Barbara Hughes
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  • Oshkosh, WI
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Barbara Hughes's Discussions

Competition

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 Tiny Town a funtastic place for UFO group members to live. in the group UFOs
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"Your rocks are really cute, Linda. I've been collecting those on pinterest. They are amazing. Riana is this Jack-O-Lantern from a carved pumpkin? Good Job!! "
Thursday
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Wall grouping of Mini Monster Quilts

"Thank you Riana. They have been done and sent off a long time now but I've been forgetting to post my pics in my MQP photos. They were fun to create. I think I like the Chicago Cubs the best. The ball is a button cut off the back and glued on."
Thursday
Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page Tiny Town a funtastic place for UFO group members to live. in the group UFOs
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"Beautiiful work on the harvest decor, Wilma. I love the Harvest decorations and colors. Something peaceful about it."
Wednesday
Riana Noyes commented on Barbara Hughes's photo
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Wall grouping of Mini Monster Quilts

"Barbara, those turned out SO adorably cute! What a nice gift. They'll be thrilled. And congrats on the well done PHD !"
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Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page Tiny Town a funtastic place for UFO group members to live. in the group UFOs
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"Friday would be the best for me but Saturday may work also, so what ever you decide is fine."
Monday
Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2020 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
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"Riana, I did watch a video of Leah Day using a panto. But she did not mention the things you brought up about practising with the light first. Good idea."
Oct 17
Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2020 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
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"Offering your practise pieces was so kind of you, Liz. Sorry about your 3 languishing quilts!!  I haven't any quilting done. Had to get my bedroom fall cleaned. It needed it badly. And finally retrieved my fall/winter clothes. Cleaned the…"
Oct 17
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Liz, Hope your eye will recover quickly.  Prayers. Riana, great airplane quilt. Snow was on the radar but it passed us up and went north. I am supposing you Canadians have it by now."
Oct 17
Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2020 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
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"Thanks Liz, but I think that the closest I can get is in Tiny Town,"
Oct 14
Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2020 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
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"Thanks for the info Riana. Glad to know this ahead of time."
Oct 14
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"What a sweet idea for Christmas shut-ins."
Oct 14
Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2020 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
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"Riana. I do have a smaller quilt I can put on the frame and practise with a pantograph. Also I was going to look on you tube to see how the grace company sets up for a pantograph. They usually are pretty good at showing good directions. After I get…"
Oct 11
Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2020 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
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"Riana, I think I will try to quilt the large curved log cabin on the midarm. It's kind of scary. It will be my first project. I would have liked to start with a smaller project on the mid arm until I am more acquainted with it. Then when my…"
Oct 10
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Beautiful mystery quilt, Kris. Zoe, so glad you've made it through the storm."
Oct 10
Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2020 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
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"Riana, If you don't mind I would like to save my curved log cabin for next year, If we do it next year. And replace it with another one that is a little more simpler to finish. Repair man said it could take 3 weeks. That cuts my time short. I…"
Oct 9

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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 here...how can that be? Anyways, hope to rectify that. Have you looked at your own page lately? ( l think your profile bio needs updating, lol)...you'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 dream...you 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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