Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Added by Harriet Campbell on May 31, 2011 at 7:01am — No Comments
I am so excited! The subflooring in the bathroom was replaced and I can shower tonight!!!!
Okay, let me back up. This past winter my washing machine died. When we pulled it out to replace it we noticed the floor under it was like a sponge. NOT GOOD. The floor and wall was completely rotted. There was also a squishy spot developing on the bathroom floor which is on the other side of the wall.
This weekend was the weekend to tackle the job. Or so we thought. Friday night we…Continue
Added by Jacqui Morris on May 30, 2011 at 8:21pm — No Comments
I don't know how legit it is for me to re-direct you to my blog site but I am going to try this and see what happens. Hope I do not step on any toes no matter how big the shoe size...
Added by Marian Brown on May 30, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments
Music is another passion of mine. I love blasting it while quilting. Of course I have to blast it to hear it over the sewing machine ;) I am curious, does anyone else like to jam while quilting? I am so ecclectic when it comes to music. I love country, showtunes, jazz, r&b - just about everything except what I call Rob's Angry Music (Heavy Metal and Rap). Amy Black is my newest favorite artist. If you are looking for something new, check her out!…Continue
Forgot to mention the most important thing that happened to me 3 weeks ago. I returned home from shopping to find my answer machine blinking..could I ring my bank immediately (its in the UK and I am in Australia!) So I phoned them andf they asked various questions and it appears that my credit card has been cloned and someone in…Continue
I'm back.....I went to New Zealand to see my daughter and her family for 3 weeks and then my son, who lives in the UK, came for a 3 week visit so really things have been full on. The group that I help run is having their 2nd exhibition on 17th 18th and 19th…Continue
Well, I just couldn't help myself! Our LQS was having their annual Memorial Day weekend sale. 25% off everything in the store! I stocked up on batiks (which I always say I don't care for) because there isn't anything else I need right now; I already have a large stash (except for batiks). I figured if I worked with batiks more maybe I'd start liking them. Don't get me wrong; they're absolutely…Continue
This is a "Mystery Quilt" so I'm just having to guess at what it'g going to look…Continue
Added by Julia Graber on May 29, 2011 at 5:32pm — No Comments
Added by Julia Graber on May 27, 2011 at 1:22pm — No Comments
Wishing everyone a meaningful Memorial Day. As we remember those who gave everything for our right to live free.
Last October, my grandfather passed away at the young age of 94. I told my grandmother that I'd love to make a quilt for her out of a few of his favorite shirts. Later that week my dad brought over a huge, black trash bag filled with what was probably his entire wardrobe. I couldn't even look in the bag. I didn't think I'd be getting his clothing so soon. My grandparents live in Massachusetts and I live…Continue
As I make preparations for this year's show in Knoxville, TN, I'm remembering previous Knoxville Best of Show winners and wondering who will win this year. While we are hanging the quilts with the guild volunteers, we often oooh and awww over the quilts and pick a favorite of our own. It's always exciting when the winner is announced to see if we may have seen a quilt the same way the judges did. Sometimes we get it…Continue
In the beginning I was so organized; all of my fabrics neatly stacked and arranged by color, style and theme. Single yards are easily organized. But soon the scraps came. At first I kept everything, no matter how small. I was quickly overwhelmed and realized I'd never use those tiny pieces, so I started only keeping 6" pieces or larger. I kept them neatly arranged in a dresser, again sorted by…Continue
I read Elizabeth's blog about her Mother's stash.
I feel totally different. When I go into my Studio, just seeing my fabric "Stash" inspires me. I live in North Little Rock, Arkansas and at this moment we are without any handy Quilt Shops. Because of my stash, I can walk in and start or finish a project at 2:30 a.m. if I want to. I don't have to plan a 'road trip' to buy fabric. Every fabric that I love is here. I've made sure of that!
Our Guild just lost one of our…Continue
I have had a hard time with "stashes" of fabric. My mother was a seamstress/tailor. She would shop for fabric deals and buy by the bolt. She had just started to quilt and machine embroider when she was diagnosed with cancer. After she passed away, I was the one who had to take care of her "stash". Much of the fabric was not what I wanted or would use so it got donated (double knit anyone??) I kept the wool (for quilt batting) and…Continue