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February 11, 2019
Joint Venture with Karen Miller: Mystery Quilt Along – Part 4 from IVORY SPRING

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: Top and Bottom Rectangles
March 4: Top and Bottom Squares
March 11: Left and Right Side panels
Mach 18: Narrow Sashing
March 25: Outside (wider) Border
April 1: Binding & Hanging

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Hello Friends, here we are again on our Quilt-Along Monday!  There’s not a new installment because Karen and I know the hustles and bustles of life all too well, and sometimes we just can’t get to quilting like we would ...

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February 4, 2019
Joint Venture with Karen Miller: Mystery Quilt Along – Part 3 from IVORY SPRING

 

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: Top and Bottom Rectangles
March 4: Top and Bottom Squares
March 11: Left and Right Side panels
Mach 18: Narrow Sashing
March 25: Outside (wider) Border
April 1: Binding & Hanging

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Hello Friends, Happy Monday!  I hope your week got off a great start, and that those of you who lived in last week’s extreme cold have thawed out nicely, and are ready to do some quilting on your machine.

Now, some ...

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Sweet Things from RobynsPatch

One way to use up ‘left-over’ fabric. A while back an inspiration for tackling the pile of fabric scraps came from “Successful Scrap Quilts from Simple Rectangles’ by Judy Turner and Margaret Rolfe. Decisions, decisions – made easy. From then … Continue reading

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January 28, 2019
Joint Venture with Karen Miller: Mystery Quilt Along – Part 2 from IVORY SPRING

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: Top and Bottom Rectangles
March 4: Top and Bottom Squares
March 11: Left and Right Side panels
Mach 18: Narrow Sashing
March 25: Outside (wider) Border
April 1: Binding & Hanging

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Hello Friends, I just spent a better of last week at Road to CA show.  It was a fun show making new friends, and sharing the love of domestic machine and feather quilting with my new friends!

I even met some who ...

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January 21, 2019
2019 Free Motion QAL: Part 1 - Lewe Setup, Planning, Basting from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Hello all and welcome to Part I of our 2019 Free Motion Quilt Along (2019FMQAL) featuring the Lewe the Ewe fabric panel by World of Susybee



I've teamed up with my dear friend Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring for this fun quilting adventure. 

We're really excited to have ya'll on board.  Thank you for joining us. 

If you missed the 2019 FMQAL Announcement posts you can find them by clicking the links below. 

These posts outline Fabric & Notion Supplies necessary for the QAL.

As mentioned in the announcement we ...

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Joint Venture with Karen Miller: Mystery Quilt Along – Part 1 from IVORY SPRING

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: Top and Bottom Rectangles
March 4: Top and Bottom Squares
March 11: Left and Right Side panels
Mach 18: Narrow Sashing
March 25: Outside (wider) Border
April 1: Binding & Hanging

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Hello Friends, today is the day we start working on our Free-motion Quilt Along!  We are so happy to hear about the warm responses indicating you will be participating.  Again, this is low-maintenance stress free!  If you haven’t already joined us ...

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November 22, 2018
Turkey..Pie..Nap…Oh MY! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

 

The sun is shining brightly in Hilton Head where I prepare to tee off for a round of golf; my second love in life. But before I venture into the rolling, green hills composed of 19 holes I wanted to wish all my fellow followers a Happy Thanksgiving.  I hope your plans include eating WAY too much turkey, indulging in a few holiday drinks and slumbering peacefully as Mr. Tryptophan slips you into nappy land.  Those are my intentions for the next 24 hours!

     What would Thanksgiving be without including Black Friday and Cyber Monday? So let’s whoop it ...

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August 8, 2018
A Star is Reborn, AgainHow many times do you make the same... from Living Water Quilter



A Star is Reborn, Again

How many times do you make the same quilt?  When I make the same quilt it is a way to demonstrate to how free-motion quilting can change the texture and appearance of a quilt. Certainly, fabric colors and prints have a voice in this process too.

The Radiant Star, pictured above is a HUGE departure from the first  Radiant Star, pictured below, in both fabric selection and free-motion quilting.

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As an educator, I am compelled to offer a variety of inspirational options for students to explore in whole or part. The Radiant Star pattern is ...

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July 29, 2018
Quilting the Teacup Candle Mat from From My Carolina Home

Finishing up the candle mat from last week, I did the quilting on my domestic machine.  Beginning the quilting, the edge was stitched all the way around.  Note that I am using a walking foot for this.

Paper Pieced Teacup at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Next, stitching in the ditch all the way around the paper pieced section.

Paper Pieced Teacup at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Then, I wanted to stitch in the ditch around the teacup and saucer.  If I start here, then I’ll have to tie off twice.

Paper Pieced Teacup at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

If I start at the intersection of the cup and saucer, then I can go around both sections without stopping and starting again.

Paper Pieced Teacup at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

So I ...

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July 23, 2018
Only 24 Hours Left! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

Sign up for “AINT NO JUNK” today AND join my FACEBOOK LIVE Event!

Don’t miss “Aint No Junk”, a great tell all class with lots of EXTRAS.  AND become a member of my Facebook Live Event! I will be “live” answering questions and concerns regarding EVERYTHING under the sun QUILTY related! Sign up now for this amazing class!

