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To Quilt or Not To Quilt...Now that's a silly question!

Cute quilting quotes (say that ten times fast!) that I found online recently:

Blessed are the piece makers.


Blessed are the children of piece makers...for they shall inherit the quilts.


Good friends are like Quilts.

They age with you, yet never lose their warmth.


I am a quilter and my house is in pieces.


I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I… Continue

Added by Nikki on January 1, 2009 at 2:52pm — 8 Comments


Greetings I am from Sun Prairie Wisconsin. Have been quilting for about 12 years, my best day is quilting all day long. A good day is not having to leave my home. Right now It is cold and snowy out side. This is my first "blog"

Added by Judy on January 1, 2009 at 2:46pm — No Comments


OMG, teach me for leaving my computer for 24 hours. We left to celebrate New Year's Eve with friends and when I came back WOW the number that have signed on to this site is totally amazing. I would like to get to know everyone, so while I like to spend most of my time quilting, I am resolving to spend a few minutes each day learning about everyone by reading their blogs. I have just spent a wonderful couple of days with friends that we have celebrated every New Year's Eve with since 1972 as… Continue

Added by Edith Lean/Ont. on January 1, 2009 at 2:03pm — 1 Comment

Barb From Neenah WI

Wishing everyone a wonderful sewing and quilting new year. I love to quilt and being in a quilt shop or fabric shop is about the best way I can spend an afternoon. I enjoy taking classes at our local quilt shops. We are fortunate to have four shops within a ten mile range. I'm starting a quilt for my 18 year old granddaughter in reds. This is her favorite color and her Grandpa is painting her room red. I look forward to visiting with everyone and sharing ideas.

Added by Genett on January 1, 2009 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Hello from Rhode Island! This is my first blog, I just joined yesterday. Its 3 degrees and windy in RI today. Quilting , collecting fabric and buying sewing machines are my passions (besides my famil…

Hello from Rhode Island! This is my first blog, I just joined yesterday. Its 3 degrees and windy in RI today. Quilting , collecting fabric and buying sewing machines are my passions (besides my family). I am hoping to meet some quilters to exchange ideas and patterns or tips with!!!
Happy New Year to all .
Kathie Continue

Added by Kathie Maher on January 1, 2009 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

Happy New Year

I'm new here and I think I'm really going to love this site! I have already started my New Years resolution by organizing my sewing room and lining up my UFO's, it's so nice and neat and clean! Hope everyone had a great New Year's and may your quilting projects bring you peace and comfort this New Year!

Added by Pamela O'Neill on January 1, 2009 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Happy New Year

I joined just a few days ago & haven't posted until now. I wanted to wish every one a Happy New Year, health & prosperity in the coming year.
I live in the cold NW Illinois and now that the holidays are over I am looking forward to some serious quilting.
This seems to be a very nice group of quilters & I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you.

Added by Georgie VanUnnik NW Illionis on January 1, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Help Find This Block Pattern

The block that I'm using as my profile photo is one for which I've been trying to locate a pattern. Can't remember where I saw it, but there was no identifying info about it.

I've never tried to draw out a pattern, but this might force me to try.

Can anyone help?

Added by Donna on January 1, 2009 at 11:39am — 4 Comments

Blogging or Quilting.... hmmm????

Help!!! With all these great posts it just might cut into my quilting time?
Now I'm great at multitasking,butI don't think reading post and quilting can be done at the same time!
Which shall I do? Anyone else facing this"problem"?


Anne from Maine

Added by Anne from Maine on January 1, 2009 at 11:39am — 4 Comments

Happy New Year

Hi everyone! I got my blog in the wrong spot and don't know how to move it so I am doing another one. I have only been quilting since 2001 and I have completed about 50 quilts and I have another 6or 8 UFOs, I am very methodical and like to complete one project before I start another! I particularly like the Bargellos but I can not just choose fabric and go from there. I need a pattern to follow. I know there are some of you who can just choose fabric and go with it! I have been sending out my… Continue

Added by miksval on January 1, 2009 at 11:10am — 2 Comments

Happy New Year!

