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October 16, 2021
ANGLIEE'S HARPERS from Kwilty Pleasures

Angilee Berry was a lady who lived in Indiana. I live in Ohio.
What were the chances we would ever meet, much less, become friends.

In 2019 I put together a Holiday Sew Day for local quilters.
It was there I found this wonderful lady sitting across from me
at her sewing machine. 

She was a friend of some quilty friends and because she was a quilter, 
they invited her to join in the fun!
We became friends that day and our journey continued on FB sharing
quilts, fabric choices and a love for Charley Harper fabrics.

But that day ...

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October 12, 2021
Day Of Embroidery With Friends from Quilting My Way

 This morning I was up and playing my weekend challenge before heading out the door. I was able to get the game done. I was out the door by 9:20 am. Headed to the bank, but they were closed because of Columbus Day. I had completely forgot about the holiday. Now a days they don't talk about holidays. One just comes up to the holiday and realizes they forgot about it. Then I headed over to get coffee and tea for Sandy and I. I gave her her gift for her Birthday. We were the first ones there ...

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October 4, 2021
Lincoln Travels, Berlin, Ohio from Mama Spark's World

We have been on the road again, hence the lack of posting.First we spent 10 days in Berlin, Ohio.Our friend Kailie was camping there and so were her folks, so we got to meet and hang out!Chris and I went to the local garden center.  They have the cutest fairy garden things!Kailie's mom and I hung out one day and went to several quilt shops.It was so much fun to find yet another quilty friend!We

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September 28, 2021
We Finally Had Another Meeting from Quilting My Way

 This morning I was out the door by 9 am. I had to stop at the bank to get our account open for the bowling league. Man! It's been one pain after another, but it's finally done. I went in to find out I needed Rick to sign some more papers, so I called him to see if he would come in and sign. He said he would. I couldn't make the deposit till he did. So, at least I had the account set up! Brought the deposit back with me. 

Next stop was at McD's ...

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September 15, 2021
Things To Do Today from Quilting My Way

This morning was up early. Patrick had an early golf time, and I needed to get ready for the dentist. I was going to go to the bank first but decided to wait. Good thing I did. My dental appointment was an hour long! Then was told I need to get one of my fillings redone. Not too thrilled about that. Apparently it's coming apart.  It is a "silver" filling and they don't do those any more and haven't done them for a long time. I told him I think it's one from when I was ...

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September 8, 2021
Some quilting and sewing therapy from A Prim and (not so) Proper Quilter

Labor Day weekend always gets my hopes up for quilting. 

Friday, the Hubs had some outpatient surgery scheduled. It happened to fall on my day off. This time, I wasn’t allowed to be with him behind the big doors or help him when it was time to be discharged. That was a bit disorienting. 

Once we were home, he relaxed for a little bit and I got to sew. New great-granddaughter is coming any minute and I needed to meet my goal of one quilt for each day of the week. Mission accomplished! You’ve already seen the main ...

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September 4, 2021
More of the Reject's Retreat from Mama Spark's World

So...where did we leave off?  Oh yes, the rest of the retreat!  First up was our trip to Sarah's in Lawrence.  This is Traci modeling in front of the shop. This is inside the shop.It was a great shop and one everyone should visit!Paula found the cutest pineapple pin cushion!After some shopping we went back to sew.  I managed to snap a quick selfie with Mel.  I may not have said it, but I missed

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August 31, 2021
A new adventure and a favor from Quilting with Kimberly

I’ve been away from posting on my blog and and I’ve missed sharing updates. But there has been a good reason for my absence: we’ve been making some life-changing decisions about our future. 

Four years ago, my sweet husband was offered the opportunity to take on a new challenge with a large defense contractor and we moved from Northern Virginia to Southern California. At the time, we hoped we might be able to stay here until it would be time for him to retire (8 years from now) from his full-time career as an IT specialist. We ...

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August 30, 2021
Amusing from Quilting with Kimberly

A friend shared the following with me recently and I thought it was too good not to share. 

These glorious insults are from an era “before” the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words. Enjoy!

 “He had delusions of adequacy.”  — Walter Kerr

“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”   Winston Churchill

 “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.” — Clarence Darrow

 “He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” — William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

 “Thank you ...

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August 21, 2021
Lock Down Stitching from Romany Quilting

Here in New Zealand the whole country was placed in Lockdown from last Wednesday as the Delta variant had finally arrived on our shores, only a matter of time, we had all been warned.  Robin and I had just enjoyed a trip down to the Hutt Valley to have lunch with friends the previous day.  What we didn’t enjoy on our day out was torrential rain resulting in slips which closed the main road and stopped a train in it’s tracks!  And of course the resulting traffic congestion when all these factors came together.


Lunch date on Tuesday ...

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August 1, 2021
Concert At The Park from Quilting My Way

This morning I was off to moms. I picked up a coffee for Nancy. Picked her up and took her to moms. It worked out great, because I could leave on time and not have mom say, "Hold on....." "Can you help me a sec...."  I pulled out my block that I haven't worked on for at least 4 years.  

