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April 8, 2019
2019 Free Motion QAL: Part 11 - Binding, Sleeve & Label from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Greetings all!
We've managed to make it to the finishing stage of our
2019 Free Motion Quilt Along.
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In today's post we would like to share some options for binding, hanging and labeling your finished quilt.
It's OK if you're still stitching,
we have a few weeks to wrap things up before the Giveaways!
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We'll be updating the Giveaway Post with details -- stay tuned there.
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For now though, plan to email or post a picture of your quilt by end of day Friday, April 26th to have  your name included in the random drawings.

We ...

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April 1, 2019
2019 FMQ Along - Part 10: Fast Feather Border from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Greetings all -
Happy April Fool's Day!
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Be careful out there...
You never know what Fool may come your way.
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Welcome to Part 10, 
the final FMQ portion of our  
2019 Free Motion Quilt Along.
This week we're stitching the outside border.

I'm excited for you that 
we're nearly complete 
but I'm also a bit sad that our time together is winding down.

Wendy and I were texting this morning -- giving thanks for the opportunity to collaborate on the QAL and keep in touch weekly (rather than bi-annually at Market !).
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Who knows what other "projects" we ...

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March 18, 2019
2019 Free Motion QAL Part 9: Narrow Sashing Swirls from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Greetings !
Welcome to Part 9 of the 
2019 Free Motion Quilt Along
This week we're stitching the Narrow Sashing Areas...

I so enjoy spending time with
you and Lewe

I've also been having a blast stitching with my long term mentor and friend Wendy Sheppard.

Isn't Wendy's book amazing?
Have I mentioned I have a signed copy?
Yep - feeling blessed.  

This week was pretty exciting -- A big box of batting arrived from Quilter's Dream Batting for our QAL random giveaway!
Thank you Quilter's Dream...

Have you visited our amazing sponsors ...

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January 28, 2019
2019 Free Motion QAL: Part 2 Stabilization & Catch Up from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Greetings!
Welcome to Part 2 of the 2019 Free Motion Quilt Along featuring Lewe the Ewe fabric panel by World of Susybee!
I'm so excited to share this quilting time with YOU and my dear friend and mentor Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring

Thank you for joining us. 

If you're just tuning in to the QAL it's not too late to join in the fun.  We're very early in the process and there's plenty of time to jump on board.

2019 FMQAL Schedule:    

Jan 7:  Announcement Post  
   Jan 21:  Setup, Planning, Basting  

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November 4, 2017
The Subtle Sampler - Dreams Really Do Come True from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

...and I couldn't be more excited. 

I've been using and bragging about my love of Aurifil thread for nearly 5 YEARS!  

One project after another has been successfully pieced, appliqued, and machine quilted using this amazingly strong, colorful and versatile thread.

Remember these sweet little bird pillows? 
They were one of my earliest projects using Aurifil thread. (July, 2013)

On suggestion from my dear quilty mentor Wendy Sheppard, I used Aurifil 50wt to quilt the pillows on my home machine, McTavish style.   
That's all it took -- they turned out wonderfully and I was SOLD on Aurifil ...

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