Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Added by Ann Holmes on January 15, 2019 at 12:23pm — No Comments
i too make quilts that are oversized for the intended loved one. Your Ruby Tuesday is so creative with the intended theme. Thanks for sharing
Added by Connie Z. Lamprecht on December 26, 2018 at 9:57am — No Comments
Every once in awhile, you meet a person who is so very special in so many ways and you feel so fortunate to know them. This is true of my friend and former supervisor, Catena Bergevin. Catena and I worked together for about four years at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art and she hated anyone to introduce her as "my boss." This October, she married her…Continue
My first born granddaughter, Ruby Charlotte is only 4 years old. She is normal sized as 4 year olds go, maybe a little tall and fun to be with. She and her brother (and mom and dad of course) spent nine days with us at Thanksgiving and as soon as they left, I got started on finishing up her Christmas quilt and here it is. The funny thing is (and the reason…Continue
Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on December 24, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments
If 2013 was the year of the Christmas quilt for me, this year was the year of the Christmas pillow. I got this crazy idea that I could make Christmas pillows out of ugly (or not so ugly) Christmas sweaters so off to the Thrift stores I trotted. I ended up making 18 pillows. You can see all but one in my album, "Christmas 2018 Pillows." After making a few, I…Continue
Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on December 24, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Here is the 2019 schedule for meetings of the ACTS Ministry (Arts, Crafts, Teaching & Sharing) at West Hills Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN.
This is a group of people who get together to crochet, quilt, sew, needle tat, knit, make jewelry, and enjoy each others company. We multiply our joys and divide our burdens while we meet with each other. Many members of this group are not members of this church, as we met through classes…
Added by Monica Schmidt on December 9, 2018 at 7:41pm — No Comments
"Joyce Gyimah" not sure exactly kind of information you want? But please keep communication going thru this site.Continue
As the President of our local quilt guild, I'm tasked with coming up with an article for our monthly newsletter. One month I decided to submit a longer version of my column to a local paper and they picked it up. It seemed to ring true for a lot of people. We were lucky enough to…Continue
Added by Christina Yoo on September 9, 2018 at 4:52pm — No Comments
I have not posted since winter had us by the throat and would not let loose (it lasted til the end of April, for God’s sake) so here I am again to give you an update on what is happening around the quilting house of Leiner Inc. In a nutshell, I am stuck on making quilt tops (and only quilt tops) that have “inchers,” or one inch squares as I am told they are called. There is a reason for this, of course. There always is a reason and that is the story for…Continue
While browsing facebook in my pj today (a rainy Sunday), I found this short piece on Ken Burns and his quilts. Awesome. This man is brilliant! Aren't you all so proud to be of this tradition? I particularly like the idea that…Continue
I haven't talked about it much here but I have decided I am a tired old dog. I have an excuse of course. Every old dog does and here is mine.
In March 2017, I had my artificial knee on the left replaced with a new artificial knee as the old one came loose and moved left.
In October 2017, they determined the right artificial knee was infected and took it out, replacing it with a spacer for 5 weeks. Turns out they were wrong, it was not infected (good news for me) but the…Continue
It's January and apparently a slow news week. I made the newspaper (print and online version) with a short video and print interview about quilting. The reporter, Shirley, is a museum friend and called asking me if I would like to talk about quilting. Can you imagine me saying no???
She asked me to bring my latest project so I brought in Ruby's Christmas quilt. The top is finished and I think I will wait until I have Sylvia's done as well before I pin and quilt them both. Maybe…Continue
Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on January 13, 2018 at 9:34pm — No Comments
This block swap will be a St. Patricks Day theme. All experience levels welcome from beginner to expert. Blocks can be either patchwork or appliqué. All blocks must be in to me no later than April 1st, 2018. We are looking for 10-16 people to participate. if you are looking to participate let me know. Once I have a head count of how many people are participating I will let you know how many blocks each person should make.
Rules for the block:
Added by Jackie Baker on January 7, 2018 at 2:22pm — No Comments
Robyn sent me this happy shot of my present in her spare bedroom and I thought I'd share with you at last! I already have decided she also needs a quilt so desperately on that bed too! So I will go shopping for some more of my fabrics and make a rather plain nine patch but will add perhaps several blocks of the smaller cushions in the centre and finish off with a rather plain quilt so their is some…Continue
Added by Julie Beard on December 25, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Merry Christmas morning to you all! As I sit here this snowy morning, alternately sipping my Christmas tea and Diet Coke, I am contemplating the year soon to end and another about to begin. I once told someone a good year was three quilts completed and by that definition, this was a good year. I finished Becky's…Continue
I hope this is the right place to post this question, but I really need some help here. I am working on a patchwork large quilt and am to the sash strips point. Despite my very careful cutting and attention to my seam allowance I have ended up with some very wonky edges. I have tried to hide some of this in th seam allowance but some places need more than that. I am still kinda a beginner and had this problem while making placemats and ended up turning the 9 patch into smaller wonky pieces…Continue
Added by Mario Mulea on December 4, 2017 at 10:45am — No Comments
Added by Mario Mulea on September 20, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
We are on count down to voting for the Janome America Best of Show and the six other top awards for the AQS QuiltWeek® – Fall Paducah, Kentucky 2017.
Voting will open at 6:00 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Anyone with an email address can cast a VOTE – use your Smartphone, iPad, home computer, or vote from one of three Voting Stations at the show. Voting…
Added by American Quilter's Society on September 11, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
My family was blended long before that became a fashionable term. My parents divorced in 1958 (I was 3) and my dad, who had custody of my sister Bev and I remarried a wonderful woman in 1959 who became Mom to us and gave us our sister, Denise. Mom was a 26 year old secretary with her own car and the family…Continue