Since this is the beginning of a New Year and I just retired in December, I am looking forward to making a lot of things, wallhangings, table runners, pillows, quilts, etc. and I'm also going to try my hand at incorporating machine embroidery into some of my things. I have already tried embroidering small Christmas things, a snowman, a roly-poly santa, to put into picture frame ornaments. So, I hope all of you have a wonderful year and hopefully we'll be able to inspire each other and quilt,… Continue

Added by Nancy on January 1, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Summer is going strong in the South

Temperatures are going to reach 100 degrees here today. It's time to sit back in the sewing room and enjoy the Air Conditioning and Quilt. I hope everyone has a fun sewing project that their working on.


Added by Cindy Dailey on January 1, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Happy New Year

Today I am straightening out my sewing area too. We must all have the same idea to start the New Year with a clear cutting table. I worked on a small wall hanging last night, an appliqued tea pot. My goal today is to at least put away the fabric that is all over. Then off to dinner with my relatives. So happy I found this blog. I wish you all a Happy, Healthy New Year 2009, Maryann

Added by Maryann**NY on January 1, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

My Whining about Binding

Hey, what the heck, I clicked on Learn Tab and found a utube video that actually teaches binding...with mitered corners... so I can pull out an UFO and test it!!!

Added by Ann Straight on January 1, 2009 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

A new year of quilting!

Happy New Year! A friend sent me the information on this site and I liked what I saw so joined. The lovely Pacific Northwest is rainy today, the usual, but that is much better than the snow of the last two weeks! I live about 20 miles outside Portland in Washington State, and we are not used to two weeks of snow and ice! A few days, yes. I managed to get to work everyday since it's only about 5 miles and no big hills, so I didn't get to do all the quilting I might have been able to do. Today I… Continue

Added by Kathy Marlowe on January 1, 2009 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

Happy New Year!

I for one am glad to see 2008 gone. It has most decidedly not been a good year. I have great hopes for 2009 though. Here in Louisiana there are many areas where fireworks are legal and for some weird reason NY eve is a huge fireworks night. Last night was a trial for poor Dexter, the noise terrified him and the smell upset him as well. Poor thing, my DH and I could not even take him for his nightly walk as we were worried that he would be burned.

Today's plan is to hit the stores for… Continue

Added by Jujubeez on January 1, 2009 at 9:47am — No Comments

Anyone else here from Iowa?

Hello. I'm new to the group and love that this group is here. How fun!
I am from NW corner of Iowa near Orange City.
I love to piece the best and have many UFO's to prove it.
I'm off to look around the site and see what this is all about.
Charla in Iowa

Added by Charla Sackmann on January 1, 2009 at 9:26am — 6 Comments

Hi to all the Quilter's

It is cold in Southwest Virginia but the sky is blue. I am getting ready to go through my quilting books and pick out 2 patterns. I am making a challenge quilt with Fiesta colors. I was in San Antonio last year and fell in love with the bright colors. My friend and I hurried to the local quilt store and bought the fabrics and challenged each other. She reported to me she has started and here I am still looking! We meet in a few months ! I am also making quilts for my nieces and nephews and have… Continue

Added by Carol Bohon on January 1, 2009 at 8:53am — 7 Comments

Happy New Year


I too am from very cold Illinois, rural Seneca to be exact. I have a fantastic hubby and 2 adult children. This past year, I had my Mom living with us. She passed away in October very peacefully. So I haven't been sewing or quilting at all for the past year. I sure hope to get back into the swing of things very soon. So glad CT started this new section to their already fantastic web site. I look forward to making new friends here and to pick your brains and to… Continue

Added by Lauren Eberhard on January 1, 2009 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Happy New Year from San Antonio, Texas

Happy New Year to all the Quilters out there. I have been sewing for close to 30 years, but have only been quilting for close to 5. I am considering purchasing a long arm quilting machine/table. I have not long arm quilted before. I always send my large quilts out for quilting, but am thinking I would like to do it myself. Any thoughts, suggestions on machine types, quality, etc. I am currently looking at the HandiQuilter 16 with the Studio Frame. I just started looking, so would appreciate any… Continue

Added by Janice Hall on January 1, 2009 at 7:36am — 1 Comment

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