Barbara Hughes
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  • Oshkosh, WI
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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

 

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Latest Activity

Barbara Hughes replied to Beth A. North's discussion 2018 Stashbusting Challenge in the group A Quilting Bee
"8 yards OUT of fabric to the thrift store 2 1/2 yards IN for backing.            "
Thursday
Barbara Hughes replied to Beth A. North's discussion 2018 Stashbusting Challenge in the group A Quilting Bee
"8 yards OUT of fabric to the thrift store 2 1/2 yards in for backing.                                                                                                                        …"
Thursday
Mary Moore commented on Barbara Hughes's photo
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"I think I said this before..."Really, really, nice.""
Wednesday
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Prayers for all who have lost their homes and are suffering great loss in Florida. So, sorry for your loss, Gail. Prayers that all will turn out well for you in the end."
Monday
Barbara Hughes commented on Sue Platz's photo
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"How did your quilt do in Madison? I was looking the other day to see if you entered the table runner challenge with Nancy. Didn't see anything or did I miss it???"
Oct 15
Barbara Hughes commented on Sue Platz's photo
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"Congratulations, Sue. Your mini quilt is beautiful. I haven't heard for a while so thought I'd check if you added any photos.  Nice to see your work."
Oct 15
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"That is strange, Elizabeth. It came in my inbox today. LOL"
Oct 11
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Elizabeth sent a comment but it doesn't show up on the UFO page. It was about her husband coming home if the test come out good. The rest of it is cut off. "
Oct 11
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"nite!"
Oct 10
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Zoe,  so sorry for your poor doggy.  Lost my Quaker Parrot some time ago. He was my buddy for 6 years.  Also agree with Mary, making a bathroom more comfortable can only make it better. Linda, so happy for you to be in your own home…"
Oct 9
Barbara Hughes replied to Beth A. North's discussion 2018 Stashbusting Challenge in the group A Quilting Bee
"Nice work on the salvage bag and tree quilt, Jan. Great use of scraps."
Oct 9
Barbara Hughes commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"Good to hear you are settled safe in your new home.  I'm sure you have lots of work ahead of you. Take care and don't overdue. The Secret Santa Rules say, Monday, December 10th is the mail out date."
Oct 9
Barbara Hughes commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"Good to hear you are settled safe in your new home.  I'm sure you have lots of work ahead of you. Take care and don't overdue. The Secret Santa Rules says, Monday, December 10th is the mail out date."
Oct 9
Barbara Hughes commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"That is a super bookmarker. I haven't made one, but was thinking about how to make one. I haven't come up with anything this good. lol!!"
Oct 7
Barbara Hughes replied to Beth A. North's discussion 2018 Stashbusting Challenge in the group A Quilting Bee
"Love it! Do we get to see it quilted?  "
Oct 5
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Very cool, Zoe!  There is so much you can do with a t shirt and a little bit of fabric."
Oct 4

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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. Even though I consider myself a rookie, 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. One little girl was only five and had to stand up at her machine because she couldn't reach the pedal. I was surprised at how well she did at her age. It was a lot of work but we all enjoyed it and at the end of the season we had a fashion show. Once the girls gave me a ticket for speeding on my machine. ha ha!! My new love is quilting. I'm pressing on toward learning everything I can about making quilts. I've made eight simple ones, but I've learned so much more by joining on line classes. They are packed full of good information. Thank You!!
How many quilts have you made?
8
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
make and enjoy them
How long have you been a quilter?
2 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
I like the whole process
Why do you quilt?
started out by making quilts for my three granddaughters
Do you have a website?
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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.

At 9:10pm on March 9, 2017, Montika Allen-Atkinson said…

Thanks Barbara! I do enjoy the Packers! Kansas is my home now . . .

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