If you're a REAL quilter, you have at least one UFO (unfinished object) and one WIP (work in progress) stashed in the closet or stacked on a shelf. Maybe you just need quilting suggestions, or maybe a fresh eye from a new online friend can help with block arrangements. How about a UFO swap? Any UFO conversation is welcome.

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Comment by Linda Koller on January 15, 2018 at 4:53pm

Thank you Ginny! Actually that photo is 2 years old. I just kept forgetting to change it. Indy is so very happy when he gets to go bye-bye with me. I've quit going to church functions because those who drive me there will not allow Indy to come along. I guess they think ADA laws don't apply to them and don't understand that I have problems when separated from Indy. We have become advocates of educating people of what service/therapy dogs do and why they are so important for people with PTSD. People are so surprised when they learn that he is a rescue that was trained to be a service/therapy dog. There is so much misconception out there...not only about service dogs but about PTSD too. I'm always asked if I'm not a vet how can I possibly have PTSD? Most people don't realize that any traumatic experience can cause it. OK...I'll get off my soap box now.

Comment by Gail Brown on January 15, 2018 at 3:27pm

Love my local quilt shop, but love Joanns best.  Just keep those coupons coming in. I got a slew of them for Christmas and am trying to be frugal with them.  Found I was a yard short on backing for Grand Daughters quilt because I used a directional fabric.  I know better than that. Lucky it was still there because  it was on clearance when I bought it originally.  Trying not to buy fabric that I don't have a specific use for.  Probably will use cards for batting, blades, etc.

Comment by Ginny Andersen on January 15, 2018 at 2:04pm

Really like your new Avatar, Linda! Indie and you look so happy! 

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 13, 2018 at 8:21pm

Thanks Ginny for the input! I'm still looking for the right thing. I saw a tone on tone cream pasley at MSQ but it was more then I wished to pay. Sometimes if I put it on my wish list it comes up in the daily deal. It may take a while but it has happened before.

Went over to the church to sew. Turned on the heat but it never came on, So I sewed with my hoody on my head for a couple hours until I couldn't take the cold any longer. I don't know why the heat wouldn't come up. Maybe I should have preheated a few hours before I went over there. I did have a space heater going, but I was still freezing. Collin will check it for me...soon I hope.   

Comment by Barbara Hughes on January 13, 2018 at 8:11pm

Congratulations on best of show Mary. Do you have a pic of this tapestry/quilt??

Get Well Soon!!

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 13, 2018 at 1:42pm

Congratulations, Mary, on Best of Show!  Better to stay home and get well.

Comment by Mary Moore on January 13, 2018 at 1:30pm

I am supposed to be doing a tapestry demo today down at the "Wild and Scenic Film Festival".  Still snuffily and disgusting with the endless flu, so someone else is doing it.  But!!  We got "Best of Show" in the Art Section of the festival.  I would love to go the the awards ceremony tomorrow. Typhoid Mary strikes again.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on January 13, 2018 at 1:19pm

Thank you, Ginny.  There are a number of volunteers who do quite a bit of work to keep QOV going.  I picked out a job that I thought I could do.  Some of the other jobs involve heavy work like setting up or travelling around to speak at guilds and other group and events or delivering quilts.

I picked out pieces of fabric that are big enough for a particular quilt pattern and ensured that the colours coordinate nicely and measured the piece of fabric, marking what it is for in the quilt and how much is needed.  The leftover pieces are returned by the volunteers who cut all the patches needed for a quilt.  I'm also cutting 5" squares from small pieces of fabric.  Even a day doing this is tiring for me - I'm not in the best shape (as Hubby says) LOL.

Today I pressed the top of the second Churn Dash quilt.  I had a nice piece of solid periwinkle blue for the backing but I had to piece it length and width wise using a blue chambray.  It is not scrappy but it isn't as nice as I was hoping.

Comment by Ginny Andersen on January 13, 2018 at 12:07pm

I sure hope the group appreciates all of your efforts, Elizabeth! You went above and beyond with all that work! Kudos to you! 

Comment by Ginny Andersen on January 13, 2018 at 12:05pm

I love the aquas, Barbara, and doing the backgrounds in pink would make a very nice color combo. Even using an assortment of many pinks would keep the continuity of the look and add some interest.  


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