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Theresa
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quilting, paper piecing, machine quilting, embroidery
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Lucy - a terrier mix

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Working on 3rd Comfort Quilt

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 4:01pm 0 Comments

I finished two quilts for the guild meeting in March. Yesterday I finished piecing the top for #3 and I have started to set it up on my quilter. I hope to have it done by the April meeting.



I started to work on my Crazy Quilt due in June for the contest. But I feel the need/desire to get the Comfort quilts done first.



Since my last blog, I have taken 2 classes. The class on March 7, called Shadow Box quilt, was given to me as a birthday gift by my 2 friends. I am doing… Continue

Shadow Box Quilt Class

Posted on March 8, 2009 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

I added a picture of Lucy. She decided to make my Lovers' Knot quilt her own - it's the blue crumpled ball in the corner. I made it years ago just because I liked the pattern. I guess Lucy does also; it's in she special nap corner!



Yesterday I took a class on how to make the quilt pattern 'Shadow Box'. The class & pattern was a birthday gift from two friends who also quilt. I used oriental prints; the primary color being shades of purple. The shadow is a dark green leaf print.… Continue

Finished 1 Comfort Quilt

Posted on March 5, 2009 at 3:03pm 1 Comment

I completed one of the four comfort quilts. It turned out very nice [at least I think so]. This was one that I used some of my own stash to piece the top. I started to put another one on the quilter last night. I hope to finish getting it set up on the quilter, as well as mapping out the pattern I'm going to use tonight. I truely hope that it brings comfort to someone undergoing chemotherapy. Using my skills to provide these quilts to cancer patients is very satisfying [this is not the word to… Continue

Comfort Quilts

Posted on March 2, 2009 at 3:44pm 4 Comments

Saturday was a day for the members of the quilt guild to come together and make Comfort Quilts. These quilts brought to hospitals for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. It was a rewarding day. There must have been about 50-60 women, some piecing the tops, some pinning and/or sewing the layers together, others decorating them with some fancy machine stitching or free-motion sewing. I've only belonged to the guild for 2 months, but I feel at home. Everyone was friendly and encouraging. I… Continue

Challenging Myself

Posted on February 21, 2009 at 4:09pm 2 Comments

Hi to everyone! I am new to blogging, but this isn't my only challenge. I decided to enter a quilt contest, which I have never done before. Thank goodness it is only 16" x 16" and it has to be a crazy quilt pattern.



I have been sewing on and off for many years, but it has only been in the last several that I have become more involved in quilting. I recently bought an HQ16 which I love! I've done several baby quilts, as well as quilts for my nephews - one in graduate school and the… Continue

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At 6:20am on July 4, 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 !!!

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At 10:39am on April 18, 2009, Paula Yandow said…
You are one busy lady! I love the picture of your dog, very cute :)
At 5:45am on March 31, 2009, Cat Lady--MO said…
Theresa, thanks for your comment on my Bears Plus Cat quilt. My thoughts on quilting it at the moment is to do some echo quilting around the appliques and then do a line down the middle of each chain square (diagonal) the same as I did on the larger quilt. It is one of those I hope to try on the machine.
At 6:18am on March 9, 2009, Carla said…
Lucy is really cute. She reminds me of my black schnauzer. He has his own quilt also. Looks like she has a mommy that really loves her.
At 6:10pm on March 1, 2009, Renee said…
Thank you, Theresa, I have been quite humbled by the warm responses I have gotten from my blog post on my Dad's birthday. This space has been very rewarding to me in many ways, not only in my growth as a quilter but in the friendships I've made. I think it's true that the losses we experience along with the little joys in life come through as we pour our hearts out in our stitching. Only a fellow (sister?) quilter could really understand the connection.
My Mom was very proud of her quilts but extremely protective. Her quilts were her children and she would not enter them in competition, even though they most likely would have won high prizes. I think it was because she put so much of herself in her work and she was an intensely private person and a perfectionist. Her quilts were for her pleasure and when they were finished they were carefully stored in the linen closet to be distributed to her children and grandchildren when she was gone. They were never used.
My approach is far different. I'm not a perfectionist in anything. My motto is "Close enough is good enough" (unfortunately!) I've given everything I've ever made away except the very first quilt I made. Mom went at her quilting with a lot of discipline, I'm just now getting into it and I'm still rather haphazard.
But for all our differences, I think the one thing we had in common was a love for everything that has to do with quilting.
When my granddaughter was barely a year old her mother and I took her to a big fabric store and as we guided her stroller through the aisles she reached for the fabric oohing and aahing. I knew the next generation of quilters was in the making.
And so it goes on.
At 4:10pm on February 26, 2009, quiltingbird said…
Thank you for the encourgement. My husband just made my table alittle more sturdier so I am looking forward to putting a quilt on this weekend. They sell a pattern grid to go over the panto patterns that will keep your pattern from moving and you can keep it straight by following the lines. I just ordered the Jr. and paid 66.00 for it delivered. Can't wait until it comes. You can also just pick up the heavy clear plastic from JoAnn's with the coupon and use that to. You have to buy the 12 ft so you have it the length of the table and cut the width to about 18 to 20", but it is not that expensive if you use the coupon. Probably under ten dollars...make sure you get the heavier one. I have had my machine for only a few months and I have done only one quilt so far. I purchased quite a few of the sets of the essential threads so I guess I will have to see how it works out. Well gotta go now and get ready for one of my favorite TV nights. Bye for now
 
 
 

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