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September 1, 2014
Exhibit: Civil War quilts from Illinois from With Strings Attached

Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois opened in May at the Illinois State Museum's gallery in the historic town of Lockport. It's an hour-and-a-half from here (or 79 miles -- Chicagoans tend to give directions in terms of time first, then distance) so going to see it takes a little more intention than just hopping in the car and driving.  On Friday the library system board met at the headquarters in Burr Ridge, just 17 miles from Lockport.  The meeting ended at noon and a half hour later I was at the gallery. (It would have been just ...

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September goals from My Sewing Room

September usually brings a more reasonable work schedule, but this year I'll be on the road quite a bit for training for new projects.  And I'll be babysitting 3 of my grandchildren for 3 days while their parent go to a wedding.  So I need to keep my goals modest and realistic.

  • 3 orange RSC14 blocks
  • 5 Heartstrings blocks
  • complete Sept. Saturday Sampler tasks
  • 2 pillowcases from stash fabrics
  • complete 1/4 of the hand quilting on the Cats wall hanging

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setembro de novo from Ritacor

setembro é o mês dos recomeços. acabam as férias, e recomeçam as aulas e o trabalho. para mim, é sempre uma espécie de ano novo, sou daquelas pessoas que começa uma agenda em setembro, a acompanhar os novos horários e … Continuar a ler

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Tell it to the Stars – September from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

You’ve figured out by now that the blocks are being set on point. The September/October instructions kinda run together a bit but nothing is hard for the next two months.  The first thing you need to do is arrange your blocks in a pleasing manner for you. I chose to stick the two darker blocks […]

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Why Not Hocuspocusville? from Michelle's Romantic Tangle

A couple of times, I've started to wonder if I should spend the time that I'm putting into these blocks making progress on Hocuspocusville. But I've decided that there are a couple of very good justifications for plunging into a new project.

First, I really love the quilt that inspired this project. The more time I spend sorting through vintage patterns and deciding which ones I want to use, the more I become convinced that I'm absolutely going to love my own quilt.

Second, I don't have to worry about these blocks. If I make ...

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Around the World Blog Hop! from 44th Street Fabric

It's the first day in September and it's my turn at the Around the World Blog Hop. This is a great way to meet bloggers from far and near and be inspired! Marcy from Made by Me in Red tagged me in her last post. She has a real way with color and you should really hop over and see her Sochi Meets Bali quilt that's made from bright batiks!


I'm a mom of 3, grandmother of 7 (we are a fertile bunch) and, although I'm as old as dirt, I still have ...

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Design Wall Monday - 9/1/14 from A Left-Handed Quilter

DESIGN WALL MONDAY - Check out all of us who link up with Judy L. - At Patchwork Times on Mondays. We have some awesome stuff on our walls! Well, THEY do - ME - not so much sometimes - ;)) === This week I was a good girl - I resisted the temptation to play with Sherry’s Box of Squirrels - HERE - And played some more with EASY STREET DETOUR - My version of Easy Street - HERE - ;)) I

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2015 Crazy Quilt Calendar!!! from Kitty and Me Designs

The long awaited 2015 Crazy Quilt Calendar is now available!!!

Available at Magcloud
This calendar features the work of 13 contemporary Crazy Quilt Artists including:

Mary Ann Richardson
Nicki Lee Seavey
Maria Mulder
Kathy Shaw
Pat Winter
Cathy Kizerian
Brenda Sandusky
Gerry Krueger
Terri Lee Takacs
Betty Pillsbury
Connie Eyberg
Allison Aller
and myself, Pamela Kellogg

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Around the World Blog Hop from A Quilting Sheep

Hello and welcome to my day to share on the Around the World Blog Hop. =) I was invited by a new-to-me friend, Shirley @ Simple Sew to join in on this fun I guess you would call it a linky party. It would worth your time to check out the darling baby hats Shirley has made for her grands. They are so cute!

If you haven't heard about the Around the World Blog Hop before, essentially, you are tagged by a friend and asked to answer four questions and then asked to tag three more friends to play along. Because ...

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Phillipsburg, Montana from Quilts....etc.

