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March 2011 Blog Posts (198)

Order received

My first Essential Pro thread order came yesterday and I am so excited.  My niece was here and we can't wait to get our first quilts loaded to try it out.  She even convinced me to let her take one of the spools for a quilt she had waiting at home to be quilted.  Love the feel and look - Kiwi and Orange Spice were the favorite of the colors ordered.


As an update on our Pastor's daughter Kari, she is still having to undergo dialysis and she has her up and down days.  She was…


Added by Arlene Parker on March 31, 2011 at 7:45am — 4 Comments

Busy As A Bee...bzzz...bzzz...

Yoohoo! Today is the day I get to pack for my big quilt retreat! I am so excited that I woke up at 5:30 am and am blogging here before 6! (Don't let me fool you, this is with a little coffee on the side...but you all know me well enough to know that probably is a given.)

Actually, the craft room closet cleaning took me a little longer than expected yesterday which held me up a bit. Then, I got the bright idea of "evaluating" my fabric. I hauled it ALL into the livingroom and for the… Continue

Added by Rhonda Mossner on March 31, 2011 at 3:12am — 3 Comments

A depressing moment at the LQS

I went out for coffee with my DD this morning at the Borders Book store. It's half way between where she works and goes to college at.  Being that we are both getting over the flu, things went as well as could be expected.  We decided to wander around the store for a while talking about things we keep forgetting to mention to each other. I've added her to my insurance at work so that she will have medical insurance now until she turns 26. Then she slaps me in the face with, "Mom, I'll be 26…


Added by Kathy/WA on March 30, 2011 at 2:09pm — 15 Comments

Time to head north...

It never fails...we are always fighting the weather! lol  We have had two wonderful months of sun and warm and will be heading into thunderstorms and a big snow storm on Friday into PA and NY!!! Welcome back! Luckily, we don't have to be anywhere until next week...but when you're headed home, that's where you want to be the shortest time possible! Will it ever give it up???

One thing about packing to go home, you don't have to decide what to take...it all has to go! Why did I buy so…


Added by Pam/NY on March 30, 2011 at 12:24pm — 13 Comments

Quilt Top Completed!

Good Morning,

Here's the completed quilt top for my son and future DIL.  I put on the last border Monday night, but had to wait for a break in the rain to put it out on the clothes line for a picture.  A special "Thank You" to Janice Aitkens for her blog about the Delectable Mountains pattern.  I want to take a machine quilting class at our local quilt shop, then I may tackle quilting this.  The wedding isn't until summer 2012, so I have awhile to decide.…


Added by Sue S. / OR on March 30, 2011 at 9:27am — 19 Comments

Now, Where Did I Put That?

It started out as many reasonable ideas do...I would simply open up the craft room closet and "look around" for my little screw-on cup holder that I always take to retreats. My sister bought it for me many years ago when we were both big scrapbookers. It's very handy for holding not only your beverage, but also a little trash bag for your scraps. Maybe some of you have one.

So, there I was finishing I think my third or fourth cup of coffee yesterday morning when I knew the time had… Continue

Added by Rhonda Mossner on March 30, 2011 at 8:40am — 3 Comments

Machine quilting table

Good morning,

I woke up waaaaaaay too early this morning and in my boredom, I came across this really interesting way to make your kitchen or dining room into a machine quilting table:




Basically you build a new leaf for your kitchen table, but include a dropped box for your machine so your quilts have plenty of…


Added by Sherry N/ Alberta on March 30, 2011 at 7:07am — 4 Comments

Pinwheel Method

I have cut all the fabric for the 1930s pinwheel quilt i am doing which is for DH's Cousin Wedding in May I am going to use the Missouri Star pinwheel method click  Here   to see video only difference is that i am using layer cake size (10 inch squares)

I haven't managed to do any actual sewing as i have had a bout of Vertigo so no sewing for me, also i have packed up my machine…


Added by Janice Aitkens on March 30, 2011 at 5:30am — 21 Comments

A real quandary ...

What do you do with 1and 1/4 cups of white sugar and 1 and 1/4 cups of brown sugar mixed ?????

