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July 24, 2021
Art Quilts for Beginners - Use Quilt PanelsWe can find FREE art on the internet and transfer it to... from Living Water Quilter

Art Quilts for Beginners - Use Quilt PanelsWe can find FREE art on the internet and transfer it to...

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July 15, 2021
Beautiful Back - Serendipity Quilt AlongThe Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity Quilt Along is in the final... from Living Water Quilter

Beautiful Back - Serendipity Quilt AlongThe Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity Quilt Along is in the final...

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July 10, 2021
Art Quilts for Beginners Yes, beginner free motion quilters can begin making these fun art quilts. ... from Living Water Quilter

Art Quilts for Beginners Yes, beginner free motion quilters can begin making these fun art quilts. ...

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July 9, 2021
Meet The Maker - Make Modern MagazineThe new issue of Make Modern Magazine it out and guess who is... from Living Water Quilter

Meet The Maker - Make Modern MagazineThe new issue of Make Modern Magazine it out and guess who is...

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June 26, 2021
Art Quilts For BeginnersIt’s time to use our thread collection... from Living Water Quilter



Art Quilts For Beginners

It’s time to use our thread collection for a beginner art quilt. This week in Quilt Conversations LIVE! episode 20, we talk about beginner art quilting techniques.

Watch the replay of the LIVE episode and get useful tips and techniques like:

  • How to select a topic for your art quilt
  • 3 ways to transfer art from paper to fabric
  • Vector art vs Clipart
  • Thread weight

Art quilts are a wonderful way to express the things you love, enjoy and your experiences. Also, it’s a chance to practice free motion quilting techniques, patterns, and play ...

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June 19, 2021
Harness the Power - Beginner Ruler Quilting Are you stalling?... from Living Water Quilter



Harness the Power - Beginner Ruler Quilting

Are you stalling? Have you put off learning how to ruler quilt on your home sewing machine?

I’m happy to share a NEW quilt panel designed for my POWER LINES beginner workshop!  In the workshop learn:

  • Machine setup
  • Basic techniques
  • Straight line and curve designs
  • Ruler quilting block inspiration
  • Exclusive Pre-print quilt panel

Learn and see more ruler workshop options on the Ruler Workshop page.

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The workshop uses Westalee Designs 12-inch Arc ruler. Ruler pattern design sheets support live camera demonstrations.  Learn designs, practice and work on preprinted panels in class.

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June 15, 2021
Serendipity Charity Quilt Along - Week 7The Fat Quarter Shop... from Living Water Quilter



Serendipity Charity Quilt Along - Week 7

The Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity Quilt Along is in week 7.  Are you quilting along? If you missed a week, don’t worry. There is time still time to catch up or work on the quilt at your own pace.

Learn more at Fat Quarter Shop. Get the Fat Quarter Shop exclusive fabric requirements PDF.  Every two weeks, they release a new quilt block.

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Week 7 -   Jackpot Block Row

This week, we make the Jackpot block. Below, is the mock-up of the Bee Cross Stitch colors I selected. Go, get the pattern. It’s ...

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June 13, 2021
3 Radiant Star Quilts, 3 Machine Quilting OptionsWe started... from Living Water Quilter



3 Radiant Star Quilts, 3 Machine Quilting Options

We started another 3 quilt machine quilting comparison series. This time we are looking at my Radiant Star quilt.

The first machine quilting option uses free-motion and ruler quilting to create a beautiful surface design. 

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Watch the replay of Quilt Conversations LIVE! Episode 4  to learn how it was quilted with rulers to create space for  free motion quilting.

The second Radiant Star quilt is a patchwork of color.  This option looks at using the patchwork to contain free-motion quilting. This is perfect for practicing new quilting patterns.  

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June 5, 2021
A Quilter’s Faith & CallingThis week in Quilt Conversations... from Living Water Quilter



A Quilter’s Faith & Calling

This week in Quilt Conversations LIVE! Episode 17, by request, I shared my quilting journey. This was first shared with Stafford Piecemakers Quilt Guild, Stafford, Virginia. 

