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trying to learn free hand quilting technique

Started by Lois Loewen Epp in Techniques. Last reply by Kris Howell yesterday. 2 Replies

I've been sitting in front of my Husqvarna D1 again tonight - totally frustrated with my lack of understanding on how to free hand quilt.  I have an open toe quilt foot on the machine, feed dogs lowered, and a pretty nice little quilt that needs…Continue

Jennifer Chiaverini anyone?

Started by Tim Langlitz in My Quilt Place Book Lovers. Last reply by Christy Greene yesterday. 69 Replies

I'm sure many have read a lot of these works. Curious about people's opinions.

please help me find a pattern

Started by sandi king in Techniques on Wednesday. 0 Replies

years ago i made a quilt and it was one of the most beautiful patterns i have seen. i lost it. it was a huge star made out of 2 inch squares. is there anyone that can  help me? i can't remember the name of the pattern or the book it was in.Continue

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Lookig for, "Little Brown Bird" by Margaret Docherty

Started by Penny Streeter in Free Patterns. Last reply by Sally Rush Murray on Wednesday. 24 Replies

I have been searching for "little Brown Bird' by Margaret Dacherty for months now.  The book and CD are either, SOLD OUT or NO LONGER IN PRINT.  Does anyone have a copy of both they would be willing to sell me?  When I saw this quilt at the national…Continue

Grace Luncheon Reservations in Paducah

Started by Laura Taylor in Having Fun on Monday. 0 Replies

For those coming to the Paducah show, Grace Episcopal Church is now taking reservations for its annual Quilters' Luncheon on Friday, April 25 at 9th & Broadway. Two seatings - 11:15 and 12:15. Serving Grace's famous homemade chicken salad on…Continue

Quilting spaces

Started by Esmeralda O'Neill in Having Fun. Last reply by Riana Noyes Apr 8. 30 Replies

It would be great to see quilting spaces to get some ideas on organization.Post up some ideas or pictures of your own.Continue

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Posted by Teri Barile on April 18, 2014 at 5:00pm 3 Comments

Finally finished up both of these miniatures.  This one is 15". This was more difficult to make than the vortex. I had a lot of problems with it.   I think I am going to spend the weekend working on a purse of some…

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Tying the Knot is done!

Posted by Linda Hubalek on April 9, 2014 at 1:38pm 0 Comments

I wrote in my diary on April 24, 1982 that I wanted to write a book about my great grandmother Kizzie Pieratt and the many quilts she made. Although that idea started my writing career, I didn't get around to starting on Kizzie's book until 2003. Then other things in life took priority...

Now I'm proud to say the first book in my great grandmother's story Tying the Knot is finally out this…

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BLAST FROM THE PAST

Posted by Teri Barile on April 7, 2014 at 8:00pm 2 Comments

When the red and white quilt show , Infinite Variety  was at the American Folk Art Museum, the 1910 VORTEX was the standout that so many remembered.  I didn't get to go, but I enjoyed looking at photos.  Thank God for the internet.  I love red and white quilts, and I love miniatures. So when my friends and I ( mostly my idea) decided to put a display of red and white miniatures at Artist as Quiltmaker…

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LEARNING A LESSON WHILE WORKING ON A MINIATURE

Posted by Teri Barile on March 28, 2014 at 8:59pm 2 Comments

MAKING MINIATURE QUILTS- LESSONS

Here is a link to my miniature quilt blog with a story about this lone star I am working on.  It's driving me crazy!…

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