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January 6, 2019
2018 – Green Fuse – Finished from Lotus Cove Quilting

Green Fuse – a full-sized bed quilt – was part of the Rochester Modern Quilt Guild’s “Taking Flight” show (September 29, 2018).


I used a bright lime thread for all the quilting.


2018 Green Fuse Floral Quilting Details

2018 Green Fuse Floral Details

2018 Green Fuse Floral Details

I quilted florals on the white area, seedlike ovals on the green, and roots on the gray.


2018 Green Fuse Quilting Detail “Rose”

Also among the roots was part of the Dylan Thomas poem “The force that through the green fuse drives the flower.”

More quilting details in next post.


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January 3, 2019
2018 – Ten Squared Plus Five from Lotus Cove Quilting

At last, the Rochester Modern Quilt Guild’s first show, “Taking Flight,” is over (September 29) and I’ve nearly recovered. It was a huge success; we had lots of visitors, lots of quilts, and lots of happy vendors. It was also a huge job creating a show out of whole cloth, a job I’m glad to pass along to another guild member.


“Taking Flight” – inaugural show by Rochester Modern Quilt Guild, September 29, 2018

So, here is a quilt I made for the show. You can also see it hanging lower center in the show photo.


Ten Squared ...

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December 23, 2018
Vacation: Port-au-Stay-At-Home from caledonia quilter

The winter holiday is here.  Time to stay at home and get some sh*t done.  And relax, too, of course.
I started off my vacation by heading out on a field trip with a friend.

First stop Dundas, to the Carnegie Gallery.  They have a Christmas Market going on right now, with many artisans selling their wares.  There are no pics from inside the gallery - I was trying to avoid getting arrested.  Or being yelled at.  Not even a gentle scolding.  While we were in Dundas we made a stop at McGuire's Cheese Shop.  For the past several ...

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December 21, 2018
Quilt Show Planner Printables from Flying Parrot Quilts

With the new year almost upon us, it’s time to start thinking about which quilt shows to enter in 2019! I did a post some time ago on planning for quilt shows, and I thought I’d share some printable stickers so you can get in on the fun.

If you’re reading this and thinking “I don’t enter shows!” then let me encourage you to think about doing so. There’s nothing quite as fun as seeing your quilt hanging in a show, and lurking near it to watch show visitors ooh and aah over it.

The ...

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December 17, 2018
Friendship, Comfort and Quilts from Humble Quilts

  I received the cutest little ornament from a boy whose family works in the garbage dump in Guatemala. He is trying to go to school so he can change his future.
Kelley sent me this adorable gorgeous hooked mat! This is much larger than it looks in the photo- it is about 14" across so lots of time into making this. Thank you Kelley- it is a gift that I will treasure!! 

I was involved in a swap earlier this year and my swap partner remembered me this holiday! Thank you Elizabeth!! It's a notepad and it is so ...

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My QuiltCon Entries for 2019 and a Plea for Kindness Online from Christa Quilts

I love this time of year. Not only for the holidays, but also to see what quilts everyone has entered for next year’s QuiltCon show. So far, I’ve been to every show since it began in 2013 and I’ve also had at least one quilt accepted for each show which is always fun to see. I just received word that one of three of my entries got in this year and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Blooming Wallflowers Accepted

Blooming Wallflowers quilt

Click here to get the PDF pattern for Blooming Wallflowers
Click here to get the print pattern ...

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November 26, 2018
webbing orca bay from Making A Lather

I have started the webbing for orca bay mystery quilt. I decided to web in quadrants, thinking it would be easier to handle. even though I had a mantra ( left, right, left right) on the cornerstones, I  know I will have to correct a few of them.

I was planning on using yardage for Good Fortune mystery quilt, but when I opened my strip bucket, I saw red and neutral.

A few miles later, I had pairs of strips

A little accu cutting and I had sets ready to sew

chains of red 4 patches

and the cutest little 4 ...

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November 19, 2018
seeing red from Making A Lather

I am feeling red today. It is cranberry season somewhere. I saw them on sale and decided to can some juice. I had never cooked cranberries before, and the instructions said to boil them until the skins burst. They actually burst with a pop that I could hear. too funny.

I made 6 quarts of juice. And thought I would try relish. I am not sure if I will like it cooked, but I make my relish by using a food processor. I use a bag of cranberries and a whole orange peel and all. I water bathed them and ...

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November 16, 2018
Album Quilts: Honoring Sue Garman and Esther Blair Matthews from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

There is so much to share from International Quilt Market that I (Teri) will have to do so in several posts. If you've followed our blog for any time, you may have noticed that we love appliqué, and being members of the Baltimore Appliqué Society, our eyes are always drawn to the album style quilts. And there were plenty of those in Houston this year. 

The first exhibit I visited was the Texas Guilds' Award-Winning Traditional Quilts, with quilts from the Lone Star State that had previously won awards in their guild competitions. A few jumped out at me ...

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November 14, 2018
Houston Quilt Show 2018... the details from Butterfly Threads

These quilts are so special because not only are they gorgeous from afar but up close, the tiny details just stopped me in my tracks. The perfect itty bitty circles, and the smooth curves, not to mention the quilting made this quilt extraordinary.

