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September 13, 2017
Pillowcase Dresses And Guild Lecture from Humble Quilts

I rec'd two packages this week for Colombia.

Thank you Barb!
She also sent some girly goodie bags to hand out as well.
Wendy sent these adorable dresses too!
Than you both so much!!
Isn't this card stinkin' cute?! Wendy sent it with the dresses.
 Yesterday's guild presentation went very well! I hope they had as much fun as I did! My Sally Post quilt had them confused as to what was the top??
This was the first time I've done the lecture, Reruns: Quilts Inspired by the Past. Hopefully it won't be the last ...

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September 11, 2017
Palmateer Point Quiltalong- Part 1 from Humble Quilts

This week we will make some 4 patches out of the 2" squares. It doesn't matter where the darks or lights go. This would make an easy leader/ender to another project. We will make 25 four(4) patches. That's it!

 I will be doing a lecture tomorrow in Sunriver. I'd love to see you if you can make it! Social time starts at 9:30 AM and meeting starts at 10AM at the Sharc.

I'll be doing my newest lecture, "Reruns: Quilts Inspired by the Past"

I'd love to speak at your guild if ...

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August 16, 2017
Northwest Quilters Guild from Humble Quilts

I had the pleasure of presenting at the Northwest Quilters Guild in Portland last night!

 My daughter met me for dinner then she came to the meeting! My good friend Michelle from Portland came as well. Debby Dodds, How did I not get a photo of us together?! Debby has done the past 2 large quiltalongs and we have emailed frequently. Only recently did I realize she lived in the Portland area! I got to meet her last night and she has joined this guild so will get to know many new quiltmakers!
 It was a full house.
 I always ...

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August 9, 2017
Northwest Quilters Guild Lecture from Humble Quilts

Goodness gracious! Y'all may have thought I fell off the face of the earth....... I really am still here!
The relay was epic and I survived.... and somewhat recovered. You can read about the madness HERE.

But for now, 

If you are in the area I'd love to invite you to the Northwest Quilters Guild
meeting next Monday evening at 7PM. I'll be presenting my lecture "10 Reasons I Quilt" I'll be bringing lots of quilts to share!

The location is
Immanuel Lutheran Church
7810 SE 15th Avenue
Portland, OR

If you are looking for program ...

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July 16, 2017
Sunday Stash July 15, 2017 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric out this week.
Yesterday my guild had their garage sale. I tend to buy a lot of books, but they didn’t have nearly as many as usual. There was a lot of fabric in mostly small pieces. Maybe there were bigger pieces and I didn’t get there fast enough? I picked up a couple books, one in the Masters series and another on landscape quilts that includes a lot of thread painting info.
I thought that would do me until I saw this UFO box as I headed toward the exit.
stripes UFO
This project is so not ...

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July 6, 2017
Welcome to Germany: Quilter's Style from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

The sum total of my stitching choices while I wait
for my sewing room to arrive.
As we told you in our post "Going Global," I (Kara) have moved to Germany! We found out that we would be moving here last October—two days before Teri and I left for Quilt Market in Houston. I waited to tell Teri that it was official until we had arrived at our hotel, and she was sitting down with coffee in hand (wine would have been better, but it was only ten in the morning). She took the news well, and we proceeded ...

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June 25, 2017
Sunday Stash June 25, 2017 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in or out this week. I don’t think I even turned on my sewing machine all week.

I spent yesterday afternoon at an organizational meeting for a small group that is an offshoot of The Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild. The purpose of the group is to make quilts for the guild’s charity, Safehouse, which is a battered women’s shelter. The Guild itself is quite large, which makes it hard to get to know people. There has been a push this year to start more small groups because many of the ones in existence won ...

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June 8, 2017
Summer Flowers from Needle and Foot

I started a new project! Over a year ago I received a stack of Kaffe Fassett florals from somebody. It was during the first round of #getyourquiltywishesgranted on Instagram. I wish I could give proper credit but I just can’t remember which kind quilter sent them. She had offered them up if anyone wanted to use them and I was the lucky recipient. Then, as often happens, they sat on the top shelf in the closet for about 18 months!

At the April guild meeting, they announced a class to be held for using up scraps. I have no ...

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June 6, 2017
Quilt Show and Bragging Rights from Sew Preeti Quilts

I had such a fabulous weekend that I am still reliving the experience through pictures.

Paper Doll Mini Quilt

Mari drove from Delaware so that we could go the Quilt Show together.  She brought me fabric (scraps I requested) and my own paper doll wall hanging.

Juicy Scraps

We ate lunch. Her generous compliments on my culinary skills made me blush and she ended up with leftovers :-) That is a win-win situation.

My Twitter Feed on display at the 44th Quilters Unlimited Show

At the show, I posed with my quilt and beamed with delight  every time I heard appreciation ...

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May 22, 2017
A NWI Modern Quilt Guild??? from Eric the Quilter


I was thinking about this the other day… How nice would it be to have a modern quilt guild in Northwest Indiana? Personally my quilts are kind of a mixed back of traditional and modern work, but it all would be welcome here. Anyone interested in helping? Let me know!

