Colleen Froats
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  • Alanson, MI
  • United States
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just joined- happy to be here

Started this discussion. Last reply by Evelyn Boundy May 13, 2012. 1 Reply

i don't know what took me so long to find & join My Quilt Place---but i am so glad i did! i've posted a couple pictures - i tend to do alot of applique, paper piecing and love working with…Continue

 

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Colleen Froats replied to Linda Koller's discussion Secret Santa Group
"Yes, I couldn't find the place to join the group though"
Mar 16
Colleen Froats replied to Linda Koller's discussion Secret Santa Group
"I would love to participate in a Secret Santa group. I have done this for a number of years with another forum and it is my favorite swap of the year. I love gathering and making gifts for my Recipient."
Mar 14
Colleen Froats posted a status
"January/February finishes- busy new year. Chiefs quilt for a graduating senior- Hockey quilt And, a sleeping bag for great grandson"
Feb 27
Colleen Froats posted photos
Feb 27
Vickie Smith commented on Colleen Froats's photo
May 21, 2015
Mary Moore commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"Very very nice.  I've had a book to do these for years...maybe this is the inspiration I need."
May 20, 2015
Colleen Froats posted photos
May 20, 2015
Robin Haigh commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"This is gorgeous! "
Jun 6, 2014
Colleen Froats commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"the sea life, fish, turtle, octopus, coral...all of it was found in panels & fabrics- I fused heat & bond lite to the wrong side of fabrics/panels, then cut out all of the sea life & coral...then after I had the 'body' of the…"
Jun 3, 2014
TERESA SCANLON commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"awesome i really love this!! how did you do the turtles and fishes and octopus???"
Jun 2, 2014
carla j walton commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"wow! this is awesome! "
May 30, 2014
Colleen Froats commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"I don't know anything about an instructor- I bought the pattern about 9 years ago- it is called Shazam! from 'Quilting Among Friends' it is a wall hanging pattern- I (chose/decided on my own) to do the 2 panals (the pattern is for…"
May 29, 2014
Chef Lisa commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"Stunning! Who was the instructor?"
May 29, 2014
Colleen Froats commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"yes, actually a *process-technique* the designer calls 'fuslique'  it's a reverse applique process- I started with the dark purple background- fused heat & bond lite to the wrong side, pressed the freezer paper pattern to the…"
May 29, 2014
Judith Baker commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"Love it -- apliqué?"
May 29, 2014
Vickie Smith commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"I love this, very beautiful."
May 28, 2014

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I've been sewing for about 45 years (started in 4-H when i was 8) made my first quilt in 1976, made small quilts off & on over the years- became avid about 12 years ago- started quilting for others 10 years ago. I live in Northern Michigan with my husband & a large white cat. I have 3 children & 2 beautiful granddaughters.
How many quilts have you made?
over 100
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I even quilt in my sleep i am so fond of creating quilts!
How long have you been a quilter?
36 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
applique/paper piecing
Why do you quilt?
it is a creative outlet that consumes me
Do you have a website?
http://www.colleenscustomquilts.com

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