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Lone Star Galz

Welcome one and all Texas quilters. Discussion for Texans who piece, applique, machine quilt, hand quilt, etc. You name it -- lets talk!

Location: Texas
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Discussion Forum

Quilt Stores in Texas and/or Gulf Coast

Started by Joanne. Last reply by Kit Brenner/TX Jul 24, 2011. 18 Replies

Sun Tea Anyone?

Started by Lois/TX!. Last reply by Lois/TX! May 28, 2010. 4 Replies

Delightful, eh?

Started by Lois/TX!. Last reply by Paula/TX May 28, 2010. 2 Replies

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Comment by Kit Brenner/TX on February 3, 2009 at 7:56am
Guess I should check in instead of skulking in the background! I've lived in Boerne for the past 20+ years after moving all the way up the road from San Antonio – Native Texan and proud of it! Only been quilting about 4 years, but have completed several. Hand quilter for anything larger than a table topper. That's my Sassy-cat laying on the very first quilt I ever tackled - took me almost 4 years to finish it. It's so much fun finding out there are so many other quiltaholics in the neighborhood.
Comment by Vickie on February 2, 2009 at 8:45pm
Hello Texas quilters!

I'm from Fredericksburg in the Hill Country. I have been quilting for about 3 years. I'm so addicted to making Quilts of Valor. One of these days I'll sew something for myself. I'm a nurse, wife, Mom to 2 grown kids and Meemaw to 4 year old twin boys. I hope to learn from ya'll.

Comment by OldHouseGirl on February 2, 2009 at 6:17pm
Greetings from behind the Pine Curtain! Thanks to Lois for inviting me to this group. I hadn't even noticed the Meet & Share section. Guess I need to explore the site more.

I live in Henderson where I've lived my entire life. We moved about 4 miles down the road when I was 6 and then when I was 30-something, I bought this house and had it moved down the hill from my parents' house. My sister and I live together and it took us about 10 years to restore it. Just got a new roof thanks to Hurricane Ike.

I've been doing something with fabric, needles, and thread most of my life. My sister calls me a "thread dragger". That can be quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, or anything else that involves thread. My DM was a quilter and so was my father's mother. I love everything about fabric...the feel...the smell...the way it looks....anything. Currently, I'm working on knitting a baby blanket for a friend and piecing a quilt top for QOVF.

Comment by Bev Whitlock on February 1, 2009 at 11:51am
Hi everyone. I moved to San Antonio 3 and a half years ago. I started quilting about 7 years ago while living in Tennessee (we lived there for 10 years to take care of ill parents-in-law when hubby retired fromt he Air Force.) I was looking for something to do and a friend took me to a quilt shop and that was it. I was hooked once I saw all those beautiful quilts and fabrics. I signed up for some classes and haven't looked back. I love to do needleturn applique - that is my favorite, but I also enjoy piecing. Even though there are several quilt shops here in San Antonio I tend to go to the one closest to my home the most and even at that, I find plenty of fabric for the stash, classes to take and projects to make. What projects is everyone working on now? I am finishing up a wallhanging (just need to bind it) and am cutting out the blocks for a king size pinwheel quilt. Also, working on a BOM that I just signed up for yesterday at the quilt shop called "I Believe In Angels". Those are the main things i am working on right now but have several other UFOs that I hope to get to eventually. Hope to get to "know" you all better. And, YES to BlueBell icecream - any flavor!!
Comment by Lois/TX! on January 29, 2009 at 8:28pm
Hi friendz! Check out my reply to the discussion "gather at the river" for the dates for festival next fall! Just fyi.
Comment by Joanne on January 29, 2009 at 7:21pm
I moved down to Houston in October 1983 when I was 6 months pregnant and went to the Quilt Festival. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I took 3 classes and even helped the Quilt Inc. people with stuff just for the fun of it. It felt really good to live here. Now I live within 30 minutes of 5 great quilt stores. I still think I live in heaven. I'm hoping and praying the bad economy doesn't do any of them in. Of course my stash is quite large. I could probably quilt for 5 years before having to buy more. I absolutely love Blue Bell. I abstain from ice cream whenever I leave the state.
Comment by Trevi in Texas on January 29, 2009 at 4:02pm
I just had a bowl of Blue Bell "banana split". I know it's close to freezing outside, but, it's Blue Bell! I can never leave Texas and Blue Bell!!!
Comment by Ruth C. Spaniel on January 28, 2009 at 2:59pm
Hello to all you other Texas people! I am an admitted quilting addict. I took a class in 2004 and got hooked. Now I am always in a hurry to finish the quilt I am working on - - - so I can start another one!

I have been thinking about branching out to quilted jackets as well. I was wondering if you have a favorite book or pattern you like to use, Linda? Or do you just improvise as you go along?
Comment by Linda on January 27, 2009 at 8:17pm
Hi to my fellow quilters! What a night - good time to go and quilt my sweatshirt jacket! I'll have to have Lois take a pic of me to up load so y'll can see me. Take care and stay warm. Linda in Dallas

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