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January 21, 2022
Mid-Summer Quilts in Motueka/Tasman from Wendy's Quilts and More

I'm finally home from my holiday in beautiful Northland, but now I'm wishing I was in Nelson at the top of the South Island. Then I could go and see the quilt show in Upper Moutere. There's only tomorrow left o catch the exhibition now, so if you're in the area, make plans to go to the Tasman Bible Church in Upper Moutere tomorrow - Saturday.  It's open from 10am til 4pm and only costs $4.

I was invited to be a guest exhibitor, so you'll see some of my quilts there too.  Here are ...

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November 30, 2021
Quilter's Workshop of Tampa Bay, FL 2021 Quilt Show from Nestlings By Robin

 This guild does a FAB show 
and they didn't disappoint this year!

One of the members
even wore her best 
poodle skirt and scarf.
Wish I had asked for a pic:)
www.nestlingsbyrobin.com
Here was my booth for 
conducting business and 
catching up with familiar faces!

Lots of vendors with lots
of lovelies!


This fun vintage booth
had a couple of 'take me home'
pieces just for me:)
Then we must not forget
the quilts:)
All silk ties!!
Margaret Stephens

Spinning Spools
Margaret Stephens

LOOK at the fabulous
ribbons they make 
for their winners!
BEST OF SHOW!!
Lorraine Masten
Around the ...

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November 6, 2021
International Quilt Festival, Houston from Gwen's Quilts

Last week we were at International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. It is the big show that we look forward to every year. (Except last year (2020)). But nothing could keep us back this year! We love connecting with old friends, making new friends, and introducing new products to help quilters finish more quilts. This year was no exception. Attendees were so glad to be at a show, to see quilts, shop, and take classes that they happily followed all safety measures in place.

birds eye view of the International Quilt Festival show floor Houston, TX

Handi Quilter Bags!

We start each day off by giving away our giant, iconic, quilt-sized tote ...

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International Quilt Festival, Houston from Essie's Quilts

Last week we were at International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. It is the big show that we look forward to every year. (Except last year (2020)). But nothing could keep us back this year! We love connecting with old friends, making new friends, and introducing new products to help quilters finish more quilts. This year was no exception. Attendees were so glad to be at a show, to see quilts, shop, and take classes that they happily followed all safety measures in place.

birds eye view of the International Quilt Festival show floor Houston, TX

Handi Quilter Bags!

We start each day off by giving away our giant, iconic, quilt-sized tote ...

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October 25, 2021
QuiltFest NW from Humble Quilts

I feel so blessed to be able to attend 3 quilt shows in the past month!  I'm so inspired and hope to have a quilty productive winter!
Here's a few of my favs from the show.
Such a fun and unusual sampler designer  from Australia. 


I really loved the variety of background prints. 



It is hard to see (click to enlarge)  but the chicken bodies are string pieced!




Incredible and so detailed!


I can appreciate this so much, but dont' have a desire to do that myself. 



This was a few "cards" from a challenge. So unique and ...

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October 22, 2021
Aurora Colony Quilts from Humble Quilts

There were quite a few quilts at the Auroroa Colony quilt show which made less room for the colony quilts.. I always enjoy seeing them, but I think it was good they had so many current quilts entered. 
Here is one of the Colony quilts. I took this in a past show. 

They had it displayed in a small case behind glass this year. Such a sweet bird!

Here's another one with classic colors- poison green, double pink and mourning purples. 


Several of the Colony quilts have this awesome quilting. 


 They had their little store this year and I ...

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October 18, 2021
Aurora Quilt Show 2021 from Humble Quilts

Here are a few of my favorite quilts from the quilt show in Aurora, Oregon at the Old Aurora Colony Museum. 

Love the story on this one. The owner's brother decided to start making quilts about the age of 60. 

I love this setting!

You should be able to click to enlarge. 

This wasn't my favorite quilt but I loved the story! 
The maker was using her grandmothers stash. 


Tiny Lemoyne stars. Gorgeous!



Not sure what book or nursery rhyme this is from. 

I loved it for its quirkiness!


Someone donated this to sell with proceeds going to ...

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October 5, 2021
Weekly update: class reunion, quilt show, a finish, and reading from With Strings Attached

 The Glenbrook North High School Class of 1970 had not-quite a reunion on Saturday evening.  Early in 2020 we began planning.    Committee members (of which I'm one) tracked down classmates to get phone numbers and email addresses.  We created a Facebook group and used an online class reunion site to try to reach everyone we could.   In July, 2020, we realized that the pandemic wasn't going to be over by October so we cancelled the event. We began 2021 with the hope we could pull off a "Fifty Plus One" reunion for October, 2021.   Evites went out and ...

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October 2, 2021
colorful fish blocks from Making A Lather

I have no idea what the color of the month is for October and the  rainbow scrap challenge at so scrappy. So, I will share a few fishies that I have used as leader/ enders this week. Surely, somewhere in there is the color of the month.



Our guild's quilt show started yesterday and it was full of some really great quilts. I have 6 quilts in the show.- Allietare, over the river, ode to Joey, Aunt Eliza's star, smith mountain morning, Lucy's baskets.

I haven't taken pictures yet, but hope to do that today.


 I ...

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October 1, 2021
Hello October from Wendy's Quilts and More

Goodbye September, hello October. 


