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June 2011 Blog Posts (185)


Guess what I pulled out of someone's trash? a pine quilt rack, woo hoo!!! a bit of sandpaper and TLC and it will be lovely. one quilters junk is another quilters treasure....

Added by Shannon, ON on June 27, 2011 at 10:51am — 8 Comments

Western Washington Shop Hop

Well, it is over for another year!  But for me, this was my first Shop Hop!  And I can't wait for next year.  I was fortunate enough to have my cousin, Leanne (who is a veteran shop hopper) and her daughter, Stacey (first shop hop as well) to go along with. 

We all live pretty much in the middle of the west side of the state of Washington, so we hit…


Added by Stephanie G. Benson-Greer on June 27, 2011 at 9:11am — 2 Comments

High Fiber--Quilting Fun and Hitting the Road!

Vintage Stitchers met on Thursday out on Barbara's lovely covered patio.

Brenda had finished quilting her Hungry Caterpillar quilt. Her's the front:



And the back:



Added by Peggy Stuart on June 27, 2011 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

kit quilt and clipped Shamus

Kit from Ebay sent to me by friend Barbara I added the borders with stash fabric...I'm thinking I'll add another border and some rainbow prairie points... 6-26-11

Shamus clipped and tidied…


Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on June 27, 2011 at 6:04am — 7 Comments

How Sewing Machines Work/JellyRoll 1600 Race

Good morning!


I have just stumbled onto a site that shows an animated picture of how a sewing machine works.   It is fascinating to watch...and watch...and watch....lol.   The link is on my blog  - it is the first thing to come up.



Also - there were so many people interested in the video of the Jelly Roll 1600 race, I am putting my blog link here, again, for that.  Just…


Added by Karen Stenback on June 27, 2011 at 6:01am — No Comments

Some VQF photo highlights

BEST of Show - A lady from Germany. Lots of metallic threads and many, many beads. Very contemporary.







Another BEST of Show  - very traditional



Added by Billie Blakeney on June 27, 2011 at 4:33am — 4 Comments

Flood Victims in Minot , ND, and surrounding towns

With the flood situation , I think if we could get together personal hygeine kits(toothbrushes/paste, soaps, shampoos, towels, combs, brushes)  and quilts and other items to donate to the families who are affected by the flood this would be greatly appreciated.  Minot Flood Recovery Fund is being set up and when I get the addresses and phone numbers I will post them.  Anyone willing to help out, thanks. 

Added by Katie Mlnarik on June 26, 2011 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Back from Vermont Quilt Festival

What can one say about this quilt festival. The quilts were outstanding and up to the superior standards and expectations of the crowd. It was beyond my capabilities but what I hope to strive for in my creativity. Had classes with Pam Druhen - Vermont Window, http://pameladruhen.com/other2

Sue Nickels machine quilting essentials, http://www.sue-nickels.com/index.php

 and  Lynda…


Added by Billie Blakeney on June 26, 2011 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

Another Project Finished: Flowers!

Hello everybody,

my quilt group has a quilt exhibition next weekend and as the newest member, I have felt a little pressurized by the other ladies' productivity. But it seems that this has been catching and opening new horizons.

The quilt you see on the picture above is VERY atypical compared to my usual work, but it was GREAT FUN to do something else for a…


Added by juhu on June 26, 2011 at 9:09am — 6 Comments

Getting rid of stuff

I am having a little giveaway of I-spy squares on my blog if anybody likes to do I-spy quilts.

It ends on the 30th of June.



Added by Nancy on June 26, 2011 at 6:07am — No Comments

Janome thread breaking issues

I too experienced breaking threads with my Janome 6600P until I found out through Connecting Threads ( where I had purchased a great deal of cotton thread ) that the twist on their thread does not work in Janome machines! I was so grateful to have an answer to my very frustrating problem. There may well be other threads out there that have the wrong twist as well but Presencia, Gutermann & Madeira threads work just fine in Janome…


Added by Wanda Hoffberg on June 25, 2011 at 7:41pm — 5 Comments

thanks for the imput

thank you for the imput on machine choices.


