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We are starting a remodel of our main bathroom, so have been out scouting products. We went to the Home Depot to check out their washer and dryers. I never noticed that they had built a 700 sq ft. second floor for appliances. The clerk said there is a one person elevator to get up there in a wheelchair. Okay...let's do it! Well, it's one of those half open air jobbies that give you the feeling it isn't going to make it. Does that even ring a bell??? NO.... I'm focused on seeing the…


Added by Pam/NY on April 18, 2014 at 12:52pm — 5 Comments

Lasting Legacies Block of the Month ~ Block 6

This is the Lasting Legacies Block of the Month, Block #6 for April. Again, we are making two colorways of this block from the …


Added by Mari/WA on April 18, 2014 at 6:31am — 1 Comment


When I went up to do my daily maintenance on the hot tubs at the lodges a few days ago I looked toward the hillside and saw this wonderful site. It was not created by my (or anybody else's) hand, but just the way these…


Added by B J Elder/WA on April 17, 2014 at 4:55pm — 9 Comments

It's this deep again!!@#&?

Pam in New York, this is especially for you; could not resist.  Compares to your "this deep" in Florida.  Two weeks ago we got 16 inches which was well on it's way to being gone; then we got dumped on again.  Our high temps now are lower than our average low temps; average is 50 for high and 30 for low.  Yesterday…


Added by June Johnson/Wi on April 17, 2014 at 8:14am — 9 Comments

Finish one project start another

Hi again,

I just finished this project.

Mutant Clematis Flower

and I'm already starting this Raindrop Kaleidoscope

I betcha there's a name for this in some psychology book somewhere.

Thanks for your time and enjoy the rest of your…


Added by Joanne Grimes on April 16, 2014 at 6:10pm — 9 Comments

Frantic, Thy name is ...

I am trying to work through a pile of UFOs that have been resting on my flannel board for ages.  A number of them are tops that I have pieced as I have been testing patterns for various designers.  So far this year I have removed and quilted thirteen items. Admittedly most of them have been table runners, table toppers or small wall hangings, but they are now finished!

Today I removed the top three pieces and laid them aside briefly…


Added by Cat Lady--MO on April 16, 2014 at 7:40am — 7 Comments

Mini-iron problem

Hi all,

When I was at retreat this past weekend I thought I'd try my new Clover Mini-iron, the kind with a tip that can be changed. It's a disaster. Or the operator (me) is the disaster. I was using it with starch. It got all black and gummy and I have black marks on my fabric and can't get the little tip clean. I sent an email to Clover but haven't heard back yet.

Has anyone else experienced this? This is my first (maybe last) experience using the mini-iron. I thought it would…


Added by Barbara Graham on April 15, 2014 at 4:50pm — 7 Comments


 It is such along time since i was on this site, life has been a bit wild ! upsetting! not sure how to say. I am now on oxygen 24 hours aday so dont get to do much or have trouble to breath. I very seldom leave the house.Have an oxygen cylindar that goes in a trolly to go out but its so hard to push i seem to just go to Dr and get my hair cut. Dont have transport so have to depend on others and i hate asking.  A daughter goes for my shopping very 2 weeks and we get one meal aweek that we buy…


Added by pat middleton on April 15, 2014 at 3:05pm — 3 Comments

Buyer beware: Missouri Star Quilt Company

  Recently ordered a "Tavern Blues Quilt Kit" online along with several of their fabrics and I'm having some problems.  Read for yourself and be warned before buying from these people.  I had no idea and did not see this one coming.  Any advice is welcome.  I've never disputed a purchase on my credit card before but this may be the first.  The call and email were made early today and still no…


Added by Joan on April 15, 2014 at 2:30pm — 16 Comments

Revisting a quilt

Have you ever had a quilt that when you finished it you just was not happy with it ? Well I was looking through some quilt that I had quilted back in the (way back) past and found one that I must have just gave up on and was not happy with it so I put  a binning on and called it finished . I think that I have come a long way in my quilting that I'm going to go back and redo this quilt. I love the fabric and how it was pieced so I want it to be quilted better.…


Added by ann/LA on April 15, 2014 at 10:03am — 6 Comments

My Simple Sewing Space

You asked for this so here it is, My Simple Sewing Space!

Welcome to my work space! Not being a person, who procures a great many things, I prefer a short-and-sweet way of living. My motto is: if I don’t use it regularly it gets thrown out. What you are about…


Added by Mari/WA on April 15, 2014 at 8:56am — 4 Comments

Where did spring, summer & fall go?

It was 82 degrees on Saturday & today it is snowing!  I'm beginning to think that some how or another I just slept through spring, summer & fall and am back dealing with winter.  My poor daffodils are looking kind of bewildered and my huge tree doesn't know what to do.  So if anyone knows where spring is, would you please tell it that we would like it to come back to visit in Mid-Missouri? 

Added by Janet/MO on April 14, 2014 at 11:16am — 12 Comments

High Fiber—The Skies of Roswell

It's Like the Skies of Roswell! Except this is a different kind of UFO.

My Yei Figures Bag is finished except for adding the beads to the necklaces and bolos.

I decided to line it with some nice quilting fabric. The lining…


Added by Peggy Stuart on April 14, 2014 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Spring is trying to happen....

We hit 82 today!!!! that never happens in CNY this time of the year. But, as anyone who lives in the north knows, EVERYONE is out doing yard work, smiling, and sunning themselves! We did a little ourselves. Finishing my second I Spy quilt...three more to do!

Went to buy groceries this afternoon. Hubby disappears to go get some beer. He wasn't returning, so I go in search of him! Come around the corner and here's a blonde bending forward asking him all kinds of questions about…


Added by Pam/NY on April 13, 2014 at 1:55pm — 21 Comments



Added by Lori on April 11, 2014 at 12:56am — 24 Comments

About Joanne Grimes

Hi all,

Just going to jump right in here with a bit of an intro...*smile*

About Joanne Grimes

After reading all of that I hope you're still awake. You can take a look at my gallery and see what I do. I plan to hop around and have a look at all the art on this site. It might take me awhile since I am working on…


Added by Joanne Grimes on April 10, 2014 at 9:11pm — 4 Comments

Tying the Knot is done!

I wrote in my diary on April 24, 1982 that I wanted to write a book about my great grandmother Kizzie Pieratt and the many quilts she made. Although that idea started my writing career, I didn't get around to starting on Kizzie's book until 2003. Then other things in life took priority...

Now I'm proud to say the first book in my great grandmother's story Tying the Knot is finally out this…


Added by Linda Hubalek on April 9, 2014 at 10:42am — 8 Comments

Ann's Button Jars Visit CT!

While my father was in the hospital for a few days, I made a variety of Kanzashi flowers with batiks. I had a collection of button jars with lids just…


Added by Ann Johnson on April 9, 2014 at 10:14am — 7 Comments

Mystery Quilt 2014 - Conclusion

Mystery Quilt 2014 Quilt Along, the Connecting Threads National Quilting Month activity, is…


Added by Ann Johnson on April 9, 2014 at 10:01am — 2 Comments

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