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August 14, 2019
"Max the Cat " Zipper Key Chain Pouch Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Even though it still very much feels like the dead of summer here in South Florida the kids are heading back to school! Even as an adult I love walking through the aisles of school supplies and reminisce about my Mom bringing me and my sibling's school shopping every year.  I love how my Mom would write our full names on all of our school supplies so we wouldn't lose them or get them confused with someone else's supplies.  Another fond memory I have about back to school is in every one of my Mom's handmade ...

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August 11, 2019
Machine Applique Sample Finished + Another Grandma's Quilt to Rescue from Cheeky Cognoscenti

You guys -- I finished my machine appliqué project from Karen Kay Buckley's workshop last month!  Well, I finished the top, anyway.  I plan to add borders and then I need to quilt it, but still.  All the appliqué is stitched down and the stabilizer is all ripped off the back, so I'm feeling like I've accomplished something!


I Call it "Underwater Sunrise Garden With Alien Bubbles."  12 x 18
This is a project that I started in a 6-hour workshop hosted by the Charlotte Quilter's Guild.  Here's what Karen's class sample looks like:


"Circles ...

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August 10, 2019
Still Waters from Terificreations's Weblog

Thirty-one years ago I met my Sweetie. We were friends for nearly two years before we started dating, and dated for about another two or so before we got married. I’m still smitten. He took this photo sometime after we started dating and carries it around in one of the books he keeps with him… Continue reading Still Waters

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August 3, 2019
Machine Applique Progress and Continued Long Arm Tweaking from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Testing, tinkering and troubleshooting makes for boring blog posts, which is why I haven't posted in awhile.  Last night I took a break from all of that and spent some time playing with the machine appliqué project from Karen Kay Buckley's workshop.


Leaf By Leaf, KKB Workshop Project Coming Together
I'm enjoying the prepared edge, invisible machine stitched technique and the prep time really is minimal compared to other methods I've tried.  The reason this project isn't finished yet is that I've been having so much fun (and wasting so much TIME!) digging through ...

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July 27, 2019
Sewing Machine Review: Meet Goldilocks, My Bernina 475QE! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Well, she's not brand-new anymore -- I bought this machine five months ago but I wanted to sew on it for awhile before posting a review.  I LOVE this little cutie!  I brought 'Nina, my 7-year-old 750QE to the Bernina dealer to have a minor part replaced back in February, and was the first person to play with their demo B 475QE sewing machine that they had just barely unpacked and set up on the sales floor.  By the time they had finished working on my 750 I had made up my mind to purchase this one.  I've been ...

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July 22, 2019
Quilted Block of the Month from Terificreations's Weblog

Oh wow! So I posted in the Quilted Block of the Month group for the first time in over seven months. I thought it was longer, so win! The intervening months have been full writing, quilting, and sales related road trips all over New York state & New Jersey covering my territory. I have a… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month

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July 19, 2019
Reverse Appliqué Unicorn Baby Quilt Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Decorating spaces is one of my favorite things to do, so my love for creating things though sewing helps me to bring these spaces to life. Today I wanted to share a great way to decorate a wall, crib, or floor in a nursery by making a Reverse Applique Unicorn Quilt! One of the girls in our production team introduced me to this technique a few years back and I have made a few pillows which came out pretty cute. I wanted to create something a bit larger so I thought a baby quilt would be a perfect project to ...

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June 28, 2019
Come See Me at Dave’s BERNINA in Utah August 7-10! from Christa Quilts

I love teaching machine quilting, and it’s always extra special when I get to teach at BERNINA dealerships around the country. This August 7-10, 2019, I invite you to come see me at either location of Dave’s BERNINA, one of the top BERNINA dealerships in the entire country!

Christa Watson Quilts

I love my BERNINA!! But my students can be successful on any machine!

Teaching in Provo, UT

I’ll be making my first stop at Dave’s BERNINA in Provo where I’ll be presenting my popular lecture and trunk show, “How Do I Quilt It?” on Wednesday, August 7 ...

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June 20, 2019
Couching: Free Motion Style Quilting from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today, I am sharing a small couching project that I stitched for my third book (available Spring, 2020). Bad News:   this project got cut from the book. Good News:  that means I can share it with you now! What is Couching? Couching is a great quilting or embroidery technique that allows you…

The post Couching: Free Motion Style Quilting appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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June 17, 2019
BERNINA University-What’s New for Machine Quilting! from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Faye and I just got back from an exciting trip to BERNINA University in Jacksonville, Florida. BERNINA University is a yearly trade show sponsored by BERNINA of America and attended by dealers across the country. As soon as we stepped foot in the lobby of the hotel, we could feel the energy…

The post BERNINA University-What’s New for Machine Quilting! appeared first on Lori Kennedy Quilts.

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June 7, 2019
I’m Off to BERNINA University! from Christa Quilts

Tomorrow I fly out for my next fun event – setting up my booth and teaching a couple of classes to dealers at BERNINA University. BU is an industry event exclusively for BERNINA dealers that’s held in different locations around the country. This will be my third time attending and it’s been great for getting up close and personal with quilt shop owners who carry the brand.

