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Around the Quilt Frame Hand Quilters

Hand quilters of all skill levels, or just talk about hand quilting. All welcome to share ideas, comments, ideas and helpful hints.

Website: http://quiltwithus.connectingthreads.com
Members: 209
Latest Activity: on Monday

Discussion Forum

quilt snob?

Started by Rebecca Keith/VA. Last reply by Sandy Larkey May 11. 31 Replies

Stories of how you started quilting

Started by Carla. Last reply by Sandy Larkey Feb 19, 2018. 46 Replies

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Comment by Carla on Monday

I think you are right Janet, most people find facebook easier to use when it comes to posting pics and getting notifications.  I joined the Pattern Pastiche and it's really the same format as QWU.  

Comment by Katherine V. on Sunday

I’ll work on it tomorrow and give you all the details!

Comment by Janet/MO on Saturday

Looks good to me too.  

Comment by Gail Brown on Saturday

I signed up for Pattern Pastiche and it looks like a really great site.  Lots of patterns and some really welcomig people there.

Comment by handstitcher/IL on Saturday

Sounds good to me Katherine!

Comment by Katherine V. on Saturday

I looked at the MSDesigns site and it looks great.  Easy to use.  I’d be happy to setup a group of that is the choice.  

Facebook is part of the problem.  There are so many groups to choose.  Some are so big and it’s hard to get constructive feedback.  

let me know if MSDesigns is the choice

Comment by Janet/MO on Friday

I have been chatting with members of both of my groups that are on this forum and we are all leaning more toward the site that is mentioned below.  Cindy McCoy is the woman behind MsDesigns and she is a very nice person.  It seems as thought MyQuiltPlace is sort of dormant as well.  One would think with so many people sticking close to home that these forums would be buzzing with activity, but instead it seems as though the exact opposite is going on.  Makes me wonder why.  It does seem as though a lot of people are more active on the groups on Facebook so maybe that is the reason.  

Comment by handstitcher/IL on Friday

Finished quilting all my 9 patches and started on the sashing this week. I was smart enough this time to remember to use simple quilting on a busy print. Usually I forget and then rediscover that the quilting doesn’t show up well anyway. I’m using a wavy line template that I traced on to contact paper. This way I can just use the contact paper strips like masking tape to quilt along. I’ve learned that these antique fabrics can easily rip if I use a chalk pencil on them, so contact paper is a safer option. 

Not sure what backup plan people are leaning towards if this site suddenly disappears. I’m thinking that either the quilting site in the post below or moving to the mostly inactive handquilting group on MyQuiltPlace would be the easiest options. What do others think?

Comment by MsDesigns on September 22, 2020 at 8:14am

I am a long time member of "Quilting With Us" (QWU). I used to give virtual workshops here. Like many others, I have ventured out as QWU became more quiet.

We are getting the warning that QWU is at risk of being disabled. I fear this is a sign that QWU will one day be no more.

It has become like family here and the thought of losing the friendships we have developed has giving me a sad heart. Like many dark clouds, there is a silver lining. When I ventured out, I created a quilters social network, much like QWU. I never mentioned it, for it was a conflict of interest. However, in this dark hour, it is time to let others know there is an alternative. It does not have to end here.

I would be honored for QWU members to join "Pattern Pastiche". If needed, we are more than happy to create a group for your new home.

Your "Pattern Pastiche" code: QWU

"Pattern Pastiche" is at


Comment by Janet/MO on September 20, 2020 at 7:20am

I found out that some time in the past I had to have joined MyQuiltPlace, but don't remember doing so.  I guess that is what happens when you want to join every group you find.  The one on Facebook is called Together We Quilt & that is the one affiliated with Connecting Threads.  I went ahead and joined that one too although I don't know if I will stay if I find it to be too active as I'm trying my best to cut down on the amount of time I spend on the internet.

Handstitcher, I can certainly understand why you would need to be careful who you have on your friends list.  


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