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February 26, 2020
Retreat Quilt and a Batting Review from From My Carolina Home

On our recent retreat at Febuary Hill, one of the days was spent working on another Quilt of Valor.  I had enough stars left from you, dear readers, to do another To The Nines pattern.  All I needed to do was to make some nine-patches.  I had cut squares and brought them with me, this time using the same light print in the center.  I used the web method to speed piece the blocks.

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I put the stars on the design wall and began filling in the nine-patches, when one of my friends said something didn’t look quite right ...

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February 3, 2020
Sewing “To The Nines” for Quilts of Valor from From My Carolina Home

Our sewing day for Quilts of Valor was a fun day of hard work by a small group of very motivated sewing enthusiasts.  We set up the night before, with the door prizes displayed, refreshment table set with nice decorations, patriotic quilts on the walls, wool batting sample gifts for participants set out, and information on our local Quilts of Valor group in case new friends wished to join.  I want to thank my wonderful husband for all his help.  He carried the heavy stuff, helped volunteers with their things, kept us on track with the hourly door prizes, took ...

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January 31, 2020
Quilts Of Valor Sew Day is Tomorrow from From My Carolina Home

Checking the mail this week has been fun, with wonderful blocks arriving for the National Sew Day.  Tomorrow, From My Carolina Home is hosting a Quilts of Valor Sew-In at Beginnings Quilt Shop in Hendersonville, NC, an all day event to make blocks and tops for Quilts of Valor.  We’ll have refreshments, and hourly door prizes!  Plus Beginnings will open early at 9 am, and have a special sale that day too.  If you are local, come in to see!!

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So far, 42 blocks arrived from our star block drive, thank you so much!!  If yours isn’t shown ...

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January 29, 2020
Sewing the Red, White and Blue from Life in the Scrapatch

I pulled these fabrics today sew I would be ready for the 

Block Drive for 2020

The QOV National Sew Day is February 1st.

Since I am a "Stay at Home Quilter" 
I will be sewing blocks in my own quilty corner
on Saturday.

I registered via the 

The block drive is for easy 9 Patch Blocks this year

The block has very specific fabric, placement and pressing needs
 so that they will work well with all the other blocks ...

Will you be ...

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January 24, 2020
QOV Event Update, and a New Pattern from From My Carolina Home

The Quilts of Valor Live Blog Event is in just over a week!! I hope that there are some blocks going in the mail today!  But if you are almost done and need to mail Monday, that is fine.  If you do not sew, you can still participate, just make a donation to your local QOV group to help them buy batting and backing fabrics.

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As long as I have the blocks by next Friday, I can use them for the event.   I am hoping to have several dozen star blocks to pair with the nine-patch blocks we will make ...

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January 13, 2020
Taking a Quilting Class from From My Carolina Home

Whether you are a quilter, sewist, home cook or amateur gardener, do you like taking classes?  I certainly do!  I always learn something new, and I get to have a whole day of sewing with friends, and meeting new friends.  Even better when it is taught by friends!  This quilting class was actually a bit extraordinary as I came away with a good tip I want to share, and three tools I know I can no longer do without.  Links are provided if you cannot find these at your local quilt shop.

Tucker Class at

Here is the first tip, and somewhat of ...

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January 3, 2020
A Live Blog Event is Coming for Quilts of Valor!! from From My Carolina Home

Save the date, Saturday February 1, for a first time LIVE blog event, with lots of ways for you to participate whether you are local to Western NC or live elsewhere.  From My Carolina Home is hosting a Quilts of Valor Sew-In at Beginnings Quilt Shop in Hendersonville, NC, an all day event to make blocks and tops for Quilts of Valor.  We’ll have refreshments, and hourly door prizes!  Plus Beginnings will open early at 9 am, and have a special sale that day too.  You have to come in to see!!

Patriotic Nine Patch Star at From My Carolina Home

For locals, and those within driving distance ...

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December 2, 2019
Quilting the Quilt of Valor from From My Carolina Home

When we left this Quilt of Valor, it had the sashing finished and border added to bring it up to the right size.  If you missed the first post showing the block and how it was made, click on Quilt of Valor.

Quilt of Valor at

It was loaded on the longarm, and I chose a navy blue thread for quilting.  This time I used a cotton Masterpiece thread on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin.

Quilt of Valor at

I have a Stars and Stripes pantograph, and I just don’t like it.  It is so linear that it is not only difficult to get the ...

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November 15, 2019
Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop - Last Day, My Day, and Giveaway - Shared Hearts from Creatin' in the Sticks

the final day of the
Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop.

 I'm sad to see this hop end.
I don't think I've seen this much inspiration in one blog hop, ever!

To all that participated or commented -
Thank you so much!

My head is swimming with all kinds of gift ideas
and I can't wait to get to stitching.

But first, it's my day to show my "Shared Hearts" quilt.

This quilt was the inspiration behind this blog hop.

I started this quilt top in January for the Project Quilting challenge, Hope ...

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November 11, 2019
Veteran Quilts - Star Cruising from Baby Boomer Quilting Bee

To all of our Veterans, we are so THANKFUL for your service.  Our local guild's annual challenge for 2019 was dedicated to Veterans. Our members made in excess of 40 quilts, which are being presented to many deserving veterans. 

  Above, Margaret Rau made her Veterans Quilt, with her own Eagle Design showcased in the center ---- her applique work is amazing.  Margaret used our pattern "Star Cruising", published by Black Cat Creations. 

A closeup of Margaret's Eagle.  Thank you Margaret for sharing your quilt. 

The above Veterans Quilt is my challenge quilt and is made from the same pattern ...

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November 10, 2019
Working on a Quilt of Valor from From My Carolina Home

It is Veteran’s Day weekend, time to honor our living veterans and thank them for their service.  One of the ways I do this is by participating in the Quilts of Valor organization.  In October, I went to a retreat and got a little farther on my Quilt of Valor that I started last February.  I had to set it aside while I was covered up in the hurricane project quilts.  With Veteran’s Day tomorrow, it is a good time to pull it back out and get a little farther on it.  Plus, I have some QOV news ...

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Remembrance & QOV from Nestlings By Robin

I met Terry and Ruth at Fall Paducah in September. They are involved with Quilts of Valor and we discussed what a great kit my 'Remembrance' quilt would be for that organization.
Then the fun idea of miniaturizing the design was introduced to the conversation and I knew there should be enough fabric from the kit to make a mini because Connecting Threads is very generous with their kits.

I cannot express how exciting it is to receive pictures of completed quilts from makers!  Thank you, Terry and Ruth, for sharing your lovely work with all of us ...

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