BERNINA U 2018My BU Booth last year when Fandangle fabric was released.
Click here to get the fabric, kits and quilt patterns shown.

At the show, I’m able to show off my newest ...

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May 29, 2019
Another fun project under way from Quilting and More...

A few weeks ago I saw a pattern for an adorable tote bag — as though I need another tote bag! But it was really cute, so I’ve begun work on it. There are eight embroidered/appliquéed blocks on the front, and these are repeated on the back. However, I decided I’d like a bit of […]

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April 30, 2019
Three Favorite Traditional Applique Quilts From AQS Paducah Quilt Week + Vintage Quilt Repair Update from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Okay, my lovelies -- I know you wanna hear all about my adventures at AQS Paducah Quilt Week, but you're only gonna get this in dribbles because my brain is overloaded, there are 500+ photos on my iPhone, 45 pages of notes from the TEN classes I took (those are just my own notes above and beyond the handouts) and UPS won't be delivering my big box of show goodies until Wednesday.


Best of Show: Muttons and Buttons and Pearls, Oh My! by Janet Stone, Overland Park, KS, Photo by AQS
You may have already seen this AQS photo ...

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April 8, 2019
Joint Venture with Karen Miller: Mystery Quilt Along – Part 11 from IVORY SPRING

HELLO Friends!  I hope you have been well.  In case you haven’t kept track, today is the 96th day of the year!  I know because I have posted 96 quilts on Instagram for my A Quilt A Day series!  I just posted the 96th quilt.  If you haven’t checked out my feed on Instagram, look me up there at ivory_spring, or just do a search on my name “Wendy Sheppard”.

Jan 7: Announcement post
Jan 21:  Planning, basting, batting, etc
Jan 28:  Stabilization quilting or just to catch up
Feb 4, Feb 11: Inside center panel
Feb 25 ...

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April 7, 2019
Hummer! from Quilting and More...

Oops! It’s been almost a month since I’ve posted anything here, but time has just slipped by. I’m still working on a Christmas project with embroidered blocks from the San Francisco Stitch Company, part of which project you can see here. In addition, I’m also knitting a cardigan to use during summers in our overly-cooled public […]

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April 2, 2019
Mission Impossible: How to Machine Applique Something to Nothing from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Good morning, my lovelies!  I am happy to report that I actually achieved my goal of completing all 48 foundation paper pieced flying geese arcs by the end of March.  I had to cut back on some other commitments to free up for sewing time, but Lars's graduation quilt (which I had tentatively named Geese In Circles but have now renamed Mission Impossible: Graduation 2019) is now on schedule again.  Yay!


Four 12 Inch Blocks Done, Forty-Four More Blocks to Go


My To-Do Tuesday Goal for This Week is to complete the inner and outer curved piecing on at ...

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April 1, 2019
Joint Venture with Karen Miller: Mystery Quilt Along – Part 10 from IVORY SPRING

HELLO Friends!  I hope you have been well.  In case you haven’t kept track, today is the 89th day of the year!  I know because I have posted 89 quilts on Instagram for my A Quilt A Day series!  I just posted the 89th quilt.  If you haven’t checked out my feed on Instagram, look me up there at ivory_spring, or just do a search on my name “Wendy Sheppard”.

Jan 7: Announcement post
Jan 21:  Planning, basting, batting, etc
Jan 28:  Stabilization quilting or just to catch up
Feb 4, Feb 11: Inside center panel
Feb 25 ...

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March 29, 2019
Mission Impossible: Exploring My Options For Piecing Curves from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Good morning!  Now that all but nine of 48 foundation paper pieced arcs of flying geese have been made for Lars's graduation quilt, I've turned my attention to the next and final step of assembling the blocks: the two curved seams that attach each arc of geese to the dark purple background fabric.


First Completed Geese In Circles Block!  MEH!
In quilting (as in most things in life!), there is always more than one way to tackle a challenge.  I have three options in mind for piecing these curved seams, and each has advantages and disadvantages.  So I ...

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March 28, 2019
Let's Decorate for Spring - Easter Wall Decor Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog


Easter-Mini-Quilts--Graphic

 

 

Hello Makers,

Happy Spring! We are excited to share a great way to decorate your home this Spring Season by making Easter inspired mini’s.  We could never just make one mini so we decided to create a trio of 8” x 10” minis, a vase mini to store dried flowers or your palms on Palm Sunday, a bunny silhouette and an Easter basket filled with colorful eggs! Make all three or choose your favorites! We made all three mini's with  Bonnie Christine's collection for AGF called Gathered! This collection is a perfect match for all your spring ...

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March 26, 2019
Hey, Rebecca! This Is How You Prepare Your Quilt Backings! Reminders To Myself for Next Time from Cheeky Cognoscenti

The flying geese arcs for my son's graduation quilt are coming along nicely.  39 are finished, and 9 more are needed.  Each paper pieced arc of geese is taking approximately an hour and a half to two hours to complete.  So this week, even before I finish piecing those arcs, I think I need to start cutting out the purple background fabric and working out the kinks of the curved piecing required to turn these arcs of geese into quilt blocks.


This Week's Accomplishments, Bagged, Labeled and Ready for Quilting
But meanwhile, I had some loose ends to ...

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