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Started by kyle kalish in Quilting For Charity yesterday. 0 Replies

wanna take photos and place on material to make quilts for son and daughter how to do this?Continue

Hand-quilting Supporter

Started by Phil Hughes in Welcome New Members. Last reply by Linda Lane Thornton Oct 15. 6 Replies

We were in a nice quilt shop the other day, and I expressed my interest in supporting my newly retired wife's renewed "addiction." My comment was that part of my role, besides being the sewing machine mechanic was to do the pin-basting. They looked…Continue

Patterns for Fussy Cut Baby quilts

Started by Chris Michelle in Free Patterns. Last reply by Chris Michelle Oct 13. 11 Replies

I have a new grandson due next month. His parents wanted an "Ocean" theme for his quilt. I wanted pirates. I was going to do an applique with ships and pirates and lighthouses etc....then I remembered....I have NO IDEA how to applique.....Now we…Continue

Applique

Started by David Smithers in Techniques. Last reply by Riana Noyes Oct 10. 2 Replies

I took an applique class with Pat Sloan this summer. A terrific teacher. She's warm, funny, encouraging, and knowledgeable. I love her books. Her projects are "doable." She showed us how to cut away the center of the template to keep the fabric…Continue

Fabric

Started by Susan Stitch in Having Fun. Last reply by Suzann Darnall Oct 5. 169 Replies

I'm only starting out, so I don't have a huge fabric stash to draw from. When you started out, did you buy fabric quilt by quilt, or did you buy fabrics you liked and then create quilts from what you had? There are so many wonderful things out…Continue

new girl on the block!

Started by laurie rousseau in Welcome New Members. Last reply by Susan Oct 5. 123 Replies

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

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BOO CREW

"thank you girls, i'll have to show some close up pictures, there are a few things that are cool but you cant see...like connie"s spider in the first  O in boo.  and the cat's tail on LIsa's  block. and the eyes on…"
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Rainbow Christmas Kaleidoscope made for my sister

"Just beautiful, stunning.  Lucky sister."
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carla j walton replied to Connie Wilkerson CRS's discussion New Simple Pleasures Mug Rug in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"thank you girls, they really are very pretty!"
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Thanksgiving cross stitch quilt detail center

"Absolutely beautiful, Ginnie."
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Vickie Smith commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Mary, beautiful QOV.  Storm at sea is a favorite of mine.  Linda your quilt is beautiful in your room."
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Deanna Davis commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Linda ~ LOVE how it looks on your bed in guest room ... to vote I'm going to have to flip back and forth a bit more to that page, but my gut is saying a little bit darker than walls of room for frame .. and the puppy thing against skirt will…"
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Baby Blanket

"Thanks rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP . . .I hope the quilt inspires the new one coming . . . .I am hoping they use it for a wall hanging decoration for a while. . .The new arrivals grandmother is pretty crafty too. Thanks again Mary Moore and of…"
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Connie Wilkerson CRS replied to Connie Wilkerson CRS's discussion New Simple Pleasures Mug Rug in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"Awesomeness."
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Connie Wilkerson CRS replied to Connie Wilkerson CRS's discussion New Simple Pleasures Mug Rug in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"Wow wow wow"
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Rainbow Christmas Kaleidoscope made for my sister

"Great colors!! Love it . . . I am like your sister not sure about those 22.5 degree triangles. . . I know she loves it too!"
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Baby Quilt (Back of the lion quilt)

"Thanks rouge quilter Queen of the WIVSP . . . I am willing to try new things . . . my next endeavor on my list is the Gelli print . . . I am hoping to have some time during Christmas break! Your words of support are appreciated very much!! "
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Riana Noyes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Mary, beautiful placement of the red stars & white diamonds.lt would be particularly suitable if recipient is in air force...all those magestic eagles! l love the look of bias stripe binding...gives it sort of a custom frame."
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Riana Noyes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"How true, Linda:)) With me it's ..."oh look, a new quilt book!"  or " new tool", or "cool quilting pattern" or...well, you get my drift,lol!"
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Chris Michelle replied to carla j walton's discussion Sampler Quilt Together - Quilt Along Project - begins April 1st 2014 in the group Designer Batik Swap
"Thank you all. We are, of course, totally in love with him."
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Chris Michelle replied to carla j walton's discussion Sampler Quilt Together - Quilt Along Project - begins April 1st 2014 in the group Designer Batik Swap
"I think that is required for Grandma'!"
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Chris Michelle replied to carla j walton's discussion Sampler Quilt Together - Quilt Along Project - begins April 1st 2014 in the group Designer Batik Swap
"His father was quite red when he was born too. "
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Jean McCusker replied to Connie Wilkerson CRS's discussion Spooky Hollows Halloween Block Swap in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"Looking good!"
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Ethelda Hillsman replied to carla j walton's discussion Sampler Quilt Together - Quilt Along Project - begins April 1st 2014 in the group Designer Batik Swap
"Congratulations Chris. How wonderful! I hope you spoil him "rotten"."
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Another cross stitch quilt is added to the Allmendinger women family collection

Posted by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on October 24, 2014 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

The fourth in an apparently on-going series, here is the Thanksgiving cross stitch quilt all finished as of tonight.  My sweetheart hubby is in New Orleans at a philosophy conference so I have been sewing buttons on like a crazy woman the last two nights and watching epic movies.  It is finally done.  We started this…

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Schedule for Quilting & Crochet/Tatting Groups at WHBC in Knoxville - UPDATED

Posted by Monica Schmidt on October 24, 2014 at 12:32pm 0 Comments

Here is the schedule for upcoming meetings of the quilting & crochet groups at West Hills Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN. Note that on Wednesdays, the church has dinner at 5:15 p.m. before the prayer meeting. Call the church office at 693-9272 (Monday - Thursday) to check on the menu or to make reservations.

Quilting & Crochet/Tatting Groups Together: (bring a sack lunch!)

   4/30/14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., room 39

   5/14/14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., room 39

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Fun and lessons doing the row robin with the UFO group

Posted by Riana Noyes on October 13, 2014 at 8:00am 7 Comments

It was to take us 8 months for 8 participants working at a pace of 1 row/mo. Each person picked a theme, and decided on  "rules" for guidance in the making of the rows to follow. Some had color preferences , pattern choice(s), or simply an "express youself" attitude. Then the first rows ( acting as each quilt's foundation row) were sent out in Jan. The owners of these rows would not see their rows or even pictures of…

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One With The Fabric

Posted by David Smithers on October 11, 2014 at 5:57pm 2 Comments

A few thoughts on becoming "one" with the fabric. In my beginners class I find that many of my students are struggling with precision in the patchwork blocks for their sampler. Each week, I remind them of the importance of the the quarter inch, accurate cutting and careful piecing. The quarter inch is so important to me but so tossed aside by some of my students. The block just doesn't work without a precise quarter inch! "I'm using a quarter inch foot" is often the response I get when I point… Continue
 
 
 

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