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July 7, 2020
A "Try Again" Day from Cat Patches

We ended up running all over town yesterday, beginning with a trip to the vet for the kitties. We were sorry to disturb Sadie from her morning slumber, but we had appointments to keep.



She's always the hardest to catch, and so I scooped her up and put her into her carrier. While I was tracking Smitty down (who was onto us by now), Sadie figured out that I hadn't latched the carrier door and escaped. Try again. Eventually, we had them both corralled and off we went.


They both got their immunizations and a clean bill of ...

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A "Try Again" Day from ... Cat Patches

We ended up running all over town yesterday, beginning with a trip to the vet for the kitties. We were sorry to disturb Sadie from her morning slumber, but we had appointments to keep.



She's always the hardest to catch, and so I scooped her up and put her into her carrier. While I was tracking Smitty down (who was onto us by now), Sadie figured out that I hadn't latched the carrier door and escaped. Try again. Eventually, we had them both corralled and off we went.


They both got their immunizations and a clean bill of ...

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May 9, 2020
NOW THIS IS A CHALLENGE from Kwilty Pleasures

My biggest challenge is keeping up with my blog posts.
I save my pics to a draft post...then I get side tracked.
I hope you don't mind my flakieness!

February, 2020 attended Airing of The Quilts
Venice, Florida, sponsored by SWMGQ.
That day...it rained but I still enjoyed looking
at what we could see under the Gazebo.

I found their challenge quilts very interesting.
Each participant had yardage of one fabric.
A fabric that looked like an improv quilt!

It was very busy, some might say ugly,
but definitely had a modern spin to it. 



I jotted ...

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May 1, 2020
Quarantine Quilt Show at Home from Daisychain Quilter

Happy Saturday. Since quarantine started here in the UK on the 23rd March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I have been joining Pokey Bolton on her Instagram live video at 9pm every evening. 
Children have rainbow and bear treasure hunts during lockdown.  Pokey suggested that we have a quarantine quilt show at home to cheer up our neighbours every Saturday during lockdown.
So we have quilts! Although Mr D thought he should hang the White Ensign flag.  For those who do not know, the Royal Navy fly this flag on their ships, boats and shore bases.
Next Saturday I must ...

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April 27, 2020
Busy during Lockdown! from Art and Quilting in Camden

I’ll be teaching at the Mancuso quilt shows later this year and next! They asked teachers to do a brief 1-minute video. To no one’s surprise, my first attempt ran long…at least it was only 3 minutes and not 10 LOL! But I decided to upload the longer version here. I hope you’ll enjoy this peek at what I’ve been doing and maybe take a workshop with me at one of the Mancuso shows–I’ll be in Massachusetts in August of 2020–or at International Quilt Festival Houston in Fall.

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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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April 12, 2020
Designer Quilt Show - Virtual! from The Inquiring Quilter

Join me and 27 other talented quilt designers for a virtual quilt show April 13th to 19th!

With social distancing, we’ve all been feeling a little isolated. Missing friends. Missing travel. Missing quilt shows and quilt shops! So my friends and I have put something together that’s very special and just for you—-an online, virtual quilt show!

First, join us every day for a new set of featured designers. Browse their quilts on display and shop in their stores!

Each day, be sure to enter for fabulous prizes using ...

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April 4, 2020
Quilt Candy Trunk Show from The Inquiring Quilter

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Since we can’t travel right now to see you in your quilt guilds, me and my favorite quilt pattern designers are having a ten day trunk show, live on Facebook! Click here to view the schedule.

I’m going live today at 4 PM. I hope you’ll join me on my Facebook page. If you’re late don’t worry—I’ll save the video for you to view later. Click the Videos tab on my Facebook page to find it.

I’m ...

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March 22, 2020
FABRIC FLOWERS IN NAPLES from Kwilty Pleasures

And the Naples Quilt Guild "juried" Show
continues here.
This show definitely had
a Flowery Art Quilt Vibe to it.

I love the collage quilts and mermaids.
sew the flowers here are water plants!

"Under The Sea"
Began with a Laura Heiny collage pattern
with the Mermaid in the bottle.
Maker added lots of extras.
Maker: Barbara Langbauer


Interpretive Art Quilt
"Aussie Dancer"
Technique by Gloria Loughman 

I see flowers and leaves here.. interpretive!


Interpretive Art Quilt
"Seminole Basket"
Velda Newman Texture and Form
Maker: Jo Anne Powel
This was indeed a blue ribbon quilt.


Original Art Quilt: Pictorial
"Trouble ...

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March 16, 2020
WHEN QUILTS BECOME ART QUILTS from Kwilty Pleasures

Oh I have made a few "art quilts"
You know that small quilt with embellishments,
and fun quilting to enhance the designs.

Well, step back and take a look at the most
beautiful art quilts, I personally, have ever seen.

Special Exhibit at The Naples Quilt Guild Show

Deb Crine is the artist
who dye paints the animals
then quilts the bajeebees outta them
to bring depth and movement.













Here's a tissue...stop drooling!  


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March 12, 2020
NAPLES FLORIDA QUILT GUILD SHOW from Kwilty Pleasures

This is the 3rd Quilt Show I have attended
while snowbirding.

 Naples Quilt Guild Show
"Stitches In Time"

Mostly Modern Designs.
Take away borders and add fabrics other than batiks
and many would feel more modern.

Comments here are just my humble opinion.

