Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Hi everyone i'm from northern ontario canada. the winters are very long, our summers are great and full of bugs. id love to make a mosquito wall hanging, maybe just one large one for the camp. anybody have ideas? ive been making quilts since i was…Continue
I know we all live to quilt, but what couldBe better than to make a quilt with loveAnd give it to a child who is going throughA horrible time in their life.Check this site and see if there is a chapterNear you.…Continue
The Rules of HouseworkFor those days when you'd rather be QUILTING:The Rules Of Housework1. Vacuuming too often weakens the carpet fibers. Say this with a serious face, and shudder delicately whenever anyone mentions CarpetFresh.2. Dust bunnies…Continue
a favorite place to go for tips and help and refreshers on how to do something. plus she has a design board, extensive block library w free multi sized patterns to download. the site also has many of her well known & popular quilt designs…Continue
I will be teaching myself how to build a mobile app sometime this year. I know how to create web pages...this is a natural next step for me.I am also an avid quilter. Naturally, I want to create something that would be useful to other quilters.I've…Continue
The walnut grove separated the “home place” from my grandparents new home. Grandma always had a five gallon bucket sitting near the path through the grove, tossing in walnuts as they dropped and encouraging her grandchildren to do the same. Grandpa cracked shells and picked nutmeats during cold winter nights putting them in pint sized canning jars. Black walnuts made Grandma's oatmeal raisin cookies a favorite for all of us.
I made this 12 x 18 art quilt to commemorate those walks…Continue
I am having such a bad day- I was in the middle of quilting one of my projects down and my sewing machine started making an awful noise. I tried everything I know to make it stop- I cleaned it out, changed my bobbin, re-threaded it, oiled it and it stopped making the yucky noise but now it keeps snapping my thread- AHHHHHH. So I decided to switch to my back up machine and it decided it doesn't want to work either. Why oh why are my machines misbehaving? I guess they will be going to the…Continue
Several years ago I bought a box of hand stitched vintage dresden plate quilt blocks at the estate auction of a local philanthropist. The outer curved edge and center were turned under and basted ready for applique to a background block. the plates are almost 16" in diameter. There are 18 of them. None of them lie flat. They are stained but not worn or faded. There are small prints , large prints, feedsacks, geometrics and novelties.
The plates were purchased "just because". …Continue