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Please help me find Judy Niemeyer's Bird of Paradise pattern!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Ann Preston Oct 21, 2018. 15 Replies

My favorite pattern is out of print and I can't find it for sale anywhere.  Judy Niemeyer's "Bird of Paradise."  If you have this pattern in the back of your closet or know of someone who does,…Continue

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Anyone interested in a Quilt Book/Pattern Lending Library?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Teresa Lynn Sheffler Hoagland Dec 7, 2013. 9 Replies

Like most of you, I have more quilt patterns and quilting books than I can fit on my shelves.  Would anyone be interested in a Quilt Book/Pattern Lending Library or exchange?  I'm not sure how it…Continue

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Looking for "Bird of Paradise" by Judy Niemeyer, Quiltworx.

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I'm looking for "Bird of Paradise" by Judy Niemeyer, Quiltworx.com. This pattern is out of print and I missed out on one for auction on ebay. Please help!Continue

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Great deals on sewing/cutting tables:

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Been wishing for a cutting or sewing table? I found great deals at www.schooloutlet.comGreat sale, free shipping, heavy-duty tables have adjustable legs from…Continue


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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
Hello to my new quilty friends:) My name is Lori and I am a happily divorced, stay-at-home mom of 2 wonderful sons, age 21 and 18. I am loving my time with my boys, knowing that sooner or later they will be off on their own, but hopefully close by. I am a Christian, a huge pet lover, a retired real estate broker, now disabled due to chronic back pain.

I consider myself a "confident intermediate" quilter. My goals for 2016-2017 are to try a new technique or pattern with each new quilt. I want to learn to paper piece, make a New York Beauty quilt, become proficient at free-motion quilting on my new HV Platinum 16, practice longarm quilting and complete at least 2 quilts per month. I have a passion for batiks and prefer bright colors or pastels, and I hate working with black fabric or black thread. I plan on buying a long arm quilting machine after my oldest son moves out and frees up the large bedroom.
Like so many, my stash overflows...I buy way too much fabric, more than I will ever use. The new fabrics are too tempting to pass by. I have an extensive book and pattern library, and oodles of specialty rulers. I'm a sucker for quilting notions.

When you are making a quilt with fabric you love so much that you've been saving it for "just the right quilt" and then you imagine how that fabric would also be perfect in another project.....so you decide you need 5 more yards of fabric and you better buy it now because it's OOP? So you become a googleologist and exhaust all internet search possibilities until you find the fabric? I've found my OOP fabric in Australia, Canada, England and Sweden. It's like a treasure hunt.
My greatest hope is that I have the patience to actually finish the entire quilt and not just stop at finishing the quilt top. I need to embrace free motion quilting. I think I'm a little scared that I'll mess up my quilts and I'd rather wait till I have a long arm.
How many quilts have you made?
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
make quilts, find great inspiration looking at other peoples quilts at shows and online. I get a lot of personal satisfaction from giving my quilts as gifts and donating them.
How long have you been a quilter?
5 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
Paper piecing, peeled back curves as shown in Southwind Design patterns, chain piecing because I love getting in the rhythm of it, and I love ironing/pressing with Best Press cherry blossom or rose scented starch spray. My kids have even come to associate those scents as a happy smell.
Why do you quilt?
Personal satisfaction and to give quilts as gifts and donations.
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I have quilting ADD.

Posted on July 18, 2015 at 1:08pm 10 Comments

I have quilting ADD. I buy patterns and quilt books that inspire me, yet overwhelm me. I buy fabric that I love without knowing which quilt I will make with it. Once I finish a quilt top I'm so eager to make something else I don't get around to actually finishing it. My favorite part of the process is planning which fabric will go with which pattern. I have 20 quilts planned, patterns and fabric put together in storage cases. I have 22 finished quilt tops. I have finished 20+… Continue

Losing My Sewing Room

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 2:03am 1 Comment

On July 25th we welcome a Japanese exchange student into our family for the next year.  We're very excited except for one problem:  he'll be staying in my sewing room.  Well, I shouldn't really call it my sewing room since no actual sewing is done in that room.  It's really just my fabric stash closet.  I have so much fabric I need an entire bedroom to store it. I actually sew at the dining room table.  My design wall is an 8' x 10' piece of batting on the main wall of the dining…


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At 8:08pm on October 28, 2015, Wilma Schirra-Kays said…

How funny, and how nice of you to foster those fur babies.  Mine is 17 YO and slowing down and he is fluffy just like your B&W one in your picture.  Bet those kitties love those blankets LOL.

At 5:19pm on September 3, 2013, Chef Lisa said…

Love your name, Cute!

At 4:34pm on August 20, 2013, Riana Noyes said…

Let me know if you have any more questions...l may be able to make a tutorial of this on one of my blogs( on this site). BTW l've done tutorial blogs on binding scallops, prairie points, and excersize mat using left overs... Just go to my page & go thru the blogs.

At 9:27am on August 20, 2013, Lori's kitty-approved quilts said…
Thank you for the instructions! I will definitely try this -- but Im terrible at hand stitching. I've never been taught and my stitches end up looking more like sutures!
At 7:43am on August 9, 2013, Riana Noyes said…

Kitty, about the QAYG method w/o sashes...

1. quilt ea. block , but not the outer 1"

2.with right sides together , and including batting, but not backing, sew 2 blocks together at a time 'til row is complete.

3.from back, fold backing of one block under( overlapping neighbour's seam allowance) blind st. in place. Repeat for entire row.

When all rows complete, repeat to form columns. You sew only through backing when doing the handsewing, or you can't sew the columns properly. 

A shortcut of this is to use the method, but do 1/4 of your quilt at a time. Still involves hand sewing. Lastly you go in and complete the SID sewing between blocks...but by then it's easy, as all is stable.Try it on something small & see how it works:)

At 6:06pm on May 8, 2013, Lana Laqua said…
You were asking about the HST paper. There are several sources we got ours from a local quilter and teacher. But if you google half square triangle sheets you should find some pages/sources for them. Or try Inklingo you can print something similar right onto the back of your fabric.
At 8:38pm on May 1, 2013, rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP said…
the hugger...
my actar is the one she hugged the most. besides myself. she sheltered, loved and snuggeled/slept w all her kitties. but "the chirps was her bff"
At 8:01pm on March 31, 2013, carla j walton said…

very pretty quilts and kitty cat. love the one with her(?) head leaning on the box. so cute. welcome to MQP.


At 4:46pm on March 30, 2013, rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP said…
welcome! kitties

My Quilt Place is a fun place, lots of intersting fun and talented quilters gather here to share tips and ideas and photos of our quiltin' furball buddies. feline & canine.

here are a couple of useful links to the groups and the newbies group page. the term newbie isn't quite apropro any more...we all wander in and out...just another fun corner of our quilt meeting hall here that everyone enjoys meeting and sharing in.

the "groups" link.... several pages with all the different groups to join. no rules, just jump on in and say hi. then you can just lurk or participate. we have LOTS of self confessed lurkers. lol



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