'Thoroughly Modern Kate'
Pattern: Axis by Craftsy
Maker, Judy Kauckham

I loved this design and colors!
The quilting is fabulous!
My Viewers Choice Vote


'A New Day'
Pattern: 2010 Quilters Newsletter
by Reale and Chole Anderson
Maker: Linda Biondino


'Labyrinth Walk"
Pattern:  Labyrinth? Details n/a
Maker" Shirley Cook

I don't really care for this one ...

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March 8, 2020
DISCONNECTED PIECERS QUILT SHOW from Kwilty Pleasures

I had no idea how many juried quilts shows are in Florida.
Disconnected Piecers Quilters
"Gathering of Quilts 2020"

BEST OF SHOW
Pattern, Metro Rings by Sew Kinda Wonderful
Maker, Lynn Cartwright
(she was also the shows featured artist)


"Beyond my Imagination"
Pattern, La Vie Est Belle by Jacqueline DeJonge
Maker, Nancy Ouimette


"Show Me The Way"
Pattern, Vintage Compass, Judy Niemeyer
Maker, Mary Hupka


"Atomic Starburst"
Pattern, Violet Craft
Maker, Karen Matzke


"Sassy Little Bee"
Pattern by Kid Giddy
Maker, Jettie Minucci


"Orbits and Angles"
Pattern, Let's Go Out Tonight, Kate Mitchel
Maker, April Blood


"Butterfly Garden"
Pattern ...

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March 1, 2020
WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN from Kwilty Pleasures

I attended the SW Florida Quilt Guild Show recently.
Although when I would meet local quilters
and mention "modern" quilts...eyebrows would raise.
I hoped to see some modern style quilts at the show!

I was surprised to find a modern category in this juried show.
Here are some of the quilts that caught my eye!

 BEST OF SHOW
‘Mexican Pottery’
Linda Englebrecht

Not modern but very colorful and the excellent workmanship. 



‘Cascading Sparkles’
Shattered, by Mill House Quilts patterns
Joyce Grande, Maker

This was a beauty..with lots of HST making it feel modern!



’Double Crossed’
Karla Alexander’s ...

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February 28, 2020
Check box! TWO Ribbons!!!!! from Art and Quilting in Camden

for Lupines and Rose Hip

And yes, I meant every single one of those excessive exclamation points. Usually I’m lucky to get two out of two quilts juried in to a given show. This time, not only did both Lupines and Rose Hip get in to the Mancuso Brother’s Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, they BOTH RIBBONED!!!!!! That is a bucket list item that I never, ever, Ever, EVER expected to check off! Guess what…done! To the judges: THANK YOU for making a dream come true!

Rose Hip, by Sarah Ann Smith (c) 2019. 36″ square. This quilt won ...

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February 24, 2020
AIRING OF THE QUILTS - VENICE FL from Kwilty Pleasures


I have been to the SW FLORIDA MQG show many times.
Quilts hung on clotheslines, in a beach park, with the Gulf waters
ebbing and flowing behind them.

NOT this year...IT RAINED!
The quilts were laid on tables and we had to
sift thru them to get glimpses.
It felt sew bad for the makers and the guild
who worked for a year to get this show together.


If you know me, you know I managed to snap some photos.

This quilts was based on a Charley Harper heron.
"Herondippity"
I love all things Charley Harper!


Great quilting here ...

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January 26, 2020
A Finish, and A Walk, and More Quilts from Cat Patches

It was another hot day in Hemet. The kitties enjoyed a morning sunbath.


When it got too hot for them later in the afternoon, they both melted like so much butter.


First thing, I finished hand sewing the binding on the Pumpkin Pie quilt. It finished up at 23 x 16 inches.


Here's how it looks from the back.


This is my goal for January's OMG, and so I'll be linking up to the finishing party there.


After that, we hung up a new hummingbird feeder on the back window of the RV. I've been envious ...

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A Finish, and A Walk, and More Quilts from ... Cat Patches

It was another hot day in Hemet. The kitties enjoyed a morning sunbath.


When it got too hot for them later in the afternoon, they both melted like so much butter.


First thing, I finished hand sewing the binding on the Pumpkin Pie quilt. It finished up at 23 x 16 inches.


Here's how it looks from the back.


This is my goal for January's OMG, and so I'll be linking up to the finishing party there.


After that, we hung up a new hummingbird feeder on the back window of the RV. I've been envious ...

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January 25, 2020
A Sewing Day and More Quilts from Cat Patches

It was a hot day here in Hemet yesterday. We turned on the air-conditioning in the afternoon. I was running the washer, which didn't help the inside temperature one bit, but it was plenty warm enough outside too. Smitty melted like chocolate.


Before I tell you about my sewing day, I have a few pictures leftover on my camera from the day before. And, don't worry, there are pictures from the quilt show at the end.

Smitty wanted me to be sure and tell you that he's been out for several walks since my last post. When ...

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A Sewing Day and More Quilts from ... Cat Patches

It was a hot day here in Hemet yesterday. We turned on the air-conditioning in the afternoon. I was running the washer, which didn't help the inside temperature one bit, but it was plenty warm enough outside too. Smitty melted like chocolate.


Before I tell you about my sewing day, I have a few pictures leftover on my camera from the day before. And, don't worry, there are pictures from the quilt show at the end.

Smitty wanted me to be sure and tell you that he's been out for several walks since my last post. When ...

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January 24, 2020
Road to California: Day One from Cat Patches

What a marvelous day we had yesterday. Attending the Road to California was a bucket list item for me, so check! It was an easy-enough drive, taking about an hour to get there. We were able to use the carpool lane for much of the way, and that cut down on our drive time significantly.

The show was at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California, very near the Ontario International Airport. When we could see planes lining up to land and take-off, we knew we were close. Soon, the convention center came into view.


We were headed for the ...

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