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July 8, 2022
Uptown July Blocks and MORE! from Humble Quilts

My July blocks of Uptown are complete. I like to lay out all of the completed blocks, but my sewing room is a creative disaster right now! Which is good, but I like to work in a clean room!

I thought I'd share the quilts I've made that Gay at Sentimental Stitches has patterned from antique quilts she owns. She does such a great job and so accurate! 
Here's the link to her shop where you can find all of these and MORE!- HERE

1857 Album block

I eliminated some blocks to keep the size in check ...

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May 6, 2022
Parsonsfield Antique Quilts- yes more! from Humble Quilts

Nope, I just cannot get enough of antique quilts! Paula has been a collector for years and it was so wonderful to see her collection. 

I'm feeling the urge for another string quilt! - graphic red and blue!!

Lovely double pinks!!

Such a fun quilt motif!

An oldie similar to my Steppin Out quilt!

What darling fabrics from the 30's!!

If you have signed up for the basket class you have received a Zoom link and the recording of the interview with Jody, the editor of American Patchwork and Quilting.  If you cannot make it on Tuesday I will ...

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April 27, 2022
Joanna S Rose Exhibit Red and White Quilts from Humble Quilts

I'm sure many of you will remember that I was able to attend the big red and white quilt exhibit in New York City spring of 2011. The quilts were exciting, seeing my quilt friends was exciting, my first time in the big apple was exciting and it was also my first big trip with my daughter. That was exciting and the entire trip was completely memorable. 

We did an awesome harbor tour. Such a fun way to see the city and Lady Liberty. 

From our rooftop.

We saw amazing quilts at the museums.

And of course, the main ...

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April 18, 2022
Parsonsfield, Maine from Humble Quilts

 Don't you just love the name Parsonsfield? I have a friend who lives in a 200 year old house in Parsonsfield, Maine so we went for a visit. It really was the highlight of our trip. 

Paula is a talented quilter who has taught and quilted many many years. 
Some of the quilts I'll show here are made by her, some are antique and some antique blocks she has completed. She shared her antique block challenge with me, but I'll save that for our challenge reveal. 


Cute idea for an antique block challenge. 

Paula has me looking ...

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April 11, 2022
New England Quilt Museum from Humble Quilts

Laurie didn't need to convince me too hard to join her on a trip to quilty trip to New England. 
Our first stop was the New England Quilt Museum. 
The antique quilts displayed were beautiful!

I'll let the quilts speak for themselves! 

I thought I took a photo of the tag, but I cannot find it in my photos now. This quilt is older than Oregon! hahaha

Extraordinary chintz!

And I think the Piony was my favorite. For all the Humble Quilts kind of reasons. 

Laura Lane works part time at the museum, so we got to spend ...

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April 8, 2022
Antique Quilts Repost from Humble Quilts

This is a repost from 2010:

Click to enlarge photos. 

 The High Desert Museum had an exhibit of Pioneer Quilts that I was able to see the week before the Sister's show. If any of you are ever in the area this is a fantastic museum and I'd highly recommend it. Here are a few highlights from the pioneer quilts.

I'm a huge fan of four block applique. I thought the border was interesting in that it wasn't a loose vine but instead sort of zig-zaggy. (I'm having a hard time pulling descriptive words out ...

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February 18, 2022
Zoom Guild Meetings from Humble Quilts

 On Monday I presented my Reruns: Quilts Inspired by the Past lecture/slideshow to Common Threads Quilt Guild in Colorado. 

I love that we have many options now! The pandemic has forced us to be creative. They have a small group and I could see them all there! They had me on Zoom on a big screen. This is the first time I've presented in this way. Such a good idea for small groups that do not have the finances to fly speakers in to the area. 

In person will always be the preferred way, but creativity is the ...

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November 22, 2021
Wee Little Quilt from Humble Quilts

This little quilt used to be a much  bigger quilt, but as quilts do, they wear out and get loved to pieces. So it was made into this little dolly quilt. 

Each patch measures a little less than an inch. It's likely that it was to finish at 1" but has shrunk over time. Love the bits of cheddar. 

And that black!!

Our weather has been cold, but look how pretty this day was! I hope you saw my video on Instagram. You could see so many mountains that I'm surrounded by. 

As I prepare to host Thanksgiving ...

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November 3, 2021
Cigar Ribbons and Antique Block Challenge from Humble Quilts

The quilt below was in the Latimer Textile booth. I must not have been super impressed with the entire quilt because I don't have a photo! 

Only close-ups of these cool ribbons! From what I've read 1875-1911 was the cigar ribbon popularity years. 
I find them so fascinating!

How are you all coming on your block challenge?
Marian shared the start of hers on the facebook group and someone wanted to see my blocks. 
They are on my design wall waiting for inspiration!

How about yours?
If you have no clue what I'm referring to check this ...

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October 28, 2021
Antique Double Wedding Ring Quilt from A Quilting Life

Antique Double Wedding Ring Quilt featured by Top US Quilt Blog, A Quilting Life

Hello, friends, and happy Thursday! I’m super excited to share a new-to-me Antique Double Wedding Ring Quilt I was able to purchase from an estate sale last summer. I don’t typically purchase quilts–in fact this is only the second one I’ve ever purchased in my life. But I’ve been wanting to make a Double Wedding […]

The post Antique Double Wedding Ring Quilt appeared first on A Quilting Life.