Tagged: modern quilt, Quilt guild

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Celebrating 150 with Quilts from Quilting & Learning

150 years of quilting in Canada exhibitI've had a crazy busy week with Art with Fabric on Monday and then a two-day surface design course with Hillary Rice. I can't wait to write a post about my surface design experiments, but it'll have to wait a few days, cause today we're going to Celebrate - Fêtons 150 with some amazing quilts from the Ottawa Valley Quilter's Guild Show - Festival of Quilts 2017.

There was an exhibit of  "150 Years of Quilting in Canada" at the Festival of Quilts 2017. The quilt below fits right into our theme. The British Empire Quilt features ...

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May 21, 2017
Saturday Stash And Restraint from Quilt Paint Create

In case you haven’t heard, Judy is no longer posting the stash report linky on her blog, Patchwork Times. Without a public forum to encourage accountability, I’m a little concerned my stash will multiply at a much higher rate. Anyone else feel the same?

So for the next month, I will post a linky on my blog in case anyone else wants to continue with the stash reports. If it doesn’t catch on, I’ll let it go, but still continue to post my own stash numbers on a less frequent basis. I just happened to have ...

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May 10, 2017
Seasonal Quilts- Piecemakers Quilt Guild from Humble Quilts

I had the privileged of sharing my lecture Seasonal Quilts with the guild in McMinnville on Monday. Ruth was kind enough to share some of her photos with me.

 I started with fall quilts- the very first one I show is my first sampler (no photo) but this one shouts "AUTUMN" to me!
 I brought a few smaller quilts and happen to choose Country Roads.
Mary Lu was a guest and happened to bring her Country Roads quilt too! 
I love that! (Thanks for the fabric too!!)

Winter- it doesn't always mean Christmas

 Spring- This is a fun way ...

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May 8, 2017
STASH REPORT SUNDAY 7 MAY 2017 from The Proficient Needle

Fabric used this week  0 yards

Fabric used year to date  69.625 yards

Fabric added this week  0 yards

Fabric added year to date  51 yards
Net used 2017  18.625 yards
We've been home for a month, and my report hasn't changed at all!
We seem to take longer each year to get back into the groove.....
We've had lots of rain since we returned, and there is some localized flooding, but not near our home, so far.  Lake Ontario has an extremely high water level, and many docks and waterside properties are flooded as ...

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May 5, 2017
This, That and The Other for Friday. from Humble Quilts

If you haven't checked in with the little quilt swap Linky party you are missing out on 50+ little quilts with more to come! Check them out HERE
I'm prepping for a trunk show, "Seasonal Quilts". This is an invitation for anyone in this area to come to the meeting of Piecemakers Quilt Guild on May 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM where I will present my program on Seasonal Quilts. The guild meets in the Brookdale Senior Living Town Center at 775 NE 27th Street, McMinnville, OR on the 2nd floor. Love to have you come ...

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April 24, 2017
Guilded Episode #68 from Hobbies Up To Here

It’s official, Dori has joined a guild! In this episode we update you on our health, our finished projects, and our time at the Orange County Quilters Guild quilt show! Dori recent gave a beauty a hack a try. After watching this video, she attempted an “eye lift” technique that ended up best saved for … Continue reading Guilded Episode #68

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February 25, 2017
Getting There from Quilt Paint Create

I FINALLY finished the main body of the Bricks quilt.

bricks-centerIt feels like I’ve been working on it forever. It needs borders, but that can wait until another day.

This quilt will go to Safehouse, a battered women’s shelter. I’d like to have it done for the next guild meeting in three weeks. It always feels good to turn in a quilt and get it out of the house.

I’m definitely ready for some smaller projects after this quilt and the rug.

I’m linking to Whoop Whoop Friday.

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February 21, 2017
Blotto Block from Modern Sunbonnet Sue

Thursday was guild night for the Capital City Quilt Guild.  I took the opportunity to sign up for the guild sponsored National Quilt Day event on Saturday, March 18th. Received a square of fabric for the blotto block with a theme of Out of This World and decided to work on a block today. I […]

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December 15, 2016
Compelled, And A Mom Update from Quilt Paint Create

After a lot of tests and a trip to the doctor, I think we’ve hit a better place with mom’s health. She seems to be on the upswing. It may not last, but I’ll take the reprieve. Maybe now I can start thinking about the holidays.

The extra time off around the holidays is my favorite time to make big progress on quilting projects.

Right before Thanksgiving I brought these adorable mini nine patch blocks home from the guild charity quilt table. I don’t know why, but I’m drawn to other people’s unfinished projects ...

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November 20, 2016
Stash Report And Baby Nines from Quilt Paint Create

I’m thrilled to report I did not add any fabric this week. I didn’t finish anything either but will have usage next week.

The thrift shop was a big disappointment yesterday. Their stock was way down, which doesn’t surprise me since it was the third time in a row donations were closed when I was there. Just as well since I have no more room for anything.

I picked up a book off the free table at guild yesterday and brought home a box of the charity quilt fabric to store until next meeting. The guild always ...

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