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Ruth D
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  • Bel Air, MD
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Originally from the South and now live half way between North and South. Homemaker and homebody, grin. Love quilting and fabric. Now to just use up the fabric and complete projects. Have two grown daughters and a Rat Terrier who benefit from my quilting. Make mostly lap and full size quilts. Have some wall hangings and a few king size, ugh. My Grandmother was a quilter (hand made and hand quilted). I remember playing under her quilting frame while she and the aunts were busy quilting and talking. Those were the days. I do everything by machine although I made my first two quilts by hand.
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Hobbies and Interests
quilting, paper piecing, machine quilting, general sewing, other
My pets are awesome!
Rat Terrier - Sadie

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Lancaster Quilt Show

Posted on March 20, 2010 at 12:29pm 2 Comments

Heading up to Lancaster on Thursday to the Quilt show with a quilting friend. Excited! Big Time! I've only been to small local quilt shows so I'm hoping I've not gotten my hopes up. Lancaster is about an hour's drive so my friend and I plan to be there when the doors open. Anybody that is so lucky to be there look out for the old lady about 5'7" tall medium build with short dark grey hair, glasses, dressed in navy pants, red t-neck and a black vest and carrying a beige flowery quilted tote bag.… Continue

It's snowing to beat the band!

Posted on February 10, 2010 at 5:33am 3 Comments

Wonder who came up with that saying? Anyways, right now it's really coming down. Started late last evening but stopped sometime during the night. We got up to about 6" at 6:00 but about half hour later it started snowing again and now it's hard to see the trees across the hwy behind our house. They are calling for it to snow most of the day. We have never had snow like this. I love it (and I'm not crazy, grin).

Bringing my sewing machine upstairs today so I can watch it. The basement… Continue

Here it comes again

Posted on February 9, 2010 at 4:31pm 5 Comments

More snow, grin. I am one happy lady. BUT, my poor puppy doggie Sadie isn't. She doesn't like the snow. We just have one lane down our street and a few sidewalks are good but it's hard for the dogs to find just the right spot. And now more snow. Last weekend we got over 24" and they say we may get another 18 - 22" tonight and tomorrow. We are not use to snow like this. But I love it. I'm keeping the birds fed and our pantry is good for a while so we are doing good. AND my rotary cutter and… Continue

Finally, it's SNOWING!!!!

Posted on February 6, 2010 at 8:55am 5 Comments

Snow didn't start until around 3:00 p.m. yesterday (Friday) so I didn't get to enjoy watching it while sewing. But I did make a big crockpot of White Chili which was just yummy and smelled as good as it tasted.

Now today I'll sew but in the basement as we've already gotten around 20 inches and it's still coming down. Hubby has used the snow blower 4 times trying to stay ahead of the deep stuff, grin. No snow plow down our street yet so nobody is going anywhere any time soon. I just love… Continue

Patiently waiting for the snow.......

Posted on February 5, 2010 at 6:38am 3 Comments

Good morning everybody,

I LOVE snow. We've already had more snow this winter than we've had in the last few years all put together so I am one happy camper.

Going to bring my sewing machine up from the basement sewing room and sew and watch for the first flakes. Making a patriotic brick quilt so that should keep me busy most of the day. Have all the 4 x 2.5 pieces cut and it's all laid out the way I want it with no two finished 8 x 8 blocks alike. Just wonder how many seams I'll be… Continue

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At 2:39am on July 3, 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 2:04pm on August 16, 2009, gardengirl/VA said…
Thank you for the welcome, Ruth! I'll bet you don't live all that far from me... *smile*
At 12:32pm on June 1, 2009, Cherie said…
Hi Ruth, Being shy makes it hard to be part of a large group - I am generally happy with my quilts and the colors and patterns - but am reluctant to show them off. I hope to get some pictures posted on here soon and I look foward to making new quilting friends.
At 6:48am on May 31, 2009, Vickie Gillespie said…
If you count the quilt I started and never finished. My daughter threw it away when we moved as she thought it was just scraps; the blocks were at the bottom of the box. I've been quilting since 1982. But I really only got into it in the last few years.
Like you I prefer to piece. I like the design aspects. Choosing the fabrics and putting them together. I quilt but it's my least favorite part.
At 11:02am on May 10, 2009, Schatze said…
Hi, Ruth! I just read one of your comments on the Scrap Bags page that said "just one problem, I just from one thing to the next." That's a problem? I'd say it was a hallmark of an extremely creative mind! You go, girl !
At 2:22am on May 8, 2009, Angie Taylor said…
Hi Ruth, Friday morning, it's raining in u.k. as well with more on the way, wet weekend yuk. I have my quilting group on Sat morning, and then after lunch we are going to another groups exhibition. 21/2" scrappy sound fun, but may be a bit fiddly? I did a charm pack scrap quilt at a workshop 2 weeks ago, another UFO! time manipulation is a skill I must learn! Don't feel guilty about your stash, when my husband comments about mine I just tell him it keeps, and that I am a collector of textiles, and a curator of my own textile museum, after all some of my fabrics are now quite elderly!.I hope to join some groups soon, but want to get photos etc sorted first, also getting involved with chatting on line now, up to 9 friends now. I must try to get my friends double wedding quilt finished and back to her before she has her 26th anniversary! Happy quilting, Angie
At 1:20pm on April 22, 2009, Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) said…
A Round Robin is great. Each participant makes a center block, say a 14" square or a 14"x 18" rectangle. You are given a list of the other people in your group and you send your block and some coordinating fabric to the next person on your list and they make a border, say 4" border and attach it to your block and send it back to you. Then you do the same thing with the next person. Send them the center with the 1st border attached and some more coordinating fabric and they do another border, let's say a 6" border. This keeps going until all the people on your list have completed a border and returned it to you. Each person may do whatever border they like, and all are different. It is a lot of fun and you get some very interesting quilts when finished. The more people that participate, the larger the quilt top will be when finished. How does that sound?
CP from Texas
At 10:45am on April 3, 2009, Mary Rogers/MN said…
Just wanted to say thank you for the thoughts and prayers for my daughter Sarah! I have posted updated information and wanted to let you know I appreciated the support during such a difficult time!
At 12:22pm on February 17, 2009, Patsy said…
HI Ruth,
I am in East Central Ohio, so not that far away from you.WE have dogs in common too, I have a small Jack Russell Terrier...Sissy Lou.
But I have just got back into quilting so no beds yet for my 2 dogs, but one day.
I started the discussion -- "Why People Quilted" to learn what motivated us.
Your response was the typical one i heard about & read about in old books.
I imagine my ancestors quilted as they were located in Ky. & Va.
I was given a very old walnut frame from a neighbor. Oh what a history I bet it has!
I am smiling about your blog entry of sorting fabric.. i too, did that recently---whew...same thoughts..what was i thinking?
But don't throw any away.. you can make the Radiant 9 Patch quilt w/ any --any patterns...just stay in the same color values.

patsy in Ohio.
At 1:01pm on February 16, 2009, Debbie Sunseri said…
Thanks for the wishes. I really don't go out to dinner that much. It just happened that way. Joann's was fun. Did not buy fabric though. Just some do das for my bathroom. Thanks again.

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