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October 27, 2021
Grotto Girl from Humble Quilts

A couple of days before the quilt show my friend, Laurie (Grotto Girl) called to remind me she would be a vendor! She sells vintage and antique quilts and recently purchased 2 estates of kits, fabric and so many goodies. 

I haven't seen her since before the pandemic so it was extra wonderful!

So many goodies!

I posted a few things on the facebook group and made some sales for her!!

This backing! WOW!

I bought an older piece of madder designed by Jo Morton. and then enjoyed looking closer at all her goods!
I hope your week is ...

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October 19, 2021
Tammy Reid: “Every Quilt Has a Story” from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Tammy Reid with a stack of her quilts.

If you’re interested in quilts and their history, you won’t want to miss this event! Tammy Reid, Head Coach of the Head Coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, is a passionate quilt collector and in her talk “Every Quilt Has a Story”, she is sharing stories of the quilts she has collected over the years. 

An Irish Chain Quilt in Tammy’s collection.

In this fun, interactive talk, the three panelists, Tammy Reid, Dakota Redford (the Director of the Missouri Quilt Museum, housed here in Hamilton), and Christine Pembrook (a ...

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September 27, 2021
NW Quilt Expo from Humble Quilts

 Many of you may not know but Oregon is one of a handful of states that still have an indoor mask mandate. Our governor has tried to mandate outdoor masking but that has failed miserably.

 Anyway, it was my FIRST quilt show since last October when I went to the scaled down version of the Aurora historical Quilt Show.  I was so excited! 

Here's my favorites from the show.

The story captured my heart on this quilt. Read below. 

Sorry I cut this off!

The others are from the collection of the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center in Tillamook ...

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August 20, 2021
Stringin' on a Friday from Humble Quilts

My friend Suzette sent me a photo of some "mindless" string blocks she is working on. Our hospitals are getting full to capacity with Covid patients and smoke has been heavy in the town she is in. She finds this kind of sewing is soothing and I agree!

I'll add that our governor has called in the National Guard to assist the local hospital. Not only are they shorthanded, but overwhelmed. I hope they get some relief from the added hands of the National Guard.

Here in Madras we have been relatively smoke free, which is so surprising. Nearby ...

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May 21, 2021
Hand Pieced~ But By Whom? from From the Strawberry Patch...

I had the privilege of quilting a hand-pieced beauty this past week. Oh, how I'd love to know the history of this one. How old is it? From where did it come? If you study closely, you can see the hand stitches that were lovingly placed, joining together this lively array of feedsacks and vintage fabrics. The top was purchased by a friend of a friend. She machine washed it (!!) before I received

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Hand Pieced~ But By Whom? from From the Strawberry Patch...

I had the privilege of quilting a hand-pieced beauty this past week. Oh, how I'd love to know the history of this one. How old is it? From where did it come? If you study closely, you can see the hand stitches that were lovingly placed, joining together this lively array of feedsacks and vintage fabrics. The top was purchased by a friend of a friend. She machine washed it (!!) before I received

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April 24, 2021
Linda's Antique 9 Patch Variation Quilt from Crayon Box Quilt Studio

 Last fall, my customer Linda, had contacted me to request my basting service for 3 quilts she planned to hand quilt.  Though I don't get these types of requests often, it is another service I offer.  Two of the quilts were smaller pieces and the third was an antique quilt she purchased at the Sisters Quilt show many years ago.  I was able to complete the basting fairly quickly and she picked them up when she dropped off her  Brown and Black Diamonds quilt

A couple of weeks later, when I called her to tell her that the Brown ...

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April 2, 2021
Little Quilt Swap Final Call! from Humble Quilts

Happy Friday! We have 57 swappers with room for a few more. I'll be emailing partners in the next few days. Sorry I cannot email you all back to confirm I rec'd your information. If you do not get an email over the weekend, then feel free to email me and I'll get you into the swap. 

I received a comment from Andee Neff (yes, I know you are familiar!) but do not know what name you signed up for. I'm certain you are on the list, but feel free to email me again and ask ...

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March 19, 2021
Grassy Creek is a Flimsy and Hazel on the Antique Quilts from The Modern Diary

Decided to get out the antique quilts that my grandmother had made for her son in law's second wedding and last baby.  I have told you the wild story on here before.  So here is Hazel on my Uncle Rick's baby quilt.
Finally finished up the string borders and got them on (they fit perfectly!) Grassy Creek.  I need to get a picture outside...we will see if it is sunny enough today.  Snow is melted but things are still a bit wet.  Sunshine immediately did her happy dance on top of it.  

Here is Hazel on top ...

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March 10, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Sashing from Nestlings By Robin

You are so close to the finish;)
This week we are on to the
sashing for the blocks.
Making the decision to blend
the sashing so the stars jump out
or to give your blocks a small
bit of framework will be
the hardest part of this step.
I promise!
My blocks rested on my 
guest bed for a good solid
week just as you see them here.
I just couldn't wrap my 
brain around how it would
look when done and I 
didn't want to waste time
making all those little 
star points just to hate ...

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