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November 1, 2014
Fault Lines Reveal from Stephanie Newman- A Quiltmaker's Quarters

Fault Lines has been finished for a while but I haven't had a chance to upload and blog it.
This is a workshop for Rosemont The Patchwork Shop, the Bernina Dealership in Canberra
Scheduled for 23 February 2012. Please direct your bookings directly to Rosemont The Patchwork Shop.
Quilting is simple with a walking foot so that anyone- even those afraid of machine quilting- can make this quilt and have it end up looking similar to mine, although the piecing, being improvisational, will be unique to each piece.
I enjoy the texture of different threads together on art quilts ...

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City Lights from Stephanie Newman- A Quiltmaker's Quarters

Teaching at Addicted to Fabric recently was great with some enthusiastic girls, making my original design, City Lights. Here are photos from the final and second session of class:
 Nothing is  as much fun as cutting up fabric, and sewing, and cutting, and sewing some more...
There were some beautiful colourways popping up in class as well as a rendition similar to my own.
I love seeing students put their personalities and tastes into my designs and see new versions created.
It was a very busy day because just half an hour before class began we were still in the ...

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Where in the States is Marsha? from On The Go Quilting

I thought it was time to check in with you all and let you know where I am.  You know I”m traveling South toward Florida if you read my blog regularly.

We left our friends’ home on Monday about 9:30 a.m.   We had such a great time with them; I was at the retreat with Cathie and their daughter, Nicole.   Bud spent those days with Cathie’s husband (Nicole’s dad) Dan doing manly things.    We had followed Cathie and Dan down to Connecticut and just as they were backing into their space beside their garage, the ...

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Hotel Tour of 2014 -- night 122 from Quilty Pleasures

If you have never been to the International Quilt Festival in Houston, you don't know that it's not about the quilts as much as it is about the feet.

There is a lot of walking and standing and walking, some more walking, and then some standing interrupted by walking.  A body can only enjoy the quilts as long as the feet hold up.

Today was my 7th day in Houston, and my feet are starting to complain a bit.

This is how my morning started:

I was resting up before my 5th class of the week.  I spent ...

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Craftsy Winner! And a Quilt Along Reminder from Christa Quilts

A quick congrats to Kathy H. who won the Craftsy Class, Finishing School: Edges and Bindings with Mimi Dietrich. I’ve got one more Craftsy class giveaway scheduled in the next couple of weeks, so be sure to stay tuned for details!

20141027_finishing_schoolThat reminds me – for those of you participating in the Abacus Quilt Along, be sure to email me pictures of your progress by November 10th and I will highlight them here on the blog on November 12.

They don’t even have to be finished! The more people who email me at [email protected], the more I ...

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Sujata's New Book from Selvage Blog

I can't wait to see Sujata's new book: Cultural Fusion Quilts. You know Sujata's wonderful quilts from her blog: The Root Connection. She makes maverick quilts in the liberated tradition with awesome colors. Yayy, Sujata!

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MN/WI week long trip! from Bumble Beans Inc.

I'm super excited to come back to Minnesota to lecture and teach in my home state!

I'm coming to teach and lecture Nov 8-15th.Many of the guild workshops are filled, but we added one new location on the 9th!  And also note the LECTURE in henderson, is open to all! Please come on by! Let's talk quilts!
  • Nov 8th -MN Quilters Guild Lecture
  • Nov 9th: 1st Sewing Center, Bloomington, workshop
  • 1st Sewing Center/Inside Hancock Fabrics
    7993 Southtown Center
    Bloomington, Mn 55341

  • Nov 10-11th Pinetree Patchwork Quilters Brainerd, MN  lecture and ...

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Friday design table from Teddi Munslow - Quilt Artist -Artist

Finally got a quilt top off my HQ16 and the binding is on, whew! 

So now here is a question for you fellow quilters..
Do you wash your quilts before you give them away OR consider them finished?
Here are photos of the lap quilt from today, but I am one of those quilters that does not feel the quilt is finished until it is washed so presently this quilt has made it's way to the washer and is in the dryer.
Will post new photo tomorrow (unless rain interfere) to show you the difference I think washing makes ...

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Singer Red Eye from Hulahoop

Look what came home with me today!!!  She's a Singer Model 66 Red Eye treadle machine that was born in May 1922.  She had a layer of crud on her that had to be washed off, but is in incredible shape.  I could not believe that all her decals were intact.  Some are a little silver instead of gold and none are worn down.  Her chrome parts need a bit of polishing.  I got it from a lady who had purchased it for the cabinet to be a plant holder!!!  She didn't pay any attention to the machine ...

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Have you ever regretted thinking "that's so cute, think I'll make one? from Teddi Munslow - Quilt Artist -Artist

Ok so I admit it's been a long time since I've bought a pattern to quilt, must have had a weak moment of judgement while visiting City Quilter in NY City recently and saw one of their samples on the wall and thought to myself that's so cute I should make one. lol 
Hmmmmm fast forward to now while I am asking myself where was my mind? 
Oh well it is cute and only 15 more letters to fuse before I start the long process of zigzagging around the shapes, etc. etc. Yes it will be one ...

