Barbara Hughes
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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 Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"tooth brush!! Camera!! "
20 hours ago
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Prayers for Linda and Indy, it's a big step to take all alone. Thanks to Ginny and Dee. I still have a few lines of quilting to do. I could not find Ivory Snow, but Walmart sells Dreft for newborns hypoallergenic, trusting that it will be mild…"
Barbara Hughes replied to Beth A. North's discussion 2018 Stashbusting Challenge in the group A Quilting Bee
"Looks like  everyone is  getting lots of work done. I  am  working on a project that should  be done this week .  Love the baby quilt,Chris."
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Thanks Ginny. I think my fear is that I will destroy all my work in the washing machine. lol"
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Sorry Ginny, I did see Birdies in the Tree tops a while back. It's a beautiful quilt. After you put your quilt together, do you wash it before you show it at a fair and what kind of soap do you use? Weeks Riggle in a Craftsy Class said she…"
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Congratulations to Ginny for the blue ribbon on Birdies in the T's.  We are looking forward to seeing your work of art. Dee, hope you find your lost fabric box and do well at the fair. "
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Riana the plyester thread I was using was fraying and I also thought that would be the better choice, stronger etc... and for some reason the knotts were not tight enough to stay. I will try a good cotton and maybe look for a better poly. I did end…"
Sep 14
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"I purchased two spools of thread from Superior cotton thread. One 40weight and one 50 weight. Just to see what they would be like for quilting and piecing. Costly!! they better be good!!"
Sep 13
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Love the Bee's, Love the socks. My midarm showed up at the door. Now to put the frame together. Still working on my raffle quilt. I wish I did it with all cotton thread. To late. I'm half way through the quilting. Better get busy, times…"
Sep 13
Barbara Hughes commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"Nice to see you again, Rosemary, Sounds like you are a busy lady."
Sep 11
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Thanks for the recipe Elizabeth. Welcome to the UFO group Kathy.   This is a fun group of ladies. As Riana said, we chat about everything and at times we comfort one another. Also get info on "how to's" to help us out when…"
Sep 10
Barbara Hughes commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"Kathy what a blessing for you.  A shop hop in Spain. Can I go too? LOL!!  "
Sep 10
Barbara Hughes commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"I'm sorry I haven't worked on the "little". I've been working on something else right now. I will try to make a bookmarker."
Sep 9
Barbara Hughes commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"Very nice, Pam. Very useful to have in your purse. Ginny, I have one of those they are great for opening jars. Very nice."
Sep 9
Barbara Hughes commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"Happy Birthday, Colleen. Hope you enjoyed every minute of the day,"
Sep 6
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"I guess I should tell you the truth. The neighbor is a mechanic. He repairs cars from the demolition derby. The cars show up on a flat bed truck, flat as a pancake. He pounds them all back out and gets them up and running again to go back into the…"
Sep 5

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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. Even though I consider myself a rookie, 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. One little girl was only five and had to stand up at her machine because she couldn't reach the pedal. I was surprised at how well she did at her age. It was a lot of work but we all enjoyed it and at the end of the season we had a fashion show. Once the girls gave me a ticket for speeding on my machine. ha ha!! My new love is quilting. I'm pressing on toward learning everything I can about making quilts. I've made eight simple ones, but I've learned so much more by joining on line classes. They are packed full of good information. Thank You!!
How many quilts have you made?
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
make and enjoy them
How long have you been a quilter?
2 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
I like the whole process
Why do you quilt?
started out by making quilts for my three granddaughters
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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.

At 9:10pm on March 9, 2017, Montika Allen-Atkinson said…

Thanks Barbara! I do enjoy the Packers! Kansas is my home now . . .

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