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Susan Gatewood/VA
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  • Newport News, VA
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Retired computer programmer. Married with two grown sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and 'Grammie' to six adorable grandchildren, ages ten years to four years. I have been sewing since this age of three, as unbelievable as that seems today, and have been quilting seriously for the last twenty years. I have taught quilting classes at the local quilt shops and have published a couple of patterns. My favorite type of quilting is "Template Free Applique", but I do love it all.
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Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, paper piecing, machine quilting, embroidery, crazy quilting, general sewing, knitting
My pets are awesome!
All rescue animals. Two cats, Pepper, Pixie and two dog Katie, and Rusty. Beloved cat, Bubba, 15 years old passed away, July 15, 2009.

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At 7:26pm on January 3, 2013, dacollari2 said…
Hi. Taking your course in Va (technique table runner) where do you suggest getting threads? Thanks
At 8:47pm on March 2, 2012, Gayle Smith said…

Susan, can you please give me some advise on making the scalloped border for the Dear Jane quilt.  Thanks so much.


At 6:45pm on August 16, 2011, Suzanne L/WA said…
HI Susan, It's been a long time since you sent me Celestial Dreams and I wanted to let you know that I finally started the quilt. I've even finished my 1st block on Saturday. I started with the Saturn, small corner block and have begun one of the small corner blocks with circles and star in middle. How long did it take you to complete the entire quilt? On some of the more detailed areas, did you use fusible applique, or was it all needleturn? I'm doing the back-basting technique and that has worked great so far, but am not sure how it will be once I get to more complicated blocks. Woo-Hoo….it's begun! (My applique sewing group thinks I'm crazy to pick this as my first applique project…..LOL)
At 2:05pm on August 9, 2011, Yolande said…

Hi Susan 

I found this pattern in a french quilting magazine called Quiltmania.

I send you more info in a private mail.


At 3:28pm on September 2, 2010, Jennifer B said…
Thank you so so much for sharing your PDF files for G6 and the mini star.. you are amazing!! I appreciate your help and I hope to show off my finished product in a night or two!
At 12:26pm on July 22, 2010, Joanne Maner/TN said…
Your quilts are all so beautiful. And what a diverse collection. You are a very talented lady.
At 12:23pm on July 22, 2010, Joanne Maner/TN said…
Thanks Susan for the info on the Civil War Bride. I did finally find it and saw it was all applique. Don't think i am ready for that yet. It is beautiful though. I also have 3 little puppies just 2 weeks old. They spend the day in my sewing room with me as it is so hot outside. Then at night they go back to their mom. I bottle feed them during the day.
I see you have lots of help in your sewing room too. Our pets are so precious. My babies.
At 12:54am on July 4, 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 1:50pm on May 2, 2010, Dianne B/ Kelowna BC said…
Hi Susan,
I noticed a few more blocks with differences. I hope you don't think I'm being disrespectful of the quilt or Brenda's work. I love the quilt and am so thrilled there is a book to give us all the blocks. My eyes just notice details which are different - I could always do those puzzles where things are different in the second picture and you have to find them or see when movies forgot to change their set scene.

Here's the list,
L2 - the narrow cross in the background goes right to the tip with the brown color - there is no triangle at the end
K4 - The 4 dark triangles pieces around the square have a narrow strip of white along their base.
E6 -The long rectanges of red and white look like a rail fence - unless the fabric has a white strip in the center of it.
F1- The four diamonds in the outside corners should be kite shaped.
C13- Blue cornerstones are missing from pattern
A13- the white rectages forming the cross are missing their end line before the triangle tips.
Triangle - Left side 12th from top (pg157) Bottom triangle isn't clear in the pattern - lines were left in.
Triangle - Bottom row 12th from left (pg149) the center pyramid should have its bottom diamond centered between the left and right triangle at the bottom ( setting into the flying geese at the bottom).
Are you sorry you asked??? Please take a look and tell me what you think. I hope my notes make sense to you.
At 7:02pm on May 1, 2010, Dianne B/ Kelowna BC said…
Thanks again, I'll send EQ6 an email.

I was looking at the Dear Jane book and I noticed another block which is drafted different than the original. M5 - Mother ____(?) - I can't recall the whole name. There is a 4 patch in opposing corners and in the picture they are framed on all sides, not just the outside. What do you think? Do you know of any other's drafted differently?
Take care,

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