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Finding Time to Stitch - Mid Month Report and Linky from Life In Pieces

Last month I took a look at my quilting goals for the year and realized that I was not making much progress on them.  There are lots of excuses reasons why I'm not making progress, but it basically comes down to the fact that if I'm not in the sewing room, progress doesn't happen.  So for the rest of 2014 I've committed to spending at least 15 minutes a day in my sewing room.  

The other part of the challenge is reporting on my progress.  I'm much more likely to stick with it if I ...

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Skydiving: 14,000 feet of AMAZING! from Stephanie Newman- A Quiltmaker's Quarters

Its been far too long, I know…life has been interesting, at times frantically busy, and I have enjoyed every second of it. And blogged none of it. The biggest thing lately for me is pretty huge: 
I jumped out of a more or less perfectly good airplane!! And I loved it! I'm seriously thinking about options of where I might head with it. 
Discovered a really awesome Dropzone within easy drive, set in beautiful countryside, 
Adrenalin Skydive Goulburn  They have skilled, friendly staff who know their business, well maintained modern gear,  spectacular views to enjoy on the ...

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Happy Halloween! from 365 days of wonderful


These skeleton gingerbread cookies are adorable ….but tons of work. You would only want to give them to our favourite munchkins!

It’s an all in one cookie cutter….cut out the shape then press the embossed side of the cookie cutter into your dough and it makes the indented shape which you fill with royal icing once they are baked.

The cookie cutter is from…I picked it up in Brighton UK when we visited in September as I had not seen anything like it here in Canada.


Had to laugh…as I was baking, cutting out ...

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Sunday Stash #252 Vintage Fabrics from Red Pepper Quilts

Vintage Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts

This week I ventured out to a the Eastern Palliative Care Quilt Show (held annually in October in Bayswater/Melbourne) - which by the way was a wonderful exhibition of inspirational quilts by some very talented quilters and well worth the trip out of town - and I also purchased a few pieces of vintage fabric (yardage) from A Piece of Cloth, one of a small number of retailers there on the day.
Vintage Fabrics | Red Pepper Quilts

A Piece of Cloth is a vintage and antique textile sourcing business run by Jennifer Hyland who sources vintage and feedsack fabrics, as well as quilt tops and quilt ...

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News from the Fat Quarter Shop and a Giveaway from Red Pepper Quilts

A sponsored giveaway.

The Fat Quarter Shop was founded in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly and carries all of the latest fabrics, exclusive kits, quilt clubs, Block of the Month programs, patterns and more. Hard work and a commitment to excellent service - every order, every customer - has seen this business has thrive. There's always something new and exciting happening at the Fat Quarter Shop.

Right now the team at the Fat Quarter Shop have just released their latest Shortcut Quilt Pattern  - the Fat Eighth Frenzy (download pdf file for free here) - and accompanying Youtube Video. I love what The Fat ...

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Free Download for November - Peace and Plenty Potholder from Pamela Quilts

I work part time at my local quilt shop (Threads That Bind) and as part of what I do to help keep our customers engaged and coming into our shop I have been designing free block of the month projects.  I've done a 6 month series and a 5 month series and have a year long project in mind to start in January.  Since we had a few months before the end of the year I decided to do a few stand along blocks/projects.  This is my November project - a Pot Holder!

I did a bit of browsing ...

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Paint Chip Challenge from Quilt Monster in my Closet

After Joining the Tacoma Modern Quilt Guild this September, I had to partake in the current Challenge going on....I immediately ran across parking lot to the Local hardware store to pick my Paint Chip for the Paint Chip Challenge.  Now I couldn't just pick my favorite color...the gal in the paint department told me when to stop, while I was moving my hand randomly behind me over the color sample display...

 Here's the color I ended up with.... first glance you think..."Hey that is a Great Color"... and I thought the same thing ...

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"Bed" after Rauschenberg - 2013 Joe Cunningham responds to Robert Rau... from Quilts and Stories by Sherry Ann

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Robert Rauschenberg, Bed, 1955 from Quilts and Stories by Sherry Ann

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20th ANNIVERSARY SALE A BRATION from Little Quilts

Oh my gosh,, I cannot be old enough to participate in Little Quilts 16th anniversary of the retail store opening!!  Anyone have their kit/top/quilt made from logs we cut from the first bolts we had in the store in ?
Well it is a reality.. Little Quilts Quilt Shop is 16!.  When we were a mere 6 years 2004, we were acknowledged by American Patchwork and Quilting as a favorite quilt shop to be featured in their Sampler magazine.  Here is a blast from the past photo from that time.

To celebrate.. you can shop at 20 ...

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