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please help me find a pattern

Started by sandi king in Techniques yesterday. 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 yesterday. 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 MyQuiltPlace.com 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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Should I Cut Across?

Q: I’m making a quilted wall hanging and want to be sure it rests flat against the wall. Should the borders be cut across the grain or along the lengthwise grain of the fabric? A: Although you might think you’re saving fabric by cutting across the grain (from selvage to selvage), it’s best to cut lengthwise. [...]

Michele Scott’s GEOMETRIC SQUARES Quilt

Michele Scott’s fun GEOMETRIC SQUARES quilt is an easy pattern that will showcase your favorite fabrics! The quilt is approximately 46″ x 58″ finished. You’ll love this design; it’s perfect for fabrics you’d like to spotlight with a lighthearted approach.  Click HERE for the pattern! Michele’s book Bobbin Quiltin’ and Fusin’ Fun, published by AQS, [...]

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Whether it’s for a contest or for your living room, some quilts are meant to be hung! AQS Show Director Bonnie Browning shows you step by step how to add a quick and easy sleeve to the back of your quilt.

The National Quilt Museum Workshop Schedule 2014

The National Quilt Museum will feature five workshops for the 2014 season. These three- or four-day workshops will be held at The National Quilt Museum. Workshop Schedule: • Katie Pasquini Masopust: “From Watercolor to Quilt”  May 29-31 • Sue Nickels: “Fabulous Feathers and Fillers: Design and Machine Quilting Techniques”  July 8-10 • Melinda Bula: “Fabulous [...]

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It’s not too late to call or e-mail the AQS editors to make an appointment to meet at AQS QuiltWeek® – Phoenix, Arizona 2014! They would love to speak with you about book, booklet, article, and pattern ideas. Do you dream of being a published author? Let American Quilter magazine make your dream come true. [...]
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Beth A. North commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
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Beth A. North replied to Gayle Clements's discussion BY THE WEEK CHALLENGE April 2014 in the group A Quilting Bee
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10-Jeans and an Old Shirt

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John's quilt 2 playground

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Dot Kirchmann replied to Gayle Clements's discussion New Year Resolution Challenge 2014 in the group A Quilting Bee
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Dot Kirchmann replied to Gayle Clements's discussion BY THE WEEK CHALLENGE April 2014 in the group A Quilting Bee
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Chef Lisa replied to Chef Lisa's discussion ZEN TANGLE DOODLES in the group Designer Batik Swap
"No I dont have any quilted yet, I have a kingvquilt under my tin lizzie"
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carla j walton replied to Mary Aldrich's discussion SIMPLE PLEASURES MUG RUG SWAP ( April Project) in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
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Beth A. North replied to Gayle Clements's discussion BY THE WEEK CHALLENGE April 2014 in the group A Quilting Bee
"I want to put it in the fair for competition.  Plus all her friends are going to be seeing it and want her to look good.  Oh I know they are not going to be looking at the inside, but like my quilts, I want a quality finished…"
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Sandi Schadt replied to carla j walton's discussion monthly Sampler quilt -a -long project - begins April 1st 2014 in the group Designer Batik Swap
"Really nice Gail. "
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Sandi Schadt replied to Chef Lisa's discussion ZEN TANGLE DOODLES in the group Designer Batik Swap
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Tying the Knot is done!

Posted by Linda Hubalek on April 9, 2014 at 1:38pm 0 Comments

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...

Now I'm proud to say the first book in my great grandmother's story Tying the Knot is finally out this…

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BLAST FROM THE PAST

Posted by Teri Barile on April 7, 2014 at 8:00pm 2 Comments

When the red and white quilt show , Infinite Variety  was at the American Folk Art Museum, the 1910 VORTEX was the standout that so many remembered.  I didn't get to go, but I enjoyed looking at photos.  Thank God for the internet.  I love red and white quilts, and I love miniatures. So when my friends and I ( mostly my idea) decided to put a display of red and white miniatures at Artist as Quiltmaker…

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LEARNING A LESSON WHILE WORKING ON A MINIATURE

Posted by Teri Barile on March 28, 2014 at 8:59pm 2 Comments

MAKING MINIATURE QUILTS- LESSONS

Here is a link to my miniature quilt blog with a story about this lone star I am working on.  It's driving me crazy!…

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Heirloom Baby Quilt

Posted by Carol Lee Hargrave Mitchell on March 28, 2014 at 7:18pm 5 Comments

Well I have finally gotten all the embroidery finished and now to move on to the finishing touches to make this quilt a treasure for my sweet, brand new granddaughter.  Crisp cotton and satin trim is the vision.  I'll let you all know when finished.  I'm inspired to use a bit of my grandmothers lace as well, but not sure it will hold up over time.  It is already 50 years old.  Any ideas, ladies?  I think cotton lace is something to be treasured, but not used on a project that will go many…

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