Perhaps I should start at the beginning. Over March Break to those in Ontario,  Canada  -- Spring Break for those who live in the U.S., we had our 9 year old granddaughter here for the week. It was a busy week to say the least. The day before she went home was our "Nana and Kat  Day ". So we started out to make chocolate chip cookies from my mother's recipe. Kat was reading the recipe and…


Added by Nancy Link on March 29, 2011 at 6:00pm — 9 Comments

We Have Everything Because We Have Each Other

Every year since I have been a member of QWU I have posted my wedding anniversary date.  Well it has rolled around again and today DH and I have been married 43 years.  This year, this morning, he gave me a card that on the front has a pic of two cats sitting on a bench looking at the moon and stars and the title says "We've got everything"  and when I opened it up it says "Because We Have Each Other".    Then he said in his own writing that he hopes I have a good day and that he hopes we can… Continue

Added by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on March 29, 2011 at 11:56am — 24 Comments

Scrap Squad Links

Sorry Quilters!  I have no idea why my links quit working.  I thought they were OK last night but anyway... for those of you wanting to see the other 7 scrappy quilts from Quiltmaker's Scrap Squad, here are the individual links:

Dionne:   www.sewmanyquilts.blogspot.com

Jane:  www.forestjane.blogspot.com

Ruthie: …


Added by Carol Vickers/OH on March 29, 2011 at 9:18am — 3 Comments

Retreat Time Again

Well, what can I say, I am soooo excited to be going back to this retreat.  I have been preparing for a little over a week, cutting out projects, packing and unpacking my retreat box.  Repacking my retreat box, then unpacking it again!  Ugh!

What do I want to work on, how many project can I get ready to take with me?  Do I have everything I need?  Have I made a list?  Of course!  I don't trust myself to remember EVERYTHING!  I think I have 7 or 8 projects ready to go, cut, labled,…


Added by Stephanie G. Benson-Greer on March 29, 2011 at 8:21am — 11 Comments

Three Days And Counting...

If you have ever gone to a quilting retreat, this blog will sound very familiar to you...

Yesterday, I started my official packing for my three day quilt retreat coming up this weekend at a nearby conference center. There is no cell phone connection, no tv and basically no contact with the outside world during the time I am there. Mr. Man Cave has been there on retreats with the high schoolers and when I asked what his impression was, his only remark was "primitive".

Well,… Continue

Added by Rhonda Mossner on March 29, 2011 at 7:43am — 10 Comments

Second Scrap Squad Quilt - AND GIVE AWAYS!!!!

As many of you know, I was lucky enough to be selected as a member of Quiltmaker's Scrap Squad and it's time for the reveal of Project #2.  The original quilt and pattern will appear in the May/June issue of Quiltmaker soon to be on the newstand.  Here's my version.

This pattern is Raspberry Dessert designed by Julie Herman of…


Added by Carol Vickers/OH on March 28, 2011 at 8:43pm — 68 Comments

He's home!!!



I cannot believe that I have been away for so long.  Between taking care of myself after and accident and being worried about my boys out in this world of the Army time just flies.  Baby L will be 1 this week, yes one year has gone by!  She's crawling, and pulling up onto things and saying Mama.  She laughs so sweetly you can't help but smile with her.


Well here's a pic of my son with our Grandson at the homecoming last night.  We are so grateful for the…


Added by Vicki0389 on March 28, 2011 at 5:21pm — 16 Comments

What an inspiration to us all.

A friend sent me this site and it really spoke to me, we may think we have things that set us back well this Rose on the video isn't going to let anything set her back.


Hope you will be inspired.

Added by Ally Bryant on March 28, 2011 at 3:46pm — 3 Comments

Antique Quilt Jackpot!

My brother and his family just returned to Oregon this week from their Spring Break trip to North Dakota.  They drove to ND to pick up some keepsakes my 98-year-old Grandma wanted to hand over to us.  Imagine how thrilled I was to discover one of the items was a huge trunk containing eight old quilts.  All are documented -- three are from the civil war era and the rest are from the late 1800s through the 1930s.  Beautifully made and preserved.  Stunning, stunning, stunning!  A Tree of Life…


Added by Lindsey Ray on March 28, 2011 at 2:05pm — 18 Comments

One of days

This is just one of those days when the sewing room keeps calling to me.  I'm supposed to be cleaning, and I am, but every time I pass by my sewing room, it keeps saying "come on in for a while."  So of couse I can't tell it no,  I don't hear the kitchen saying the same thing to me so I go sew for a while longer.  Amazing how much you can get done just working for 10 or 15 minutes at a time, especially on a project that you're really enjoying.  Hope you're all having a good Monday. 

Added by J.S. on March 28, 2011 at 11:03am — 1 Comment

wedding preparations continue

While working on the brains for my wedding gobble-dee-gook I noticed Shamus was rather occupied…eating the Groom ducky from Oliver’s bucket of ducks for bath time…is this a wedding omen?!? Bad puppy…



Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on March 28, 2011 at 9:39am — 7 Comments

High Fiber--Finishing Fiber Projects

Our Common Threads group had a small attendance last week. 

This is the time of year many Park City residents leave town. The skiing is starting to decline, the snow is starting to melt and opportunities for recreation start to dry up...or wet up might be a better term. (We call it "Mud Season." I'll let you guess why.)

However, Lynda and I showed up at Karan's house, Lynda sporting her crocheted vest made from the yarn… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 28, 2011 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

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