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Debra Miller
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  • Albany, IN
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I am a US Air Force Veteran. I was a Medic years ago, stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson AZ. Loved it there! I am from farm country. So quilts are close to my heart. I love antique quilts, although I do not own any at this time. I am into history, I love to read. Besides quilting, I also cross stitch, crochet and recently taught myself to knit! I am married to a wonderful man, Marty. He is also an AF veteran.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, paper piecing, hand quilting, machine quilting, embroidery, general sewing, knitting, garment sewing
My pets are awesome!
We have a small cat, Marina. She is a tortie Persian and is an elder at 15 years old. We also got our Ragdoll Kitten 21/2 years ago. Kenzie is hilarious. Our brown and white Newfoundland, piper , is an Elder too. So sweet.

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Posted on March 26, 2014 at 8:37pm 4 Comments

Do we have another indruder?

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Posted on March 17, 2014 at 3:22am 2 Comments

Help. Intruder Alert!!

hello out there!

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 11:33pm 1 Comment

Just wondering where everyone's been. Anyone had fun quilting this weekend? Not me. Did have my hair cut and colored. Love it. Lol. Ready to take on the world this week and finally finish DGD baby quilt.

hello out there!

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 11:32pm 3 Comments

Just wondering where everyone's been. Anyone had fun quilting this weekend? Not me. Did have my hair cut and colored. Love it. Lol. Ready to take on the world this week and finally finish DGD baby quilt.

Lancaster PA quilt show

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 11:55am 3 Comments

Anybody want to go with me? Or meet me there?

wooo hoooo!!

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 12:07pm 15 Comments

Ladies, I won 4 tickets to AQS quilt show in LAncaster, PA. I am shocked since I never win anything! Lol. The show is March 12-15. I cAn't wait. Now, who to take?


Posted on February 6, 2014 at 8:08pm 7 Comments

Well Pam aparently no one appologized for ordering this weather! My quilt guild meeting was cancelled...Again. For snow. We only meet once a month which in itself is a bummer. Haven't had a meeting since Nov 7. And that was the night my Dad passed away. Sighs. No wonder it took so long to find my quilting MoJo.

Quilting MoJo

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 10:26pm 13 Comments

Well I seem to have lost my Quilting MoJo. No idea where it went. I have several quilts started. Just the piecing stage. HELP! It's been very cold here too. Had to get new hot water heater last week. Froze and busted along with the pipes under the house to my kitchen sink DH says no fix til warms up so I get to heat water on the stove for dishes. Ugh! Been crocheting. Have a new DGbaby Ava Cathrine born 11-18-2013. Only seen pics. She is 2000 miles away in Sac area of CA. Sighs. So. Ladies what… Continue

Way to start the New Year!

Posted on January 1, 2014 at 8:41am 9 Comments

DH and I have our 9 year old DGD for New Years again. She got a Mini Sewing machine and sewing supplies along with some fabric for Christmas. She is so excited to learn and I love that!
She is making a small pillow for her little cousin from Lightning McQueen Cars fabric she picked out. So cute! I can't wait to help her. We had ironing lessons last night. Now she wants a mini iron too! Lol.


Posted on December 19, 2013 at 10:30pm 6 Comments

Does anyone know the best way to sew on satin blanket binding to fleece?

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At 9:24am on April 6, 2014, Roxann said…

Hi Debra!   A fellow Hoosier! :)  I've not been to that camp but my mom and aunt go once, sometimes twice a year.  I went once to visit for the day and all the ladies looked extremely happy!  They have a local quilt shop that sets up a mini quilt shop and it's open all day and night.  When you show up they have someone take all or your stuff in and take your sewing stuff to the sewing room for you.  3 meals a day, drinks all day, nature walks, horses to ride, and sewing till your hearts desire. 

At 12:56pm on March 29, 2014, AidaCJ/NH said…

Hi, regarding the Hawaiian blocks.  About 15 years ago I bought a series of Hawaiian block patterns from Poakalani in Hawaii.  I had wanted to make a queen size quilt cover, but between my job and other stuff I put it in the back burner.  Now that I am fully retired, I took the patterns out and selected about 16 blocks for the quilt.  She has a website www.poakalani.net and she's also on Facebook.  Last year she featured patterns for the 50 states which I downloaded for free. 

I just checked her website and she now sells the patterns individually.  If you're interested I can send you a couple of the simple blocks along with the instructions.  My personal e-mail is acastro_jacq@comcast.net, send me a message and I will reply with the patterns.

Regards - Aida

At 7:12pm on March 28, 2014, Jody Davis-Wood said…
Glad you like the idea. Would love to see pictures of you progress.
At 7:24am on March 25, 2014, B J Elder/WA said…

Bailey's dress pattern is Simplicity 3859

At 12:34pm on March 22, 2014, Diane Wills/IN said…

I am from Northwest Indiana: Demotte. We are just off of 65.  I see you were in the Air Force. I am retired from the Navy!  How interesting!

At 11:57pm on March 21, 2014, Jody Davis-Wood said…

Debra I think your fabrics will work are you planning to use the large print as number 4. I would use the white as #2 and either the red or brown as your number 1. I have not seen the whole pattern but based on what has been made so far #2 seems to be the back ground and 4 seems to be a focal fabric. Your red and brown seem to be the same shade you might want to consider a lighter shade of either one of them because they will end up next to each other and you would have better contrast if one was more of a medium shade. Your focal fabric also appears to have a green in it you might bring in a medium green as your # 3 and use the brown and red as your #'s 1 & 5 You also may consider a gold like the poo bear as your #6 fabric. I hope the directions that I gave you on how to upload pictures will help. This is just a suggest I don't have the pattern so I am going by what Ann had suggested.

At 6:04am on March 17, 2014, Priscilla Landers said…


Pick a fun focus material, then pull colours from that fabric. Don't be afraid of the darker colours. I made a quilt With sage greens and golds [It was a request} It turned out rather nice. Feminine and soficticated, able to last past the first year.

At 7:28am on February 1, 2014, Roxann said…

Hi Debra

Mountain mist polyester is what I was talking about, I haven't used their cotton blend. I would assume their cotton blend is comparable to all the other cotton blends. I was just warned from other LAQ s about the fire hazard of the poly kind. 

At 4:32pm on August 13, 2013, Joanna liguz said…

Hi Debra, The pieces for my fish quilt - the pattern (templates) are bigger...I measured the seam allowance..and they are way bigger than they are suposto. so I do cut off the water and all is fine..Thanks again, Joanna

At 5:02pm on August 10, 2013, Janet/MO said…

Debra, thanks for the compliment on my little wallhanging.  You can find the design at www.emblibrary.com.  After you get on their home page, go to the little search box and type in tweets and all of them should come up.  You do have to have an embroidery machine to do them on.  After the stitching was finished I squared the blocks up to 12-1/2" and then added 1" and 3" borders as I wanted to keep it under 20".  Then I just stippled quilted the center and then straight lines 1/2" apart on the outside border. 


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