Jo Fifield
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Cheryl Stroud replied to Jo Fifield's discussion Patterns for Scrappy Quilts in the group Scrappy Quilts
"I use cheap looseleaf paper and cut it to the size you want or old phone book paper also works great. there's no distortion  and  they both tear away easily....they say to shorten your stitch length to make tearing away easier…"
Jul 25, 2014
Anna Lee Dilley replied to Jo Fifield's discussion Patterns for Scrappy Quilts in the group Scrappy Quilts
"Hi Judy .  Do dryer sheets distort when string piecing on them ?  I had heard of this technique but haven't tried it .  I paper pieced on lightweight interfacing .  I was making fall colors of maple leaves . Every darn one…"
Jul 25, 2014
Cathy Stoffel-Koehm replied to Jo Fifield's discussion Patterns for Scrappy Quilts in the group Scrappy Quilts
"How do you connect the squares in a quilt as you go?"
Oct 19, 2013
Cathy Stoffel-Koehm replied to Jo Fifield's discussion Patterns for Scrappy Quilts in the group Scrappy Quilts
"I love this! Did you use paper-backed? I want to do this! How?"
Oct 19, 2013
Cathy Stoffel-Koehm replied to Jo Fifield's discussion Patterns for Scrappy Quilts in the group Scrappy Quilts
"Love it! Just fabulous!"
Oct 19, 2013
Cathy Stoffel-Koehm replied to Jo Fifield's discussion Patterns for Scrappy Quilts in the group Scrappy Quilts
"I like your thinking!! I'm going to follow your plan, as I'm pretty "mindless" these days anyway! : P"
Oct 19, 2013
Cathy Stoffel-Koehm replied to Jo Fifield's discussion Patterns for Scrappy Quilts in the group Scrappy Quilts
"I saw on Missouri Quilt a You Tube tutorial where she showed adding strips or pieces to each side, etc., and then put a square ruler over and trimmed. I liked that but haven't tried it yet. Also, she showed a scrap quilt where a man shared a…"
Oct 19, 2013
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP replied to Jo Fifield's discussion Patterns for Scrappy Quilts in the group Scrappy Quilts
"that is how i do it. my grmother taught me that as a very very young child. she wouldn't let me handle her sharp little scissors but i watched intently wanting to learn. i can still see her tiny little snips in muslin backing of preprinted…"
Apr 30, 2013
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP replied to Jo Fifield's discussion Patterns for Scrappy Quilts in the group Scrappy Quilts
"what was the vulcan blessing? live long and finish your quilty dreams? i confess to a small and growing collection of stips & strings via scrap gifts and yard sales. there are so many ideas for them. started thinkng of log cabins, then saw an…"
Apr 30, 2013
Beverly Aguilar replied to Jo Fifield's discussion Patterns for Scrappy Quilts in the group Scrappy Quilts
"Instead of leaving some stitching open, you can stitch completely around the appliqué then cut a slit in the dryer sheet and turn."
Apr 30, 2013
Judy in lower Eastern Michigan replied to Jo Fifield's discussion Patterns for Scrappy Quilts in the group Scrappy Quilts
"Why can't you do the top as a quilt as you go and use flannel inside or other scrap fabric and do the back as a rag quilt instead of the front as a rag quilt. A friend of mine did a rag quilt for her grandson and used warm and natural batting…"
Apr 7, 2013
Jo Fifield commented on Christine Brown's group Modern Mystery Quilt
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Jul 21, 2012
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Welcome to the Modern Mystery Quilt group! This mystery quilt pattern is published at www.QuiltViews.com in six weekly installments. Your ideas, suggestions, progress reports for this mystery project, or photos of your completed Modern Mystery quilts are welcome. (Personal messages not related to the mystery quilt should be posted on each quilter’s home page rather than here.) We hope you will share your work and enjoy the mystery!See More
Jul 21, 2012
Joy Sleeman replied to Jo Fifield's discussion Patterns for Scrappy Quilts in the group Scrappy Quilts
"great, thanks, might keep it in mind for another one"
Apr 30, 2012
rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP replied to Jo Fifield's discussion Patterns for Scrappy Quilts in the group Scrappy Quilts
"there is someone else here at mqp that did this ....and hers was wonderful too. she ...you & cora have got me thinking....i have been given lots of strips...plus my own stash...this idea would make a bright and happy scrap quilt for a…"
Apr 29, 2012
Cora Darrin replied to Jo Fifield's discussion Patterns for Scrappy Quilts in the group Scrappy Quilts
"Joy, I sewed the strips on the diagonal, then using the sashing strips put them together.  Very easy to do.  On this one I made sure each center strip was the same blue fabric but you could also do that randomly. Because I wanted to do the…"
Apr 29, 2012

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
It's hard trying to figure out what to tell about myself. I'm old; I love to hand quilt; I love scrap quilt; my husband has the beginning of dementia; I have a small (very small) quilt shop; I never have enough time to sit and quilt. I feel that quilters should not be buying kits, they need to use their own creativity. I know it it hard at first but it does get easier.
How many quilts have you made?
I have made too many to count.
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I both make quilts and enjoy them.
How long have you been a quilter?
I took my first lesson in 1982 and I am still at it.
What is your favorite quilting technique?
My favorite technique is hand quilting "big stitch" style.
Why do you quilt?
I quilt for the peace it gives my soul.
Do you have a website?
http://www.joquilter.com

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At 10:13am on October 4, 2011, QuilterBridget said…
Happy birthday, Jo~I hope you have a wonderful day!
At 9:20pm on July 8, 2011, Garnie P. Bethea said…
Beautiful Work!!!!!
At 11:33am on June 6, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

Hi Jo!  I'm Bridget and I live in Seaside, Oregon with my husband of 28 years and our beagle, Mackenzie.  I learned to quilt 6 years ago using books and the internet.  I'm in a very small town without any guilds, groups or classes so I had no choice but to learn on my own.  I wish I'd learned sooner because I just love this hobby!  Now I mainly quilt for charity and to sell (to support my hobby).  One of my favorite places to donate is to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative http://www.alzquilts.org/ I started making quilts for them because my father-in-law had a form of Alzheimer's.  It's a great fund raiser and I really enjoy making quilts for them because their size requirement is only 9"x12" or smaller.  It gives me a chance to try new techniques.

I totally agree what you said about kits!  I have never made a quilt from a kit and I don't know who would want to.  Why would someone want to make the same quilt as 100 other people?  I now like to design my own, but since I'm stil pretty new at this I use easy blocks.  I enjoy machine quilting and have yet to try hand quiting.  I may try it on one of my Alzheimer's quilts.

I love the photos you posted...your stitches are so even!  I am amazed at how many hand quilters I've come across on this site.  I've even found a few who hand piece!  I'd never finish anything that way!

Anyway, I was just writing to say hello!

At 8:07pm on May 26, 2011, Linda A. Stone said…

I recently joined the hand quilting group . . . where are the pictures of your quilts?

There aren't so many of us as there once were, you know.   Linda Stone

 
 
 

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