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Location: State of Ohio
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just wondering

Started by Debra Miller. Last reply by Sherri Eley May 14, 2018. 3 Replies

I am new to Ohio Quilters. Just wondering why the blog posts are so old? (2011). Do you all not blog, and just comment?

Fat Quarter Birthday swap

Started by Penny Ackerman. Last reply by Penny Ackerman Jan 11, 2016. 145 Replies

We were talking about having a fat quarter swap for anyone interested in doing so. You give us your birthday and colors of fat quarters that you would like to receive. You would get a list of people…Continue

Burgoyne Surrounded

Started by Gwen. Last reply by Carol Vickers/OH Sep 2, 2014. 122 Replies

For those who would be interested in making this top as a "challenge"- to keep each other encouraged, it would be fun to see our progress and do a "show 'n tell" as we go along. It will be easier to…Continue

Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop

Started by Rose Mary Grimm. Last reply by Sheila Craft Oct 29, 2013. 4 Replies

Are any of you buckeye quilters going to the Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop this weekend?Our quilters group, Quilters InC., from the church where I work will be going Thursday and staying TWO nights…Continue

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Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on Wednesday

Wow, sounds like lots of you have had enough yucky stuff happen to you that you should have reached your life quota by now.  Wishing you all better days ahead.  Please take care so we can ride out this virus safely.  Miss all of you.  Prayers and virtual hugs!

Comment by Sheila Craft on Wednesday

OMG, Sherri - what a time you've had. Hoping everything only gets better for you. 

I don't know about everyone else but, this has not been the best year so far - at least for me. I've been on 3 rounds of antibiotics, had a viral infection (Not Covid-19!), and now I'm working from home which is HE?? on the neck and shoulders. Since I'm high risk, the boss felt the best thing for me to do was to not come in - LOL! He didn't want to do my job - hence the work from home thing... My daughter works for a major bank and has to go in a few days a week to do things she can't do from home, like notarizing bank documents. The rest of the work she can do from home. 

Stay Safe & Healthy, my friends!

Comment by Janis B / OH on Wednesday

Oh boy, Sherri, what a winter. So glad to hear your sister is doing well. Now all you have to do is get home and maybe things will calm down. Especially when you can start sewing again.

Gwen, take care of yourself and don't get to run down or you will more susceptible to the Covid-19.

My DH and I are pretty much staying in but we don't have anyone to run errands for us. My step-daughter has to limit her errands because has had cancer. I hope this thing slows down and we can get back to normal soon. Take care everyone and be safe.

Comment by Gwen on Wednesday


Oh my, what a winter to remember is right, but I hope that once back home and rested and all the kinks out life will be brighter and better all the way around.

At least it's been mild here, for the most part, of which I am glad. I had been baby-sitting my two grandboy's three days a week (one is a year old this week, and Kai is 2.5 years) so needless to say, when I come home (they live an hour from me so I stay with them Mon-Wed night, coming home Wed eve to my own home). So when I get home it takes me all the next day to unwind and rest up! I can help for now, will try as long as I can. I get worn out and can't do what I used to. 

You all stay safe!  I am enjoying my sewing room!

Comment by Sherri Eley on March 24, 2020 at 2:54pm

Hello Ladies,

I did not drop off the planet.. But still stuck here in Florida. Heading for OHIO on Friday.  It's

\been a winter to remember.  

WE came down here in Sept. because my sister was Dx with ovarian cancer. So brought our RV down then and set it up in the RV park we had rented for the winter season.  Came home for part of October. Paul traded our truck in on a car, so now we will be putting the RV in storage here in Crystal River FL. Chose this area because our oldest daughter moved down here. But she is already back in OH at her old agency.  She hated  being in the classroom here,  and could not find any employment so she is back at our house again. After she sold her home and left a good job to live near a beach. But at least she gave it a shot.   MY sister did well and has been pronounced cancer free.   That is probably where the good news stops.   OUr beloved dog Sadie,  11 1/2 years old passed away down here.  One night about midnight she started getting antsy and couldn't calm her down,  and while my husband was looking for an emergency vet she took her last breath.  Her symptoms IMHO matched a twisted stomach. She had no prior indication at all it just happened so quickly,  So we debated about another dog,  I am not at the age that I want to deal with a puppy,  but decided that Paul needed the motivation to keep him active. He and Sadie were very close and she kept him active. So we orderd anothere doodle.  From a breeder in Maumee OH.  

