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May 23, 2017
May Sew Sampler box from Fat Quarter Shop from Carried Away Quilting

Spoiler alert! If you have ordered the May Sew Sampler box from Fat Quarter Shop but it hasn't arrived in your mailbox yet, read on at your own risk!  I don't want to spoil anyone’s surprise.

The May box is the second box in FQS’s 2017 Sew Sampler series. I was super excited to open this box, both because the contents each month are terrific, and because I was eager to sew my second Basket Block from the recipe card I knew would be in the box.  So here is my teaser photo.



Each month in ...

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My guests today Heather Givans, Lynette Jensen, and Q&A with with Me! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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American Patchwork Quilting Pocast episode 340 Heather Givans

Heather Givans of CrimsonTATE has a fun loving style! Her latest fabric line is called Literary and I’m really interested in how she developed her patterns to showcase the fabric. She is also a shop owner ...

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Nifty Thrifty by Bonnie Hunter - Quilt-A-Long- Week Two from My Quilty World

We are doing a Nifty Thrifty Quilt-A-Long.  The pattern can be found in Bonnie Hunter's Scraps and Shirttails book at quiltville.com.  The picture at the left is hers as well. It's week two and in all fairness, I have to confess that I completed this step while at retreat this month.  It happened while I put the first Nifty Thrifty together and I simply used these strips as my leader/enders.

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Tough gloves for Free-Motion Quilting from A Few Scraps

BIG NEWS in my little world. I'm on DVD! My Craftsy class Free Motion Quilting Essentials is fresh out on DVD, which I know a number of you with slower bandwidth have been asking for! I'm so thrilled Craftsy is taking this step!


Here is a link to the DVD, which includes the same 7 lessons that are in the online class as well as the course materials. And of course, it also shows me in my cutoff gloves on the cover which I know makes me look like tough stuff.

I cut the fingers off my gloves ...

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It's All About Unicorns from Lily Patch Quilts

Since I've been so busy with end of semester finals and family activities I wasn't able to get my card done for this week's Tuesday Throwdown challenge. Please do check out the design team's projects. They're beautiful and we have an awesome prize from our sponsor, Stamploration.  
Last weekend with all the celebrations going on in our family which includes an anniversary, Veterans' Graduation, and  commencement ceremony I also squeezed in about half an hour to go to my local stamp shop for their anniversary celebration. It's a perfect time to go make something ...

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Masters Club Monday: Memorial Day from Wasatch Quilting

I absolutely LOVE Memorial Day! Such a beautiful way to pay tribute to those who gave their lives for the ideals we cherish. THANK YOU to those who have served our country! Today we want to show you some great patriotic patterns we have. First, did you know we have MANY FREE patriotic downloads on our website? For Quilts of Valor quilters, we have our 8 PTD Eagle Star Quilt Set for free download. We also have Fireworks E2E, Star Sash, USA Border, and much more. Check out this link to view all of our free patterns: https://www.digitizedquiltingpatterns ...

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a quilt, and a choice from Wonkyworld


In 2006, I acquired a very special quilt. It was a 40th birthday gift to myself, and I got the idea from Shelly Zegart. Shelly's website had quilts for sale, and one had a story about the late Sandra Mitchell buying herself a special quilt for a significant birthday one year.

I thought that was a great idea! 

Mitchell's birthday quilt was for sale at the time, but I chose another quilt, one of the finest in her collection. Five years earlier, I saw the quilt at Shelly's home in Louisville, Kentucky. I was in town for ...

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FACEBOOK LIVE with Mark Lipinski and Mr. Electric, May 21, 2017 from Mark Lipinski's Blog

 If you missed our last Facebook LIVE live video, here it is!  Please feel free to leave a question or comment.  All are answered.  xoxom

Here are the links to the subjects we spoke about in this episode:

Not Kid(ney)-ing Around

As my search for a life-saving kidney continues, I find that I am now .2 points from having to start dialysis.  In my research, I have most likely decided on hooking myself up, through the stomach, each day and trying to maintain some kind of life from home.  Those who have been in end stage kidney failure ...

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5 new totes, 2 are Minion totes from Sauk Valley Quilter

I wanted to post pictures of the totes I made over the weekend. But, as usual, I am having problems getting them uploaded. I get error messages which I don’t understand. You will need to go to twitter or facebook to see the pictures. If I can figure out the problem the pictures will be posted here. Sorry!

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Make it the Way You Like... (Paper Pumpkin Alternative) from Home Designs by Amanda

Sorry that I am a day late on my 'Monday Blog Post'... Things were quite busy, so I just didn't get everything all done yesterday. But here it is, a Paper Pumpkin alternative for this month's (May 2017) kit. A little pink :) but I was using colors I have that coordinated with the kit. It will be great for ladies. This month's intended projects are related to donuts,  which are

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Back to work from studio 78 notes

Clearing out is a treasure hunt.  I've discovered some things I didn't remember I had. Among them, eight Elsie the Cow ice cream sundae dishes! I had two in the kitchen but the other six were in the basement closet. So-called vintage pieces in mint condition. You can find them on ebay and Etsy, but I'm reluctant to part with mine, although I don't really have room in Florida for eight of them.

