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Started by Diana Summers in Welcome New Members. Last reply by Diana Summers May 28. 3 Replies

Hi all!What a great group. Wonder why it took me so long to get here!I'm retired & quilting, gardening & cooking are my favorite pastimes. I've been sewing since I was 12 when my grandma helped me make my 1st dress. I still do some garment…Continue

Embroidery Digitizing in USA

Started by Peter Anderson in Quilting For Charity. Last reply by Angela Pausini May 23. 1 Reply

Mig Digitizing provides cheap and quality embroidery digitizing services around the worldwide.Free trial available to check the quality visit the website for more information on prices.…Continue

Tags: DIGITIZING, MIG

Looking For Bird Of Paradise Pattern By Judy Niemeyer

Started by Gayle Matloff in Free Patterns. Last reply by Angela Pausini May 23. 1 Reply

Does anybody have this pattern that I might purchase from you? I have looked all over and can't find it. Please let me know if anybody can help me out.GayleContinue

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Started by Karen P Harvey in Welcome New Members. Last reply by Sherill Powell-Balsley May 15. 3 Replies

Hi,I'm from Talkeetna, Alaska and live out away from everything except animals and birds.  I'm a retired RN, gardener, seamstress, quilter, horsewoman, soapmaker.   Two years ago, I was finally able to build a studio for sewing, quilting and…Continue

Quilts Needed!

Started by Debbie Zucker in Quilting For Charity Mar 29. 0 Replies

CAN you donate a quilt for the summer camp at Camp DAvid of the Ozarks.  I am gathering the 120 quilts needed for girls and boys age 8-16.  and will need to have them by mid May.  Check out Campdavidozarks.org  and let me know if you can donate.  I…Continue

Secret Santa 2018

Started by Linda Koller in Having Fun. Last reply by Linda Koller Mar 29. 8 Replies

Can you believe it's almost Valentine's Day already? Sign ups for Secret Santa 2018 are going on now. The deadline to sign up is March 24. Don't miss out on the fun as we prepare packages for our Secret Santa sisters!Continue

Tags: Santa, Secret

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Jean McCusker replied to carla j walton's discussion "In The Pumpkin Patch" 12.5 inch block swap - sign up is now closed. in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"Thanks!"
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Ginny Andersen replied to Beth A. North's discussion 2018 Scrapbusting Challenge in the group A Quilting Bee
"My Birdies in the T's quilt is a scrap buster, for sure. I did not buy anything for it's completion. "
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carla j walton replied to carla j walton's discussion "In The Pumpkin Patch" 12.5 inch block swap - sign up is now closed. in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"It was hard to work on them in the waiting room.  All the ladies kept coming over to see what I was doing. And I even hid in a corner. Lol."
5 hours ago
carla j walton replied to carla j walton's discussion "In The Pumpkin Patch" 12.5 inch block swap - sign up is now closed. in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"Yes ma'am. You sure can. These are going on fairly easily I'm happy to report. Lol"
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Jean McCusker replied to carla j walton's discussion "In The Pumpkin Patch" 12.5 inch block swap - sign up is now closed. in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
" I agree with Carla.  They truly are cool. Hoping both hubbys will have good results.  Mine is only wearing a heart monitor, but I am feeling that it probably won’t find anything."
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Jean McCusker replied to carla j walton's discussion "In The Pumpkin Patch" 12.5 inch block swap - sign up is now closed. in the group Swapping "FUN" is for Everyone
"Adorable.  Can I change my mind about tendrils - yours will show better."
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Ginny Andersen commented on Lois Flannery's photo
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Chunky Churn Dash (2017-18)

"Love your dramatic take on Bonnie's pattern. Sure makes the colors pop! "
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carla j walton replied to Beth A. North's discussion 2018 BOM Gnome for the Holidays in the group A Quilting Bee
"She does! I may steal that idea too! Ha!"
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Riana Noyes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Barbara, how is he quilting on your president's star quilt coming along?"
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"Love the crisp , graphic look on this one."
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Making decisions and living in chaos

Posted by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on May 15, 2018 at 12:00pm 5 Comments

Hello Campers:

I have not posted since winter had us by the throat and would not let loose (it lasted til the end of April, for God’s sake) so here I am again to give you an update on what is happening around the quilting house of Leiner Inc.  In a nutshell, I am stuck on making quilt tops (and only quilt tops) that have “inchers,” or one inch squares as I am told they are called.  There is a reason for this, of course.  There always is a reason and that is the story for…

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Did you see this article in the NYTimes on Ken Burns and his quilts?

Posted by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on January 21, 2018 at 10:00am 1 Comment

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/arts/design/quilts-ken-burns-international-quilt-study-center-museum.html?smid=fb-share

While browsing facebook in my pj today (a rainy Sunday), I found this short piece on Ken Burns and his quilts.  Awesome.  This man is brilliant!  Aren't you all so proud to be of this tradition?  I particularly like the idea that…

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A Tired Old Dog learns a New Trick

Posted by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on January 19, 2018 at 9:00pm 5 Comments

I haven't talked about it much here but I have decided I am a tired old dog.  I have an excuse of course.  Every old dog does and here is mine.

In March 2017, I had my artificial knee on the left replaced with a new artificial knee as the old one came loose and moved left.

In October 2017, they determined the right artificial knee was infected and took it out, replacing it with a spacer for 5 weeks.  Turns out they were wrong, it was not infected (good news for me) but the…

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Made the local paper with a piece about Ruby's Christmas Quilt

Posted by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on January 13, 2018 at 9:34pm 0 Comments

It's January and apparently a slow news week.   I made the newspaper (print and online version) with a short video and print interview about quilting.  The reporter, Shirley, is a museum friend and called asking me if I would like to talk about quilting.  Can you imagine me saying no???

She asked me to bring my latest project so I brought in Ruby's Christmas quilt.  The top is finished and I think I will wait until I have Sylvia's done as well before I pin and quilt them both.  Maybe…

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