I am not hooked on any particulare make of machine, I just want one that works.


I saw a demonstration on the Baby lock pro today and they did mention that in order to do free motion on my grace I needed a special needle.  I did like the way the machine worked, and I will mention the issue with flannel.


As for the bernie?  I will check out the machine.  Research is the key.  thank you both for your…


Added by Pamela Voisine on June 25, 2011 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Secret sister swap

Hi, Carol

   I was just wondering when I would receive my first SS block? I'm very anxiously waiting to get my first block.

Chris Stluka

Added by Chris Keenan on June 25, 2011 at 5:09pm — 2 Comments

Jelly Roll 1600 Quilt Race

A friend mentioned to me the quilt  Jelly Roll 1600 pattern, so I went online and found it, and have posted information for it on my blog at wordpress. ( I am not sure how to do that on this site, yet, so have posted it there.)   It has the link to the quilt shop where it originated.   The shop had a race to see who could finish the quilt top the fastest.  Watching the video is great fun - and the winning quilter finished her top in 35 minutes.  Great way to make a fast quilt, lol!…


Added by Karen Stenback on June 25, 2011 at 12:17pm — 5 Comments

Advice needed

A friend of mine is a new quilter.  She was sent a link for a build your own quilting frame for your own sewing machine either 10 foot or 12 foot wide. I watched the video on the link and I don't know if I'd recommend anyone to invest in the make your own or the readymade models.  Is there anyone out there who has a "convert your own machine to a quilting machine model" who likes it and uses it.  I have heard of some who don't like them as the space for quilting is only a few inches and gets…


Added by June Johnson/Wi on June 25, 2011 at 6:53am — 2 Comments

Too worn out to sew....

I have no idea what finally got into me but we  had a nice sunny warm day when I was actually off work and WORK I did.  The first day of summer and I did spring cleaning??  It was nice so I cut the grass, vaccumed my car, washed car, ran the daughter round for a bit then ran mom around for a bit.  After all that I decided that the house needed serious cleaning.  I have extra carpet by the front door that the little ones use when they can't get outside for their business and hauled it outside… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on June 24, 2011 at 3:52pm — 6 Comments

Sister's Oregon Quilt Show

My girlfriend and I are going, with our spouses, down the coast of Oregon in July and we are planning on taking in the outdoor quilt show in Sister's.  I was wondering if any of you have been or are planning on going this year?  I have done some research on the net and here from others about the greatness of the show.  Ever since I got started quilting and heard about this show, I have wanted to see it.  I would appreciate any info you can give; is there something I should not miss?  what… Continue

Added by Myrna on June 24, 2011 at 12:47pm — 7 Comments

Doing Happy Dance!

While not quilt related, at least not yet but will be in the future, I just received a wonderful phone call that I just had to share. I am now a published author! The book should be here within 7-10 days for me to review and make sure everything is right and then it will be released and sold through Borders, Amazon, available as an E-Book and, for now, available in local book stores. It's called Musings and Short Stories and the picture on the cover is one that I took this past…


Added by Terri D. on June 24, 2011 at 12:39pm — 21 Comments

Looking for a machine

hi there

I would like some input as to what type of sewing machine I should get for my grace.  Right now I am using a Janome Memory Craft 6600p.  It just seems like it can't keep pace with the speed I need to maintian while I am quilting.  The thread keeps breaking and it skips stiches.


I have been looking at the janome 1600, but it has it's own problems as well.  Does anyone know anything about the JUKI TL-2010Q?  For that matter have any ideas on how or what can…


Added by Pamela Voisine on June 24, 2011 at 12:04pm — 4 Comments

A fun Pin cushion

I was surfing on the internet and came across the cutest pin cushion. You can go to my blog at 


to see what it looks like and to get the link for directions so you can create your own. You'll love it.

Also, on my blog are some of the newest designs I have done along with some of my…


Added by Karen Rogers on June 23, 2011 at 10:02pm — 7 Comments

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