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About Me
I am a mystery writer who quilts or maybe I'm a quilter who writes mysteries. My 7th "Quilted Mystery" has just released, Murder by Kindness: The Gift Quilt which is available in hardcover and on Kindle. My debut book--Murder by Serpents: The Mystery Quilt was released in November 2007. The sequel, Murder by Artifact: The Murder Quilt released November 2009. And Murder by Music: The Wedding Quilt in November 2011. Murder by Vegetable: The Baby Quilt in 2012. Followed by Murder by Sunlight: The Charity Quilt and Murder by Gravity: The Coffin Quilt .Each one includes "clues" for a mystery quilt.

I have been quilting for 27 years now and continue to be totally addicted to it. So many quilts, so little time. I enjoy hand quilting and find it relaxes me although I am slow. My sewing machine and I have a "non-compete" clause so it does not do the quilting. My new machine claims it can teach me to be able to use it to quilt simple things. We'll see.
My Website (not your email address)
http://www.bgmysteries.com
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, hand quilting, embroidery, gardening, other
My pets are awesome!
Grace a Catahoula/Karelien mix is Queen of our house. We have a new-used Australian Cattle Dog/Rat Terrier named Ocho.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 23, 2017 at 10:19am 3 Comments

We are having a warm Thanksgiving today. 60 degrees. Now some of you will shiver just thinking about it but we have already had snow and cold. This is great dog walking weather. They will not be joining us for dinner as we are going out. What they don't know won't hurt--right?

Happy Thanksgiving all!

Change in the weather

Posted on September 21, 2017 at 5:10pm 3 Comments

We have rain today. Welcome lovely, forest fire retardant, rain. I saw blue sky yesterday between moisture systems. I don't remember the last time our sky was that blue since summer began. We have had fires to the west and to the northwest. A horrible summer with 1,000,000+ acres in Montana burned. The smoke has to go somewhere.

Hurricanes, earthquakes, fire--it makes me wonder what comes next on our planet.

August? Really? What happened to April ?

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 10:52am 5 Comments

Wow! I have been staring at my calendar this morning--August? Really? and the 16th? Well, I am behind the times, in a big way.

What have I been doing? gardening, driving back and forth to Minnesota and South Dakota. Quilt Wyoming in Gillette, Wyoming. Green Bay, WI. I feel like all I have been focused on is getting the laundry done and the lawn mowed before packing again and heading off.

Of course, along the way, I have managed to acquire more UFO's. Unbound and rebound a…

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Rain=I got to sew today

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 4:45pm 3 Comments

I have been running back and forth between baby vegetables and baby flowering plants. Some of you have long growing seasons but not us. June is usually safe from frost but not always. The weeds are exceptional this year, probably because we had heavy snow delivering more moisture than usual.

I may have mentioned my bunny problem. They love my vegetables and eat the necessary flowers, plus leaves. This year I decided that the dogs trampling the small plants would be better than their…

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Off to quilt retreat

Posted on April 18, 2017 at 11:36am 5 Comments

It is time for our Springtime quilt retreat. I have loaded the car with enough projects to last for three years of steady working. We will have to wait and see how much I actually get done in 4 and 1/2 days. The motel where we go loves us. We aren't whiny. We clean up our own messes and we welcome people to come in and see what we are doing. So far we haven't found a way to explain why we laugh so much.

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At 3:36pm on September 1, 2016, Amanda Best said…
Sorry to have missed you Barbara, I did have to work late on Saturday and I was bummed that I couldn't make it, hopefully it was successful, fun time for you!
At 4:53am on January 13, 2016, handstitcher/IL said…
Thank you for your kind comment on my crazy quilt! Working on it really helped me as I was coming to terms with the loss of my mother as I knew her. I'm so glad you like it. I've been saving the key for a long time, I just needed the right project for it.
At 4:41pm on June 16, 2015, Megan/Australia said…
It's just a sample I'm reading so will look to read them in order. Thanks for the information.
At 4:27pm on June 16, 2015, Megan/Australia said…
Have started reading the Coffin quilt mystery
At 7:52pm on May 23, 2015, LKC said…

I make charity baby gifts. After going through the mess most of the extra is stuff given to me by my Aunt, interior designer. I had to move from the basement to the attic-bonus room at the same time losing my eyesight for about six months. Sewing has been much slower. Since I was not to have my head down or could I move anything heavy; my sorting was slow and even more slower on the sewing when I was able to go to work again to help pay the three surgeries on my eyes. I hope I will not have to have another on the right eye, but it may be the only way to see out of it. Going blind is not fun

At 4:55pm on May 19, 2015, LKC said…

What beautiful quilts you make.

We must have the same grandmother. Only my grandmother (108) gave her quilts away as soon as she made them, I quilted many of them for her. My mother (89) keeps everything. Does make baby quilts and give them away. She did make two strings quilts this past winter. I think I am cleaning my mess for I am not ready to clean out mom's sewing mess and if I bring any of it home where will I store it?

At 7:08am on January 23, 2015, Cheryl A said…
A new book. Awesome. You have been busy. I'm enjoying a bit of sunshine and warm weather in Florida for a few more days then it's back to winter reality. But spring is on the way and I have lots of quiltsy things to do when I get home. Hope your day I has no bumps in it.
At 6:14pm on December 8, 2014, Prairie Quilter/NE said…

We do have skunks...and porcupines (usually dogs learn early on to steer clear of those), coyotes, bobcats and, thanks to our local Game & Parks, mountain lions.  (No they're not native.  Same with the elk.)  We were sure wishing for a dusting of snow that day so we could have at least tracked her.  No vultures this time of  year, but the crows should alert us to anything dead.  Tell would just like to find her - dead or alive - just so he knows or could figure out what happened.  Not a good mystery to have.  Hope all is well out your way.  Have you had much snow?  We've had bitter cold and wind, but no moisture.  

At 6:01pm on December 8, 2014, Prairie Quilter/NE said…

So far, she hasn't been found.  At this point, Tell is certain she's dead, but I'm still holding out hope that she'll make her way home.  (DH) Todd has searched and searched, along with Tell and - amazingly enough - the neighbors as well.  Thanks for caring.  It's been pretty somber around here, but you know these men, they suck it up and take it all in stride.  

At 3:06pm on December 8, 2014, Cheryl A said…
Hi Barbara, it was nice to have a whole day to be in my quilting room. It is not too often that I get to have that.hope you had a nice time in Long Beach. Thanks for reading my post. Have a great evening.
 
 
 

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