Barbara Hughes
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  • Oshkosh, WI
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Vickie Smith Dec 27, 2013. 1 Reply

Thank you to every one who voted at the "Iron Quilter Competition" You can see the results at the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  Out of the 28 finalists, I came out at number 17 and had 767 votes.…Continue

Missouri Star Quilt Competition Finalist

Started Dec 13, 2013 0 Replies

Voting address for finialists in the MSTQ competition…Continue

Directions to the Iron quilter finalists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Hughes Dec 13, 2013. 2 Replies

Directions to (Iron Quilter II. Let the voting begin Granny Gab) She has the address on her site. Click of it. That takes you to the 458 quilts you already saw put your mouse over any quilt to make…Continue


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Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2021 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
"Chris I do hope you and family are strong and healthy again and everyone elses family on MQP that are suffering because of the Covid-19."
Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2021 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
"I guess I'm a little confused at which is the Visions of the Earth and which is the Wedding Star."
Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2021 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
"Kris, Beautiful wedding ring and half sq's. Your work is delightful."
Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2021 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
"I'm learning, but it will be a while before I have success................"
Mar 30
Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2021 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
"I started quilting a project on my mid arm. It doesn't look real good to start with, but I'm getting better as I go.  I practiced on a yard of fabric until I got the tension right and filled the clothe with writing my name over and…"
Mar 29

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
Some years ago I started a girls club at our church. I've had girls ages 5 - 16. Part of our work was teaching the girls to sew. I enjoyed it. We made pumpkins, scarecrows, dolls, stuffed kittys, aprons, PJs etc... I learned as I went. Taught the girls the parts of the sewing machine and it was so exciting to hear those machines humming. After 9 years of teaching,now I enjoy the creative process of quilting.
How many quilts have you made?
lost count
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
make and enjoy them
How long have you been a quilter?
about 7 years or more
What is your favorite quilting technique?
I like the whole process
Why do you quilt?
to keep my hands and mind busy, to enjoy creating something.
Do you have a website?

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At 8:03am on May 12, 2019, Riana Noyes said…

Ha ha, Barbara...just realized we weren't " friends" on can that be? Anyways, hope to rectify that. Have you looked at your own page lately? ( l think your profile bio needs updating, lol)'ve come a LONG way since you joined :-))

At 11:40am on July 2, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

And no, Barbara, l left those seams alone...otherwise they won't look like one unit ( they are actually hst's as you thought.) Good luck with your quilt...looking forward to seeing a post of it finished.

At 11:34am on July 2, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

The finer the thread the better for sid, Barbara.It just dissappears. If not doing a lot of quilting ( generally), switch to regular thread for the rest. Since l do a fair amount of quilting, l use a good serger thread, like Maxilock,.. my machine loves polyester thread & #14 needle.Backtracking shows less with finer thread.

At 8:38am on June 28, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

Here's one of he carpenters' stars l uilted this winter, l chose a simple " bracket/ loop" for star center, and open meander in light bg, since it was so patterned nothing fancier would show.

At 8:34am on June 26, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

Barbara, here's a straight line suggestion( in other comment ), l figured on following the star inside the outline, then a small echo near middle ( that should not be diamond/square, it's  just too small to draw on). I see no reason why not to sid star, unless the seams are too thick at points( you'd likely be on light background). But you could forego that,( as in photo),and decide if quilt needs it after all else is done.The blue band may ontly need sid on outer edge.

At 8:20am on June 26, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

At 9:51pm on June 24, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

Barbara, if fmq isn't your thing, there's no reason why you can't use your walking foot. Do you visit pinterest? If so, search my name ( Riana Noyes) as member, then go to my walkingfoot quilting board. Lots of ideas for something more interesting than sid, but still simple enough not to cause headaches. I'll see if l can get a link on here for you.

BTW, about house sale in your likely remembered me mentioning that my youngest daughter has given up teaching after 15 yr., and is taking her final real estate exam in a few weeks,lol.

At 6:03pm on May 6, 2018, Chris Michelle said…

Thank you Barbara for your compliments on my quilts!

At 8:01pm on November 1, 2017, Sue Platz said…
Hi Barbara,,,how have you been? I am sure busy as ever,,, I may take a ride to Nancy’s Notions one of these days,,,wondering if you need to take a trip there anytime soon???? Maybe we can meet up and catch up at the same time!!! Hope you are good,,,
At 7:42am on September 19, 2017, Riana Noyes said…

Barbara, if you'd like a LOT of good info & advice on using the embroidery machine, there is a wonderful group on FB called " embroidery machine help". It covers all brands of machines, and even help with dowloading, digitizing, etc., but mainly, experienced users share their knowledge about stabilizers, products, and methods.


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