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August 2010 Blog Posts (341)

Visiting L.A.

I will be visiting Los Angeles this weekend and would like to know of any quilt shops worth visiting. Please let me know if you know of one and the address.


Added by Neldon on August 31, 2010 at 10:08pm — 1 Comment

A Girl's Vacation

Tomorrow morning I leave for a "real" vacation. No DH, no kids, just me and my two sisters; one older by 18 months, and one younger by about 12 months (my mother was insane). My older sister has a vacation condo in the Smokey Mountains in South Carolina, near the Georgia and North Carolina border. We should be well inland from Earl.

We've been planning this for months, and the plan is just to be together and hang out. Drink some good wine, play some golf, go boating, hang out…


Added by Jennifer Evans on August 31, 2010 at 9:42pm — 10 Comments

Where to go?

I need some help to make a decission on where to go next week for our aniversary vacation. We had planned on Hawaii but I didn't get my poop together and book the island cruise and they are now sold out (last year at this time there were lots of trips to book). So that idea is out the window. DH wants to do Cuba (Varadaro) but with storms not sure if it is okay this time of year and he seems to think the cabo side of mexico is okay. We have already been to both Cabo and Puerto Vallarta so he… Continue

Added by christi on August 31, 2010 at 9:29pm — 6 Comments

Where did the day go to?

Well good evening or morning, depending on when you read this. This is the first time I think I can honestly say that I lost myself in my quilt. I was up early again today on my day off and after having my coffee break and a chat with the other half who is still out on the road, I started to work on my nieces quilt for her daughter. I have had all the patchwork blocks finished and the alternating block I repeated a portion of the patchwork design and stitched that into the plain blocks. I had… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on August 31, 2010 at 8:15pm — 7 Comments

Summer Quilt

I have just finished my twin size Disappearing 9 Patch "summer quilt"... one that has no batting in it to make it very light, just right for a wee covering in summer. I had played with the layout, then looked on this site for all yours, but ended up with the traditional DNP. It will be on my site shortly.

I quilted it by machine very sparingly in the blue, but the stitching seemed to pull up just a bit, so I won't continue in the yellow windmills. Besides, I don't want to add more weight.… Continue

Added by Linda Bodkin, ON on August 31, 2010 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Is this going to be us???

I received this back in 1998 when I was a AOL member,, but it still fits!! I do not know who the author is.

A woman who was near death, insisted that she be buried with her fabric stash. While her children thought the request was a bit foolish, they complied and the lady's coffin was filled with her favorite fabrics.

After she passed away, she found herself in a mystical place, and was surrounded by other women. Each was at a sewing table admiring bolts of beautiful…


Added by Lynne on August 31, 2010 at 6:37pm — 8 Comments

More bags for Beads of Courage

I sent instuctions to my sister-in-law's mother and aunt so they could make Beads of Courage Bags for the Syracuse Children's Hosp., and boy did they! Great job Jalayne and Carol!

The fabrics are much brighter in "real life"!

Added by Terry F on August 31, 2010 at 6:25pm — 7 Comments

Checking in from Chester, VA 8/31/2010

Hi folks, I hope you are all doing well! I have been super busy this summer, seems to be pretty much the norm around here anymore! I have been working on my sister in law's quilt and am now two thirds of the way done. Yahoo! I'm sure you have worked on several that you will be glad to see the end of. I like it a lot, heck I like them all but I am ready for a new project. I have not yet reached the point that I can work on more than one quilti at a time. I mean the actual quilting part, I do…


Added by Gerri Goens on August 31, 2010 at 6:22pm — 3 Comments

Hurricane Materials

When one of my quilting buddies (Lorie) said lets visit some different shops, off we went in the hunt for materials. You know when they start to talk Hurricanes in FL we have to stock up on water, batteries, snacks and of course quilting materials.

We headed south to Orange Park and visited Country Crossroads, now that was a interesting shop, all kinds of materials you can think of and I discovered the material I had run out of for a church project.…


Added by Marge Gray on August 31, 2010 at 3:50pm — 9 Comments

Block K and my Kitty

Finished Block K for The Sampler Society #12 Yahoo Group. A few of you have seen my kitty Elliott posing on a couple of my quilts. Elliott is 16 and not doing well. The Vet isn't holding out much hope. He thinks his body is shutting down. Elliott won't eat or drink…


Added by BillieBee in TX on August 31, 2010 at 2:59pm — 9 Comments

Congratulations to Janet S from MO, the Winner of the Golden Afternoon Fabrics!

