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I am fairly new to quilting but enjoy it very much. I feel quilting has helped me through a year of cancer treatments by keeping my mind occupied. I lost m yhusband to a stroke over a year ago and then shortly after was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. I think I am stronger than ever from handling what was given me and love life more than ever. Quilting had always been interesating to me but never had time for it up until a couple years ago. What a wonderful hobby. All the art work that can go along with quilting really interests me and hope to do some quilt painting in the future. I would love to hear from other gals that are into quilting and hopefu;;y learn from them also. thank you for having me as part og Quilt With Us. Mary
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, paper piecing, machine quilting, embroidery, crazy quilting, gardening
My pets are awesome!
none at this time

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At 4:17pm on July 19, 2010, Bonnie said…
Mary, we are missing you at quilt guild! Call any time you want to go and I'll drive.
At 10:51am on July 1, 2010, Mary johnson said…
Dear Friends

The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!

Go sign up now and let the fun begin.


Hope we see you there


At 11:35am on April 2, 2010, Gayle/La. said…
Mary we are into another month and I wanted to check inon you. I hope you got rid of that cold and are enjoying your quilty time more. It is being such lovely weather here. My Irises have been blooming and look so pretty along the front of the house. I will soon have some amaryllis blooming and then my Lantana should be showing its face. I love the flowers and want to watch them bloom but I can not get down on the ground to weed them the way I used to do. I hope all of your cold weather has gone and that you are truly getting some spring time temps up there. Well, I guess I better get back in there and see if I can get some of my chores finished up..CUL
At 4:29am on March 19, 2010, Linda Richards/N. Ontario said…
Mary you are farther west than I am. I am on the north shore of Lake Superior. Looking forward to some chats online.
At 11:09pm on March 17, 2010, Gayle/La. said…
Mary I am sorry that your b'day caught you feeling under the weather. I hope you will feel better real soon and then maybe someone will take you out to eat and even to a quilt shopp or two.
At 9:00pm on March 17, 2010, Bonnie said…
I can drive, if you wish to come.
At 8:57pm on March 17, 2010, Bonnie said…
I guess that since we live so close, do you know that Yellowstone Valley Quilt Guild is meeting tomorrow at 1? I have to pull up the email on it since it is moved from the normal Church of the Good Shepard to one on Shiloh. Guests and new members are always welcome.
At 8:33pm on March 17, 2010, Bonnie said…
thanks for the compliments on my quilts. I will echo you that I have lots to learn and this is a great place to learn it, reading how other people do things. Just ask whatever, and lots of folks will offer advice.

As far as quilting your big quilt, check your LQS to see if they will let you do it yourself for the cost of renting it for the afternoon and possibly a lesson. Some communities have quilt guilds that quilt as a fund raiser. I do queen size quilts on my domestic Pfaff machine, but it is a bit slow and awkward.

Where are you located, if you wish to say?
At 6:32pm on March 17, 2010, Prairie Quilter Jan/NE said…
A sandhills gal by birth! Small world, eh? My mother is also a sandhills girl, but she was born 35 miles southwest of Cody, NE (65 miles SW of Valentine). My son is looking into heading north to work on a ranch this summer up your way. I'm not exactly sure where the ranch is located and I'm not sure if his plans are set. He has a couple of other ranch job options he's looking into as well. He graduates from high school in May. We'll miss his help here, but his dad says he needs to get out in the world and see how other people do things. :)

The last time I was in Montana was December of '84 for a family wedding. I was a freshman in college that year. It was about 40* below zero the whole time we were there! My dad had just bought a diesel station wagon. In the days before treated diesel, that car gelled up immediately when he shut it off. They spent several days trying to get that car started and when they did we headed home and he never shut the car off the entire trip home.

We're ready for spring here. The first snow was the second week in October and we had a snow storm last week. It has melted now and the grass is greening up. (Not sure about the north sides of these hills, but melted for the most part.) We calve mid-May through June.

My days are spent mainly with housework and transcription work, as well as helping outside when I'm needed. I think I must be getting slower or not managing my time as well because it sure seems like I haven't had much quilting time these past couple of years. I have some quilt projects lined up and I'm getting the itch to get started on something. I have a quilt in my floor frame that I'm hand quilting on. I have found that I much prefer quilting in my lap frame, but I'd like to finish at least one quilt in the floor frame. I think I've mainly decided to use the floor frame for tying and basting quilts.

Hope this finds you well. I'd enjoy visiting with you as well.
At 3:24pm on March 17, 2010, Connecting Threads said…
Happy Birthday Mary!

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