September was tough.  I know I have so much to be grateful for, but like many New Zealanders and Australians, I found September very tough.  While much of the world is moving on from COVID, we've been plunged back in some of the strictest lockdowns. 

The rules have eased slightly here in Wellington, but my parents and son in Auckland are still doing it tough in Level 3.  I'd love to go and see them, but we can't get in to Auckland and they can't get out at the moment. 



I finally ...

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September 29, 2021
NW Quilt Expo- Part 2 from Humble Quilts

Nearly Insane sampler. Love that blue and tan sashing!


All solids! What a beauty!
I forgot to snap a photo of the tag. 

Quilts from photos. I used to be a horse person in my younger days. This quilt was a LOL moment!






This one made me laugh too.  In 2019 I backpacked into the Alpine Lakes, I came back 1 pair of underwear short. I washed them out and put them on my tent and know either a squirrel or bird picked it up. They were no where to be found. We still laugh about that. 


I'm sure ...

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September 27, 2021
NW Quilt Expo from Humble Quilts

 Many of you may not know but Oregon is one of a handful of states that still have an indoor mask mandate. Our governor has tried to mandate outdoor masking but that has failed miserably.

 Anyway, it was my FIRST quilt show since last October when I went to the scaled down version of the Aurora historical Quilt Show.  I was so excited! 

Here's my favorites from the show.

The story captured my heart on this quilt. Read below. 



Sorry I cut this off!

The others are from the collection of the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center in Tillamook ...

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August 27, 2021
Quilt Show Inspiration from Essie's Quilts

Quilt shows are an awesome place to get inspiration for all sorts of quilty topics. Color combinations, piecing, applique, borders, new techniques, and my favorite: quilting designs.

Quilt show inspiration for you

I was working in the Handi Quilter booth at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo in Raleigh, NC at the beginning of August.

quilt show booth

It was wonderful to be at a quilt show again! I was able to snap some photos of quilts to share here, just so you could get some quilt show inspiration too. Click on any photo to see the full size image of any of ...

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Quilt Show Inspiration from Gwen's Quilts

Quilt shows are an awesome place to get inspiration for all sorts of quilty topics. Color combinations, piecing, applique, borders, new techniques, and my favorite: quilting designs.

Quilt show inspiration for you

I was working in the Handi Quilter booth at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo in Raleigh, NC at the beginning of August.

quilt show booth

It was wonderful to be at a quilt show again! I was able to snap some photos of quilts to share here, just so you could get some quilt show inspiration too. Click on any photo to see the full size image of any of ...

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July 4, 2021
Field trip! Inspired by Endangered Species from With Strings Attached

 Will County is at the other end of Chicagoland, 95 miles south of where we live.  For us it's a place to go through on the interstate when we are en route to points beyond.  This past Thursday it was our destination.  The Forest Preserve District of Will County is hosting the art quilt exhibit "Inspired by Endangered Species" through the end of July. 

We started at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon, then went to Sugar Creek Administration Center in Joliet, and then to Isle a la Cache Museum. (The fourth site, Plum Creek, is 45 miles ...

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June 20, 2021
Pardon me, has anyone seen my marbles? from From My Carolina Home

I was sure I still had them, but apparently I had lost them. They were certainly missing when I got a phone call from a dear friend in a bind. The person in charge of publicity for our guild’s Garden of Quilts show called my friend and quit a few minutes before my friend called me. That day was also the day before the committee meeting. She was desperate. As the show chair she needed someone to fill that job immediately. As she pleaded for help, how could I say no? I do have a bit of free time ...

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June 4, 2021
Friday check in: a quilt show.....and the most beautiful fabric in the world (again) from With Strings Attached

Yesterday I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to go to the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo at the Schaumburg convention center.  The Expo has been held in the Chicago area many times. I've only been once before (when the Quilt Festival was not at Rosemont). The last time I attended an event at this venue was  in 2016.  

It appeared that for most of the attendees this was among the first major outings in our vaccinated world. Some people wore masks, some didn't. (I went back and forth.)  

The exhibits weren't extensive.  That had the benefit of not being ...

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April 29, 2021
Spring Fling Virtual Quilt Show from Jean's Quilting Page


Have you visited the Spring Fling Virtual Quilt Show yet? There are 6 categories of quilts to enjoy.  I had a great time looking through the entries. Lots of gorgeous quilts to use for inspiration, creativity and motivation. You can also watch live demonstrations of products and techniques. There are prizes drawn every day, as well as some prizes at the end for the entrants. You can vote for your favorites while you browse. I recently completed a new quilt design, Diamond Lace, so decided that I would enter it in the Color Pop Category of the show. You can ...

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April 23, 2021
Kapiti Quilt Show 2021 from Wendy's Quilts and More

I went to the Kapiti Quilters Exhibition last weekend.  It was great to see so many people there supporting the guild.  

There were many lovely quilts on display and I'll show you my favourites.

These first three quilts were all made by the same person.  I found myself smiling as I stood in front of the first one, because I don't like doilies, and I don't like orange, but this arrangement just works and I liked it! What struck me first about this quilt was the finishing because the edges are straight and the quilt sits flat ...

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April 12, 2021
Local Quilt Show from Quilting and More...

Last year our guild was forced to cancel our annual quilt show, due to COVID restrictions. It was sad, but of course it had to be done. This year, though, the show was back, though it was online to try to keep things under control, in terms of exposure and safety. The judging was done […]

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