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June 12, 2019
To Houston For a New-to-Me Longarm from My Quilty World

Sherri and I are outta here!!!  We are on our way to Val's house to pick up my long-arm and spend some fun time with our friend.  We truly are not even capable of getting out of the driveway without issues and are laughing so hard with sunlight in our face that this pic is truly indicative of the morning.  Also -- my phone is screwed up and Sherri is driving.  I know it doesn't look that way, but

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Cupcake Quilting - Old Town Spring, TX from My Quilty World

Stop Number 2 today is at Cupcake Quilting.  I can hardly believe that there are two big shops here.  Within a block of each other.  I want to move here.  Seriously. This shop is just as much fun as GRS.  The minute we walk in, there is a color explosion all around us.  No one is around to greet us or for me to ask if I can take pictures.  I've rarely been turned down except at shows, so I go

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March 20, 2019
Brazos House - Texas Spring Retreat from My Quilty World

Spring is just around the corner and with it comes our March retreat, aptly named "Texas Spring."  It appears that this year will be a grand year for our state flower, the bluebonnet, and I can't wait for a road trip to see the beauty it will provide.  For now, we will bring on the season in our own way - with laughter, love, and wildflower fabric.  I am on the road before the sun is up and well

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March 9, 2019
Minding My P's and Q's Retreat - Bonnie Hunter Straits of Macinac Class from My Quilty World

Drat --- the dreaded LAST day has arrived.  I'm super sad, but crazy exhausted as well.  It has been a whirlwind week and I've loved every minute even though I'm starting to miss my sweetie.  Today is Straits of Macinac in String Frenzy by Bonnie Hunter.  I have adored this block for the past two years as she was working on this at a retreat in Temple, TX at that time.  Now, it's my turn to work

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March 8, 2019
Minding My P's and Q's Retreat - Bonnie Hunter Daybreak Class from My Quilty World

It is COLD!!!  Day three has arrived and the weather is keeping us inside.  However, DAYBREAK (Bonnie Hunter String Frenzy book) is upon us and we are ready to rock and roll.  I've switched up the colors on this quilt a bit and am going with lavender so we shall see how that plays out.  A couple morning pictures and it's time to start. Yep, having a great time. Demos are for

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March 7, 2019
Brazos Extra Retreat - Quilting Bees from My Quilty World

Two years in the works!!  Yep, that's right.  I started planning this retreat in February of 2017 while in Temple, TX at another retreat.  We set the dates then and slowly started putting it together, bit by bit.  It seemed like time has crawled until this week.  Now, the rush is on to get everything together.  The time is 6:00 a.m. and I am on my way to Rainbow, TX.  It's time for the

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March 4, 2019
Minding My P's and Q's Retreat - Bonnie Hunter Xing Class from My Quilty World

It's been two years of drought in the Bonnie Hunter class division.  I am in big need of a fix and starting today, I have four solid days of classes ahead of me.  To say that I am excited is a crazy understatement.  My hotel is booked, the projects are packed and I'm ready to go ---- at 6 a.m.  It's time to hit the road again after being home for 18 hours.  I simply dumped the laundry into the

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January 30, 2019
Miller's B&B Winter Gathering from My Quilty World

Back in November, a group of us attended the Houston International Quilt Festival and were gobsmacked by some rulers and a QAYG method we had not tried before.  Naturally, the rulers came home with each of us and we made plans to learn the method together, while enjoying Lake Athens and Miller's B&B.  Yep, pretty much invited ourselves and now here we are and it's time to see what we can do.

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Needle Niche in Athens from My Quilty World

Our little friendly retreat is making a quick trip into Athens, which means a stop at The Needle Niche.  What an awesome little shop.  I don't even know if I should say little.  It's renovated from an older home and each room is chock full of goodies.  I LOVE the rock work outside --- all the way up to the chimney.  My heart is happy just looking at the exterior and, yet, I know what the inside

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January 23, 2019
Waco Shop Hop from My Quilty World

It's time --- it's time!!  January means the Waco Shop Hop and a chance to see friends once again.  It signals the end of the holiday friend fast and I am ready.  Rocky and I are out of town bright and early meet up with Sherri, Paula, and Karen for breakfast.  Arriving in Waco far quicker than we expected, we decide to head over to the Waco Suspension Bridge and watch the sunrise.  It's really

