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family history quilt

Started by kyle kalish in Quilting For Charity on Friday. 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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Mary-Anne Buist replied to Connie Wilkerson CRS's discussion New Simple Pleasures Mug Rug in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"ABSOLUTELY gorgeous ......love them!"
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kyle kalish posted a status
"any suggestions on how to make a quilt from family photos?"
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Blooming Nine Patch

Share photos and tips for making the Blooming Nine Patch quilt. The actual pattern is in the book "Tradition With a Twist" by Blanche Young and Dalene Young Stone. Great for beginner and advanced quilters alike. Please post photos of your Blooming Nine Patch quilts, share your fabric selections and tips.See More
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Linda Koller commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"I'd love to come for potluck tomorrow. It's a shame you put vinegar in it. Tell Collin I'm going with the one Rogue picked out.  I like it too because you can see the flowers in it and it will be up against a white eyelet…"
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Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner commented on Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner's blog post Three quilts and a life lesson I will never forget
"Thank you Robin for your kind words.  I have always told my daughters that nothing teaches in life like a good mistake!  I too have received some quilts back that I made earlier in life when my folks downsized.  Always nice to welcome…"
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Colette LeFever replied to carla j walton's discussion Sampler Quilt Together - Quilt Along Project - begins April 1st 2014 in the group Designer Batik Swap
"Oh he is so cute.  Congratulations! "
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Colette LeFever replied to carla j walton's discussion Sampler Quilt Together - Quilt Along Project - begins April 1st 2014 in the group Designer Batik Swap
"I was thinking of you!  Welcome back."
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Janet Chinault replied to carla j walton's discussion Sampler Quilt Together - Quilt Along Project - begins April 1st 2014 in the group Designer Batik Swap
"He is adorable! My great-grandson who was born 6 weeks ago in york, PA had the same hat on in the hosp. They must all use the same hats. Aren't randkids wonderful?"
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Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Linda, We are having "pot luck" tomorrow. Wanna come?? And I made Mayo out of coconut oil, cashews, mustard, vinegar etc... and it really tastes like mayo. No eggs, no soy. very cool!! I'm going to use it in an apple salad tomorrow."
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Linda Lewis commented on Linda Lewis's photo
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Witch wall hanging

"I thought that a lot of stitching would detract from the quilt when I first did it. I know better now! Lol"
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Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Linda, Collin said he liked the blue, same as Rogue and he got a kick out of your jokes. I like your funny bone."
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Mary Moore commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Thank you everyone.  Now if I just quit sleeping I could finish the one due on Nov.7."
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Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Linda, I vote for the blue stripe. Mary, I can see the diagonal lines on the sides and bottom. They look great. Love your work. "
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Riana Noyes commented on Linda Lewis's photo
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"lsn't it amazing when you see how you've improved? l remember pulling an old ufo out of my cedar chest that was 20 yr. old...even though my eyes were younger then ,my stitching was so big ! l do much finer work now...l guess we're…"
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Kitty Allison commented on Chef Lisa's group Designer Batik Swap
"Thanks everyone I just got home and picked up my squares from the post office! They are so beautiful! Carla! Our thoughts are with you and your family! "
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carla j walton commented on Chris Michelle's photo
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"beautiful Chris."
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carla j walton replied to carla j walton's discussion quilting funnies and just plain funny. in the group Designer Batik Swap
"I love this lady. "
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Chris Michelle replied to carla j walton's discussion quilting funnies and just plain funny. in the group Designer Batik Swap
"I saw this on FB a while back....I would take my scissors to someone who suggested this to me. :)"
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Chris Michelle commented on Christina Yoo's photo
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"This is FABULOUS! I really love it!"
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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 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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