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Secret Santa 2018

Started by Linda Koller in Having Fun Feb 9. 0 Replies

Can you believe it's almost Valentine's Day already? Sign ups for Secret Santa 2018 are going on now. The deadline to sign up is March 24. Don't miss out on the fun as we prepare packages for our Secret Santa sisters!Continue

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Secret Santa Group

Started by Linda Koller in Having Fun. Last reply by Linda Koller Feb 1. 45 Replies

I would like to find out if there is any interest for a Secret Santa group?The group I belonged to previously had members complete questionnaires. Then everyone was assigned a person to be Secret Santa for. We spent the year making/buying things for…Continue

Tags: Christmas, Santa, Secret

a Newbie from Germany

Started by Dorothee in Welcome New Members. Last reply by Dorothee Jan 15. 3 Replies

Hello from Germany!I just joined this side and am looking forward to many discussions with all of you.my name ist Doro, 60 years old and making for quilt for 20 years now. I love the more traditional ones and applique, but I want to try more…Continue

Dust if you Must

Started by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP in Having Fun. Last reply by Riana Noyes Jan 9. 1 Reply

from a blog i've been enjoying for several days ...  :))"...a layer of dust protects the Wood beneath it. 'A housebecomes a home when you can write 'I love you' on the furniture.' I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things…Continue

Christmas dinner gifts

Started by Lauren Eberhard in Having Fun. Last reply by Linda Dec 31, 2017. 5 Replies

Good afternoon everyone  I have a question that I know some of you can help me solve.I belong to a guilt guild and our Christmas dinner is fast approaching.  The person in charge usually makes a small gift for everyone as a rememberance.  Does…Continue

Helpful links

Started by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP in Welcome New Members Nov 20, 2017. 0 Replies

links to discussions i've written over last few years in response to members how-to questions. thought i'd put all the links in one place, easier than searching for individual discusion answers. hope you find this helpful! ...and to all ya newbies…Continue

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Latest Activity

Dorothee replied to Beth A. North's discussion 2018 BOM Gnome for the Holidays in the group A Quilting Bee
"I love the trees, the gnomes are having a christmas party in the woods. have a nice day, Doro"
7 hours ago
Wilma Schirra-Kays replied to Chef Lisa's discussion Bird/birds block in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"Oh that is really cute, love the background."
9 hours ago
Wilma Schirra-Kays replied to Beth A. North's discussion 2018 Stashbusting Challenge in the group A Quilting Bee
"That is a very cute quilt."
9 hours ago
Wilma Schirra-Kays replied to Beth A. North's discussion 2018 BOM Gnome for the Holidays in the group A Quilting Bee
"Welcome Emmy.  My dearest friend lives in Saginaw.  We have spent many visits there, Treaverse City and Holland.  Just don’t like those winters."
9 hours ago
Wilma Schirra-Kays replied to Beth A. North's discussion 2018 BOM Gnome for the Holidays in the group A Quilting Bee
"Those trees are cute, need to find some more fabrics in my stash for future blocks.  "
9 hours ago
Wilma Schirra-Kays replied to Beth A. North's discussion 2018 BOM Gnome for the Holidays in the group A Quilting Bee
"Looks like a nice batik...great job"
9 hours ago
carla j walton commented on Gayle Clements's photo
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Pot holders and bowl cozies

"Oh good!  You made some bowl cozies with the strips! Did you find them harder to sew? Mine seemed just a bit harder.but I love them."
10 hours ago
carla j walton commented on Gayle Clements's photo
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Christmas block swap

"Oh that's so cute Gayle! You got yours done! I'm not sure why sometimes the photos look fuzzy or stretched but they always look fine if you click on them.....i so need to get more  of them completed."
10 hours ago
carla j walton replied to Chef Lisa's discussion Bird/birds block in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"Lolololol, oh man....you sound like me and a couple of my friends"
10 hours ago
carla j walton replied to Chef Lisa's discussion Bird/birds block in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"I love that you put them on ''hot'' fabric just where they belong! Very cute."
10 hours ago
Gayle Clements replied to Beth A. North's discussion 2018 BOM Gnome for the Holidays in the group A Quilting Bee
"Thank you, Emmy"
12 hours ago
Gayle Clements replied to Chef Lisa's discussion Bird/birds block in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"Thank you, Jean"
12 hours ago

Blog Posts

Did you see this article in the NYTimes on Ken Burns and his quilts?

Posted by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on January 21, 2018 at 10:00am 1 Comment

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/arts/design/quilts-ken-burns-international-quilt-study-center-museum.html?smid=fb-share

While browsing facebook in my pj today (a rainy Sunday), I found this short piece on Ken Burns and his quilts.  Awesome.  This man is brilliant!  Aren't you all so proud to be of this tradition?  I particularly like the idea that…

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A Tired Old Dog learns a New Trick

Posted by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on January 19, 2018 at 9:00pm 3 Comments

I haven't talked about it much here but I have decided I am a tired old dog.  I have an excuse of course.  Every old dog does and here is mine.

In March 2017, I had my artificial knee on the left replaced with a new artificial knee as the old one came loose and moved left.

In October 2017, they determined the right artificial knee was infected and took it out, replacing it with a spacer for 5 weeks.  Turns out they were wrong, it was not infected (good news for me) but the…

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Made the local paper with a piece about Ruby's Christmas Quilt

Posted by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on January 13, 2018 at 9:34pm 0 Comments

It's January and apparently a slow news week.   I made the newspaper (print and online version) with a short video and print interview about quilting.  The reporter, Shirley, is a museum friend and called asking me if I would like to talk about quilting.  Can you imagine me saying no???

She asked me to bring my latest project so I brought in Ruby's Christmas quilt.  The top is finished and I think I will wait until I have Sylvia's done as well before I pin and quilt them both.  Maybe…

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St. Patricks Day Block swap

Posted by Jackie Baker on January 7, 2018 at 2:22pm 0 Comments

This block swap will be a St. Patricks Day theme.  All experience levels welcome from beginner to expert. Blocks can be either patchwork or appliqué.  All blocks must be in to me no later than April 1st, 2018. We are looking for 10-16 people to participate.  if you are looking to participate let me know. Once I have a head count of how many people are participating I will let you know how many blocks each person should make.

Rules for the block:

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