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December 28, 2020
The Delicate Technique of Watercolor: Aquarelle from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Now I know last week I said that it was a crazy week, well I lied to you all because THIS week is actually crazy! Holidays are near and we couldn’t be more excited to start on new projects for 2021. This week is going to be the last full week here before the year ends, so we are working together to bring you as much inspiration as we can. This brings me to today, where we have Katarina Roccella’s latest collection, Aquarelle! Seeing all the makers submit their projects got me excited for this lookbook, and of ...

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October 29, 2020
A lovely shop from Quilting with Kimberly

This past August, I traveled to visit family in Northeast Ohio and while there, I stopped in to visit a lovely shop, The Liberty Green Quilt Shop, located in Akron, Ohio. I’ve been Facebook friends with the owner, Joyce Hillick Ely, for a very long time and I’ve enjoyed seeing all she and her sweet daughter, Sarah, have accomplished over the past ten years. Simply put, they are the heart and soul of the shop! It was such a privilege to meet Joyce and see the beautiful store. Sadly, Sarah was not at the shop the day I ...

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May 26, 2020
Dreaming as Creativity from Terificreations's Weblog

My Sweetie asked me a question, “when are you going to open your own quilt shop?” I’m not. But this got me to dreaming. Dreaming is good, it leads us to innovation, solutions, realizations. Having worked in a couple of quilt shops, traveled to so many over the years, attending Quilt Market, and all I’ve… Continue reading Dreaming as Creativity

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April 24, 2020
On Spring Market and Other Things from Terificreations's Weblog

Sometimes it feels like I’m a little late to the party making announcements or doing what the other quilt pros are doing, like making video content or podcasting. So here goes. Spring Quilt Market in Pittsburgh is cancelled. The link takes you to their official statement and below is an official statement from them: regarding… Continue reading On Spring Market and Other Things

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February 17, 2020
SBQG Quilt Show Recap from Quilting with Kimberly

This past weekend my local quilt guild, the South Bay Quilt Guild, held it’s annual quilt show at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center in Torrance, CA. It was a great show! Lots of beautiful quilts, a quilt auction, featured artist, vendors and challenge quilts were on display. I thought you might like to see a few photos. The members worked so hard to make this a fabulous event and their hard work and efforts certainly paid off!

The show was well attended by many from the local community. Both days (Saturday and Sunday) saw big crowds which, of course ...

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January 15, 2020
I’ve joined a gang. from Quilting with Kimberly

The Sewing Arts Center famous ‘blue wall.” This is an iconic photo spot! My new Stitchin’ Babes Roadies: from left, Pat, Marie, and Melanie

Every gal needs a group of cronies where she can ‘belong’ and I’m no exception. Thankfully, I have found my gang and we’re calling ourselves the Stitchin’ Babes Roadies. (Cue: giggles.)

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I hosted the kit cutting party here at my house? (If you missed it, you can read about it by CLICKING HERE.) My friend, Melanie was there and I was asking about local quilt shops in ...

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January 12, 2020
forwards and backwards . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

Because this post covers a lot of time, current and past!  
I finally finished up Ellie's bicycle embroidery, which was a good thing ... her (8th) birthday was Friday and we celebrated last night! It's a simple finish because I didn't want the fabric or the quilting to take away from the piece it was showcasing.  Mission accomplished!  *smirk*  Ellie had her first slumber party on Friday night, so we did family dinner at a Japanese restaurant called Edo's.  Her choice!
I love the complexity of this sweet girl.  For all that she loves girlie things (check ...

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November 30, 2019
Quilt Shop Stop Ahead from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Our girl's been in Oklahoma for 18 months and although I've been there a couple of times, her Daddy never has. She makes the trip home quite a bit (we'll take her and our boy anytime we can get them) and it hasn't been long since her last visit. This last weekend we remedied that with a little  road trip that allowed us time to catch up on podcasts: On a 7 hour trip, we pass through 2 decent

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November 29, 2019
We are thankful! from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

At this time of year, we like to pause and be thankful for the many blessings in our lives. As a small company, Through the Needle's Eye has so many things that fill us with gratitude. Our cornucopia overflows with thanksgiving! 


Our many blog readers. Since we began our blog in 2015, it has received over 321,000 page views. We have over 1500 readers who receive our blog by email, and we aren't sure how many more through Bloglovin'Quilters Blogs, other blog sites, social media, or other means. But we are so grateful ...

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November 14, 2019
A Quilt Shop Stop and the Inspirational English Countryside from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

As a child, I (Kara) lived in England while my father was stationed there with the Air Force. Our family had a bright, orange Volkswagon van that carried us to the many wonderful places throughout the island for our holidays. Ever since that time, I have always loved Britain—the cities, the countryside, and especially the people.

My husband often has to travel there for work, and anytime I can tag along, I will. On one of our previous visits, I visited the shop Bee Crafty and met some wonderful ladies (you can read about that here), so I decided ...

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October 17, 2019
Autumn is falling from Terificreations's Weblog

And it’s time for a bit of fun. I’m driving through upstate New York visiting several of my quilt shops before heading off to Quilt Market. I’m enjoying the glorious riot of color. Yesterday I drove to Crazy Moose in Inlet NY right in the middle of Adirondack Park. The sunrise indescribable. The fun? While… Continue reading Autumn is falling

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October 10, 2019
Missouri Star Shop Feature: Primitive & Wool from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

“Primitive,” also known as “Early Americana” style, emerged from within the first colonies here in the “New World.” Once the colonists were finally settled in, they had a bit more time get creative with everyday necessities such as clothing, furniture, and children’s toys.

While sewing up clothes for their children and fulfilling the duty of “homemaker,” women started to enhance their making skills with decorative stitching and design, steering away from trends in Europe and creating the first American style.

Today, folk artists use modern elements to create an antiquated look. At Missouri Star Quilt Co., we have a ...

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January 28, 2019
The Promise of Good Things To Come! from Bear Patch Quilting

Hello friends!  We had a very enjoyable day Saturday with so many of you stopping in to shop, have a cupcake, and, of course, meet Diana as she gets ready to start her own new quilt shop, Affinity For Quilts.  So much promise of things to come! 

Now just 4 days remaining of the Bear Patch Quilting Co. that you have known for close to 22 years!  Yes, we do still have fabric, and we still have the good stuff, too!  The picture below was taken today, 1/27.  Good stuff!

During these last 4 days, we will take those ...

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September 1, 2018
I Cannot Sew Without ___. from Quilting with Care

What can you not sew without? In this post, I share several items I wouldn't want to sew without.

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August 16, 2018
The Fastest Moda Trip from Quilting with Care

At the start of this week we went on a road trip.  Cindy (mom), Tracy, Misty and myself piled in a Honda Pilot and set off towards Dallas.  We drove late Sunday night after the shop closed. We laughed more than humanly possible, ate yummy food, and arrived at the hotel without any limbs lost. There… Continue reading The Fastest Moda Trip

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