Barbara Hughes
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  • Oshkosh, WI
  • United States
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Barbara Hughes's Discussions

Competition

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vickie Smith Dec 27, 2013. 1 Reply

Thank you to every one who voted at the "Iron Quilter Competition" You can see the results at the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  Out of the 28 finalists, I came out at number 17 and had 767 votes.…Continue

Missouri Star Quilt Competition Finalist

Started Dec 13, 2013 0 Replies

Voting address for finialists in the MSTQ competition…Continue

Directions to the Iron quilter finalists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Hughes Dec 13, 2013. 2 Replies

Directions to (Iron Quilter II. Let the voting begin Granny Gab) She has the address on her site. Click of it. That takes you to the 458 quilts you already saw put your mouse over any quilt to make…Continue

 

Barbara Hughes's Page

Latest Activity

Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2020 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
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"I think the part of quilting I dislike the most is the sandwiching. Have to watch a turtorial several times to understand  the tricks to getting everything perfectly straight."
yesterday
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Riana, I love your Biblical Quilt, it is gorgeous. Your dear friend will love it and be so blessed by your kindness. Kris, I always think of a Kaleidoscope quilt as being very difficult. This one is amazing. "
yesterday
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Zoe, also you were a smart cookie to prepare ahead of time including food preparation and water in the freezer."
Friday
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Zoe, So glad to hear you are safe and the damage wasn't as bad as it could have been. Always nice to find a true friend in the midst of hard and difficult situations."
Friday
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Thanks Riana. I was thinking in the same direction but don't know what people are looking for. Is Ebay the only way to go to hunt for collectors?"
Friday
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"I have a 1983 cabbage patch doll that has been in the attic for 16 years. Somebody elses attic before that. It has never been played with. It is still in it's box although the paper window of the box is coming down. It is in perfect shape…"
Thursday
Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page Tiny Town a funtastic place for UFO group members to live. in the group UFOs
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"Welcome to Tiny Town Dee."
Thursday
Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page Tiny Town a funtastic place for UFO group members to live. in the group UFOs
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"Welcome to Tiny Town, Anna.  Riana is our Mayor. It is a peaceful town. We had a tea party last week. We all had to wear fancy dresses and hats. We played games and had a good look at Lind's (our hostess) tea sets on pinterest. We all…"
Sep 14
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Thanks, LIz."
Sep 13
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"You are right, Liz that definitely looks like a hedgehog to  me! rofl!!"
Sep 13
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Thank you, Riana and Kris,  Yes and I found a few more blocks I can use for something else. The blocks are machine embroidery."
Sep 13
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Zoe, the Bargello and Flamingo's are beautiful.The bargello gives the impression of water."
Sep 12
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Just saw some threads (in the pics) that I didn't snip off. I've have that taken care of now."
Sep 12
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Liz, can you find the hedgehog???"
Sep 12
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Oversized mug rug."
Sep 12
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
Sep 12

Profile Information

Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
Some years ago I started a girls club at our church. I've had girls ages 5 - 16. Part of our work was teaching the girls to sew. I enjoyed it. We made pumpkins, scarecrows, dolls, stuffed kittys, aprons, PJs etc... I learned as I went. Taught the girls the parts of the sewing machine and it was so exciting to hear those machines humming. After 9 years of teaching,now I enjoy the creative process of quilting.
How many quilts have you made?
lost count
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
make and enjoy them
How long have you been a quilter?
about 7 years or more
What is your favorite quilting technique?
I like the whole process
Why do you quilt?
to keep my hands and mind busy, to enjoy creating something.
Do you have a website?
http://no

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At 8:03am on May 12, 2019, Riana Noyes said…

Ha ha, Barbara...just realized we weren't " friends" on here...how can that be? Anyways, hope to rectify that. Have you looked at your own page lately? ( l think your profile bio needs updating, lol)...you've come a LONG way since you joined :-))

At 11:40am on July 2, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

And no, Barbara, l left those seams alone...otherwise they won't look like one unit ( they are actually hst's as you thought.) Good luck with your quilt...looking forward to seeing a post of it finished.

At 11:34am on July 2, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

The finer the thread the better for sid, Barbara.It just dissappears. If not doing a lot of quilting ( generally), switch to regular thread for the rest. Since l do a fair amount of quilting, l use a good serger thread, like Maxilock,.. my machine loves polyester thread & #14 needle.Backtracking shows less with finer thread.

At 8:38am on June 28, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

Here's one of he carpenters' stars l uilted this winter, l chose a simple " bracket/ loop" for star center, and open meander in light bg, since it was so patterned nothing fancier would show.

At 8:34am on June 26, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

Barbara, here's a straight line suggestion( in other comment ), l figured on following the star inside the outline, then a small echo near middle ( that should not be diamond/square, it's  just too small to draw on). I see no reason why not to sid star, unless the seams are too thick at points( you'd likely be on light background). But you could forego that,( as in photo),and decide if quilt needs it after all else is done.The blue band may ontly need sid on outer edge.

At 8:20am on June 26, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

At 9:51pm on June 24, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

Barbara, if fmq isn't your thing, there's no reason why you can't use your walking foot. Do you visit pinterest? If so, search my name ( Riana Noyes) as member, then go to my walkingfoot quilting board. Lots of ideas for something more interesting than sid, but still simple enough not to cause headaches. I'll see if l can get a link on here for you.

BTW, about house sale in your dream...you likely remembered me mentioning that my youngest daughter has given up teaching after 15 yr., and is taking her final real estate exam in a few weeks,lol.

At 6:03pm on May 6, 2018, Chris Michelle said…

Thank you Barbara for your compliments on my quilts!

At 8:01pm on November 1, 2017, Sue Platz said…
Hi Barbara,,,how have you been? I am sure busy as ever,,, I may take a ride to Nancy’s Notions one of these days,,,wondering if you need to take a trip there anytime soon???? Maybe we can meet up and catch up at the same time!!! Hope you are good,,,
At 7:42am on September 19, 2017, Riana Noyes said…

Barbara, if you'd like a LOT of good info & advice on using the embroidery machine, there is a wonderful group on FB called " embroidery machine help". It covers all brands of machines, and even help with dowloading, digitizing, etc., but mainly, experienced users share their knowledge about stabilizers, products, and methods.

 
 
 

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