There were 229 comments on my table runner and they were entered to win the Golden Afternoon Charm Pack and fabrics that I used to make my table runner!

Random.org selected Janet S of Missouri as the winner. Congratulations, Janet! Thank you all for the nice comments that you left and for entering the contest.… Continue

Added by Judy/WA on August 31, 2010 at 9:15am — 15 Comments

Covington Quilt Show

Some photos of our little quilt show....inspiration provided on this gloomy Tuesday.....these are just a few that caught my eye. Sorry they are not right side up, but you get the picture! LOL…


Added by Stephanie G. Benson-Greer on August 31, 2010 at 7:49am — 12 Comments

Just When You Think You Have your DH All Figured out (Part 2)

Well, here she is, don't have a name for her yet, but the newest addition to my "collection" which consists of Pfaff 7570, Viking #1 Plus, Sears Kenmore circa 1970, Singer full size, circa 1950s. I am open to suggestions for names, although none of my other machines have a name, but this one seems to be screaming for one...so my friends, suggestions welcome. I still can't believe I have her!…


Added by Stephanie G. Benson-Greer on August 31, 2010 at 7:41am — 13 Comments

Have you ever been a Quilt Gorilla??

Or maybe I shoud say Quilt monkey???? I finally decided to put my Double heart bargello in the local fair and spent almost an hour hunched over it picking off little pieces of thread from all the seams. I "thought" I had cleaned it for the machine quilter, but with all the unsewing and resewing of the top, there were all these little bitty bits of thread poking out. I folded it accordian style on the dining room table to work on each section. I felt like a momma gorilla cleaning her…


Added by Dianne B/ Kelowna BC on August 31, 2010 at 7:30am — 13 Comments

Moving is for the birds!

Hey! It seems like a very long time ago that I blogged. Sorry, I have been packing for the big move across the street. I used to be able to get a house packed in about a week. Not anymore! This time, it seems to be taking me forever! So, bear with me on the book. I am on a deadline here and really have to keep at it...

While sorting and tossing, I found some interesting things:

1) Of course, we all have clothes that we will get into "someday" again. Believe this…


Added by Rhonda Mossner on August 31, 2010 at 4:30am — 13 Comments

Good Bye Summer

Sad isn't it. Yes it's late August but a frost warning? Canadian summers are too short.

I have been clearing out my UFO piles and LOVING it. I have a lap quilt for my girls finished and a denim/flannel picnic blanket to snip and wash, progress is wonderful. There are many new and exciting projects rolling around in my head and I am headed to the quilt store tomorrow for some backing. I hope to have more to say about that later. For now… Continue

Added by Darcy Anderson on August 30, 2010 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

Sewing machine question & DB update

I have an antique SInger machine in a cabinet, seems to run good. But last night when I was trying it out, sometimes it skips stitches - the top looks good, but the bobbin doesn't catch for about 3-5 stitches. Does anyone know what might be happening and how to fix it? Thanks.

Oh, stroke update on DB. Dr. seems to think DB will make a full recovery and they were able to get him into see the speech therapist. Turns out that I was correct in getting a notebook for him to…

Added by Suzanne L/WA on August 30, 2010 at 8:44pm — 14 Comments

Hi Everyone!

I'm Laurie, from Prince Albert SK. I just joined, and this sure looks like a fun place! I'm not sure how often I'll check in, but I'll be here as often as I can. "Talk" to you all soon!

Added by Laurie Fabrick on August 30, 2010 at 8:41pm — 11 Comments

no quilt

Hello quilting friends,

Just returned from a one week cruise holiday and oh my it was fun!!! No quilting of course but lots of Caribbean HEAT and swimming in the warm turquoise ocean was fabulous. Met a lovely couple from Omaha.We will keep in touch tho so far apart. Anyone out there from Omaha? The woman was not a quilter but her husband does embroidery and has for his whole life---how fantastic is that!!!

They were so much fun. Had stopovers in Houston, Dulles in Virginia and of… Continue

Added by Shannon, ON on August 30, 2010 at 4:03pm — 2 Comments

I Love It When a Quilt Comes Together!

It's finally happening--my DWR is finally coming together. It's the quilt I dreamed of making when I first started quilting over ten years ago, and this past winter I finally felt ready to start it. I've worked on it slowly but steadily--very slowly, since i started cutting it out way back in January and finally finished piecing the melons earlier this month. It's queen-size, so I'm making it in four sections to make it easier to maneuver and will combine those four into one top. Well, the… Continue

Added by Joana Simmers/GA on August 30, 2010 at 2:45pm — 11 Comments

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