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Whimsies and Wonders

Find inspiration for creating whimsical and wonderous things from fiber.  Themes are offered frequently to jump start your creativity.  Use your favorite method, or try some a suggested one, then share through us.

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Members: 8
Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2020

Bi-monthly (1st and 15th) Inspirations and Opportunities

Welcome to a group where ideas are proposed, and you get to share everything you come up with, past and present, on the given idea.  No deadlines.  No ending dates.  A new themes and ideas will be put forth on the first and fifteenth of each month.  Feel free to share your thoughts, concepts, progress, and completed projects on the various themes at any given time.  A running tally of themes will be kept at the top of these pages, so that you can visit any of the ideas at any time, and more than once.


The theme for the first of the month will be clear.  It might look like:  apples, running water, shapes, etc.  It could be a combination of words.  Whatever appears at that point will be something you have a clear picture of in your mind.


On the fifteenth, the game changes.  Your motivator will be something more abstract, and usually come in the form of a phrase.  As this group is starting after mid-month, we will start with an abstract idea. 


Whatever comes to mind, that you can apply to creating will be worth exploring.  You may not accomplish something with every idea, which is ok.  Discussing what comes to mind, your visual images and reactions will stimulate all of us.  These may lend a hand in helping someone bring an idea full circle.


Welcome to a world of whimsies and wonder.  Share your dolls, your quilts, your collages, your beading, whatever fiber arts you create with, share it.  Along the way, new techniques will be shared to enhance your imagination.  Welcome, welcome, welcome!

Discussion Forum

First of the Month Concepts

Started by Robbin Neff. Last reply by Robbin Neff Sep 1, 2011. 28 Replies

First concept for this category will be on July 1.  In the mean time, try out the Mid-Month Concepts discussion.

Tags: bead, weave, dolls, more, quilt

Mid-Month Concepts

Started by Robbin Neff. Last reply by Robbin Neff Aug 17, 2011. 19 Replies

The ideas here are abstract.  Where they may lead you, know one knows...yet.  Use the list below to come up with creative thoughts and make something.  Share your reactions, thoughts, progress, and…Continue

Tags: quilting, art, fiber, creations, ideas


Started by linda harriott/UK. Last reply by Robbin Neff Jul 25, 2011. 3 Replies

talking to my hubby on Sunday about the up and coming aussie swap and I mentioned that I could maybe make a collage with Australian bank notes I have and some stamps then scan it and print out on…Continue

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Comment by MsDesigns on September 22, 2020 at 8:50am

I am a long time member of "Quilting With Us" (QWU). I used to give virtual workshops here. Like many others, I have ventured out as QWU became more quiet.

We are getting the warning that QWU is at risk of being disabled. I fear this is a sign that QWU will one day be no more.

It has become like family here and the thought of losing the friendships we have developed has giving me a sad heart. Like many dark clouds, there is a silver lining. When I ventured out, I created a quilters social network, much like QWU. I never mentioned it, for it was a conflict of interest. However, in this dark hour, it is time to let others know there is an alternative. It does not have to end here.

I would be honored for QWU members to join "Pattern Pastiche". If needed, we are more than happy to create a group for your new home.

Your "Pattern Pastiche" code: QWU

"Pattern Pastiche" is at


Comment by Sandy B /AUS on August 24, 2012 at 4:01pm

HI Hope and Linda - gee this page has been quiet for a while - rain. Yes we came home to carton of wine that was soaked by the rain we did not expect while we were away. No breakages and a lovely son, who had brought them in for us. Canberra is 700 m above sea level and quite a dry climate - cool climate wines up here. It was nice to go to Sydney which is near the sea.

Rain is what my early spring garden needs - daffodils are opening and some other bulbs plus the golden wattle blossoms. A lovely time here but so short

Comment by linda harriott/UK on August 24, 2012 at 11:05am

we have had everyones share this summer.our farmers have lost their crops because of too much rain and yours for too little,its so unfair.The fires as well,so much land and livestock and of course the poor people who lost their homes  or even lives.sandy in Australia has had snow where they never see any.Weird.

Comment by Hope Harris on August 24, 2012 at 8:29am

hello my word for today is rain, we are getting some and could use any and all we get, so dry, the earth is cracking so big , we have to watch how and where we walk,

Comment by Ruthann on March 19, 2012 at 7:18am

summer in March is the phrase for me, was close to 81 this entire weekend, did not sleep friday and saturday nite, was so humid and hot, put in house air conditioners, then of course cooled off last nite, so shut off, opened window, but still had to have fan on. like where is the breeze?

not so good to come home to frig that died, for sure frig shopping, can not live without one, also a washer is one thing can not live with out also..

glad you had a nice time and visited and seen so many amazing things.

Comment by Sandy B /AUS on March 17, 2012 at 3:08pm

Boots - sore feet - we walked so much inn hilly Sydney and had a wonderful time - saw Picasso Exhibition from the Musse Picasso in Paris - amazing art - and a play (another amazing!!) - and lots of quaint, different, grungy at times, shops and people.

WE came drenched by a thunder storm to a fridge that had died in the middle of sour 4 days away - we are now living out of a car fridge and using bags of ice!!

No wind here today - some would be great to dry our washing. I love the way clouds scud across the sky on windy days. Can I dare mention windy in conjunction with beans!! LOL

Thank you for your lovely comments about my bookmarks. Fridge shopping today - maybe a new one by Tuesday!!

Comment by Ruthann on March 13, 2012 at 6:50am

word for today WINDY , windy breezes in summer heat, wind howling in winter whipping around corner of the house, windmills in Holland. windy tossing the sheets around on the clothesline.

intresting name of the chain of chemisists. never thought of boot camp. do not have any boots other than my mud/snow boots.

Comment by linda harriott/UK on March 13, 2012 at 1:38am

We have a chain of chemists called Boots.

Isnt Boots also an army term for something and of course people attend Boot camp.

Footwear,only boots I have are actually cowboy boots,really comfy.

Had Wellington boots(wellies) but Rachael had them off me last year to go sledging.

Comment by Ruthann on March 12, 2012 at 10:59am

my word for today is boots, need them today, rained all night, now is misting, so had to put boots on to walk thru the puddles and the mud here..

Sandy saw your bppkmarks, sooo pretty, you sure do make some nice creative items..

Comment by Ruthann on March 12, 2012 at 9:16am

that is one huge long beautiful bridge, looked at photos of it, beautiful nite, day , sunset, etc, what an awesome sight..

harbour makes me think of Robbin of course, then ships, boats, fish, water.


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