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Secret Santa

We will have all year to prepare packages for our Secret Santa quilter. Tutorials for gift item ideas will be posted. We can share photos of items we've made or ideas for gifts. Share if there is a fabulous sale going on so we can take advantage of sale prices to purchase gifts. We will fill a medium Priority Mail box with lovely and fun gift items for that special Secret Santa quilter. Come join us!

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Christmas in July Tea Towel Contest

This is where you should post your tea towel photos for the Christmas in July contest. All entries must be submitted no later than July 16. Judging will be July 16-20 via pm to Linda. Winner will be announced July 21 after votes are counted. Good luck everyone! Can't wait to see the photos!!

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Comment by Linda Koller 18 hours ago

Yes Ruth Ann, we have a great group of ladies!!

Kathy Cassidy, please pm me!!! Have been trying to contact you!!!!!!

Comment by Ruth Ann Henderer 20 hours ago

Glad someone swapped.  I thought of doing it but I had purchased a couple of "specific" things for my pal already!  This is a good group of ladies!!

Comment by Linda Koller yesterday

Collecting  wonder under! I'm almost out!! I do a lot of applique. Just finished a 3 ft x 5 ft banner for church which almost wiped out my supply. My thread supply is also getting low on common colors except red.

Anyone else collecting supplies?

Comment by Linda Koller yesterday
Someone has graciously volunteered to swap Secret Santa sisters so that Kathy Gurgone can participate this year. So with some manipulating I was able to accomplish this.
Comment by Ruth Ann Henderer yesterday

I want to eventually make Bonnie Hunter's Jamestown Landing so I need blues and creams to go in this quilt (when I finally get around to doing it). Tone on Tone creams and whites are always nice to have in the stash since you use so many.

OK Secret Santa are you reading?  LOL! 

Comment by Paula sizemore yesterday
I know on the questionnaire we received had on them about collecting fabrics, are they anyone looking for a certain color certain theme just being nosey. Kathy tell us what do you like to collect, in fabrics favorite colors, your notions you have or haven't got yet, books anything else, yes I'm the nosey one in the group!
Comment by Mary Moore on Sunday

If quilters had a banner it would definitely be a little black sewing machine

Comment by Kathy Gurgone on Sunday

More about me: I began sewing and quilting as soon as I could hold a needle.  I am from a long line of quilters.  My mother, grandmother, great grandmother and grandfather, were all quilters.  Mostly patchwork and raw edge applique.  Unfortunately, my aunt (whom the family no longer speaks to) sold off all of our family's heirloom quilts on eBay when my grandmother died.  So, if you bought a quilt off eBay in 2000 and there was a small pebble in the corner, there is a good possibility that it came from my family.

This is a tradition that was started by my one of my great-great grandmothers.  When she gave you a quilt, a piece of home went with it.  She would actually go out into her yard and pick up a pebble, and sew it into a corner of the quilt.  That way, no mater where you went, a piece of your homestead went with you.  The stories go, that one of our ancestors started this when their sons left Ireland to come to America.  For the longest time, I thought everyone did that to their quilts until one of my friends saw me doing it and asked me what the heck I was doing.  But heck, her grandmother use to gather hair from all of the family's hairbrushes to pack into small pillows that she gave to all of the family members went they got married.  I thought her family tradition was a bit gross, but then she thought the same about mine.  lol

Comment by Kathy Gurgone on Sunday

Thanks for adding me to your group.  I am still learning how to manuever around this site and did not see the message until today.

My house is all painted in a light grey color because I like the artwork and fabric art to be bright and colorful.  My favorite artists are Romero Britto and Peter Max.

Comment by Linda Koller on Saturday

Beth, the mug rug is adorable! I will love it! ha ha ha!! I so wish I had an embroidery machine.

 

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