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family history quilt

Started by kyle kalish in Quilting For Charity. Last reply by Vickie Brace on Tuesday. 2 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


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


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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Beth A. North commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Humor for today: I go to Big R (north 40) and buy one of of the Kong puzzle bones that you put a treat in for the dog.  Get it to the office and fill it.  Let dog play with it.  In less than 10 minutes, she has it apart and all…"
33 minutes ago
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Linda, So glad you will be getting your fabric soon. I hope it is what you were wanting. Also  hope the new meds makes a positive change for the better.  Riana, What  outstanding work on the table runner. Wonderful gift. "
1 hour ago
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"linda, so good to have meds, treatment re-evaluated every few years. nothing stays the same, sometimes a new doctor is a good thing. riana - the loss was tragic,the replacements were beautiful & so generous. and your thank you perfect. IMHO…"
2 hours ago
Riana Noyes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Elizabeth, l just winged it,lol.The 2 scenes are from pictures that came up when l googled "Spokane", and l simply sketched a cartoon of them & used that to fuse applique, then machine zigzagged. The "mountains" came from the…"
2 hours ago
Riana Noyes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Oh Linda, l 'm so glad your new doctor is taking your health issues/meds under such close scrutiny...hopefully you'll start gaining back some of your old self:)"
2 hours ago
Linda Koller commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Riana, great gift."
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Mary-Anne Buist replied to Connie Wilkerson CRS's discussion New Simple Pleasures Mug Rug in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"Hello Connie - just arrived in Arizona - I'm in for the mini-charm pack to exchange.....Will mail with my November Mug rugs in the next week or so - I know we have til the end of the month."
9 hours ago
Chef Lisa commented on Chef Lisa's group 5 inch Charm Square Swap!
"Batiks are in the mail! Thanks ladies there were some nice charms again."
13 hours ago
Linda Koller commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"The fabric shipped today for my quilt so I should see it by the end of next week. I need to get a move on Christmas presents. And I had to rip out 1-1/2 sides of the QOV I quilted because it bunched up on the bottom. I feel so grand! Wanted to have…"
13 hours ago
Beth A. North commented on Ginny Andersen's photo

Ginny's Thank you from Riana- Spokane tablerunner

"That is so special!!!!!!!!!  Love it! "
13 hours ago
Vickie Smith commented on cindy greenwell's photo


"Cindy, you have a fridge in your sewing room???  How convenient."
14 hours ago
Sarah Peterson commented on Sarah Peterson's photo


"The top is just a small-ish folding table sitting directly on top of the tool chest.  The folded legs just happen to be in just the right position to not be wobbly."
14 hours ago
Vickie Smith commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Oh wow!!!  Riana, I love this.  Ginny what a nice surprise for you."
14 hours ago
Chef Lisa replied to carla j walton's discussion Sampler Quilt Together - Quilt Along Project - begins April 1st 2014 in the group Designer Batik Swap
"Mary message me your address n I will send you one"
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Chef Lisa commented on Chef Lisa's group Designer Batik Swap
"We miss you Carla!"
14 hours ago
cindy greenwell posted a photo


Funny you should mention fridge, here it is full of energy drinks, and it's in my new room . LOL
14 hours ago
Chef Lisa replied to Chef Lisa's discussion Secret Santa Gift Exchange 2014 in the group Designer Batik Swap
"I got you down Ethelda and Monique"
14 hours ago
Ginny Andersen posted a photo

Ginny's Thank you from Riana- Spokane tablerunner

What a special thank you! The bridge, The Clock Tower, the Pavilion, and the river that runs through our town with scattered houses and shops all around the border! So Cool!
14 hours ago
Ginny Andersen commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Look what this wonderful, silly girl, Riana, did! She sent me a thank you gift because of the re-do on her RR. It's a tablerunner, themed after my own town with well known landmarks on it! So special and so cool!"
15 hours ago
Mary Moore commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Fabric as insulation.  Lets build more shelves and save energy!!"
16 hours ago

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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 2 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…


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



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…


One With The Fabric

Posted by David Smithers on October 11, 2014 at 5:57pm 3 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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