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please help me find a pattern

Started by sandi king in Techniques 19 hours ago. 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 20 hours ago. 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

Check Your Update Settings

Started by American Quilter's Society in Network Announcements. Last reply by Ethelda Hillsman Mar 31. 9 Replies

Thank you everyone for your interest and attention on the community. We do our best to prevent people from joining the site and posting spam. Of course, people can at times be persistent, and we cannot delete them immediately. We…Continue

jinny beyer

Started by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP in Free Patterns. Last reply by Connie Wells Mar 30. 8 Replies

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

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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...

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