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October 12, 2020
The Road Trip from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I get stuck in the house sewing or quilting a lot, and I wanted to have a fun day out. And I love going for practically no reason! That's so not me!! I did have 6 boxes and bags of stuff that I had sorted from the pet mat situation that was to be handed off to someone else in the hopes they could use it for their cause. And then there was the barn block. It all lent itself to a day trip!

Thimbles and Things are hosting a sew-along for Barn Quilt Blocks. (sorry - it's FULL ...

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September 20, 2020
Barn Quilts from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


Let's just say that I was EVERYWHERE yesterday. I started the day in Orillia with the Breakfast Club at Thimbles and Things. There were many people in attendance; I got the instructions for the block, and then it was time to zip back to Toronto, where I taught a two-hour class for the Etobicoke Quilter's Guild. Then I dashed off to Kingston (Stitch by Stitch) to do a one-hour lecture on the Premier + 2 Embroidery System Software. And then I zipped home so I could host the Virtual Retreat. 

Seriously?? Oh, yes - seriously! Thanks to Zoom, I was ...

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August 10, 2020
For Everything there is a Purpose…. from HummingBird Quilter

…and maybe more than one purpose.

My rotary cutting mat (The Boston Revolver) is not just for quilting anymore. I’ve had this tool for at least 18 years. As a matter fact when I did an internet search I could not find any listing for the product. There are turntables available but they are quite a bit thinner than mine.

It certainly came in handy when painting my first barn quilt, holding up the board a bit from the table and makng it easy to turn the board around to get it at comfortable angle

Certainly a handy tool ...

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July 27, 2020
Epic Summer Adventure from Humble Quilts

I mentioned last week I was off for an adventure and it was EPIC!

First off, going out with girlfriends is fun. 

Here we are all fresh, clean and ready to go!

7.3 miles later and this was the view from my tent at Mirror Lake, elevation 7,595'

This photo says Mirror Lake is a good name for it.

 Always enjoy sunsets.
We hiked a 5 miles alpine lake loop on Thursday. 
And took a dip to freshen up! LOL

 Our view again from my tent. I just couldn't get enough!
There were many water crossings....

And ...

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Barn quilt pattern to make with fabric from Pieced Brain

Barn quilt pattern to make with fabric

Here is a free Barn Quilt pattern to make with quilting fabric and take on your next road trip as you look for barn quilts of the wooden kind! Wait till you see the fabrics on this bright and bold quilt…

Barn Quilts

I designed the pattern “Barn Quilts” for the amazing Landscape Stripes collection by Timeless Treasures. The quilt measures 50″ x 62″ and the blocks finish at 12″. It uses very simple paper piecing with the stripes of each fabric adding dimension and texture to each block.

If you are new to paper piecing, or need a refresher ...

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July 2, 2020
Yes I’ve Got the ‘Barn Quilt Bug’ from HummingBird Quilter

Just finished my second Barn Quilt and am looking forward to displaying it with our new (that is new to us) on our first trip next week.

Illusion Quilt: Wandering Star

We’re headed up to Clayton NY, along the St. Lawrence River. This will be the second time there is as many weeks. We enjoyed our first trip so much in our old camper that we decided to go again to christen the new one. During our stay we plan on visiting the Barn Quilt Exhibit at the TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate NY) Center in Canton NY.

There ...

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June 8, 2020
Outside My Element from HummingBird Quilter

Each year our quilt guild members are able to enjoy a number of workshops. This year is no exception – although the workshops and monthly meetings will be presented a bit differently. Unfortunately, thanks to Covid-19 we have not been able to have a physical meeting since February.

Last month our membership participated in a virtual meeting via ‘Zoom’. We had our scheduled program on ‘Barn Quilts’ along with our regular business meeting and ‘show and tell’. Our members (58 of our 90+ members participated) have certainly been busy during our time of isolation. Many of them had multiple ‘show and ...

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December 27, 2019
One more bites the dust from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I didn't get nearly as much completed as I would have liked, but we had company for a good part of the day so it was all for a good reason!

I did manage to get that Redwork Embroidery UFO - DONE!!!  It's now sitting in the "to be quilted" pile and I'm thrilled to death about that. There remain three items on the 2017 list, five on the 2018 list, and nine still on the list for 2019. As I mentioned, I am being very optimistic and putting 12 new items on the list for 2020. I ...

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