Barbara Hughes
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Vickie Smith Dec 27, 2013. 1 Reply

Thank you to every one who voted at the "Iron Quilter Competition" You can see the results at the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  Out of the 28 finalists, I came out at number 17 and had 767 votes.…Continue

Missouri Star Quilt Competition Finalist

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Voting address for finialists in the MSTQ competition…Continue

Directions to the Iron quilter finalists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Hughes Dec 13, 2013. 2 Replies

Directions to (Iron Quilter II. Let the voting begin Granny Gab) She has the address on her site. Click of it. That takes you to the 458 quilts you already saw put your mouse over any quilt to make…Continue


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Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Thanks Linda. The best policy is NOT to talk about mistakes. Right?? LOL!! Al, I have thousands (exaggeration!) of unfinished pot holders. They are still in the scrap baskets lol!!"
2 hours ago
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"The red and white ph has a doodle design which take much less thread  Designs with a lower stitch count work better when making ph and using a batting for the backing of the design. It doesn't work well to use a heavy stitch count through…"
6 hours ago
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Pot holders were "How the West Was Won". Just ask Mary!! LOL!! Some people have embroidery machines and never use them. An interesting thing happened when I started our girls club. (10 years ago)Some one who had an embroidery machine…"
7 hours ago
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"The embroidery does it. It sort of takes a way from any mistakes. Like the hen ph is not a perfect circle as it started out to be. And my closure is difficult on a curve. I'm not real happy with how that one turned out. I like the square ph…"
7 hours ago
Barbara Hughes commented on Mary Moore's photo

How The West Was Won -- full

"My retort is (ha ha ha!!) Pot Holders, that is How the West Was Won!"
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Pot Holders for Carol

"Sorry Mary I accidentally erased your comment I believe the comment was "I'd never use them" ha ha ha!!"
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Pot Holders for Carol

"My retort is (ha ha ha!)  Pot Holders! That is how the West Was Won!!"
Barbara Hughes commented on Maria E Santiago's photo

Giant Dahlia

"Beautiful work.  Extra special for the needs of others."
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"Love the color combonations. It's beautiful."
Barbara Hughes commented on Wilma Schirra-Kays's photo

Door Hanger-May 2017

"Beautiful door hangers Wilma!"
Barbara Hughes commented on Deanna Davis's photo

Believe 2016

"Merry Christmas! Love the wallhanging."
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Horse Star

"pillow case and matching quilt are beautiful. You do nice work."
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Pillowcases 2017

"I like how you added strips on the sides. I make the magic pillow cases and they can be a bit tight and that would solve the problem."
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Lonestar for Graduation

"You do so nicely with these stars, Dee. I love your boarders."
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Grandson's Sailboats

"Perfect for your GS. I love it. I love how the fish are diving outside the boarders."
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Compass Quilt

"Beautiful Deanna!!"

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
Some years ago I started a girls club at our church. I've had girls ages 5 - 16. Part of our work was teaching the girls to sew. Even though I consider myself a rookie, I enjoyed it. We made pumpkins, scarecrows, dolls, stuffed kittys, aprons, PJs etc... I learned as I went. Taught the girls the parts of the sewing machine and it was so exciting to hear those machines humming. One little girl was only five and had to stand up at her machine because she couldn't reach the pedal. I was surprised at how well she did at her age. It was a lot of work but we all enjoyed it and at the end of the season we had a fashion show. Once the girls gave me a ticket for speeding on my machine. ha ha!! My new love is quilting. I'm pressing on toward learning everything I can about making quilts. I've made eight simple ones, but I've learned so much more by joining on line classes. They are packed full of good information. Thank You!!
How many quilts have you made?
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
make and enjoy them
How long have you been a quilter?
2 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
I like the whole process
Why do you quilt?
started out by making quilts for my three granddaughters
Do you have a website?

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At 9:10pm on March 9, 2017, Montika Allen-Atkinson said…

Thanks Barbara! I do enjoy the Packers! Kansas is my home now . . .

At 12:52pm on March 3, 2017, Callie Randall said…

Thank you Barbara for the birthday blessings.

At 9:56am on March 2, 2017, Callie Randall said…

Hi, Let me know how yours turn out, send photos, please.  I pinned based a quilt top yesterday, the purple Dresden with buttercream background. Took me all pointer finger is sore, left a little blood behind, but should come out, not really noticeable.  It will go to a local fella who has done a lot for the community and gets nothing in return, tangible, he doesn't seek recognition. He loves the Lord.  

Loved your story on your "girls" and how they have so many memories of their time spent sewing with you.  I had thought about  offering my services with 4H. We are so busy with rebuilding our home after our 2011 flood, my home is a mess and under construction. So I have put that aside for now. Maybe later when we get more done??

At 3:46pm on March 1, 2017, Callie Randall said…

Hello, Again. I read your bio. I to had a sewing class at our church for all the ladies/girls that were interested. The little, little girls who came with their mothers..I gave them fabric and buttons to sew. Showed them how, gave them free reign of my stash and watched them go.. They all had fun. We met on Mondays during the summer, spent the whole day at the church learning about nap, warp and weft threads, reading patterns and following instructions. And of course the ripping! We all brought our lunches and enjoyed the day together.  The girls mostly wanted to make garments. Then if they wanted to make a quilt we would work on one.  Everyone was doing something different which made it interesting. The girls grew up and members come and go with the AF. Fun Times!!

At 3:32pm on March 1, 2017, Callie Randall said…

I haven't quilted mine yet, it's not even basted. I am not quite sure, it hasn't told me yet. I think I want to use contrasting thread in the negative space (do a fun pattern) and on the browns and oranges maybe just stitch in the ditch. That way I don't lose the detail, do you remember how they stitched the piece on MSQC??

I am currently basting on a stretcher frame I built the purple Dresden on buttercream in the basement. I needed to take a break.

At 2:28pm on February 27, 2017, Debbie Cartin said…

Thank you Barbara

At 1:49pm on January 12, 2017, Jan Armstrong said…

I agree. 

At 11:47pm on January 11, 2017, Jan Armstrong said…

Mainly the South Lyon schools although I did spend a semester in Redford and Redford Twp.  Attended Frank Murphy Junior High and Lola Valley.  Graduated from Olivet College.  And you?

At 9:00pm on January 11, 2017, Jan Armstrong said…

Hello Barbara!  That would be fun to meet up some day.  I'm about 45 mins. from Holly.  Fowlerville is near Brighton/Howell.  I, myself, was born in Detroit but grew up in South Lyon.  Let me know if you're ever over this way. 

At 9:57am on March 28, 2016, Vickie Smith said…

Good morning Barbara.  Thank you for your very kind words.  The ladies here are so nice and encouraging.  It is always fun to login and see what you all are up to.  I am pretty excited, the quilt that is like high top tennis shoes is going to be in the May/June Quiltmaker in the Sew to Speak section.  Yes, I am busy, but having fun.


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