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The Serape Quilt

Posted by Cat Lady--MO on April 30, 2016 at 12:18pm 3 Comments

About a year ago I responded to a call for quilt patterns in recognition of Cinco De Mayo.  This is the throw I designed:

The pattern can be found in the April 2016 issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine …


For All the Newbies...let's start some chatter about our best advice...

Posted by Pam/NY on April 29, 2016 at 7:43am 6 Comments

I like to interview my fabric before selecting which ones to use. I do a rough layout and switch different swatches or scraps then take a photo in the light where the finished project may be. This is a Christmas bed runner I'm in the process of deciding. I'm not happy with the first ball...the accent fabrics do not…


Seeing Purple...and Orange

Posted by Sandra Paananen on April 28, 2016 at 1:18pm 8 Comments

No, not talking about Prince, although he's been the topic of discussion these days. Strange how people scurry out of the woodwork to capitalize when tragedy strikes...family or otherwise. 

Anyway, I have once again (somehow) subjected myself to help out (a cousin-in-law this time) with making her daughter a quilt.  I say help, but yes, I am making the entire thing start to finish.  The mom wants to surprise her for her graduation this year from Clemson U.  with this "tail gating…


Quilts for Kids need

Posted by Prairie Quilter/NE on April 28, 2016 at 8:04am 3 Comments

This morning I received an e-mail from Quilts for Kids saying they just mailed out the last boy quilt and are in need of more with boy themes.  If this is something you would like to help with or learn more about, here is the web site:


I need mental help

Posted by Irene Gallway on April 26, 2016 at 5:26am 13 Comments

I knew that title would grab your attention. hee hee.  But with some of the things I put up with that title might not be too far off.

Bud is back to the nursing home.  He went into the hospital with double pneumonia.  After her recovered they took him back to Marshall's in Machias for long term care.  This is his 3rd trip over there.  He is still up to his old phone calling and leaving numerous messages.  I went to a public supper Friday night and then stopped in to visit a neighbor…


High Fiber—Spinning in the RAK

Posted by Peggy Stuart on April 25, 2016 at 8:30am 8 Comments

We had a spin-in this past week in The Frog Prince and his Knitting Community Orphans.

That was the first bobbin. I’m close to finishing the second one. I’ll try…


Better late......

Posted by Rebecca Sundberg on April 20, 2016 at 10:23am 10 Comments

I see that my last posting was in February so obviously I haven’t been contributing as regularly as I had planned at the beginning of the year.  However, here’s a bit more ‘catching up’.

This past Saturday our quilting group (now named The Charm Pack) got together for our monthly Quilt ‘til you Wilt at our meeting room at the local university satellite campus. The name came as a result of us being asked to purchase insurance to protect the university from liability should one of us…


Last word on those darn turtles

Posted by Sandy Larkey on April 20, 2016 at 7:24am 4 Comments

Finally got that paper-pieced turtle quilt set off to my sister in law.  She loved it, thought it was so cute.  I really wish I could post a photo, I've tried everything I can think of.  My Vivitar digital camera software just isn't going to cooperate.  Anyway, if any of you have gone to Java House quilts and seen the original pattern, you'll have a pretty good idea what it looks like.  Only real difference is the fact that I used a whole strip of a cute cartoon turtle print for the outer…


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