Borden's dairy had a plant in Newark, NJ.  I think Elsie had a husband named Elmer and a couple of offspring  whose ...

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Machine Quilting Blog Hop – Week 4 from Christa Quilts

Have you been following along with the Machine Quilting Blog Hop? Four friends, (Kristin, Jenny, Vicki and HollyAnne) are working their way through mine and Angela Walters’ book The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting. They are sharing their amazing practice week by week.

The Original Inspiration

This week they are practicing motifs from Fractured Squares in the book. In my version of the quilt shown below, I quilted straight and wavy lines using a walking foot for the whole quilt.

In Angela’s version, she free-motion quilted quilted fun, geometric motifs on her long arm.

Machine quilting practice

Now let ...

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Things here from Wont to be Quilter


Hi friends!
 Working some of that fabric into this quilt.
Added another row on the bottom.
I'm running low on red so a small border all around. Now for the side borders!
I got this in the mail yesterday.
Won it on Mrs h, I know you have seen her blog. HERE She lives in the Uk and makes the most amazing bags. Isn't that neat?
When it quit raining yesterday Tommy got out there and cut up that branch off the tree and loaded it up and took it to the woods. I helped him load ! Not ...

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Things here from wont-to-be quilter


Hi friends!
 Working some of that fabric into this quilt.
Added another row on the bottom.
I'm running low on red so a small border all around. Now for the side borders!
I got this in the mail yesterday.
Won it on Mrs h, I know you have seen her blog. HERE She lives in the Uk and makes the most amazing bags. Isn't that neat?
When it quit raining yesterday Tommy got out there and cut up that branch off the tree and loaded it up and took it to the woods. I helped him load ! Not ...

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Hello Big World! from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Our baby chicks, who are not really babies any more, have not enjoyed much outside time but that’s about to change. Usually, baby chicks are shipped within 24 hours of hatching. These chicks went to Tractor Supply where they lived in big tubs towards the back of the store, then they came home with us...

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Big Four Bridge from Life as a Quilter -- Julia Graber

On our way home from Indiana, Paul and I stopped at the "Big Four Bridge" at Louisville, KY for an evening stroll.

The Big Four Bridge crosses the Ohio River and connects Louisville, KY with Jeffersonville, IN. It has 6 spans and used to be a railroad truss bridge.

From the east 15 barges approach the bridge.

This view is to the west after the barges passed under the bridge.

There are plaques along the bridge's walkway that tell of the history of the bridge.

You can read and learn more about the bridge at this link. https://en ...

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Power Outage & More Wine Than Stitching from Wollie Mammoth

 We were having a perfect day in Portland...beautiful weather, warm, hanging  out with our grandson...and then the power went out.  It is very weird when the power goes out in an entire high rise...but, it is even weirder when the power goes out to the core of downtown Portland.  You could see pockets of light off in the distance and right across the street from us the Safeway block had power...but, from us north to past Powell's Bookstore and then across the river!!! no electricity!!!  As day became evening and evening became night...it only ...

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Quilt Shop: Quiltique, Henderson, NV from ... Cat Patches

Oh my goodness! What a fabulous place! And it was so much fun to meet up with my friend Heidi there yesterday. There was so much color and so much to look at, and I could not stop taking pictures. I have a lot to show you, so let's just get to it, shall we?

My quilt shop app led us right to the front door:


Just after I took this picture of the storefront, Heidi walked up. Do you think the camera gave me away?


Here's a link to their website. As we stepped inside the door ...

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Quilt Shop: Quiltique, Henderson, NV from Cat Patches

Oh my goodness! What a fabulous place! And it was so much fun to meet up with my friend Heidi there yesterday. There was so much color and so much to look at, and I could not stop taking pictures. I have a lot to show you, so let's just get to it, shall we?

My quilt shop app led us right to the front door:


Just after I took this picture of the storefront, Heidi walked up. Do you think the camera gave me away?


Here's a link to their website. As we stepped inside the door ...

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May Quilty Box Drawing Time! from Quiltville's Quips & Snips!




Yes.  Yes I know.

Yes, I know that I said I would do this drawing on Monday evening, last evening –but if it were you and you were busy sewing and chatting and hanging with a group of fabulous quilters on your last night of retreat – would you pull yourself away to go chain yourself to a laptop to write a blog post instead?

No, I didn’t think so either! LOL!

Besides, while I was here on the west coast, by the time it was 7pm here and my usual time to do evening blog updates, most of the ...

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