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At 9:33am on December 5, 2014, Elizabeth Phillips said…

Hi Darlene,

Quilto is like Bingo.  Participants buy their cards with fat quarters.  The organizers put the fat quarters in piles as prizes for the number of games played.  The cards have QUILTO instead of BINGO across the top and instead of numbers, the game has quilt block names, different tools and quilt techniques in each of the squares.  There is a caller just like in Bingo and we play the same sorts of games - one line, letter X etc.  The guild has a game and we play it at the Christmas party and on retreats etc.  The game must be available on-line or in quilt shops.  We use a big jar of buttons as the markers.  It's really fun!

At 3:12pm on July 21, 2014, Debbie Leier said…

Hi Darlene, I am a newbie at card making. There is a young gal that works next door to my shop and she was always giving me beautiful homemade cards. I got hooked. She has been giving a gal that works for me and myself some classes at her house. How long have you been making cards for? I could email or private message you some pictures on here. I know a while back there were some people that didn't like all the pictures that were not to do with quilting. I would love to see some of yours as well. Take care, Debbie

At 6:05pm on December 5, 2013, Janet C. Moncton, NB said…

Darlene  received my parcel, thank you sooo much, it was lovely and scraps???? I thought I would get much smaller pieces, I was so excited with what I got.  I don't know if I told you that my DH has been in hospital since the 26th Nov. I have been busy going to the hospital everyday I didn't see your comments on my page until today. Sorry about that. He had kidney stones and was full of infection which spread to his heart and blood. The bacteria was strepococcus which is deadly, thankfully they caught it in time, it was already affecting his heart but should leave no lasting effects. I am starting to see an improvement now, he won't be discharged until the 25th of Dec. That will be our Christmas present I think.  I sure am glad it isn't -37 here, today was +3 and I thought it was chilly. I will get your monies in the mail asap. Many thanks again, it made my day going through your package.

At 3:02pm on November 17, 2013, Janet C. Moncton, NB said…

thanks Darlene, let me know your address to send your money.

At 12:28pm on November 16, 2013, Janet C. Moncton, NB said…

I would love for you to send me scraps if you can give them up and I will gladly send you the monies for such, Just let me know the amount

Janet Crossman

21 Rodeo Way

Lutes Mountain, N.B.

E1G 0B6

oh yes you will have to send me  your address also. thanks I am excited.

At 4:36pm on November 14, 2013, chrissie wunderlich / sk said…

thank you so much darlene!!! what do i owe you for postage?

At 9:38am on November 12, 2013, chrissie wunderlich / sk said…

thanks darlene!!

its box 990

kinistino sk


let me know how much i owe you!

At 6:34am on August 20, 2012, June Edwards said…

hi Darlene....I am coming to Edmonton to visit my sister Oct 2nd till 23rd .... I have been busy making travel ironing board pads that fold into a bag to carry your iron ..real nice for quilting bees .... I am making one for my sister and her friend ..... we have had a beautiful summer here in Newfoundland . My husband and I have been living in our travel trailer  since may ..and have been busy with the grand children.. so nans sewing have been put on hold for a week at a time ...hope that you have had a good summer..take care


At 1:48pm on July 7, 2012, Anna /Alberta said…

I am not a real chatterbox either but you might think differently from my contributions to the quilt forum and my blog- it is lots of fun to blog - don't be afraid to ask for help- we all get stuck on one thing or another. Regards, Anna

At 12:41pm on July 7, 2012, Anna /Alberta said…

Just google  blogger .com and there is a tutorial of how to set up a blog. There is no cost with blogger - not sure if the same is true for typepad and some of the other blog formats.

You also can have a blog on this quilt forum but I have a hard enough time maintaining my first blog.LOL I  started my blog  just after my husband started blogging- I wasn't very sure that I would like it or that I could do it but I have enjoyed the connections that I have made with quilters both near and far. Let me know if you get stuck and I would be happy to help you with it. On my blog there is a link to my email address that you can send a private message too if you would rather go that route. The other thing I did was begin by commenting on other people's blogs so that I could get to know what other people wrote. It helped me to make connections with bloggers around the globe.  

At 1:43pm on January 18, 2012, Sandy said…

Hi Darlene, One of the girls that I quilt with has that purse pattern so I will decline your very generous offer to send it to me, I think it may be better gifted to somebody else. I am presently working on Crabapple Hills Snow Days quilt embroidered blocks. I have never embroidered before and I love the portability of it. I take my little stitchin' bag everywhere. Have you done any other Crabapple Hill patterns?

At 11:03am on August 1, 2011, Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) said…

Hey Darlene,

I would love to be your quilty and embroidery friend~
~Hopppy quilting~

At 6:51pm on July 31, 2011, Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) said…

Hi Darlene,

I remember you, you really should hop on and talk once in a while! Everyone would love to hear what you are working on.

My embroidery machine is a Baby Lock Ellisimo, I went straight for the top of the line. I have heard that Janome's are good, too. I am slowly learning, it is so much fun to watch the machine make perfect patterns every time.

Let me know what you decide to buy!
~Hopppy quilting~

At 6:38am on February 28, 2011, Judith Cogswell said…
Have a happy birthday today.  Judy from Montana
At 5:06am on February 28, 2011, Margo in Maine said…
Good Morning Darlene....have a wonderful birthday celebration....enjoy your day...you have beautiful work...I always love black and white,...blessings..
At 3:16am on February 28, 2011, Gayle/La. said…
Happy Birthday Darlene!  I hope you have a wonderful day.  I haven't been on a lot lately, but I haven't seen you much.  Have a great day.
At 3:12am on June 17, 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 8:47am on April 22, 2010, Cheri said…
I may have discovered what you mean by no tools - a kit that I received in yesterdays' mail has grommets to it. All I can see is 4 pairs of rings that look like they snap one into one another.
At 9:07am on April 18, 2010, Cheri said…
I have a question about the picture of a bag that you posted recently in the "Totally Totes" group - the one which prompted a discussion about using grommets. Isn't there a tool that you use? Is the tool usable for various sizes or would you need a different one for each size that you use?

Everyone seems to be saying that although intimidating, the grommets are quite easy. I have a pattern right now that says to make 8 buttonholes (my finger into my throat) and it's sounding like grommetts may be a better choice.
At 6:57am on March 1, 2010, Dianne B/ Kelowna BC said…
Hi Darlene,
My birthday was in Jan. and I loved getting all the birthday wishes, so I thought I'd do the same for others. It's fun and I get to see more quilts!

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