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By popular demand, the Cross Stitch Halloween quilt reprised.

My quilting friend, Riana Noyes asked me to do a post on the Halloween cross stitch quilt which is #108 in my albums.  The following are  pictures and some explanations/descriptions of how that quilt came to be.

First the back story.  I have been quilting since I was 18 years old.  I had my first child, Jamie at 23 and my second, Becky at 27.  All through their childhood, I was making quilts and once upon a time, cross stitching as well.  in 1984 or 85 I decided to do a Christmas…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on November 1, 2016 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

A Christmas quilt done in time for Halloween

I know I have been incommunicato for awhile but I have been busy quilting!  Here is the most recent quilt I finished just tonight, a few scant hours before Halloween.  No, you are not crazy, this is a Christmas quilt.  Sometimes, we just don't get to choose the timing of when things get accomplished. 

The…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on October 31, 2016 at 12:30am — 7 Comments

End of Frustration!

I the winter is coming upon us, I pretty much achieved a goal... I cleaned out my basement and organized nearly everything!  Nearly organized enough to buy a different house... Plastic containers are my friends... it's been hard work, but now Im at the end of this haul.... 

I made a few dresses this summer, and a tunic... now I want to start on a wall hanging.  I am hoping all my planning will make for smooth transitions so I can continue on my path! 

Looking forward to a more…

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Added by Deborah Wilson-Zweig on October 23, 2016 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

our talented My Quilt Place members!

just got my nov/dec '16 issue of McCall's Quilting. skimming thru the pictures this morning before getting to work on spiffing up my humble abode in preperation for visiting friend tomorrow. this issue has some great quilt patterns this time. i don't usually care for the xmas issues of any mag, i don't do holiday quilts. but!!! :)) ...on page 15 there is a beautiful basket quilt (i love LOVE vintage basket quilt patterns!) by our very own and very talented Jennifer Thomas (… Continue

Added by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on September 23, 2016 at 1:45pm — 2 Comments

What do you do when you are stymied about one quilt you are making? Make another one instead!

Hello Campers!  Welcome to spring and are you all busy on your quilt projects?  I am supposed to be working on my 2nd Daughter, Becky's wedding quilt (they will be married five years next weekend - I am a bit behind) and it has been a challenge from the get-go.  We picked out the fabric last spring during a visit to her house in Plano, Texas.  Here are the fabrics:…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on April 30, 2016 at 8:23pm — 2 Comments

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Added by Szabóné Marika on April 20, 2016 at 4:02pm — 2 Comments

Long Arm Quilt Machine for sale

My friend just bought a King Quilter 18-8 a few months ago.  now she is going through a nasty divorce and needs to sell it.  All she did was set it…

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Added by Cheri Foster on April 13, 2016 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Visiting Longview Texas

hi, I am an Irish quilter but get to visit to Longview Tx to visit family regularly . I will be there soon mid/end April and wonder if there are any quilt events or exhibits within travelling distance I could take in on this visit.  I would be delighted to hear of ideas but don't want to travel too far either.  I am interested in all types of quilting and find sewing a perfect way to relax after busy days and weeks of work.

Added by Benvy on March 15, 2016 at 10:20am — 4 Comments

Yak, yak, yakking about quilts and looking like my mother

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmaSTtsYcmU

We are a few weeks into the second half of my quilt show and here is the youtube video from the second half.  I talk about two quilts in particular, Mosaic Wedding Quilt which belongs to my nephew and neice-in-law in Oak Park Illinois and Topography of a Marriage, the lastest wedding quilt for Tom and Artemis Vasilou, my unofficial third daughter.  Here they are:…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on March 14, 2016 at 8:08pm — 1 Comment

New Technology and winning the quilt lottery

Hello Campers!  Back at it again after a short hiatus.  Life set me back abit between my father's passing and all the family visits this winter. I visited daughter Becky and granddaughter Sylvia in early February and daughter Jamie and grandson Wyatt were out here in…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on February 18, 2016 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Lah di dah luncheon fundraiser

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Added by Riana Noyes on February 15, 2016 at 9:41am — 1 Comment

Returning to the UFO list

I have started finishing the hand quilting on a workshop piece from 2004.

In the meantime I was playing with hearts and made too many - so I have quilt labels and hearts for quick gifts down the road....I started playing with the disappearing 4 patch blocks in pinks & purples - grand daughter's favorite colors - her birthday is in June...  So I will make her a lap sized quilt...  I think I have a Problem!   The hearts were addicting and the fast completion of the 4 patch blocks is…

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Added by Jancy Muensterman on February 11, 2016 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Happy February

Happy February

Added by Bev Remillard on February 8, 2016 at 8:40pm — No Comments

cut through technique

I was on Pinterest and saw a quilt made using the cut-through technique.  It appeared on a Nancy Crow site.  I have searched and haven't found information regarding the technique.  I don't know if it is a cutting and sewing technique or merely a name for the appearance of the block.  Below is a picture of the block, attributed to Ellin Larimer.  Can anyone help?  Thanks,  Diana…

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Added by Diana Mitchell Moor on February 8, 2016 at 1:46pm — 9 Comments

Current activity:

Well a lot has happened since last I posted anything!  We had to put our 80 acre ranch up for sale & are currently in Apache Junction, AZ looking for a place of our own.  It's proving more difficult than we had anticipated; Tom, my husband needs a 'shop' and I need a "studio"  in a newer  home but so far have not been able to find one that suits 'both' of us.  Either he is satisfied & I am not, or vise a versa.  But we will continue to look.  You may recall that Tom had built me a…

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Added by BA Wayrick-Walker on January 29, 2016 at 7:17pm — No Comments

My Little Helper

My Little Helper

This is Shadow, my quilting buddy.  Shadow is afraid of the…
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Added by Jennifer Schifano Thomas on January 21, 2016 at 9:49am — 7 Comments

Craftsy site

Some of my individual patterns are now available on Craftsy! The site is http://www.craftsy.com/user/4260910/pattern-store

Added by Cheryl Peck on January 4, 2016 at 5:43pm — No Comments

He went home for Christmas

It is with profound sadness that I write to tell you of the death of my father, Gene Edward Long, 82, who died peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of December 23, 2015.  He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. 

Rest in peace,…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on December 31, 2015 at 4:53pm — 6 Comments

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