November 2011 Blog Posts (32)

Recycled batting brooch

Have you tried to dye scraps of batting using KoolAid?  Jackie White shared this cute litte project with us at…

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Added by Darlene C Christopherson on November 20, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments

International Quilt Convention Africa 2012

Quilting is alive and well in Africa, and in July 2012 we are bringing the quilting world to Africa and showcasing African quilting to the world.

Seven quilting teachers will be making the journey to Johannesburg, South Africa to teach classes for three days: 27 to 29 July 2012. Pat Sloan, Cynthia England, Susan Brubaker Knapp,…

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Added by Owen Calverley on November 19, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Good News from NQM - Paducah, KY - 2012 Baskets ********

I have really exciting NEWS:  My Quilt "Basket Case" was chosen as a finalist in the National Quilt Museum's 2012 Contest - "Baskets" New Quilts from an Old Favorite .... (To see Pictures on my blog click the link below)

Good News from NQM - Paducah, KY - 2012 Baskets ********

Added by leona harden on November 18, 2011 at 7:28am — 4 Comments

My website is finally Live!!

I have been working diligently for months and   www.yesterdaysquilts  is finally a reality! Please check it out and let me know what you think!

Added by Paula Rosebeck on November 16, 2011 at 3:19pm — 3 Comments

UFO group of Christine Brown

I had trouble accessing the new UFO group website from Christine Brown's post on the Block Buffet group.  I think that group is a good idea for those of us really trying to tackle UFOs while we are still able!  I recently joined a sewing/quilting Cooperative with exactly that goal in mind--to complete as many UFOs as possible each month while surrounded with good friendly conversation of other quilters embarked on other projects to inspire, encourage, comment, admire and congratulate me when…

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Added by Quiltbuddy on November 15, 2011 at 7:02pm — No Comments

So excited!

I'm so excited!  One of my Alliance for American Quilts contest entries is up for auction this week and someone has already bid $50 (starting bid).  For more information about the AAQ auction, here's a link: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs011/1101594196900/archive/1108613702498.html

Added by QuilterBridget on November 15, 2011 at 4:01pm — 3 Comments

Summertime in Adelaide

It's been a beautiful day here in Adelaide.  Temperature is currently 25 degrees celsius and I can hear the native pheasant cooing in the garden outside and I have not done any quilting.  As I have spent most of my day surfing at my quilt place.  Writing to Quilter Bridget and another person.  I have shared a number of things about my life and what's the weather like at Christmas time.  The weather I could go on forever about it, but for everyone in Adelaide, South Australia. Christmas is…

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Added by Julie Beard on November 14, 2011 at 3:20am — No Comments

Sewing machine

I bought a new sewing machine today! There was a sewing and quilt expo in town and I got it there. It is a Baby Lock Esante. I pick it up tomorrow at the retail store. I traded in my current machine which is why I have to pick it up.

Added by Cary Robinson on November 11, 2011 at 7:48pm — 2 Comments

Out of it; I hope!

Well, I guess I'm finally out of my dry spell!  I've made several things this past month and I'm back to where I used to be with a few quilts in different phases of completion and one in the planning stage.  I'm so glad for this site because of all of my friends and acquaintences here who have encouraged me to get back to it.  I thought I'd lost the quilting bug forever!  I always go overboard with hobbies only to lose interest after a year of two.  But quilting…

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Added by QuilterBridget on November 11, 2011 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

applique using Heat n Bond

I've done some dresden plate blocks using the iron-on stuff called Heat 'n Bond.  It works great; I see it opening up a lot of doors for me since my fingers don't do hand work well anymore.

My big question is... will it ever 'soften up'?  It is very stiff and I only used the medium bond stuff.  I don't see that it will quilt well or even make for a nice soft comfortable quilt.  Will washing help?

Added by Sue Clark Koenig on November 10, 2011 at 4:10pm — 10 Comments

Tennessee, join this new group!

TENNESSEE QUILTERS is a new group to make Quilt Friends.  I just started this group to connect with fellow quilters in the Volunteer State....Border states welcome!  The idea is to share events, patterns, some quilt history or family history…

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Added by Lalena Stewart on November 3, 2011 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Flooding Memories

(This month I’m posting excerpts from my books and telling you the story behind them.)

I remember several floods while growing up on the farm I featured in my Butter in the Well book series.

The creek runs through the middle of the farm, with the river on the west border. Most times the creek is dry, but it can flood quickly as…

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Added by Linda Hubalek on November 2, 2011 at 5:26pm — 1 Comment

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