What a tiny town to have so many flowers!!  This little place has been decorated to the hilt.  On our first evening in this area north west of Butte we decided to take a little drive to see what was in the area and found this little gem of a town.  Flower baskets like crazy […]

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Next Winter's Quilt Project: It's September! To Border or not to Border from Quilting on the Edge

Image Here's my finished quilt top for this project we've been working on since March. It's so great to see it all together after five months of piecing the blocks and now finally piecing the blocks into the full quilt. Our plan was to have our quilts ready to be quilted on October 1, so we have one month to get it ready to go. The question for me that remains is to decide if I will place a border on my quilt. I made this top from a kit and it did not include a border in ...

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Fertig !!!! from Grit's Life

Hallo Ihr Lieben,

...endlich habe ich mein Stickbild fertig. Ich bin richtig glücklich.
Nun werde ich es rahmen lassen und dann werde ich einen schönen Platz finden.

Hi everyone, I finished my cross stitch work. I`m so, so happy.
I will find a wonderful frame and a find a place for this work.

Die Anleitung ist von "Liebevolle Kreuzstichentwürfe".

The pattern is from "Liebevolle Kreuzstichentwürfe".

Liebe Grüße Grit

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Quick and easy quilt Ta-Dah from Porter House Quilts

This quilt certainly has been a quick finish - partly because it is an easy pattern and partly because it is quite a bit smaller than the ones I have been working on recently. I washed it as soon as it was finished and it has that lovely crinkly look that goes with the vintage material so well.

Do you like it? This was it on the washing line. After my colour running disaster with the blue batik quilt I bunged in a colour catcher and held my breath but I needn't have worried. It was fine. I used a ...

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Quilt Design A Day – July 28 to August 3 from Pieced With Love

Tiles, 28 July
no name, 29 july
chevron stars, 30 july
no name, 31 july 
blooming flowers, 1 august 
flower pot, 2 august 
pineapple, 3 august (flying geese challenge)

Best I love about this week the last 3 designs, “blooming flower”, “flower pot” & “pineapple”.

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Design Wall Monday - Nearly there! from Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner

Still working on the Penny Sampler (design by Rachel @ Stitched in Color)!  The assembly of the main sections of the design is all done and it's starting to look like a proper quilt top now!  Also starting to run out of room on the design wall!

Option 1, for this design, is to finish sewing these large groups to each other and leaving it at that for a 66" x 73" throw. 

This is what I originally intended to do and the colouring sheet that Rachel gave us is not too far away from my actual quilt top.  I ...

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Gwen Marston’s “Minimal Quiltmaking” from The Snarky Quilter

Gwen Marston has been recognized for many decades as an influential quiltmaker. She developed her style early in her career or, as art quilters like to say, found her voice. Amish and what I call primitive quilts have been huge … Continue reading

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Ribbon Embellishment from Sew Karen-ly Created...

Last month, Jeanne Kaye Speight shared this picture of her Santa's Trip Around The World.  The quilt looked finished... but Jeanne decided it needed a little embellishment.
So she added this: 
A first place ribbon from the New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition!  Way to go, Jeanne!
The pattern for Santa is here...(winning ribbon not included *-))

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Summer Favorites from Heartspun Quilts ~ Pam Buda

After surviving one of the most dreadful winters on record, we are trying hard to hang onto summer as long as we can.  I know it's the same for a lot of you!  We entertained a bit over this long, holiday weekend, and I thought I'd share a couple of the desserts I served that are perfect for a warm summer night!  (Or, quite frankly, any 'ol time!)

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with Cheesecake Filling
I took this dessert to a party last weekend, and served them again at my house this weekend.  Both times, they were a huge ...

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Quilts of Valor from Gen X Quilters

Please welcome a special guest, Heather Raynack, for today's post.  Heather contacted me a few weeks ago wanting to get Quilts of Valor's message out to modern quilters.  Quilts of Valor is a wonderful charity quilting organization that provides quilts to military service men, women, and veterans touched by war.  Modern quilters can get involved!  Whether you or your guild can donate only a quilt block, a quilt top, a completed quilt, or long arm quilting services, there are many options to give....

My name is Heather Raynack and I'm the Ohio state coordinator for Quilts of ...

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August recap............ from Exuberant Color

I had four finishes for August.  The two large ones only needed binding.  I finished one quilt top and was so close to finishing a second one.

Only one dishcloth was finished, one not quite half done.

Here is a larger photo of the two spin wallhangings.  They ended up at about 40.25" square.

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