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About Me
I'm a happily married mom of two grown boys and grandma to the cutest little girl you ever saw (I know--I'm biased). I'm also a cat lover and at the moment have 4 spoiled kitties only because my hubby says I can't have 5!

I started tole painting after taking classes with a friend many, many years ago, and then started quilting after coming to work at Crafts Americana in 2001. I still enjoy doing both although finding the time to do either is a challenge right now.

Here at Crafts Americana I work with our fabric and thread vendors handling orders, and our warehouse fabric team scheduling kits.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique
My pets are awesome!
My kitties are Timothy, Rowdy, Oliver, & Suki (the smallest & only girl but she's the boss)

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Laraine/WA's Blog

My First Reversible Skirt

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 1:55pm 3 Comments

I don't usually sew clothing but when I saw the Annie's Skirt Pattern by Quilt Story I thought it would look cute in our…

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Gifty Galore - December Santa Pattern

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 6:00am 3 Comments

I had a lot of fun making the December Santa Pattern by The Wooden Bear Quilt Designs.  My granddaughter is at the ‘learning what things are called’ stage and has been…

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Sweet & Simple Sack

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 6:00am 8 Comments

This is the latest project I did for the Gifty Galore group.  I used our Indigo Patchwork fabrics.  It was a lot of fun!

The ‘sweet & simple’ part of the name is remarkably accurate.  Everyone who has seen it has…

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Set of Nesting Baskets

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 6:00am 5 Comments

I made this project for the Gifty Galore Quilt Along Group.  It's from the book Fun Home Accessories and is perfect for using scraps! I loved the look of these baskets from the very first time I saw them.  They add a fun combination of texture and…

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Gifty Galore Project: Teddy & Frosty Gift Tags

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 6:24am 5 Comments

I’m a sucker for tags…all sorts of tags.  So when I saw the Teddy and Frosty Gift Tags Pattern Download by…

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At 9:06am on November 21, 2012, Terry Straubel said…

I love the cats!

At 9:10am on October 25, 2011, Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) said…

WHAT? We were not friends? How can that be?

~Hopppy quilitng~

At 9:44am on October 6, 2011, Cat Lady--MO said…
Thanks Laraine for your comment on my quilt top "Colored Ribbons."   I am lucky that I had purchased a number of the solids from CT when they were on sale.  They really helped "make" this pattern when I was asked to test it.  One of these days I am hoping to get some black batting purchased and then get it pin basted and quilted.
At 2:58pm on September 12, 2011, Kathy Biggs/MO said…
Hi Laraine, thanks for requesting to be my friend. Ok, now you are going to think I'm a total nut....(well, maybe that's correct...) but I clicked the accept button before reading you little message thinking it would still be available....BUT....not...it went poof! LOL So, I know you commented on the Origami bag photo, but that's about it. If you had a question, please re-ask. And I'm sorry for being so air headed today.  It has just been one of those weeks!
At 6:07pm on July 5, 2011, karenthequilter said…
Happy Birthday Laraine!
At 7:10am on July 5, 2011, Elaine Bryksa said…
Happy Birthday wishes from your neighbour to the north. May your day be filled with happiness, fun and love.
At 4:07am on July 5, 2011, Margo in Maine said…
Good Morning from Maine....Happy Birthday Laraine.......Have a wonderful JOY filled day doing those things that you like.....blessings!!
At 12:04am on July 5, 2011, Gayle/La. said…
Happy Birthday Laraine!   I hope you have a wonderful day.
At 10:40am on February 18, 2011, Pam/NY said…
Thanks for the App referrals...you can drive yourself nuts surfing through them!!!
At 4:51am on February 9, 2011, Rhonda Mossner said…

Hey, how far away are you from Portland? Want to join the Serial Killer Gang on Sunday?

Rhonda

 
 
 

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