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February 21, 2020
Twenty twenty, Imagine and Beauty from Terificreations's Weblog

Twenty twenty is off to an amazing start in ways that I’m looking forward to sharing over the next several months. What I can share with you now is that I’m teaching at International Quilt Festival in Houston, I have two classes Beginner Machine Quilting and The Weight of Color (a drawing style class). As… Continue reading Twenty twenty, Imagine and Beauty

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February 14, 2020
Rulers for Rookies 2: The Next Step!!!!! 15% off this weekend from Lisa H Calle's Blog

So I realize that it’s been a while!  I apologize.  I have started to accept customer quilts again, it’s difficult  to try and get it all done but I’m trying!

I have had this new Rulers for Rookies 2 Kit in the works for quite a while now.  I can say as of today…. it is done!   I had so much fun designing this panel!  It comes with 5 different rulers.  ProCircle 7, ProEcho 12, ProPebble 3/4 – 1.75, Pro and my favorite…. the ProLine 8!

There is also a class to go along with this ...

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February 13, 2020
Five Fabulous Quilting Fads – Right Now. from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

What are fellow quilters making? Why are these designs and fabrics so popular? Are these trends new or are traditional styles making a comeback?

Don’t worry, we’ve found the answers. We’ve taken a close look into the world of quilting to find out what’s trending. Here are are the top five:

1. Stars

From Memorial Day to Veterans Day, a star quilt can find itself taking center stage all throughout the year and when we aren’t stocked up on red, white, and blue; quilters find stars to be quite innovative. Five points or ten, stars ...

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January 29, 2020
New Class and New Arrivals from Twin Cities Quilting

Hi Everyone,

Last call on loyalty points!  They expire on the 31st.  We are in the process of updating our website. Things may not look quite right at times and purchasing online is not available.  This may take a few weeks to complete.  If you want anything, don't hesitate to call the shop for help, 651.340.8263.  Thanks for your patience as we make the transition.

We have a new class for our 'Carpe Noctem' quilt on February 29th from 10 am to 4 pm.  Jamie Yearling will be teaching.  Click here to get the details and sign ...

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January 24, 2020
Nighttime Sky from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I have finished my Nighttime Sky improv wall hanging.  

I used the same technique I used on my Improv Garden and pillow.  I really like how it turned out!

The size of this piece is just 36" square and is made from navy and yellow scraps.

I changed up the lighting here so you can see the dark fabrics in the background really have a lot going on in them.  There is a lot of purples, turquoise and gray that add a lot of interest.

On the back, I used a New York City piece I have been hoarding for ...

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January 22, 2020
New Arrivals from Twin Cities Quilting

Hi Everyone, 

Block of the Month starts February 8th. We'd appreciate sign ups as early as possible so we can make sure we are ready for everyone.  This is the 'Night & Day' colorway. Click here to sign up.

BOM 2020 pic

Our second colorway is 'Abstract'.  This colorway we will make along with you during class.  This colorway uses primarily brights - Grunges and bright prints on a white Grunge background:

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Big Stitch starts February 27.  The theme is 'City Critters'.  Click here to sign up.

Big Stitch Feb:March

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Our Leggings class, taught by Linda Heimerl, is two nights- February 5th and 12th. Sign up here ...

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January 20, 2020
A series of classes from Quilting and More...

It’s been a very long time since I was fortunate enough to be able to take a class from a lady who is probably my all-time favorite instructor, Philippa Naylor. Some years ago, I had classes from her in Houston on varied topics like free-motion quilting, piecing, and binding. Lately, though, her classes haven’t been […]

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January 11, 2020
Card case from Quilting and More...

This morning I was talking to my sister and mentioned that I really did need a new case for the cards I carry in my purse. After our chat, I went to a lecture presentation at “my” quilt shop, Quiltique. Guess what the lecture was about! Talk about perfect timing — we had a demonstration […]

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January 8, 2020
New Arrivals from Twin Cities Quilting

Hi Everyone,

Now is the time to come in and redeem your loyalty points.  The redemption period ends January 31st. No exceptions.  Call us if you can't make it in and we can take your order on the phone.  You can either pay to have it shipped or we can hold it for you.


Our classes are going strong.  Most of our January classes are full (call us if you'd like to be added to the wait list).  The following classes still have room:

Zip It,taught by Pam Ehlers, is January 16th from 11am-2pm.  Saturday is ...

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December 17, 2019
So let's chat from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

about the Sherry Lynn Wood workshop that I attended over the weekend. I had great fun seeing so many of my quilty friends. Marty of Marty's Fiber Musings was there. As were Lori, Marquita, Glen (of Quilts and Dogs blog), Joyce, Stephanie, and Yvonne from BRMQG. They were there for the long haul--Friday through Sunday and staying overnight, which means they had dinner together at local restaurants.

Of course, I had the pleasure of meeting other quilters, mostly from Quilters Guild Acadienne, which is a guild in Lafayette. QGA and BRMQG have fearless leaders willing to combine efforts and ...

