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April 2, 2020
Wag The Dog from Priscilla's Workshop

In the middle of the pandemic, despite desperate need for assistance, Trump is diverting US resources to do drug interdiction on the high seas. That's literally the high seas because Trump is sending large US Navy ships to stop what are claimed to be massive amounts of drugs from coming in to the country from somewhere--no other information provided. This is all happening when the commander of a US air craft carrier is pleading for help to download 5000 service people from his ship because if they aren't taken off the ship, all of them will come down ...

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DIY Face Mask to help stop spread of COVID19 from Trillium Design

As of this moment there are over 10000 cases of COVID-19 in the US.  We need to stop the spread and that is the only way we are going to get through this.  The time for action is now. The CDC and Hospitals around the country are asking for home sewers to make masks.  It's time for us to step up and help each other.  Even if you can't sew you might be able to get these masks into the right hands. Maybe you know someone who works in the medical field who knows who ...

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Black and Gold Petals 8, 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

A little bit of applique plus a LOT of quilting.

I seem to have forgotten to add any applique at all, but I love wholecloth quilts!

I like the last, but my favourite for the day is the wholecloth design.

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Queens size quilt from Moore Park. from Koolkat Quilting

Helen from Moore Park near Bundaberg made this queen size rose theme quilt which is being quilted with the Maggie's Rose e2e pattern.

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Saturday Sparks Link Party 368 from Pieced Pastimes

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 368! Starting off todays party with some encouraging thoughts. This picture is from three days ago. Spring snow never lasts long and today most of that snow is gone.  In the midst of our landscape is the coronavirus and this too, shall pass.  Life will get back to normal and each one of us will take away something from the experience of going

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April 1, 2020
Wednesday from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Today is Wednesday, right? Now I’m not sure. OK . . checked the phone and it is Wednesday. The days go by so fast. Vince has spent the biggest part of this day working on a small raised bed for growing turmeric and ginger. I had hoped to have them all planted today but that...

The post Wednesday appeared first on Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara.

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200+ masks so far! from Adventurous Quilter

Today I completed 50 more masks! Which brings my total so far to in excess of 250!

There's so many fun fabrics! I'm using fabrics leftover from previous quilt projects, so there's a wide variety of prints which makes each batch of 50 masks fun and colorful

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Ask Jo: Masks and Religion from Jo's Country Junction

Every so often questions and comments come from readers that I think others would like to hear my response to.  That’s when I feature them on the blog.  This is one of those days. 

First off I want to thank everyone for using the Amazon link at the top of the right hand column on the blog.  As I’ve told you before, Amazon pays me a tiny percentage of your sales…and I really appreciate all of you who are using that link.  I so appreciate it as the money made there is used to help offset the ...

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Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along - Farm Girl Friday's - Week Twenty Two!! from Bee In My Bonnet

Hello and welcome to the 

Grab your book

And your Farm Girl Vintage Fabric...

And let's make some Farm Girl Blocks!

Our first Farm Girl Block
 for this week is 
on page 127 of the book.

I just love this block...
and I designed it with a few possibilities
 in mind besides just the sampler quilt:)

One thing is...
I think it's the sweetest block
 for a pillow.
I'm going to make this very block 
into one and put it on the
 bench in ...

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New BOM from Vicki's Fabric Creations

In these very uncertain times I think we all need a distraction. I have started a new BOM or perhaps it will be Block every couple of days. The designs I am using are the Mosaic Sparkle Cats from Hatched in Africa. 

Blocks 1 and 2 have been completed and the instructions as well as the requirements  list can be found at the following HERE

The remainder of the block instructions will be added to this folder.

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April goals from Espritpatch

It seems highly likely that we will be spending most of our time at home for the coming month, unless the fight against the current pandemic takes a dramatic turn for the better, which might be too early in the UK. Strangely enough, although I now have a lot more free time than usual, the free time I am always craving, sometimes it is the motivation that is seriously lacking. I wonder if this is just me or if the overall stress and anxiety we are living under is affecting everyone. Anyway, let's dream that I will fill my ...

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A Special Quilt Show from Quilting with Claire

I’ve always wanted to find out more about my fellow quilters and I was happy to come and meet the Lennoxville Guild members during the annual quilt show on September 7th, 2019 in Sherbrooke. Blast from the past Interviews My first interview during the Quilt Show was with Hazel Kerr. Talking with Hazel taught me … Continue reading "A Special Quilt Show"

The post A Special Quilt Show appeared first on Quilting With Claire.

