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Started this discussion. Last reply by leaf Feb 20, 2009. 6 Replies


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I am a stay at home Mom. Have been homeschooling the youngest of my 3 children. I took a quilting class 25 years ago, when we cut everything out with scissors and cardboard patterns! My sister in law took a class using the Quilt in a Day method and rotary cutter and it revolutionized our quilting! I am a fabricolic and have way more fabric then I will probably ever use ;-) I enjoy being in my garden, photography, and reading ( I LOVE Jane Austen when I have time).
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Posted on August 7, 2011 at 2:31pm 14 Comments

I have been organizing my fabric stash since purchasing the wire basket system from IKEA.  I love how I can see the fabric instead of plundering through plastic bins and containers.  One little problem is that I have TOO much stash :-(  I've filled 5 of these and I still have two large rubbermaid containers filled with fabric.  I am on a fabric fast for now.  Any one else have this problem?… Continue

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Hi there, I have added my blog address to My page. I would love for you to stop by and visit. Please leave a comment so I know that you stopped by.


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At 8:14am on July 21, 2009, Prairie Quilter Jan/NE said…
Hi Cottagequilter. I just hopped over here from Joana's page and enjoyed reading your profile. I intend to visit your blog page shortly. My daughter is a Jane Austen fan. I have enjoyed some of her books as well although I'm not quite as much of a Regency fan as she is. PQ
At 9:15am on July 18, 2009, Joana Simmers/GA said…
We won't close until August 21--we're going to get the kids off to college rather than moving them and ourselves in the same week. They'll be here to help get most of the packing done (they're pretty experienced). Our son will move himself back to school--he won't be taking much, has a car, and will not be so far away. I think he's pleased--another little step toward independence. He'll be in new campus housing, and we'll go visit him as soon as we get moved in (he'll only be 75 miles away!) I'll take our daughter up to school (370 miles now, about 200 when we move) and get her settled in. She is going to a small Christian college and won't have a car. She also will be taking a lot more stuff--of course! It's pretty cool to see how God can use our experiences. They have moved a lot and aren't bothered by the unfamiliarity--where we are is home, rather than a place with four walls. That is a huge blessing.
At 8:05pm on July 17, 2009, Joana Simmers/GA said…
We saw the Page House Wednesday when we were in Dublin--it's beautiful, and I can't wait to go there. I looked at some of the houses in the historic district on-line, but I know that, as beautiful as they are, an old house would not be suitable for us. I wish I could convince myself (and DH) otherwise. We have found a house, though, and are getting really excited about the move.
At 7:41pm on July 13, 2009, Joana Simmers/GA said…
Thanks for the good wishes. My DD is so excited to learn that there is a tea shop in Dublin. I just graduated her--we've always home schooled (her brother graduated 3 years ago). I've offered to teach my DH advanced math since I still have the Saxon books, but he doesn't seem interested.
At 2:40pm on July 13, 2009, gorda45 said…
Hi cottagequilter. Thank you for your tips on pre-washing fabric.
I hope you are well. I will be moving to Washinton State next month. Jan
At 3:05pm on June 1, 2009, gorda45 said…
Hi! I received my fabric last month and am anxious to get started. Thank you for all your comments and help. Jan
At 7:26pm on February 3, 2009, Pam/NY said…
Thanks I will...brrrrrrr!
At 9:46pm on January 23, 2009, Suzi Evans said…
You are more than welcome to call me at home any time I am retired to I'm home most of the time, 480-664-4544 I will be happy to answer your questions. I don't think you will ever find another machine that is a user friendly, I am not an artist so I find the free motion quilting is more difficult for me, (I'm a bit of a perfectionest) and I want it to look nice. I started out with pantographs, and Magic boards, which will keep you busy for quite some time. Agan Call me any time.
At 7:38pm on January 21, 2009, Suzi Evans said…
I will try to respond this way maybe you can contact me with any questions you have on my HQ 16. I just love it and I'm sure you would as well. The thing I like the best is how easy it is to learn and use, It does take practice but they all do. I have done a king size quilt on mine so I will never need any thing larger and I don't intend to start a business to quilt for others. write any time.
At 4:26pm on January 19, 2009, Rindy said…
Homeschooling for 23 years, wow. God bless you and richly reward you in heaven!
Question, how do you handle all the millions of digital photos you've taken? I have so many of our children but that's as far as I've gotten... no printing, no putting in albums, no nothing. I plan on giving our sons copies of all my photos and they can do with them as they please. Probably not the best solution, but they'll have photos of when they were younger, for sure.
I've sewn (machine) and embroidered (along with cross stitch) for as long as I can remember, but making quilts, and FINISHING them is something I just started as of 2006.
I've added you as my friend if it's ok with you.
God bless you and your family. Y'all will need to celebrate big time when your youngest graduates from high school. :-D

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