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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 15 hours ago

Funny Kathy M!!!! Don't know if a quilter could be considered a notion!

Let's see...I have a lot of applique projects coming up and I'm running out of wonder under. So I guess that would be my notion for now. My thread collection is also getting low in common colors except red. I have some blues and purples but never the one I need to match my project...they are so hard to match.  Low on greens, pinks, browns, yellows. I'm ok on orange since I pretty much use the same one it seems. Can always use white and black. Can never have enough of those. I love thread from Connecting Threads.

Good question, Paula!

Comment by Kathy 21 hours ago

Notion - mine would be a quilter that would finish all my UFO's, is that possible ?!?!?!?!

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays 22 hours ago
Good morning ladies. Hope all are having a nice weekend as we pay homage to those who provide our freedom. I am just starting free motion quilting and ordered my first ruler (think it was the feather one). Never heard of these until I started seeing info on FB. So it should be in my mail when we get back to NV from our trip to see grandsons in CA. Weather is cool here compared to home. Prior to leaving I have been using my embroidery machine after a long hiatus. We have some disagreement about stopping and screwing up the thread....the machine seems to be winning. Of course I cannot let it since I am in a swap due the end of June. I am only a couple of hours from Superior Thread, so it is a fun trip to visit their locale. Looking for ideas for the towel contest, that will be next on my plate. As for other notions, I love it all...but rulers are now up there. LOL
Comment by Paula sizemore 23 hours ago
Alright ladies! Good morning it's a beautiful Sunday I hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend so far. I would like to be nosey again and see how many will answer this ?. Are there anyone looking or wanting a notion of any kind? Something special, or thread wise colors brand etc,,,etc,,,. That's my nosey question for today? Have a great day everyone!!
Comment by Linda Koller yesterday

We have 3 Kathys!

Comment by Kathy yesterday

Another Kathy has spoken ! ! !

Comment by Kathy Cassidy yesterday
Hello fellow Secret Santas,
I'm afraid I have been too secret! I'm sorry that I have been dragging my feet. Anyway, I've already started collecting little goodies and planning projects. Thanks to all who posted links to ideas!
To answer the questions that have been posted:
I'm in for the towel contest.
No coffee for me, so no favorite creamer
The colors in my house are pretty consistent - tan, sage, spa
blue and cream.
My table is a rectangle about 40" x 70"
I do have an embroidery machine, but it has been quite a while
since I have used it. I have a lot of Christmas
designs. Maybe it's time to dust it off!
I just finished reading all the back posts and I am looking forward to seeing what we all come up with!
Comment by Kathy Gurgone on Saturday

Ladies,  I am the queen of brights.  I love bright colors and unusual prints.  My favorite thing is to get a bright weird print and design a quilt around it.  For instance, I received a fat quarter on neon geckos.  I made a wonderful black, rainbow stripes, and gecko baby quilt out of it.  The recipient will be 4 in August, and he doesn't go anywhere without it.  His mom says that they constantly receive complements on it

And I love bright threads.  My favorite thread is Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims for Superior Threads.  

I'm not much into notions or pins.  I love doing strip quilts and patchwork.  I love doing raw edge applique and designing my own patterns.  I had a quilt block of the week calendar that I loved, but lost it when we moved.  

My favorite artist is Romero Britto and I just got one of his original paintings from my husband.  It is a small heart, and I absolutely love it.  It is my first piece of original artwork from such a famous artist.  It is a small one, but it was the most we could afford which makes it all the more precious to me.  He hung it above our bed and I get tears in my eyes every time I look at it.

Comment by Ruth Ann Henderer on Thursday

Linda - I will tell Kathy Cassidy to contact you.  She travels a lot and not always easy to get hold of!

Comment by Mary Moore on Thursday

Just started my big project for the SS box.  This might be hard to give away.

 

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