Colleen Froats
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  • Alanson, MI
  • United States
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A big thank you

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wilma Schirra-Kays Feb 3. 1 Reply

I want to thank all of you who have been sending me cards. They have been so timely. Seems like when I’ve been having a particularly blue day another one shows up. Linda, the one from you has a front…Continue

just joined- happy to be here

Started this discussion. Last reply by Evelyn Boundy May 13, 2012. 1 Reply

i don't know what took me so long to find & join My Quilt Place---but i am so glad i did! i've posted a couple pictures - i tend to do alot of applique, paper piecing and love working with…Continue

 

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Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2020
"A quick check in. I’m failing miserably at keeping on top of things. I had surgery on my right elbow yesterday- so out of commission for another 6-8 weeks. At least I can type with my left hand— slowly. I must say I will be happy for…"
Oct 15
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2020
"We are getting a ( brand new- born August 8) kitten on October 3rd, as far as we know so far she hasn’t any health problems or allergies. I will be having her first vet check up a day or two after we get her- so will know more beginning of…"
Sep 7
Colleen Froats replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion June - Impossible Missions - Quilt Blocks - Ginny A and Colleen F in the group Secret Santa 2020
"I posted I didn’t know where to find all the blocks- but I think I have them all — 11, right? i just need to get them organized and figure out how I’ve still got to make for.  the air is starting to become ( crisp) in the…"
Sep 5
Colleen Froats replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion June - Impossible Missions - Quilt Blocks - Ginny A and Colleen F in the group Secret Santa 2020
"I’ve been missing for too long - work was kicking my butt - busy, trying to get back into the swing of things, then last week I took a Giant Step backwards-  not good- the neurologist put me back to only 3 days a week, 4 hour days- and…"
Sep 5
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2020
"Linda, it is baby steps. But it sounds as if you are making leaps and bounds progress. I would love to be able to ride a bike again. I’ve thought about a Trike too. It will be good to get a new service dog- when the time comes the funds will…"
Jun 26
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2020
"I am behind a bit too- but trudging along. I am being sent back to work on Monday- only 3 days a week- 4 hour shifts. It’s been 10 months. A little nervous but excited too. ive made a few projects and ordered a few things for my S S box,…"
Jun 25
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2020
"I feel like I’ve been ( missing in action) again....it does seem like it’s been busy. Physical therapy has really been * intensifying * my sessions, speech wears out my brain and I’ve been trying to accomplish more at home- all…"
Jun 14
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2020
"Did I miss a whole month here? Feels like it. It’s been a ( strange) 6 weeks or so. I finally get to start going back to physical therapy and speech therapy on Monday I’m looking forward to getting back . Maybe I will be able to…"
May 6
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2020
"I was finding it difficult to work on my large UFOs so spent my first few days of isolating making gift items, pillowcases, placemats, kitchen towels, fun, ( instant gratification) projects that took my mind off ( outside happenings) for an hour…"
Mar 22
Kathy Gurgone commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"What a beautiful quilt, he is lucky to have such a talented mom."
Mar 16
Riana Noyes commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"Colleen that is so appropriate! What a great gift.l'm sure he'll always treasure it. And l'm glad to hear you're on the mend."
Mar 13
Ginny Andersen commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"What a gorgeous quilt,Colleen! The patterns you achieved with the color placement is stunning! He is going to treasure it! That is a beautiful area to live in!"
Mar 13
Wilma Schirra-Kays commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"Colleen, what a beautiful quilt. I am sure he will just love it once you give it to him. Just love the gradation of the log cabin squares."
Mar 13
Colleen Froats posted a photo

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My youngest son bought a log cabin/horse ranch in TumTum Washington so this is his king size birthday quilt. I had wanted to give it to him at Christmas but that wasn’t possible. I’m finally starting to get things done again. It’s been a long road
Mar 13
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2020
"I made a ( muslin) inner liner first, holding the rice then a flannel outside for the soft. I microwave them for 1 minute- they are wonderful- hold the heat for 20-30 minutes. "
Feb 29
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2020
"I would love to do an ornament a month project! I didn’t manage to get my blocks done like I planned- I had a couple long phone calls, one from a doctor I saw a month ago and another from my nurse case magpnager- by the time I was off the…"
Feb 27

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I've been sewing for about 45 years (started in 4-H when i was 8) made my first quilt in 1976, made small quilts off & on over the years- became avid about 12 years ago- started quilting for others 10 years ago. I live in Northern Michigan with my husband & a large white cat. I have 3 children & 2 beautiful granddaughters.
How many quilts have you made?
over 100
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I even quilt in my sleep i am so fond of creating quilts!
How long have you been a quilter?
36 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
applique/paper piecing
Why do you quilt?
it is a creative outlet that consumes me
Do you have a website?
http://www.colleenscustomquilts.com

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At 7:28am on November 28, 2017, Riana Noyes said…

Love the dramatic contrast ; black makes the colours so rich. Nice work!

 
 
 

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