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Headed to Paducah

Posted by Barbara Graham on April 17, 2015 at 9:15pm 1 Comment

Tomorrow (Saturday) I begin my trek with my BFF to Paducah for the show. It promises to have a few endless days on the bus followed by THE BIG SHOW and then a few more endless days. I 'm so excited! We will be on a bus with 35 other people who speak our language. I'll have do work on the bus (deadlines wait for nothing) but not in Paducah. And, I don't have to shop for groceries, cook, clean, etc.  I hope DH will remember to bring the plants in at night so they don't freeze.

And, if…

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March April fun

Posted by Linda Christianson on April 15, 2015 at 2:02pm 6 Comments

I have been sorting precut left over pieces. My goal was to get rid of one  30 gallon container. The goal is close to being made into four super scrape quilts. Another is in the making, but I am not getting too excited yet. I did stuff a pillow case and sorted the pieces while on trip back to Missouri last week. Just about now after four days of sewing have gone through the bag and trying to make the last quilt. It is so odd in colors and pieces I can see why I have UFO of started scrapes…

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Just chatting and prayers

Posted by June Johnson/Wi on April 14, 2015 at 6:00pm 10 Comments

Yes, we have been quiet here for a while so guess I'll put in my 2 cents worth in.  Here in NW Wisconsin spring is 2-3 weeks earlier than usual.  The first "salty" has arrived in Duluth/Superior harbor 2-3 weeks early.  Snow has been gone for 3 weeks; there's a bit of frost still in the ground.  DH attempted to pull out 2 dying shrubs with the 4 wheeler but frost is holding the roots in ground tightly.  He does yard work and I do flower beds and veggie gardens; all are done till wind blows…

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High Fiber—Short and Sweet, and To the Point

Posted by Peggy Stuart on April 13, 2015 at 8:30am 28 Comments

This week saw the center of Pine Burr quilt finished.



Not too much else got done this week while I worked to put the blocks together. However, after all the work to paper-piece the blocks and larger cornerstones, it felt good to get it put together. This quilt is going to be way too big for my…

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Let's check in and update our "busy lives"!!!!

Posted by Pam/NY on April 13, 2015 at 5:42am 9 Comments

We have been quiet for a long time...Spring is in the air and it's time to shake off the longgggg winter blues. Like Rebecca just posted, we all will be doing yard work and getting our gardens in. We however, know better than to plant anything before Memorial Day! Upstate NY has a way of surprising us with a freeze in May!!!

 Started a new project of embroidery! Haven't done that in so long. Found some medallion pre-printed squares at a house sale that will match the last ct. cross…

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Time flies

Posted by Rebecca Sundberg on April 12, 2015 at 4:25pm 7 Comments

Doesn’t time fly?  It seems I haven’t submitted a blog post for well over a month and frankly I can’t believe it’s been that long.  During the time that I wasn’t working on a blog post I made a ten day visit to Victoria, BC to see my DS and DDiL and to finally meet in person that sweet little granddaughter that I’ve been getting to know via Skype.  What a sweetheart she is – and as much as I’d love to post a picture, I’m waiting for the adoption to be final before posting any pictures, just…

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Vintage fabrics

Posted by Jodi Cramer on April 10, 2015 at 12:33pm 6 Comments

In my stash I have two vintage fabrics. One is a 1 yard piece of my great grandmother's…

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The problems of a fat quarter queen...

Posted by Prairie Quilter/NE on April 7, 2015 at 3:11pm 15 Comments

Can I just confess that I'm somewhat of a fat quarter queen?  I know that the love of fabric is not a new concept to anyone on this forum.  I pretty much like it all.  And since I'm somewhat of a scrap quilter, I always felt I could justify buying a little bit of EVERYTHING rather than a lot of any ONE thing.    

Well it sometimes gets me in trouble, because in between times of picking up what basically amounts to overgrown fabric samples, I will start a project and have just the…

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