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March 14, 2019
Tidy up time from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Yes - I had another day scheduled in the calendar for tidying up! Again - a HUGE note to myself to not reschedule the date.

I had been speaking with someone the previous day and they're also in the process of tidying up - sorting, purging, whatever you want to call it. Their goal is one hour a day.

I think that's a great idea as I would find an entire day too stressing. Half a day - a couple of hours is about all I can handle. Then I get bored. But what a feeling to actually make that happen.

So ...

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March 11, 2019
Appraisals, and workshops and QUILTS, Oh My:) -part1 from Nestlings By Robin

This year has been crazy right out of the gate!
This is my appraisal booth at the Quilter's Workshop 
of Tampa Bay quilt show in February.
I also appraised the Sunbonnet Sue Quilters 
show in Vero Beach the week before.

Both shows were fabulous with lovely guild
members who were a joy to work with.

Then I hit the road these past 2 weekends in a row
to shadow Brenda some more because I can't have
too much training with her!!

We stay with hostesses from guilds sometimes 
and our last 2 were Amazing!! 
Fun, accomplished women who ...

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March 4, 2019
A visit to Quiltcon from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I spent the morning and part of the afternoon with a group of quilters. We're all long arm quilters and it's fun to get together to discuss what we've done, what we'd like to do, as well as share tips and tricks. It's a great way to spend part of a day.

Four of us had gone to Quiltcon and so we had a wee discussion on Quiltcon and what we thought of it. You have to keep in mind that even though I went to Quiltcon with 7 friends, most of them had never ...

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January 1, 2019
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 from Nestlings By Robin

How did I celebrate?  Very quietly:)  My year review is already done by completing the 31 day blog challenge.
If you missed it, you can read about it Here, Here, Here, and Here!

I am not picking a word this year as so many do.  Instead I will keep plugging away with the skills I have been nurturing in 2018 (hopefully a bit better though:)

I will have at least one new magazine project out this year and one in the works for 2020.
There are 3 lectures with signed contracts and 2 workshops.  If it isn't signed then ...

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December 29, 2018
What's in a quilt magazine? from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Yesterday, I had the best day ever! A totally relaxed day with a wee bit of quilt related stuff.  Actually, I had a few errands to run in the morning and then had lunch and spent the afternoon with Vivenda! We're in the process of tackling a Laura Heine (collage) pattern. While we did a little bit of work, we mostly chatted and then we were off to visit a quilt shop that I've never been to before.

The pattern has a collaged background but we wanted to do a different thing for our background. After much discussion ...

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December 12, 2018
Day 12: A Goal Reached! from Nestlings By Robin

Goals keep us focused and motivated even when they seem a bit too far off.  I feel it is good to have attainable and 'unattainable' goals because you really just never know!! Plus when one goal is achieved, you have to set a new further goal.

Years ago I wanted to be published and I meant a book but I started with a magazine and then another and another.  It challenged me.  When my book was rejected multiple times it hurt but I kept submitting to magazines.  I still love getting into magazines and this year I hit the jackpot ...

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November 20, 2018
Status update! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I'm not sure what happened to my e-mail yesterday but the inbox exploded. I received so many e-mails and some of them need to be dealt with today - no slacking off like I sometimes do! OH - I slack off on those e-mails a LOT. I've got a couple of things to share with you from my inbox later in this post.

It was Monday sewing yesterday. My favorite day of the week. My intention is to work on those UFOs and get as many completed before the end of the year. Sadly, I'm running out of Mondays ...

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October 15, 2018
Another one (or four) bites the dust................... from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I wrote a while back that having my designs published in a magazine is the kiss of death for the magazine. Here's the link to that post if you don't remember. Well, it's happened again..........

I have mostly been writing for the magazines under the F+W Media umbrella. Just easier to deal with one company. They publish magazines like McCall's, Quiltmaker, Fons and Porter, etc.

Last week, F+W Media announced that MORE magazines (four in fact) are being shut down. THREE of them are quilting magazines. I don't care about the knitting magazine ...

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September 16, 2018
Don't try this at home..... from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Yesterday was an exciting day. Time to get back to regular classes at The Hobby Horse. While I've already taught at Oh Look Fabric this September, I got to see the new classroom at The Hobby Horse. New laminate floors and painted walls. It's so much brighter in the classroom. I love it but it took some getting used to. If you haven't signed up for a class, you should! Although lots of them are full or close to being full. Those two stores are at complete opposite ends of the spectrum in view of what product ...

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June 16, 2018
Oh - so that's where that is............. from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I'm sure like some of you, you come home from somewhere and it takes a long time to unpack. I'm not talking suitcases here although I do procrastinate on that sometimes. I'm talking about a quilt shopping trip! 

I had a few minutes to spare yesterday and I was rummaging around in the stash room for some reason that I've totally forgotten at the moment. I saw a bag that had been sitting there for a while. I thought it was a bag that I had shoved stuff into, but no it was a tote bag ...

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December 7, 2017
Fat Quarter Quilts Magazine Give Away!! from Butterfly Threads

Give Away CLOSED!!!Thanks for playing along!

The folks at Fat Quarter Quilts sent me a couple of copies of the latest edition. I wonder who that is on page 68? Oh my goodness, that would be me.

My quilt October Sky was featured in Easy Quilts a couple of years ago and now they are sharing it again.

So if you are interested in winning a copy, please leave a comment. Just let me know what your favorite magazine is. I will choose a winner Dec. 7.

Thanks and good luck!

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November 22, 2017
New in the Curlicue Creations Shop ~ Week of November 22, 2017 from Curlicue Creations

Easy Nine-Patch Quilting is an outstanding quilting book, by the popular quilt publisher, House of White Birches. This book is filled with techniques and tips regarding all aspects and styles of nine-patch quilting.

This book is hardcover, in fair condition. Color photos and diagrams. 160 pages. Copyright 1998. 

This book includes a Nine-Patch Through the Years, Grandmother's Nine-Patch Favorites, Decorating with Nine-Patch, Glorious Nine-Patch Quilts, Contemporary Nine-Patch, General Instructions, and more. There is a lot of in depth information accompanied by helpful, step by step diagrams.

Log Cabin Quilts Unlimited is an ...

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