will e using in the quilt i'm working on now. i have read that it is called pumpkin seed when only four 'petals'used. your wuilting is beautiful!"
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rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP commented on Theresa McGhee Johnson's photo


"oh my ..that is such sweet sweet heart fabric! this is how i hand quilt, with an oval hoop, sitting in my recliner :))"
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Secret Santa 2018

Come join the fun as we prepare Secret Santa packages through out the year. There will be tutorials for gift ideas and lots of discussions to try and guess who your Secret Santa might be or to drop hints for your Secret Santa.See More
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Linda Koller commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Gorgeous quilt Mary!"
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Barbara Hughes replied to Beth A. North's discussion 2018 Stashbusting Challenge in the group A Quilting Bee
"Very cool and very cute!!"
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Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Good idea, Riana and Beautiful Quilt, Mary. Congrats on getting a UFO finished."
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Ginny Andersen commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Congratulations on your 50th Anniversary,Riana! What a gorgeous pendant! Many blessings to you and hubby!  The curtain fabric is beautiful, Dee! I want to see them on the windows! They would brighten any room!  Lovely quilt, Mary! I like…"
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Mary Moore commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"How did you do that?  It looks good.  A double line.  Now what color quilting thread? Has anyone heard anything about the "Murder Mystery Quilt?"  It is a BOM with a book chapter, and supposedly the blocks you make…"
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Riana Noyes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Mary,, how about simple radiating lines like this?"
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Blog Posts

Did you see this article in the NYTimes on Ken Burns and his quilts?

Posted by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on January 21, 2018 at 10:00am 1 Comment

While browsing facebook in my pj today (a rainy Sunday), I found this short piece on Ken Burns and his quilts.  Awesome.  This man is brilliant!  Aren't you all so proud to be of this tradition?  I particularly like the idea that…


A Tired Old Dog learns a New Trick

Posted by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on January 19, 2018 at 9:00pm 2 Comments

I haven't talked about it much here but I have decided I am a tired old dog.  I have an excuse of course.  Every old dog does and here is mine.

In March 2017, I had my artificial knee on the left replaced with a new artificial knee as the old one came loose and moved left.

In October 2017, they determined the right artificial knee was infected and took it out, replacing it with a spacer for 5 weeks.  Turns out they were wrong, it was not infected (good news for me) but the…


Made the local paper with a piece about Ruby's Christmas Quilt

Posted by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on January 13, 2018 at 9:34pm 0 Comments

It's January and apparently a slow news week.   I made the newspaper (print and online version) with a short video and print interview about quilting.  The reporter, Shirley, is a museum friend and called asking me if I would like to talk about quilting.  Can you imagine me saying no???

She asked me to bring my latest project so I brought in Ruby's Christmas quilt.  The top is finished and I think I will wait until I have Sylvia's done as well before I pin and quilt them both.  Maybe…


St. Patricks Day Block swap

Posted by Jackie Baker on January 7, 2018 at 2:22pm 0 Comments

This block swap will be a St. Patricks Day theme.  All experience levels welcome from beginner to expert. Blocks can be either patchwork or appliqué.  All blocks must be in to me no later than April 1st, 2018. We are looking for 10-16 people to participate.  if you are looking to participate let me know. Once I have a head count of how many people are participating I will let you know how many blocks each person should make.

Rules for the block:



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