I wanted to get started on the background. This is one of the leaves. 

I put one of the "buds" on this piece. I decided I'm going to sew this on and then add the other three. It ...

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July 31, 2021
A SHOW TO BEHOLD from Kwilty Pleasures

I was recently involved with a lovely quilt show.
My BFF, Shirley Haller, lives in Evansville, IN and
for the lasts 2 years she planned, coordinated and executed the show.
ALL THAT during COVID and battling BREAST CANCER !

It wasn’t JUST a quilt show!
The St. Boniface Parish Quilters in Evansville
have members from the 3 Catholic Churches.
This show was held at Sacred Heart Parish.

A highlight of the show was a Quilts of Valor with a
special ceremony to present Veterans of War Recipients.
The quilters did a lovely job making, presenting 
honoring local recipients.

Every pew ...

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July 11, 2021
July 10th, A Day Behind from Quilting My Way

 Yesterday started out with blueberry picking. I was picking and listening to my audio book on the phone. It was chilly in the morning which made it easier to pick. I was able to get 2.5 lbs of blueberries. They went into the freezer. I still have at least that much more to pick that are not ready. 

I filled the bowl and was surprised at how much I got yesterday. There was a bumble bee around the flowers next to the berries, so I decided to quit. I could have gotten more if I kept going. I figured ...

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June 26, 2021
Camping In Berlin Ohio from Mama Spark's World

We loaded up our fiver and drove to Berlin on Sunday and came back on Thursday.  We got to meet up with our friend Kailie (that we met at the campground in NC).  She is working near the campground and she and her dog are there for a few months.  It was SO much fun!  Before I forget I wanted to share  what the boys got their dad for Father's Day.This is how they ride in the cab of the truck when

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June 22, 2021
Embroidery Day from Quilting My Way

 This morning it was BE meeting day. I was on my way and arrived just after Sandy. We opened up the grange just as Georgie arrived. We had a good turn out. First we worked on the bags, mailing them out to the ones that signed up for the Virtual Seminar. I told Sandy II to keep a bag for me, and I'll buy one. 

I worked on my Wild Orchard's pattern. I also paid Sandy for the Rose pattern she picked up for me. It's one that Sandy I was working on. I will try and ...

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June 17, 2021
Sent The Afternoon Quilting from Quilting My Way

 This morning I was up and out the door for my doctors appointment. Working on getting my IBS under control. Oh, what fun. On my way to the appointment, where I turned to go into the hospital area, there was a LONG line of homeless parked on a 3 block area. I was shocked to see them all. 

After my appointment, I headed to moms. We are working on all those scraps from Sue K. She got the strips cut and sewn together. 

Mom had a good stack of strips ready for the quilt blocks. 

Nancy showed up, so we ...

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June 7, 2021
Game Night from Becca's Crazy Projects

It has been over a year since we sat down for in-person dinner and games with our friends. Saturday marked the first weekend everyone was fully vaccinated so we celebrated with dinner and games. 
I only have a few photos as we were having too much fun playing games and catching up. This is the board for Canvas, a card drafting strategy game. It was quick to learn and kept us entertained. The base game is available on Amazon (link at the end of the post). 
This is a view of the table when we played Mountain Goats. This was ...

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June 4, 2021
Visitors and the Changi Quilt from Romany Quilting

Three friends came to visit the other day for afternoon tea, which gave me the chance to wear my recently completed blue jumper.  I was really spoilt as they had brought along a pretty pot plant and some home baking too.


There was a pretty little card with the pot plant.  “We chose that one because we know you like blue”, I was informed, “and it’s about quilting too”.  And so it was, it showed one of the hand embroidered blocks from the famous Changi quilts.  I’ve seen this quilt in London, I told them.  The Changi quilts ...

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June 3, 2021
Bon Jour! Plus, a give-away from Quilting with Kimberly

Bon Jour!

A few weeks ago you may have seen a short little video I posted on Social Media about a new line of fabrics from Timeless Treasures called Bon Jour! I paired those pretty prints with several of my Solid-ish fabrics to create a “curated collection.”

Miss Tater graciously decided to “model” the fabrics.

At the time, I promised to show you the project I had planned for those scrumptious fabrics. 

“Maraschino” from my Solid-ish line goes particularly well with Bon Jour…

…as do Mist, Stone and Black (shown from left to right next to Tater, above.)

I’m ...

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June 1, 2021
Progress! And a little tip. from A Prim and (not so) Proper Quilter

 Baby quilt 1 ("Palate Cleanser") is coming along.

The baby quilt has only the top and bottom borders left to be quilted and then the binding. I quilted it on The Beaut with an edge-to-edge design from Designs by Juju (NAYY). It has not been without struggles, but for the most part it has gone well and I am pleased. I'm figuring out what I'll do on the top and bottom borders and hope to finish it next weekend.

So here's a tip that has helped me: Franken-batting. If you haven’t heard this phrase then you ...

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