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NTT...The Roundup Edition from My Quilt Infatuation

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all.  I hope you're all staying safe and sane at home as I am.  This week has been an exercise in balance for me.  With everyone home all the time, it is very easy to slip into doing more house and family things and a little less quilting stuff, since I usually do the bulk of my quilting and pattern work while my husband and son are gone.  So, finding a good work/school/fun balance that keeps everyone happy and productive has been the number one priority.

I've managed to clear ...

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Hello Quilters!  Not much going on around here.  Chris at the Attic Window Quilt Shop did send me this picture of these new fabulous fabrics that she got in at the shop today.  Here's what she says: "I just got these fabrics in.  They are called Star Bright from Andover Fabrics.  Makes me think of saying, "Star light, star bright..." 

Thanks, Chris, for sending. I love to see new fabrics.  

Chris said that she is in and out at the shop so if you need something you can give her a call at the shop or send her an ...

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And then there were two! And a wee rainbow quilt, too! from JulieKQuilts

 I had half square triangles left over from another big block, so I have now made two of these quilts.  The colors and look of each quilt is so different.  I love using scraps that were destined for the trash bin!
And speaking of tiny scraps; remember all those bow ties I cut out from last post?  Leftovers from that cutting binge were these tiny pieces, finishing 1/2 inch by 1 inch.  I was tossing them, when I figured out they were mostly (some were wonky) the same size.  So I made this rainbow quilt.  Teeny pieces for sure ...

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Osterkalender Tag 2 from Grit's Life

Hallo Ihr Lieben,


nun kommen schon die Osterkalenderangebote für Tag 2.

Außerdem habe ich Anleitungen sortiert und muß etwas Platz schaffen.
Ich stelle viele Anleitungen zum halben Preis jeden Tag in der Osterkalenderkategorie oder unter Anleitungen in meinem Onlineshop : ein.

Die Osterkalenderangebote findet Ihr im Onlineshop: www.gritslifeshop oder auf meiner Homepage: .


Die Bilder der Tischläufer mit meinem Hexagonlineal sind langsam eingetroffen.

Wer noch kein Bild geschickt hat, noch ist es nicht zu spät.

Ich werde die Fotos in den nächsten Tagen auf meiner Homepage und hier auf dem Blog zur Abstimmung einstellen ...

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Life and Houston part 2 from Tales from the Raspberry Rabbits

Hi ya! Sorry I missed last week and the week before. The virus had me taking care of things such as having my classes canceled through June. I had to do a little regrouping as I purchased TONS of Valdani thread to get me through a year of teaching. I had a big sale that I was going to share with you last week and then poof, we lost the internet for 15 hours because someone on the road construction crew decided that cutting a major fiber optic line was a good thing to do when everyone is staying home ...

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Hi Neighbor! Freebie Pattern from "...laugh yourself into *Stitches*, follow me..." ~Shakespeare~

What's the buzz in your house?
 Here's what's been buzzing around in mine...

It's overwhelming to think about the state of our world.  And I for one, don't know what to make of this Covid19 virus.  I hear scary things...i understand the potential ramifications of this pandemic...I know it IS serious!
I truly pray for you all...that your mind, body and spirit are healthy, and happy thoughts fill your heart.

Many are making masks...what a call to action!  Thank you Thank you!

Not only have i been thinking about all the ...

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And just like that.... from "...laugh yourself into *Stitches*, follow me..." ~Shakespeare~

We have a kit!

A set of 6 Bee Hive Fat Quarters with the exact fabrics used in the Hot pad below.

Need the pattern?
It's FREE!
Visit the previous blog post for my Hi Neighbor! hot pad  description and instructions

The Kit offered by Renee Nanneman can be found in her online shop Need'lLove for $23 (price includes shipping)

You will be able to make 16 Hi Neighbor! hot pads (not including the backing) from the fat quarter kit.  
Just imagine how many  neighbors, friends and/or family members will enjoy your gift during this time of ...

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Temperature Quilt - Month 2 from Thistle and Thicket Studio

As I was downloading the temperatures for March this morning, I realized I never shared my February block for my temperature quilt.

Temperature Quilt Blocks by Thistle Thicket Studio.
In the photo, the left block is January and the right block is February. I did correct the first day of January where I accidentally used the wrong fabric for the low. I ended up just ripping out that day and was able to insert the high and low in without remaking the whole section. Yay!!! Nobody but me would have known it was wrong but it would have bugged me forever if I didn't fix it ...

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