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Maria Carroll
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  • Sunset, LA
  • United States
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You never know what life will throw at you or who you might meet!

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About Me
I'm 46 yrs. Married to the most wonderful husband in the world. We have two kiddos, Robert (paramedic) and Alexa (headed to basic training in January '12). Fantastic daughter-in-law, Rhetta, and 4 beautiful grandchildren. I've been quilting for approx. 15 yrs. I machine piece and machine quilt all of my quilts. I'll be designing my first quilt this year.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, paper piecing, machine quilting, gardening, other
My pets are awesome!
We have added two new additions to our family.. Poppie, 5 mos... he's half lab and half great dane... and Shada who is a rat terrier.

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Sorry about Blog

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 4:54pm 0 Comments

I know I promised a new blog with gadgets and all today but everytime I would go to start it the electricity would start blinking on and off. So I'm going to give it a try to tomorrow I promise! The weather here has been unbelievable! I'm going to close before I lose power again. See you ladies tomorrow!!


Long time

Posted on March 11, 2012 at 7:48am 4 Comments

Hi My Dear friends,

 It's been awhile since I've been able to post a blog. We have had alot going on the last 2 mos. Between all of us getting sick, taking the dogs to the vet for their check ups, and two deaths within a week of each other I've been kind of busy and down. But inbetween I've been able to get some quilting accomplished.

I'll be posting another blog either today (I hope) or tomorrow with new gadgets that I've found (some of you may already be using them), quilts…


Some People Say.....

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 12:52pm 13 Comments

Some people say quilting is work.--I say Quilting is a Labor of love.

Some people say that quilting is for old ladies.-- I say I…


Embellishing a Quilt

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 10:02pm 16 Comments

Hi Ladies & Gents,


   I am making a quilt that I want to add beads, sequines and more than likely use some embrodery thread to enhance the main part of my quilt. This is all new to me and I have NO idea what I'm doing or how to do it. I don't know if I add all that once the quilt is sandwiched and quilted or do I do it all before I quilt the top. Any and I mean any help would be much appreciated!! I do not want it like a crazy quilt. I just want to add to the finished…


My daughter bought me a plaque with the below on it..lot it was hiliarious!

Posted on December 29, 2011 at 10:30am 28 Comments

TO ALL NON-PET OWNERS WHO VISIT AND LIKE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR PETS (this can also apply to cat lovers) ...1. They live here, you don't. 2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. (That's why they call it "fur"niture.) 3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people. 4. To you, it's an…

It's been awhile..

Posted on December 28, 2011 at 9:59am 3 Comments

Yep it's been awhile since I wrote a blog. The months before Christmas were just crazy to say the least! But we got through them and had a wonderful Christmas, as I hope all of you did! As usual I have several new quilting tools, items, books and new techniques that I will be sharing my opinion of over the next couple of months. If you haven't noticed I just uploaded photos of my Quilting Studio. I still have fabric to put on bolts, oh that reminds me I need to have my DH make me more…


Couple of other tips & quilting tools

Posted on October 2, 2011 at 8:09am 6 Comments

I guess you can call this blog a continuation of my blog "Little things that I had forgotten and new ones I've learned". I'm not writing these thinking I know everything because I don't. I'm writing them because I love to help others and share what I've learned. I'm going to be brand naming some thread and tools and I…


Little things that I had forgotten and new ones I've learned

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 8:30am 12 Comments

It's been awhile since I wrote a blog on QWS and figured it's about time I do. I've been quilting for many years and have taken many classes. I've also thought that I new everything and there wasn't a pattern out there that I couldn't make if I put my mind to it. Well over the last two months I've taken two quilt classes at the local quilt shop. The first one was a Beginner class (yes I said Beginner) and the second…


Happy Birthday!

Posted on August 11, 2011 at 6:55am 7 Comments

Just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone that is having a birthday today a very Wonderful day! Hope all your wishes and dreams come true on your special day!

Off topic

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 2:55am 19 Comments

I had to brag a little, hope you ladies don't mind. Alexa (my daughter) is trying out for Cenla Idol on July 30th. IF and that's a big IF (we're not getting our hopes up just yet) she wins Cenla Idol she will then go on to American Idol. This has been something she has talked about since American Idol became so famous. She said she's got to try or she'll never know and she needs to try before she signs on the dotted line to join the marines. So if you ladies could keep her in your thoughts…


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At 10:55pm on December 29, 2011, Gayle/La. said…

Hi Maria, I just wanted to let you know that Amy is taking sign-ups for the Spring Swap for yardages.  Check out the group for "Country Junk'tion's Fabric Swap.  If you have trouble finding the group page you can look on my page and it is the first one on my list of groups that I belong to.

At 6:47pm on October 9, 2011, Linda Richards/N. Ontario said…
Maria, sorry it has taken me so long to accept you as a friend but I have not been on for a long time.  Glad we are now friends and appreciate you sharing your knowledge with us.  Looking forward to learning more from you.
At 11:01am on October 6, 2011, Monika/NC said…

Thanks for the comment about my quilts.  What kind of pins do you use?  I am going to order me some of those and get me some of the thread you mentioned as well. 

At 7:07am on August 11, 2011, Terri D. said…
Awww schucks Maria (wiggling foot back and forth) you make me blush! Thanks again for your kind words regarding the book and about following ones dreams. I did not see an email from you regarding patterns and such. Did you send it to terrinv@yahoo.com? Hmm, off to check emails.
At 6:36am on August 11, 2011, Terri D. said…
Hello Maria, nice to see you! Thanks for adding me to your friend list.
At 7:28am on August 5, 2011, Donna H/MI said…

Well it took him 5 yrs to make it but I guess I am very lucky that he finally did it.  Between the garden and going up north and working seems like we are never home.  And then its been so hot that all we want to do in the evenings is sit in the A/C until around 8 and then water the garden and go to bed.  What does your husband do?  If he is gone alot then I bet you have tons of time to sew.  I hope that you have a good weekend.. we are off to Mt. Pleasant to do some fishing!  Hope its not roasting hot this weekend.

At 4:18am on August 3, 2011, Irene Gallway said…
Thank you Maria for the compliment on my cake. I'm learning more all the time to say "no" to people who want to take up my time with their wants and desires. I feel sorry for you people who are in the grips of this Summers heat. I would not like that at all. Here in Maine we having pretty cool temps compared to the South and Midwest. Your smart to stay inside as much as you can.
At 7:14am on July 29, 2011, Donna H/MI said…
LOL well you should have seen my thread before my husband made that,, I kept them in drawers and they were all mixed up.. but now i try and make sure that i put them back in order,, which isn't always easy,, my husband made it from some wood he had and no pattern,, he just made it to fit a large bookshelf that I have in my sewing room.  He is great!!  I haven't left the kaleidoscope group yet but your right there is nothing going on there,, I have enjoyed my other groups though... I hope you have a good weekend!
At 11:15am on July 28, 2011, Donna H/MI said…
I saw your comment on the kaleidoscope group.  I ask the same question and never got an answer,, I would love to try this quilt,, if you get an answer would you please let me know?  Thanks so much Donna
At 10:56am on July 25, 2011, Laura Geese said…

I love the pics of your quilts.  You do beautiful work! :> )



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