If this quilt doesn't make you happy, you may want to check your pulse. All of the details and color combinations just felt perfect to me.

I've wanted to make a feathered star quilt for years, and this border just elevates these stars to another solar system! The piecing in combination with the applique is ...

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Quilts and Friendships from Humble Quilts

My take on the International Quilt Festival probably won't look a lot like anyone else's. I told my room mate, helping in the Education dept is great, but it's the friendships that keep me coming back and is the highlight of my week.
So, I'll try and keep it relatively short..... LOL

 Lee is the owner of Two Thimbles Quilt Shop and is in Houston for quilt market so we only have one day that overlaps. Sunday evening after our education meeting we meet up for dinner. When I make trips to Seattle I like to ...

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Houston Quilt Festival from Quilting and More...

I absolutely love going to the Houston Quilt Festival, and I’m very lucky to be able to do so. I left home last Wednesday and returned home on Sunday, and it was so much fun to meet up with old friends and see the gorgeous quilts and the amazing vendors! Since Bernina is celebrating their […]

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November 12, 2018
More Quilts from Houston 2018...Vintage and Vintage Inspired from Butterfly Threads

While I make a lot of contemporary quilts, or bright and happy quilts, my heartstrings are always tugged by the vintage quilts from years ago that are clearly the artistic expression of someone making beauty from what was available. 

In other words, I LOVE old scrap quilts the best!

The display of vintage quilts from the British Isles was nothing short of breath taking. And there were several groups of quilts inspired by vintage quilts. And I just found myself drawn to these over and over again.

I can just imagine this person carefully piecing these hexies in the middle ...

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orca from Making A Lather

Last week, Bonnie Hunter was in Indianapolis and my friends and I attended her lecture. It was great to see her lovely quilts in person and living color. There were a billion show and tell On ringo lake quilts ( last year's mytery).
I took pictures of her quilts and didn't get any other picture of Bonnie herself. sigh....
I don't know how many quilts she showed, but as we looked at them after the program, I realized I had every one of them at least started. Oh my goodness, no wonder I have so many ufos.

And ...

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November 10, 2018
Houston Quilt Show 2018 from Butterfly Threads

(the adorable Rachaeldaisy with her quilt!)

I'm always amazed by the quilts when I visit Quilt Market. While the market floor is buzzing with business, I like to sneak over to the quilt display and enjoy a quiet moment looking at the quilts. This year I was lucky enough to see quilts made by my friends and even get to see some of those friends in front of their quilts! Wheee!

(detail of Rachael's quilt)

I will share the quilt photo followed by the information card photo with the details of the maker and the quilt. Please know ...

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November 5, 2018
Weekly update: quilt show, fabric bargain, and new flimsy from With Strings Attached

The Chicago Botanic Garden was the beautiful backdrop for the annual Fine Art of Fiber show. It is a cooperative effort of Illinois Quilters Inc., North Suburban NeedleArts Guild, Weavers Guild of the North Shore, and Women's Journeys in Fiber.   My guild friend Nancy joined me.  We enjoyed lunch at the CBG restaurant before taking in the exhibits.  (There was no admission for the show. CBG charges $25 per car to enter the garden. I checked out a Museum Pass from the library so parking was just $10.   There is a big boutique at the show and CBG gets ...

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a whale of a mystery quilt from Making A Lather

I am still making the black and white HSTs for orca bay mystery. What makes this quilt interesting is the sashing that is string pieced and placed around the ohio star blocks. I tried one to see how it all works. It seems this is the quilt that will never end.
I started it as part of my mystery challenge in August 2018 here  and  ( here are other images
String piecing and the start of the blocks one month later here and the end of October here
The new mystery quilt and colors have been announced. I have only one ...

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October 30, 2018
A Little More Of Tobermory & The Prince Exhibit from caledonia quilter

A little yoga is good for the body, especially if you will be hunched over a sewing machine for much of the day.  Anni didn't seem to understand that Savasana (the Corpse pose) is just a nice rest.  I'm not dead.

See?  Proof that I'm not dead.  This was Friday before we departed.

I managed to complete my wee project.  Next I need to learn how to do binding on those weird angles.  (Well, actually the next step is getting it quilted.  Then the binding.)

One of the reasons I love the Beach Girls (there are many ...

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October 29, 2018
orca bay mystery challenge from Making A Lather

All the ohio star blocks are finished. All the main part of the quilt is finished for Orca Bay mystery quilt. I am working on the pieced border which requires a gazillion hsts. I am cutting out the pieces a bunch at a time. And, then, the fun part starts.

Jo of Jo's country junction is trying to finish all the quilts in quiltville's string fling book before the new book is published. I am trying to finish all the mystery quilts as part of that challenge before the new mystery in November. My challenge finishes are ...

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October 22, 2018
black orca from Making A Lather

I am still piecing orca bay mystery quilt from quiltville.
All the ohio star blocks with white corners are done, and I am piecing the black ones. Phooey, the black shows imperfections more than the white. sigh...

Jo of Jo's country junction is trying to finish all the quilts in quiltville's string fling book before the new book is published. I am trying to finish all the mystery quilts as part of that challenge before the new mystery in November. My challenge finishes here

Of the ones I have not finished - 2 are ready for quilting, 2 ...

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