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November 29, 2018
JT Ranch Quilt Shop - Cisco, TX (and a little antiquing too) from My Quilty World

It's the Saturday after Thanksgiving and I have already driven from Houston to Abilene.  Now I am once again behind the wheel going from Abilene to Dallas.  My sweet man is riding shotgun and spots a billboard advertising a quilt shop in Cisco.  He puts it into the GPS and soon we are in the downtown area and parking the car for a leg stretch.  I do so love this man of mine. JT Ranch and Quilt

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November 28, 2018
Houston Festival - Days Two and Three from My Quilty World

Good Morning Houston!  I am awake before everyone else and sneak out to the hallway to make a phone call and reservations for breakfast.  We all agreed to meet downstairs at the restaurant at 8:30 and for some reason, only now is the reservation idea setting in.  Perhaps the wait last night prompted this idea and perhaps my brain just managed to crawl out of the fog of "fabric overload" I have

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November 13, 2018
Houston Eye Candy 2018 - Part 2 from My Quilty World

I love that since our group is here for several days, we can take our time and REALLY see the quilts.  I've had a break and am ready for another couple of hours drooling before the show closes at 7. Let's get started - "Moonlight Sonata" by Susan Stewart of Pittsburg, Kansas quickly stops me in my tracks.  I had not considered making the quilt as one big block.  This square in a square really

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November 12, 2018
Houston Eye Candy 2018 - Part 1 from My Quilty World

Houston International Quilt Festival is in full swing and I am blessed, once again, to be able to enjoy the visual feast.  Are you ready for some eye candy?  As always, keep in mind that I do NOT wander around getting pictures of the winners.  I grab the ones that grab me.  Talk to me.  Inspire me.  Here we go. First up is "Small Happy Crazy Quilt" by Aki Sakai of Hachiouji, Tokyo.  It is a

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October 22, 2018
R Quilt Haven in Abilene, TX from My Quilty World

I am in Abilene, TX to watch my grandsons swim AND to celebrate my daughter's birthday.  We have arrived a wee bit early and one of the local quilt shops just opened.  It happens to be just a few blocks from the pool and that makes it even more doable.  Are you ready?  Here is R Quilt Haven.  Take a peek around with me. Love this Row by Row There are vintage machines scattered

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October 21, 2018
Flower Mound Antiquing from My Quilty World

With a quilt drop-off in Flower Mound as a task for today and a sweetheart who is off work, we are making it a "try a new quilt shop" moment.  It is actually in Lewisville and called the Antique Gallery.  What a fun place!  The first booth nets us a new rolling pin and Mister is pleased as it is a Foley and I have wanted one for a LONG time.  Check out these great alphabet block creations.  We

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August 11, 2018
Quilt Plano - Eye Candy Time from My Quilty World

Nervous.  Yep, that's me.  I have managed to agree to attend a breakfast (what am I thinking as I can't eat?) with friends and then time at the quilt show where people will see me.  I'm so very self-conscious still and until this whole mouth experience is behind me in November/December -- well, let's just say I know how silly I look.  AND OLD.  So very old.  Mirrors and cameras don't lie.  At any

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May 29, 2018
Weatherford Workshop With Maria from My Quilty World

At retreat last weekend, Maria mentioned that she was short an assistant for her upcoming workshop.  Well, after checking my calendar, it appears I'm free for the day and can go help so it's an early morning trip to Weatherford and a start time of 8:30 a.m.  Somehow I manage to actually arrive early -- how I  missed all that 8 a.m. traffic, I'll never know -- and have a bit of time to kill.  That

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May 16, 2018
May I Remember When Brazos Retreat from My Quilty World

10th - And we are off.  Welcome to the new ladies.  At least  you have power.  Be thankful for the small things in life. I even managed to clean my corner of the world before this starts.  I know -- shock, shock to everyone. The truth is, I haven't really done enough to create too big of a mess. We have a group project starting tomorrow requiring a LOT of cutting today.  I feel for those girls

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May Tweeners - Brazos House from My Quilty World

I am up in Utah for the beginning of Tweener Time but my faithful friends have sent me pics to tide me over.  Tweeners are those who stay "between" the retreats (for an additional fee) and just hang out.  It's relaxing, book reading, quiet sewing, lazy time for most of us.  Several have to work from here, though, so we keep it pretty quiet during the day. 6th -  Lots of TA-DA's for today. Linda

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