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Be inspired by a story of faith. Learn how the latter part of  a photographic career and an artistic eye navigated to quiltmaking and teaching. The story weaves a tapestry of faith that encourages the hearer.

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From photographer to quilter - Getting to know women in her community after a move began in a quilting group.

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Learn how a brief encounter and a quilt for Jessica’s son ...

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June 1, 2021
Serendipity  Make-A-Wish Charity QAL Week 6The Fat Quarter Shop... from Living Water Quilter



Serendipity  Make-A-Wish Charity QAL Week 6

The Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity Quilt Along is in the home stretch. We have made 5 quilt blocks and rows. With just two more rows to go we are almost finished.

If you missed a week, don’t worry. There is time still time to catch up. 

Learn more at Fat Quarter Shop. Get the Fat Quarter Shop exclusive fabric requirements PDF.  Every two weeks, they release a new quilt block.

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My quilt features Lori Holt’s new fabric line Bee Cross Stitch. The colors are: Coral, Cayenne, Pebble, Pewter, Jazzberry and Denim

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May 29, 2021
Machine Quilting Pillow TalkBoy of boy, there are so many... from Living Water Quilter



Machine Quilting Pillow Talk

Boy of boy, there are so many decisions to make to machine quilt our projects. It can be daunting.

  • What machine quilting design do I use?
  • How do I stitch the design in a pleasing way?
  • What  thread color and a thread weight will I use?
  • Should the quilting be dense or light?

Let’s Make Some Decisions

We can take machine quilting and break it into manageable steps. When we concentrate on different parts of the machine quilting process it gives of freedom. With freedom comes courage. Courage to experiment and learn.

In Quilt Conversations ...

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May 22, 2021
Ruler Quilting Circles - A Few Design OptionsI love quilting... from Living Water Quilter



Ruler Quilting Circles - A Few Design Options

I love quilting circles.

In the latest episode of Quilt Conversations LIVE! we talk about circles as design and function in quilts.

Are you looking for new quilting design options for your projects? Have you considered circles? If not, you should. Watch Episode 15 to learn the design potential of circles.

The LIVE! episode is now available as a replay. Learn and see the progress of quilting designs from small quilt projects like table runners to large quilts.

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Large or small, circles are easy to stitch with acrylic rulers. I use Westalee Design ...

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May 15, 2021
Serendipity Charity Quilt Along - Week 5The Fat Quarter Shop... from Living Water Quilter



Serendipity Charity Quilt Along - Week 5

The Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity Quilt Along is in week 5.  Are you quilting along? Join the fun, make a quilt and raise awareness of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Learn more at Fat Quarter Shop. Get the Fat Quarter Shop exclusive fabric requirements PDF.  Every two weeks, they release a new quilt block.

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Week 5 - Fateful  Block Row

This week, we make the Fateful block. Below, is the mock-up of the Bee Cross Stitch colors I selected. Go, get the pattern.  

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My quilt features Lori Holt’s new fabric line Bee Cross Stitch.

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May 6, 2021
Machine Quilting a MedallionA simple 9-patch comes alive with a... from Living Water Quilter



Machine Quilting a Medallion

A simple 9-patch comes alive with a medallion of circles, feathers and free-motion quilting.

It may look complicated, but it’s not.  Do you want to know how it was quilted?

In the last episode of Quilt Conversations LIVE! We talked about the process of quilting to showcase a medallion.

Watch and learn some tips and techniques

The episode includes detailed photos, the step-by-step process and more. Watch  Quilt Conversations LIVE! episode 12

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Westalee Design rulers - 12-inch Arc, Circles on Quilts and  Spin e Fex Feather are the featured ruler templates in the design.