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December 16, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Sherri Lynn Wood workshop from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I attended a two-day workshop with author Sherri Lynn Wood thanks to the Baton Rouge Modern Quilt Guild and Quilt Guild Acadienne. Held at A&A Sewing Center, this workshop could not have been more. Class fees paid for everything, and I mean everything. That included more delicious food than we could eat. (South Louisiana, y'all. We know how to eat!)

Sherri Lynn Wood (center) with our fearless
leaders, Torch (left) and Lori (right)
Thanks, ladies, for a wonderful weekend!
And now to inspire you, just a few pictures of some of the pieces we worked on. No one ...

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November 14, 2019
Int’l Quilt Market Part 1, a sale and a win! from Art and Quilting in Camden

So much has happened in the past 2 1/2 weeks: International Quilt Market, International Quilt Festival, and a whopper of a cold, a lovely weekend with my older son and DIL, and some home improvements. So I’ll start at the beginning…with one detour: I sold a quilt at Festival after all! I’ll post on that in a few days (I shared on FB), but first let’s start with Market. And read to the end for the big surprise!

I arrived on Sunday of Quilt Market–usually I fly in on Tuesday or Monday and begin ...

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November 11, 2019
Fun in Southern Oregon from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

I recently spent a few days with the Umpqua Valley Quilters Guild in Roseburg Oregon.  
They are such a great group!

(In fact, you should mark your calendars - they have a wonderful Quilt Show coming up in April 2020.  You can check out their Facebook page here to learn more.)

I am very bad about getting out my phone and taking photos but I did snap a photo of everyone with one of their finished blocks in the Spin! class.  This group had a wonderful selection of colors and fabrics.  I look forward to seeing some finished quilt tops soon ...

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Meet Missouri Star Academy Instructor, Patsy Thompson from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Our newest Missouri Star Academy instructor is Patsy Thompson of Patsy Thompson Designs. She is an expert in free motion quilting using rulers. As you scroll through this post, you will find some of the most beautiful quilts quilted and designed by Patsy! Get to know her a bit more and fall in love with ruler-work quilting in her class, Beginning Free Motion Quilting with Rulers!

When did you first give machine quilting a try?

In the year 2000. I had been a hand quilter for over 20 years, and when I would see machine quilted quilts at shows, I ...

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November 7, 2019
A tip from Quilting and More...

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I absolutely agonize over which quilting designs I’m going to use on a quilt. In the past, I’ve begun a motif, only to decide that it simply doesn’t work on that particular area, and then I’ve had to pick it all out. Ugh. However, I took a class […]

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November 5, 2019
Blossom Heart Quilts Retreat 2020 from Blossom Heart Quilts

Spending time with fellow quilters (whether we are actually sewing or not!) is one of my most favourite things to do. I’ve shared before how important the online quilting community was to me during our years in Japan, but upon return to Australia, it was the in-person community that welcomed me with open arms and formed a major part of my friendship circles.

Giving back to the community, and further fostering creative community, has become a big part of where I want Blossom Heart Quilts to go. Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of being able to run ...

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October 28, 2019
Meet Missouri Star Academy Instructor, HollyAnne Knight from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

HollyAnne Knight of String & Story teaches one of our online courses here at Missouri Star. She helps people learn to not only quilt with confidence, but live an overall well and confident life. Check out her quilting blog or wellness blog for fun stuff!

Join HollyAnne in her Beginner-Friendly Free Motion Quilting class! You’re gonna love it and her! Get to know our newest instructor:

Do you have any funny “mess-up” stories to share from your experience with machine quilting?

Oh my heavens! … My quilting journey is like a RomCom of crazy mess-ups! I have quilted my supreme slider ...

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October 25, 2019
On display at International Quilt Festival Houston 2019 from Art and Quilting in Camden

I’m a bit gobsmacked to realize I have five, yes FIVE…5….5!!!!, quilts on display in Houston this year! If you are there, I hope you get to see them up close and personal…after all, we know what a world of difference it makes. If you’re not in Houston, here’s what I’ll have on display:

Rose Hip, by Sarah Ann Smith (c) 2019. 36″ square. One of my favorite quilts, in part because it is of my beloved Maine, but also because I’ve been able to meld my personal hand dyes, a hand ...

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October 22, 2019
Kaffe Fassett Mediterranean Hexagons Colour Workshop Recap from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I took a workshop with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably last week!  The project was the Mediterranean Hexagons quilt from the book Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Morocco, available on Amazon here (affiliate link).

Brandon Mably and Rebecca the Rebellious Workshop Student
I'm going to start with a quick synopsis so those of you who are crunched for time can just skim through the pictures and be done with it: 

Everyone loved this workshop except me.  

Seriously -- no fault of Kaffe and Brandon whatsoever; they were delightful.  I was miserable.  I couldn't follow directions.  I wasted a lot ...

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A Day Of Dyeing from Quilting My Way

Yep, it was a day of dyeing.

This morning I was out the door early to get to the Grange so that we could get set up for class. I was there early enough, and then Sandy 2 showed up about 5 mins after me. We were getting ready when our teacher Loretta showed up about 10 mins after Sandy.

It was a full day of dyeing fabrics. Loretta taught us how to dye silk fabrics for our embroidery work. The first thing we did was dye a scarf.

This is what it looked like wet. I added salt to ...

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