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Reba Swinford
  • Hartselle, AL
  • United States
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I'm now 71 with 1 husband for 51 years. Daughter, Valerie, sil Kevin and grandsons. Connor is at Auburn Universary studying building science. Connor is living in Charlotte, NC working with his uncle Ryan studing to be and electrican. Coming home to work a program in Madison. Caleb is 16 at James Clemons High. He is on the track and field team. Valerie is an official for track and field team. I am back living my life after almost dying from Guillan Barre. That was Sept. 2013. Terrible episode in my life. Thank GOD prayers brought me though this ordeal. I am able to sew again and work at Red Cross.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, paper piecing, hand quilting, machine quilting, embroidery, crazy quilting, general sewing
My pets are awesome!
3 dogs 1 bird

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Posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

hello everyone. have missed noticed about your latest projects, etc. since changing internet servers maybe I will hear from all soon. Reba


Posted on July 8, 2009 at 6:51am 2 Comments

Hi ladies, is everyone on vacation except me. I need some suggestions about useing prarie points with binding when finishing a baby quilt. I don't know how to start. I can make the points but I don't know about how or what to measure to make them fit the quilt . Could someone please give me some suggestion. I will take any help you can offer. i you know of a book with directions, I would gladly buy it for future reference. Thanks, Reba

Memorial Day

Posted on May 25, 2009 at 6:17am 1 Comment

May we all remember our service men and women today. I had two brothers. One retired with nearly 40 years of service in the army. The other one died on his 21st birthday. He was in the navy, but died from health related issues. I think of them and so many more who died protecting our country, Oh!! what a wonderful country we live in. There are negative things happening all around us, but we MUST put a positive spin on our lives each day. Smile and the world smiles back. Reba

Hello, I live in Hartselle, Alabama and i'm a member of 5 years with the New Beginnings Quild Guild. We now have 30 members. Our guild along with the Happy Hearts guild from Decatur, Alabama are host…

Posted on April 17, 2009 at 12:17pm 6 Comments

Hello, I live in Hartselle, Alabama and i'm a member of 5 years with the New Beginnings Quild Guild. We now have 30 members. Our guild along with the Happy Hearts guild from Decatur, Alabama are hosting the 2009 Alabama State Symposium at St. Bernard College in Cullman, Al. We are very excited about the upcoming show. I know we will have some wonderful quilts on show plus 7 outstanding teachers. The symposium is June 11, 12, and 13. I am in charge of vendors and this is my first time ever being… Continue

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At 6:53am on August 3, 2011, Lou Ann Brach/MD said…


Amazon has them too, but you need to put in Chris Wolf Edmons to get them to come up.

At 6:43am on August 3, 2011, Lou Ann Brach/MD said…
The postage is 6 something and the book says buy it now and has 99 cents. I paid 7.62 for mine, so they are comparable.
At 5:57am on August 3, 2011, Lou Ann Brach/MD said…
At 5:16am on August 2, 2011, Lou Ann Brach/MD said…

Reba, I had lost mine, so just bought another on eBay. I checked and there are no more listed, nor are there any on Amazon (where I also had a choice the other day). If you keep looking on sites, it is A Year in Stitches and the author is Chris Wolf Edmonds of Kansas. It is really wonderful. On my page, I have her Sept., Oct. (stolen), Feb. & March patterns. I just loved how she combined 2 patterns in 1, like the School House with country roads for Sept. I also will be putting on the Dec. one and am remaking the Oct. one (the reason for purchasing the book).

Good luck in finding it!

At 1:42pm on July 27, 2011, Marnie/NH said…
Reba, my DD lived in Minot, ND, she stayed with one of my sisters during the flooding and is still living with my sister along with my other sister and her family and my brother.  thank God my sis who didn't flood has a big house.  My DD works from home on her computer and will bring her computer here to NH and work from my house until she can find a place for herself and her son.
At 3:00pm on December 27, 2010, Vicki W said…
I live in Lawrenceville GA just north of Atlanta, I classify myself as a beginner quilter. Thanks for the nice welcome, I am sure I will have lots of questions
At 9:18pm on July 2, 2010, Mary johnson said…
Dear Friends

The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!

Go sign up now and let the fun begin.


Hope we see you there


At 5:50pm on November 11, 2009, Navy Wife said…
My 3 kids, 2 spouses, and 1 significant other will be here for Thanksgiving. The Grands will be other places. The 2 married ones with the other side of their families. Oldest GS should be working or with his Dad. Youngest GD will be finishing her last clinical and studying for Boards so she can go to work in January. She will be with her BF or maybe I should say fiance. He gave her a diamond 2 weeks ago, and she is still floating high! Have a great weekend!
At 4:25pm on November 11, 2009, Navy Wife said…
I'm glad I checked your site tonight. I needed to know about prairie points also. I'll copy from Ally's instructions. How are the sports guys doing? Our local high school team has only lost one game, and they are in a new division.
What are you working on at the moment, if you have time? I'm trying to finish the few spots of embroidery on a baby quilt. He's due in December so time is getting short. Holding the square to embroider makes my hand hurt, so I can't do more than 2 or 3 at a time. I'll get to work on that tonight. Have fun with the boys. Too soon they are grown and gone. Mine are 28 now.
At 7:26am on July 8, 2009, Ally Bryant said…
Hi Reba,
When I first started quilting in 1999 I always used prairie points especally on my baby quilts.
The way I did mine was as you know you cut the square that you would like ,I think I did a 3 " sq. for baby quilts. Step1. So you fold diagonally once, then fold the triangle in half again. I always did mine all then put pins untill I finished.
Step. 2 I usually place my corners in first - so that would be one facing one way and the other facing the other,pin. Do this on all four corners.
Step.3 count and divide out equally if you have a square quilts.
Step.4 If you have two long side and top and bottom same. Make enough points so that they have the same amount of points on correspondings sides.
Step.5 slot them the folded side into the previous point so the side point is in about 1/2 inch. Overlapp them all the way along in this manner. If you find you have in to tight ease out a bit. At this point you have to play about a bit.
Step.6. When you have them all pin in place on the top of you quilt sew quarter inch seam . I always do a straight line right off end and started each row again. Then clip off point of corner(be careful).
Step.7. Then fold rough edge to back and catch in the backing with a slip stitch all the way around.
PS> I haven't done them in a while but I think I put the pairie points on baby top before quilting, batting and backing I found a lot easier to handle.
Also if you go to "you tube" you may find a video on it not sure but it is worth checking out.
Hope this has been helpful. Any question please let me know. Ally.

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