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May 1, 2021
Serendipity Charity Quilt Along - Week 4The Fat Quarter Shop... from Living Water Quilter



Serendipity Charity Quilt Along - Week 4

The Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity Quilt Along began in March It’s not too late. Are you quilting along? Join the fun, make a quilt and raise awareness of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Learn more at Fat Quarter Shop. Get the Fat Quarter Shop exclusive fabric requirements PDF.  Every two weeks, they release a new quilt block.

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Week 4 - Good Fortune Row

This week, we make the Good Fortune block. Below, is the mock-up of the Bee Cross Stitch colors I selected. Go, get the pattern.  

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My quilt features Lori Holt’s new fabric line ...

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April 15, 2021
Serendipity Charity QAL - Week 3The Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity... from Living Water Quilter



Serendipity Charity QAL - Week 3

The Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity Quilt Along began a month ago. Are you quilting along? Join the fun, make a quilt and raise awareness of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Learn more at Fat Quarter Shop. Get the Fat Quarter Shop exclusive fabric requirements PDF.  Every two weeks, they release a new quilt block.

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Week 3 - Windfall Row

This week, we make the Windfall block. Below, is the mock-up of the Bee Cross Stitch colors I selected. Go, get the pattern.  

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My quilt features Lori Holt’s new fabric line Bee Cross Stitch.

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March 27, 2021
New Quilt DesignLove of Quilting May June 2021 issue features my... from Living Water Quilter



New Quilt Design

Love of Quilting May June 2021 issue features my new quilt, Lazy River!

Get a copy at Fat Quarter Shop.  The pattern is beginner friendly.

Love the colors? It’s made with Free Spirit  Kaffe Fassett Collective Fabrics. Some my favorites are  OMBRE LEAVES, MAD PLAID and SHOT COTTONS.

NOTE: Free Spirit provided the fabrics for this project.

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It is quilted with  Westalee Design Spin-e-Fex Snowflake templateThe template series has several shapes. This quilt features the circle.

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Check out my video on how to quilt the design featured in the quilt.

Bonus! Join me LIVE Friday ...

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March 10, 2021
Serendipity QAL - Make-A-Wish FoundationThe Fat Quarter Shop... from Living Water Quilter



Serendipity QAL - Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Fat Quarter Shop Serendipity Quilt Along has begun!  Join the fun, make a quilt and raise awareness of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Learn more at Fat Quarter Shop. Get the Fat Quarter Shop exclusive fabric requirements PDF.

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My Serendipity quilt features Lori Holt’s new fabric line Bee Cross Stitch. The fabric for this project was generously provided by Riley Blake Designs.

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Lucky Row One is released today. Above, is the mock-up of the Bee Cross Stitch colors I selected for row one.

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The half-square triangles in this block were quickly made with Thangles.

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March 2, 2021
International Women’s Day - Amazon Handmade Celebrates!Join the... from Living Water Quilter



International Women’s Day - Amazon Handmade Celebrates!

Join the celebration. Amazon Handmade celebrates women and shines the light on Amazon Handmade Artisans with curated collections!

Model, designer, wife, mom and founder of Women of Today, shares a curated collection of her favorite handcrafted items.

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A Handmade by Living Water Quilter basket set is included in Camila’s curated collection!  Help lift up women artisans and entrepreneurs and shop from women makers and businesses.

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February 22, 2021
Join The Quilt Conversation!LIVE!  Weekly conversations about... from Living Water Quilter



Join The Quilt Conversation!

LIVE!  Weekly conversations about quilting are happening on Living Water Quilter’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The first Quilt Conversation Episode 1 was a couple of week ago. Now, it’s available  to watch on YouTube. 

Each conversation includes machine quilting tips, Q&A, and fun surprises.

Join us EVERY Friday at 7pm (EST)

Watch Quilt Conversations Episode 2   and learn about an easy smartphone app to help with sewing machine needles.

SUBSCRIBE to the Living Water YouTube channel and get notifications so you don’t miss out on machine  quilting tutorials and Quilt Conversations ...

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