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July 11, 2024
Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

I put the finishing touches on this pink quilt from Judy M. in OH today. Even though pink is not my color, I can still appreciate this beautiful quilt. It is so completely pink and feminine. I really like the pattern that Judy used in the quilt and did not want to take away from …

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July 4, 2024
Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

Ray has been busy…I keep thinking I am caught up on loading his emails into blog posts and just like that, he’s sending more emails. It’s a great problem…if you want to call it that. Here is the lastest. Ray writes: Longarming community quilts is definitely a win/win for me. Not only do I get …

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June 30, 2024
Community Quilts from Vivian from Jo's Country Junction

I have quilts from Vivian to share with you today…Vivian writes: Hi Jo! I’m so very happy for you and Jerry!!! What a miracle. I’ve finished using the roll of batting you sent (thanks again) all the quilts have been donated except these seven. Three of these are about twin size and will go to …

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June 27, 2024
Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

I’m not getting much done at the longarm, but Ray sure is. My inbox has several emails from him that I need to put together, load, and share with you here on the blog. Ray writes:“I finished a quilt top that Judy M. in OH sent to me to finish and donate. It is a …

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June 25, 2024
Slow and steady wins the race from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

FREEDOM!!!

OK -- so I'm not entirely off the hook as I have urgent paperwork to do this morning, but I spent most of yesterday just puttering and doing what I wanted, and it felt glorious! 

I am determined to keep things under control - OK - until the next crisis hits, but if I keep myself organized, those deadlines shouldn't be an issue? Perhaps I'm deluding myself. That's OK - I can live in a dream world. 

But the biggest issue for me is keeping the space clear. Why is that so hard? I seem to need a table ...

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June 24, 2024
Weekly update: a quick finish and playing with scraps from With Strings Attached

 

If you're on Facebook you can't hide from your birthday.  155 greetings and counting!  I appreciate them all.  I am now squared and cubed. 

Black raspberries were ripe at Lake Carina Forest Preserve on Friday afternoon.  Lake Carina was a gravel pit that was quarried to build the tollway (I-94) in the late 1950's.  That road and a high-voltage transmission line are the eastern boundary.  


The lake and the stream that flows into it.

The Home Forum feature  in this week's Christian Science monitor  further identified the raspberries as black caps.   I picked a handful and ...

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June 23, 2024
Community Quilts From Karen B from Jo's Country Junction

It’s been a bit since we heard from Karen B. Unfortunately she has some sad news to share along with her wonderfully finished quilt. Karen writes: Hello everyone.  Shortly after I sent my last submission of quilts to Jo, my family experienced a sudden, unexpected death.  My son-in-law passed away in February.  We are still …

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June 21, 2024
Community Quilts from Elizabeth from Jo's Country Junction

I have quilts to share with you today from Elizabeth. She finished a lot so be ready for a big parade. Elizabeth writes:Although you haven’t heard from me in awhile, I am still finishing quilts.  Below are the pictures.  The first is from Patti in Florida and when I received it, I breathed a big …

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June 16, 2024
Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

Wowza Ray has been busy. Living in Florida Ray ‘s on longarm quilting business goes with the seasons. When the snowbirds are in Florida to escape the winters, Ray is busy with customer quilts. When the snowbirds go home, Ray doesn’t take a rest. He just switches gears and starts working on community quilts. Impressive. …

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June 15, 2024
Misses at the thrift store! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Oh my goodness --- I guess I'm not alone in getting mail for the previous owners of our houses. What surprises me is how much of this stuff there is around and what that is costing the world in general. In terms of postage, paper, and resources, it's insane. There must be a way for these companies to write a small program and run it annually to find mailings to the same address with different names. A quick follow-up would eliminate the duplication. I may never get it resolved. And YES - years ago, I sent the letters back, with ...

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June 13, 2024
Community Quilts from Cheryl from Jo's Country Junction

In all my excitement over the changes in my life recently, this email from Cheryl got buried in the email. If you send something and expect an answer and don’t answer, don’t be afraid to resend. Cheryl learned that the hard way. Sorry, Cheryl. Thanks for touching back in with me. I have been absent …

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June 9, 2024
Community Quilt from KM from Jo's Country Junction

Hello…I sent a lot quilt tops out last Fall and I got this one back as a finish. The email came from KM but wasn’t signed with a full name. The email sat in my inbox for three weeks with the intention that I would send an email back to find out who KM was. …

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June 6, 2024
Community Quilts from Jazz from Jo's Country Junction

Jazz has not only been laboring on quilts but also on the computer. Patience preserved and she finally got the computer to send me the document with her quilt submissions and today I’m sharing that with you. Hi, Jo! Thank you again for all the quilts-to-be-embroidered kits you sent me recently! And for the package …

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May 30, 2024
Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

Ray has some fun quilts to share with you today. Ray writes: I slipped this African Safari panel quilt into the schedule and it is now finished. Maureen M. in OH sent it to me. It is such a neat quilt with all the animals in it. It reminds me of going to a zoo or …

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May 26, 2024
Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

Ray LOADED my email with lots of good stuff to share with you. Here’s the first of several posts from him. Ray writes:“Per USPS tracking I was to get 2 boxes from your readers earlier this week. Only one showed up on schedule and the other one is still floating around in the system somewhere. …

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May 23, 2024
Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

Ray is still busy finishing up some community quilts. When I met Ray he said he tries to longarm one quilt a day!! That’s impressive. What is more impressive is that you all keep him in quilt tops and backing fabric too! THANK YOU!! Now onto today’s quilts. Ray writes:I wanted to share another quilt …

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May 19, 2024
Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

I always love it when I open my email and there are messages from Ray. Today I’m sharing those messages with you.Ray writes: I have a bit of a story to tell…… Back in February, Karen H. in NE sent me a package with 4 UFO’s in it. As you know, I have been on …

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May 16, 2024
Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

I received a big, wonderful box of goodies from Gloria B. in IL that I wanted to share with you. I will share the quilts first and then some very interesting UFOs. The first quilt is a nine patch quilt set on pointe. The colors light and spring with a light pink/peach background. It will …

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May 12, 2024
Community Quilts from Ray from Jo's Country Junction

Ray is still busy at the longarm finishing community quilts. Here’s his latest. He writes:OMG!! You would think it was Christmas the way the commission quilts have been rolling in the door. Never fear, I have been able to slip a few community quilts in now and then. This is another quilt from Linda F. in AZ. …

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May 9, 2024
Community Quilt from Lori from Jo's Country Junction

Lori is always so busy finishing quilt for Sharehouse. A facility that helps those with addiction issues. It’s such a worthy cause. Lori writes:“The quilter that sent me this quilt top, binding and backing requested to be anonymous.  She had emailed me and asked what size quilt is preferred for Sharehouse, since she was going …

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