All Blog Posts Tagged 'quilts' (29)

2017 Schedule for Arts, Crafts, Teaching & Sharing (ACTS) Ministry

Here is the 2017 schedule for meetings of the ACTS Ministry (Arts, Crafts, Teaching & Sharing) at West Hills Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN.

This is a group of people who get together to crochet, quilt, sew, needle tat, knit, make jewelry, and enjoy each others company. We multiply our joys and divide our burdens while we meet with each other. Many members of this group are not members of this church, as we met through classes that I taught. Beginners in these or other arts &…


Added by Monica Schmidt on July 17, 2017 at 11:38am — No Comments

Dresden Plate Block of the Month

I plan to reoffer my class to make a simplified Dresden Plate quilt block using machine piecing & applique techniques. Several students have requested this class. I hope to schedule it in August or September, 2015. You can find additional details for this class under My Events in January 2014, where the original sessions were listed. The class will now be 2 sessions of 3 hrs. each, as this is a complicated block using piecing, applique…


Added by Monica Schmidt on July 6, 2015 at 5:38pm — No Comments

New Quilting Group in west Knoxville, TN

I am starting a new group for quilters in west Knoxville, TN, at my church. The first meeting will be Wednesday, April 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (if we want to stay that long). It is at West Hills Baptist Church, 409 N. Winston Rd. (across from the West Side YMCA and behind Toys-R-Us) in room 39. We will discuss when to schedule future meetings, probably once each month. Bring whatever project you want to work on and everything that you need. Also bring a sack lunch &…


Added by Monica Schmidt on March 28, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Rotary Cutting Tips - Rulers & Blades

I have been teaching quilting for over 2-1/2 years.  Here are some of my tips for more accurate rotary cutting. For those quilters who want their blocks to be "square" and their points to match, it starts with how accurately you cut the fabric. Fabric always has some stretch in it, so you have to deal with that even if you cut perfectly. Applying spray starch to the fabric when pressing it before cutting will help, but that is not a good option if you are doing fusible…


Added by Monica Schmidt on March 28, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

The Walnut Grove

The walnut grove separated the “home place” from my grandparents new home. Grandma always had a five gallon bucket sitting near the path through the grove, tossing in walnuts as they dropped and encouraging her grandchildren to do the same. Grandpa cracked shells and picked nutmeats during cold winter nights putting them in pint sized canning jars. Black walnuts made Grandma's oatmeal raisin cookies a favorite for all of us.

I made this 12 x 18 art quilt to commemorate those walks…


Added by Sharon Wasteney on March 11, 2014 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Something Stitched--UFO/WIP

Several years ago I bought a box of hand stitched vintage dresden plate quilt blocks at the estate auction of a local philanthropist.  The outer curved edge and center were turned under and basted ready for applique to a background block.  the plates are almost 16" in diameter.  There are 18 of them.  None of them lie flat.  They are stained but not worn or faded.  There are small prints , large prints, feedsacks, geometrics and novelties.

The plates were purchased "just because". …


Added by Sharon Wasteney on February 27, 2014 at 12:42pm — 2 Comments

YouTube View of Stitch of Courage

Heather Farrar, the narrator of my Civil War woman's book, Stitch of Courage, put together a video that shows photos of the quilts my great grandmother made, along with narrative of the book. Enjoy!

Stitch of Courage video

Added by Linda Hubalek on January 16, 2014 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Giveaway of my audio book of Stitch of Courage

Win a free audio book of Stitch of Courage: A Woman's Fight for Freedom by me, Linda K. Hubalek. 

My books are now available as Audio books on …


Added by Linda Hubalek on January 7, 2014 at 2:01pm — No Comments

A Cat and Three Quilts

Lilac Lane Patterns had me as a guest blogger today about my quilts. (Here’s the story below, but go to their website to see all the photos of the quilts I talk about.)…


Added by Linda Hubalek on February 15, 2013 at 3:23pm — 1 Comment

Tartan Quilts for two young Bagpipe Players.

The days leading up to Christmas Eve found me working on two surprise gifts ... quilts for two brothers who have taken up the bagpipes in earnest. They are brothers, both in high school, and play with a bagpipe band of local players. They compete in tournaments, attend the Scotland Games through the year, and pipe for military and private funerals as requested. They are two generous souls, and talented pipers.

The younger of the two has juvenile diabetes, and his family has been…


Added by Terry Crawford Palardy on December 26, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

More on Canadian Birds Quilt

As you'll read in this post at my blog, its been a long time coming. Its quite a story and I love comments when you pop in on my blog.

You'll have to cut and paste the above address into your…


Added by Carli Heinrichs on August 15, 2012 at 9:17pm — 3 Comments

Plastering Dugout Walls

We’re in the process of building our own house, doing almost all of the work ourselves. This week I’ve been pounding in nails on wall edging, and taping and mudding sheet rock. My finger joints and wrists feel like they could break off as they are so tired and sore.

But then I think of this diary entry from Butter in the Well

April 25,…


Added by Linda Hubalek on April 11, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments

Pleats and Photos in Prӓrieblomman

Looking through old photos I used in the book Prӓrieblomman (which means prairie flowers in Swedish) I came across one of Alma…


Added by Linda Hubalek on April 4, 2012 at 12:43pm — 2 Comments

Julia's Potato Rolls

Last week I mentioned Aunt Julia who grew up in the same house as I did, and married Joe Olson, the boy “next door”.

Joe’s parents, Peter and Hannah, lived in a dugout before building this house featured with this blog. (A larger home was built on their farm before I was born, so I was never in the original home.)

We were frequent visitors to Joe and Aunt Julia Olson’s house…


Added by Linda Hubalek on March 28, 2012 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

Can you find the Well?

The first home on the “Butter in the Well” homestead was a dugout. Two years later in 1870, the Svensson family built the first section of their wood-frame house. They added on at least two more times over the next two decades.

Here are excerpts from Butter in…


Added by Linda Hubalek on March 14, 2012 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Birthdays in the Old House

I’m 58 years old today and thinking about my childhood home where I celebrated birthdays for eighteen years until I started college.

We celebrated birthdays during breakfast, complete with cake and opening of our presents before we got on the school bus.

The earliest birthdays I remember was my 5th birthday party with hats and friends, and marking off the…


Added by Linda Hubalek on March 7, 2012 at 5:40pm — 4 Comments

Digging your own Home

Our family doesn’t have a photo of the original dugout dug in 1868 that was on the “Butter in the Well” farm, so here’s a photo from Kansas Memory to give you a visual view to contemplate while reading a passage from my book …


Added by Linda Hubalek on February 29, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Details in Pioneer Photos

Photos of Mead family dugout, Ford Co., Kansas

I post pioneer photos on my Facebook page once a week, and it’s fun for people to look at the…


Added by Linda Hubalek on February 22, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments

How Valuable is that Quilt?

(This post is currently featured on The Quilting Gallery, so be sure to read it to see more photos and enter in the contest to win an ebook copy of Butter in the Well …


Added by Linda Hubalek on February 8, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

The Loss of a Friend

One of my grade school classmates died suddenly this week from some yet-unknown health issue. Eventually, after the autopsy is finished, family and friends will know what struck down the man liked by so many, but now all we can do is just wonder—and remember.

He was the class clown, often times the start of mischief in our boisterous large class of almost thirty students (all in one room those days).

In his adult life people knew him as a family man, auctioneer, their kid’s…


Added by Linda Hubalek on February 3, 2012 at 3:34pm — 7 Comments

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