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Quilt Retreat!!

I just came home a few hours ago from my first Quilt Retreat! I have to say, I didn't get much done as in completing a quilt. But I did have fun and met a lot of great people. Who I hope to continue to become better friends. Thank you Andi for inviting me to the retreat! I will definitely will be back next year!…

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Added by Laura Watts on January 27, 2013 at 6:21pm — 8 Comments

Today

Today I went to a Quilt class. It's called Beginner Quilter Club at A Touch of Amish store. It was good, I liked it and learned a few things. The best thing about the class was it was FREE. Yep you hear me right FREE and they offer it once a month!! I can't beat that. It's like a BOM type deal. Oh you don't have to bring anything but the BOM from the previous month! And on top of that,,,, you don't make…

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Added by Laura Watts on June 16, 2012 at 3:21pm — 4 Comments

Needing help!!

I need some ideas.. oh, sorry my bad.. Happy Memorial Day!

I am wanting to make a quilt for our bed. And no I haven't painted the bedroom yet! LOL.. maybe one day.

Here is what the fabric I have picked out. Now I just need a design.

OH remember I am not an expert on quilting, still a…

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Added by Laura Watts on May 27, 2012 at 4:00pm — 18 Comments

Question

Have you ever entered one of your quilts in a show?

I went to my first ever quilt show this past weekend. I loved it. One of my quilt guilds is having a quilt show this fall. They had asked me (along with everyone else) to make a quilt for the show. I am not sure if I am good enough to do a…

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Added by Laura Watts on April 29, 2012 at 7:29am — 14 Comments

TODAY IS..............

My son's 18th Birthday!!! Wow!

Added by Laura Watts on April 26, 2012 at 4:20am — 7 Comments

Joined

Not only did I join 1 Quilt Guild, but I have joined 2 of them and joined a newly started quilt group. LOL.. Call me nuts.  And one of the ladies at the 1st quilt guild is also in the second one.  She has asked me to join her at another guild.  OMG , what have I done!

Added by Laura Watts on April 17, 2012 at 11:50am — 9 Comments

Quilts

I keep finding pictures and patterns of quilts that I want to make!!! I think I am going to have to start making  a running list of projects.  And put the patterns and any of the fabrics I already have together in bags so they will all be together when I finally get around to them.

How do you…

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Added by Laura Watts on March 9, 2012 at 8:46am — 15 Comments

SHOP HOPS!

I was wondering how do you handle Shop Hops? Do you go and buy just a particular  amount of fabric or spend a quoted amount of money?

I went on a hop last year and I told myself I would only spend so much at each one. Some I would have loved to spend more but then another store would be…

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Added by Laura Watts on March 3, 2012 at 3:30pm — 13 Comments

Road Trip

Well I am planning on going down south to see my family!! I can't wait! I was wondering if they would let me stop off at all the quilt stores along the highway!! LOL wouldn't that be a hoot!

Added by Laura Watts on February 28, 2012 at 6:36am — 6 Comments

String Quilting?

Has anyone done String Quilting?

Added by Laura Watts on February 24, 2012 at 7:46pm — 9 Comments

Wow it's been a while

It's been a while since I posted. I did get my sewing room painted and put together some what. I am still organizing but it is workable. 

Here is the before picture.

And here is what it looks like after the paint job.

As you can tell I am…

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Added by Laura Watts on February 24, 2012 at 8:21am — 13 Comments

Chicago Area

Hey Y'all,

Anyone going to the Sewing & Quilt Expo in March at the Schaumburg Convention Center?

Added by Laura Watts on January 30, 2012 at 4:20pm — 7 Comments

Retreat

Y'all never guess what I have done. I actually signed up for a retreat!!! It's an hour away from me, but that is ok. I can't wait to go. I have been reading a book series and I so want to have what they have and it sounds like this retreat is going to be just like that!!  I know two ladies that sew / quilt I wonder if they would like to go? …

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Added by Laura Watts on January 28, 2012 at 5:03am — 18 Comments

Anyone belong to a Guild?

I was thinking to seeing what my local or a local guild is like. Has anyone been to one? What was your experience with them? Liked them, not like them?

Tomorrow night is The Algonquin Quilters' Guild meeting. I also think there is one in Elgin and maybe one in Woodstock, not sure.…

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Added by Laura Watts on January 25, 2012 at 6:42am — 12 Comments

It's awful being sick

I caught a cold and have been out of commission in doing anything in the house including sewing / quilting.  Anyone else just curl up on the coach and do nothing?

Added by Laura Watts on January 21, 2012 at 10:32am — 12 Comments

Quilt Class

It was great!!! It was also a little weird walking in and they know my name by heart! I do wished that there was some ladies there my age! But, oh well.  The quilt we are making is called Undercover Houston VIII , I don't know what it looks like until we finish it. But the colors I picked out are going to work great in it , at least that is what I was told.…

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Added by Laura Watts on January 14, 2012 at 6:02pm — 20 Comments

Getting ready

Well today was a lazy day. LOL. I did cut out some tumblers for a Christmas quilt. Yes, you read right, a Christmas quilt. Ok so I didn't get to it last year, but I look at this way. If I can finish it before Christmas this year I am a head of the game. LOL.

I have a list going on what quilts I…

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Added by Laura Watts on January 11, 2012 at 3:33pm — 13 Comments

Planning

So my husband is still away doing Military duty, and I am trying to fill my days doing things. I get bored easily , last time I was really bored, I dyed my hair. LOL. That didn't turn out right, it was suppose to be a chestnut brown (that is close to my natural hair color), but it turned out to be more red than brown. I keep forgetting that I have red undertones and they tend to really show when I try…

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Added by Laura Watts on January 8, 2012 at 9:08am — 12 Comments

Next week

Well next week I am taking two different quilting classes. One is called Breakfast Club and the other one is Mystery Quilting for Beginner Quilter.  I can't wait, not quite sure what to expect I guess I will find that out on the first day. I know for the Mystery Quilt one they take you around to help you choose the fabric for the quilt. That could be dangerous for me, since I love fabric. I am already…

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Added by Laura Watts on January 6, 2012 at 3:40pm — 7 Comments

today

Well today was a long day! I had TOPS to do and then come home and clean up some before I can sew. Now that cleaning is done and dishes are done I can sew.  Right now I am hand sewing some pieces together while I am watching the Biggest Loser! I love watching that show it is the only reality show I do watch! Does anyone else out there watch? So do yo watch tv and hand sew or machine sew at the same…

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Added by Laura Watts on January 3, 2012 at 8:00pm — 16 Comments

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