Panic Now Cuz Sign Up Ends Today!

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July 14, 2018
Ain’t No Junk: Trunk Tell All!! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

Tick, Tock, Goes the Clock..Tuesday’s the BIG day! 

Yes, my fellow quilters and students have asked; and I have listened! Therefore, I am thrilled to announce that this Tuesday, July 17th, my online “Trunk Tell All” will go live! PLUS a lot of extras!

I have been hearing from many of you, far and wide, how you would love the opportunity to attend my trunk show but unfortunately logistically it just doesn’t work. That is simply unacceptable; I just cannot allow that to continue. There will be no more worries about where I”ll be, and how ...

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July 9, 2018
Something Exciting is coming….. from Lisa H Calle's Blog

 

I can barely contain my excitement… you’ve asked and I’ve listened… Yeah…..

Make sure you are signed up to receive my newsletter, or follow my blog, instagram or Facebook… one of them or all of them… you don’t want to miss out…. I am hoping to be spilling the beans next week…. so stay tuned.

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May 31, 2018
I Just Wanna Have Fun from Lisa H Calle's Blog

 

 

Most of you know it’s with much excitement that I’ve announced that Perfect Plumes has made its big debut.  But what you don’t know is that during the process of constructing my latest class, with a little help, I filmed a little promo video for the launch of my newest addition.  Below you will find the small segment to watch, if you haven’t already. And if you’re about to click “play” keep in mind that there’s nothing I love more than adding a bit of comedy into my work days.

So feel free take ...

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April 27, 2018
Lisa, Lisa, Where Are You? from Lisa H Calle's Blog

I realize that I have been MIA, but for good reason as it all pertains to my love of quilting.  Numerous commitments have kept me on the go; trust me even my husband thinks I’ve disappeared!  First up was MQX (Machine Quilter’s Expo) in New Hampshire.  I love attending this show, it holds a special place in my heart since it was my first teaching gig way back in 2006.  I get such an overwhelming sense of nostalgia when I walk through the doors of this arena.

The word “amazing” doesn’t come close to describing this show ...

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April 6, 2018
ProFeather™ Ruler Pre-Orders Start NOW! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

Preorders are being taken now!

 

Just hang in there with me; those beautiful pieces of clear plastic will be in my hot little hands within 2 weeks!  Remember my last post containing  the video of hopelessness? If not, go back and watch.  If you did watched that little excerpt, and giggled, and moreover connected with my message then you really need to witness the ProFeather ruler in action.  I’ll admit, perhaps my acting wasn’t quite convincing enough to have you believe that this tool would be incredibly helpful.  BUT I am quite confident that the video below will ...

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“Idiom” Challenge from Flying Parrot Quilts

It’s been quiet around here, but I’ve been working on both some new patterns (more on those soon!) and some just-for-fun personal projects. In the latter category, both of the local quilt groups I’m involved with put out periodic challenges to make a quilt based on certain guidelines. The challenges I’ve enjoyed most are ones where the title of the quilt is chosen ahead of time, and you then have to make a quilt that corresponds to that title (see a previous challenge of this type here).

The guidelines for this challenge were that the quilt ...

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April 3, 2018
Folks We Are SOO Close! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

 

Does the following little video have you glancing in the mirror saying, “Oh my god! That’s me!”  If so, then you’ll be happy to know I have a solution!

 

Yes, step by step, things are really starting to move forward in my little studio, here in Pennsylvania.  Even during the process of preparing for shows, lectures, etc. I have remained focused on producing the ProFeather™ ruler AND the Perfect Plumes Class.  No doubt it’s a lot to juggle, but I’m so excited that I’m putting the finishing touches on my newest ruler and class that ...

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March 31, 2018
Line Drawing with Thread - What’s your Story?I love flowers and... from Living Water Quilter



Line Drawing with Thread - What’s your Story?

I love flowers and ornamental gardening. I haven’t had much time to play and work in my garden now that I am a full-time quilter and teacher.  Here is picture of my garden a few years ago. Each plant was nurtured and tended for 5 years to reach what is seen in the photo below.

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While preparing for a Line Drawing with Thread class, I decided to incorporate my love of gardening in a wall art series. Each piece has a log cabin block as the background. Each tells a different ...

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March 28, 2018
Snow and Slow to Lancaster 2018 We Go! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

 

 

I’m still looking for February; and searching high and low for March!

I spent the better portion of last week at the AQS Lancaster Quiltweek.  My trip began with a lovely spring blizzard which kindly dropped 12″ of snow on surrounding roads.  Moreover,  it’s timing couldn’t have been better…not.   Those beautiful, white, flakes began falling from the sky above on the day I was scheduled to leave.  But I pulled my big girl snow pants up, as high as they would go, and prayed that my 4 wheel drive SUV was up to challenge of  transporting ...

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March 20, 2018
February Come Back! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

February where are you, where did you go?  And did you take half of March with you? Will someone please find February, and for that matter, the beginning of March.  I need them returned to me ASAP!

Goals,  yes I have a few.  You may be wondering why I’m sharing such things with you.  Well, in order to accomplish these objectives, I felt if I shared them with all my quilting followers they would become a reality sooner rather than later. Nothing wrong with a little peer pressure.

The first on my little list “to do” is launching my ...

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