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Why I quilt.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharon Dec 26, 2010. 21 Replies


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About Me
I'm the wife of a retired Air Force Major ( who now is a Consultant with the Army). I'm a housewife who also, as a member of the VFW Ladies Auxilary, volunteers at a local area VA Hospital. I've been sewing and quilting since I was a little girl, but I also enjoy doing other hand-crafts as well. Having spent many years overseas in many countries during my husband's AF career, I've been privileged to meet a lot of quilters and learn techniques from them all. My most memorable quilting event was during America's bicentennial when we were stationed in Holland and my quilting group made a quilt in red, white and blue commemorating the event. Having been invited to lunch; we, as a group, went to the Royal Palace and presented that quilt to the then Queen of Holland.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, paper piecing, hand quilting, machine quilting, embroidery, crazy quilting, general sewing, knitting, gardening, other
My pets are awesome!
6 cats: Watson, Peanut, Chutney, Pickles, Nilla ( short for Vanilla ), and Peaches

Pickles takes a snooze while Peanut " helps" me quilt

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Posted on November 13, 2011 at 8:27am 5 Comments

What's happened to the birthdays list??  They're not showing up on the Main Page for me.

Mystery plant

Posted on November 12, 2011 at 8:44am 11 Comments

Does anyone know what kind of plant this is? I recieved it years ago as a housewarming gift, and I still don't know what it is.

Marking tools

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 9:44am 4 Comments

I've been quilting for most of my life, but it seems I'm always looking for that perfect marking tool.

What is your favorite marking tool, or pencil, or pen, or whatever to use when you're quilting?

It's really Spring!

Posted on April 16, 2011 at 9:44am 0 Comments

My wild violets are blooming!

Skin moisturizer you'll love....

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 8:33am 2 Comments

I have found the most wonderful lotion to use on my hands and I can use it while I'm quilting!! It smells lovely, it makes my hands feel soft, and best of all it absorbs immediately and leaves absolutely no oily residue so I can immediately go back to my handwork.

The name of it is simply GRAPES (because that's what it's made from) and the website is: www.vcgrapes.com .

It's not cheap, but well worth the price.

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At 1:05am on January 16, 2012, Janice Aitkens said…

Your page looks like winter has really arrived there we not had any snow just heavy frost here so far

Hugs Janice

At 8:25am on January 11, 2012, Cat Lady--MO said…

Not looking forward t snow at all!  Is that a cardinal I see at the far edge of this center column?

At 2:30pm on January 10, 2012, J.S. said…

I just noticed that the cat pattern was in the 1997 issue of McCalls Quilting.

At 11:36am on January 10, 2012, J.S. said…

Yes, this certainly has been a strange winter.  It scares me to think what the summer holds for us.  About the quilt pattern, it was in an old McCalls quiIting magazine but I  downloaded it free, so we'll see if I can explain to you how I got it.  I never could get it for my neice but just now I found it.  Search 'free stairway to cat heaven pattern.'  Find a website called sewgirls.com/quilting/Stairway-to-Cat-Heaven-pattern.  If you try to just put that in, it will come up page not found.  Copy and paste the first link and it will take you to it.  If you can't get it, I will gladly send it to you.  I had mine decreased at Copy Co. by 40% and it turned out close to 30" by 30".  Let me know how you do and good luck...... 

At 11:17am on January 10, 2012, Judith Cogswell said…

I love your page.  I should have you do mine for me.  Every season is special in its own way.  Hope you are having a reat new year.

At 10:16am on January 10, 2012, J.S. said…

I always look forward to seeing what you have on your page.  I'm like you, I love winter!

At 4:37pm on December 24, 2011, Linda Richards/N. Ontario said…

Annie, love your page.  You did a great job.  Just came on QWU and it is the first time I have been on for ages.  I thought I would check in tonight - Christmas Eve.  Brent is sleeping in his chair, Mom is doing Sudoku and I am on the computer.  It is exciting eh?  I guess that is what you call an old folks Christmas Eve.

At 11:00am on December 8, 2011, J.S. said…

I love your page, Annie.  It's always fun to see what you have.  I'm not that talented to set up my page like that.  For once, I, too, am almost completely ready for Christmas.  The cards aren't out yet, but gifts are bought and almost all are wrapped.  I still have a wallhanging to finish, but this is the most enjoyable time I have ever had 2 weeks before Christmas.  The stress level is down to almost zero concerning being ready.  Some years I have sworn that I wouldn't be done in time, but it always seemed to work out.  I'll start my baking in another week and am looking forward to it.  My dgd loves to help decorate cookies and eat them as well.  I hope you have a very Happy Holiday..........

At 10:03am on November 19, 2011, Judith Cogswell said…


Sounds like you have a nice view. Enjoy.  It's 9 degrees and snowing here.  Keeping warm at my sewing machine and iron.  Making a civil war doll quilt.




At 10:54am on November 13, 2011, Irene Gallway said…

Thank you Annie for inviting me to be your friend. It's my pleasure.


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