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

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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 Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Glad you are back Mary. I wondered where you had disappeared to. Get some good sleep and thoughts and prayers for your sister."
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Elizabeth, I love the embroidery and the quilting is very nicely done. "
Barbara Hughes commented on Barbara Hughes's photo

Table Runner

"Thank you so much, Chris, Ginny and Riana"
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Thank so much, Elizabeth."
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Great idea Gail or just using up scraps I'm working on 1 more. And then I'll go on to something different. They turn out a little better each time, like practising the violin. LOL !!"
Jan 15
Barbara Hughes commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2019
"I'm looking forward to another fun year."
Jan 13
Barbara Hughes joined Linda Koller's group

Secret Santa 2019

Come join the fun as we prepare Secret Santa packages throughout the  year. There will be tutorials for gift ideas, Kathy's "impossible missions" with prizes, lots of discussions to try and guess who your Secret Santa might be, and to drop hints for gifts to your Secret Santa.See More
Jan 13
Barbara Hughes commented on Barbara Hughes's photo

Sweatshirt snowflake

"I wore it to church today with a pink turtle neck shirt underneath. Nobody noticed lol!!"
Jan 13
Barbara Hughes replied to Beth A. North's discussion 2018 Stashbusting Challenge in the group A Quilting Bee
"Thanks Ginny and Thanks Joy for asking. It really is a cute star for the Christmas Season."
Jan 13
Chris Michelle commented on Barbara Hughes's photo

Table Runner

"Beautiful Barbara!"
Jan 11
Ginny Andersen commented on Barbara Hughes's photo

Table Runner

"Ooooh! I love this one! Pansies -purple and green! Gorgeous, Barbara! "
Jan 11
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Thanks to all. You are my inspiration"
Jan 11
Riana Noyes commented on Barbara Hughes's photo

Table Runner

"Barbara, this is stunning!"
Jan 11
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Table Runner

FOr Carol's Birthday
Jan 10
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Thank you Gail, Riana and Linda. I purchased the embroidery machine Used fro Nancy's Notions and it was 5 years same as cash.  This runner is birthday gift for a friend. "
Jan 10
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Thank you Gail, Riana and Linda"
Jan 10

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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
Do you have a website?

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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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