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Challenging myself again - Quilt #162 made with pre-cuts

I'm calling it Marmalade.  What I mean when I say that is, like an orange Marmalade cat, but what keeps running through my head is the song "Marmalade." The lyrics kept haunting me while I made this quickie quilt (two weeks, start to finish using a couple of jelly rolls). "I met Marmalade down in old New Orleans, strutting her stuff on the streets."



Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on September 10, 2019 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

No Sewing Until You Quilt It -A More Modern Quilt

Ann is continuing to work on her More Modern Quilt. The construction process is complete. Now onto stitching and quilting at the same time. Here is her latest video

Added by Ann Holmes on May 14, 2019 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

No Sewing Until You Quilt It - Ideas for a More Modern Quilt

Here at Ann Holmes Studios we are taking on a new more modern project. Check out our first video documenting how Ann took inspiration from architecture and created a pattern for her new wall hanging.

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Added by Ann Holmes on March 26, 2019 at 2:47pm — No Comments

No Sewing Until You Quilt It - Springtime in the Mountains

Watch as Ann and Rachel join the units of a No Sewing Until You Quilt It project; we are preparing it to be sent to a long arm quilter. Springtime in the Mountains is a queen size quilt made in 5 units with only 4 seam lines.

Added by Ann Holmes on March 20, 2019 at 11:20am — No Comments

Off to Texas with frogs in tow before life gets wacky again!

This is my granddaughter, Sylvia.  She is beautiful and wacky and crazy and kind. One of a kind.  I love her with all my heart and when it was time to make her a baby quilt, life got in the way and I never got to it while she was a baby (she is almost four).  Things were further delayed by the fact that her momma, my daughter Becky, wanted to cross stitch…


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on February 20, 2019 at 3:21pm — 1 Comment

No Sewing Until You Quilt It - Springtime in the Mountains

Ann's "No Sewing Until You Quilt It" technique for an easy way to do applique. This video shows how she builds leaves and dogwood flowers for her current project "Springtime In the Mountains." …


Added by Ann Holmes on February 13, 2019 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

No Sewing Until You Quilt It - Dance til Dawn

Watch Ann Holmes build this quilt on her YouTube Channel "No Sewing Until You Quilt It"

Added by Ann Holmes on January 15, 2019 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Ruby Tuesday

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

You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

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…


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on December 24, 2018 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Ruby Tuesday Christmas is finally done!

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…


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on December 24, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

2018 - The Year of the Christmas Sweater Pillows

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…


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on December 24, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

ACTS Ministry Schedule for 2019

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.

"Joyce Gyimah" not sure exactly kind of information you want? But please keep communication going thru this site.


Added by Dianne on September 26, 2018 at 10:24am — 7 Comments

Quilt Guild: Dinosaur or Hidden Gem?

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 bring in a few new members because of the article, for which I…


Added by Christina Yoo on September 9, 2018 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Making decisions and living in chaos

Hello Campers:

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…


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on May 15, 2018 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Did you see this article in the NYTimes on Ken Burns and his quilts?

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…


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on January 21, 2018 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

A Tired Old Dog learns a New Trick

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…


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on January 19, 2018 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

Made the local paper with a piece about Ruby's Christmas Quilt

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…


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on January 13, 2018 at 9:34pm — No Comments

St. Patricks Day Block swap

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

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