Knowing full well we would never get another dog as good as Sadie was.  WE jumped in... She was ready to pick up mid January,  and about a week before her going home date,  we had to make an emergency trip to Knoxville. OUr youngest daughter had a brain bleed... 46 years old and healthy, and active ,  and it just happened one evending when she was at her vb club finishing up some things.  The headache hit without warning and because of family history of aneurysm, they went to the ER right away,  After the determined the bleed she was transferred to the  Regional STroke  Center in Knoxville.  LOng story ,,,,, shortened. She is home after a week in the neuro intensive care.  NO dficits physical or mental .  I spent about 10 days there.  Paul drove on home to pick up the puppy and then came back and picked me up and we came back to FL.  

During this whole process we discovered that a rat had eaten a hole in  our gray water tank.  So as we were leaving for Knoxville the RV dealer across the street was arriving to assess  the problem and determine the fix.   A good friend here in the park over saw the work process until we got back here.  When we arrived back here... The new gray water tank came and was installed.  But by then they had discovered another problem,  the rat had also eaten a hole into the black water tank. And while we were away they chewed into the hot and cold water lines.  What a royal mess Thankfully insurance covered the repairs.  And we now have an exterminator coming every few months to bate around the RV.   So That has been winter and now we are sheltering in place here until we come home to the mandatory shelter in OHIO.  Hope all of you are well. I have not turned on my sewing machine once since I left home... Its just too cramped to do it in here, and to haul it back and forth to the rec bldg. is too much work for me. So will be home soon and probably start sewing again... 

Comment by Sheila Craft on March 24, 2020 at 2:42pm

Gwen, thanks for that info. I was thinking of using 2.5" squares as the center. Do you think that would work or would you recommend smaller? After all, it's for a doll so, I imagine it should be done at least semi-proportionally. Thoughts?

Comment by Gwen on March 24, 2020 at 2:10pm

Hi Sheila,

the doll quilt pattern is from an old book I've had for years, and looking thru my bookshelf, I pulled it and decided to give this one a try. Its a nine-patch with sashing and lattice strips between the blocks. The little cornerstones in the sashing strips made the secondary 9-patch pattern. That's what caught my eye and why I wanted to try this pattern. ; )

Comment by Sheila Craft on March 24, 2020 at 12:37pm

Good to hear from some of you! Hope all are doing well and staying healthy. I am working from home for the foreseeable future - I'm just happy I'm not filing for unemployment!

Carol - very, very cute!

Gwen - I've got to make a couple of doll blankets. Those are adorable. What pattern(s) did you use?

I haven't done a whole heck of a lot so far this year due to illness and now this virus; but, since I'm at home now, I'm spending my lunch break wheeling over to the sewing machine! LOL-sure does save time not having to commute for sewing. I'm trying to plot out and finish some UFO's. Right now I'm putting together some winter machine embroidery blocks from a swap about 5-6 years ago. Yea, nothing slow about me!

I did do a pillow for my daughter on Saturday that I just couldn't pass up. The machine embroidery file was sew adorable! Some Laurel Burch fabric to make it pop, too. I wanted to do a piping edge but, didn't have enough to go all the way around. Drats.

Well, ladies, while we're all cocooned at home, let's see some beautiful works of heart!

Comment by Gwen on March 24, 2020 at 12:17pm

Well, shucks!

Anyway, the larger doll quilt is 14" x 21"

The miniature is 10" x 14". Both the same pattern but I cut the pieces smaller, obviously, for the mini version. It was a "mistake" because I cut the size for finished pieces, not adding seam allowances. The difference, besides size, is one has muslin backing and the smaller one has reproduction shirting background.

I hope everyone is doing ok!

Carol, very cute! 

Comment by Gwen on March 24, 2020 at 12:13pm


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