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May 19, 2017
Crazy Quilts at the Virginia Quilt Museum from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


Last week, Kara and I (Teri) decided that we needed to go on one last road trip before her departure to Germany. It will surely not be our last, but we will doubtfully get much travel in before she leaves the country. Our destination was Harrisonburg, Virginia. I had told her how much I enjoyed my visit to the Virginia Quilt Museum (VQM) in the fall, and we wanted to see Debby Cooney's exhibit on appliqué (more to come on that next week), so that seemed like a good place to start. We planned to check out a few ...

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April 28, 2017
Girls Weekend - Plus One from From the Strawberry Patch...

One week ago we made a weekend trip to the Other Banks with our daughter and our oldest granddaughter. Lucy Ann referred to our time together as "girls weekend with Paw Paw". We had a memorable two days. The purpose of the trip was for Mr. Goodneedle and our daughter to experience hang gliding from the dunes at Jockey's Ridge State Park; this was my husband's Christmas gift from her and her

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Girls Weekend - Plus One from From the Strawberry Patch...

One week ago we made a weekend trip to the Other Banks with our daughter and our oldest granddaughter. Lucy Ann referred to our time together as "girls weekend with Paw Paw". We had a memorable two days. The purpose of the trip was for Mr. Goodneedle and our daughter to experience hang gliding from the dunes at Jockey's Ridge State Park; this was my husband's Christmas gift from her and her

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March 31, 2017
On The Road Again from Lisa H Calle's Blog

MQX Has This Quilter On The Road Again

April 4th-9th in Manchester New Hampshire

Vending and Showcasing Quilters Groove Rulers!

I’m gearing up for “Vending Round 2”!  My first experience vending taught me so much that I hope the insight I have gained while in Houston serves me well.  I realize it’s going to take SEVERAL vending trials and tribulations to discover my niche in  this arena.

Judy and I have packed and are about ready to hit the show floor with a “Less is More” approach.  I shipped entirely too much product for the Houston International Festival ...

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February 21, 2017
Road Trip from Humble Quilts


I made mention that I'd be taking a road trip to North Seattle. Here's a taste!

After I picked up Michelle in Portland our first stop was Carriage Country Quilts in Des Moines, WA. Very cute shop, friendly help. 
Saturday we picked up Linda and headed to Laurie's in Marysville.
We about passed out when we saw Laurie's Mrs Billings quilt! What a masterpiece!! 

And we enjoyed seeing a few of her antiques too! Look for more in a blog post on Wednesday. 

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January 22, 2017
Upcoming Fun at Island Quilters! from a daily dose of fiber

I have been asked by my friend Beth to lead hexie make and take sessions at her Hilton Head Island store, Island Quilters next weekend. We will be doing English Paper Piecing; a technique where fabric is basted around a paper template. It’s quick and accurate and addictive. Her description made me laugh – Debbie will tell you about her favorite subject – hexagons! It’s true, I do love them, and I am looking forward to sharing this passion with other quilters. Island Quilters is under new ownership and I wrote about it here.

I have been making a lot ...

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January 19, 2017
On the Road Again... from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye


Over the last five months, I (Kara) have traveled to, on average, one state per month. Even for someone who loves to travel, that is a lot, and certain portions of my anatomy are tired of sitting in a car or plane. It has all been worth it though, because I was able to see so many loved ones over the course of those travels. 

No matter where I travel, I am always on the lookout for inspiration for future works, treasures from the past, or quilts for my collection. You can read about some of the treasure found in ...

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January 11, 2017
A Car Full-Take Two from Quilting with Care

Good morning! Good afternoon! Good evening!  Wow, this weekend was definitely one for the record books. Friday we ran over to Batesville, Arkansas in the ice and snow to visit Marshall Dry Goods Co.’s warehouse. Our eyes were opened to an entire new way of buying fabric (three flat carts full) that I shared in […]

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Fun Finds & News… from a daily dose of fiber

The other day I had an appointment in Flat Rock, NC and afterwards, drove to Hendersonville to my favorite antiques’ mall. Last time I was there, I whizzed through and didn’t find anything of interest, but this time, there were so many fun things to peruse. I thought I would share.

First up is this amazing lunch box. Not only did I love the charming motifs, but the handle was leather. The tag said it was from the 1960’s and though I am sure I did not see every lunchbox in that decade, I don’t remember any ...

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January 9, 2017
Oh My! from Quilting with Care

Four words: Oh my goodness gracious.  Friday was amazing! Although it started off rough it quickly turned into one of the best days ever. I woke up bright and early to snow on the ground and ice on the roads, but we had planned a trip to start picking out our inventory, and we were […]

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December 21, 2016
Gingerbread House Fun! from a daily dose of fiber

Finding a Christmas Tree by Julie Bauman

Finding a Christmas Tree by Julie Bauman

 

Year of the Rooster by Gail Oliver

Year of the Rooster by Gail Oliver

 

Poinsettiaville by Glenda Tant

Poinsettiaville by Glenda Tant

These fun gingerbread constructions are the prize winners in The National Gingerbread House Competition at the Grove Park Inn, located in Asheville, NC. The Inn is the perfect place to visit in December and was bustling with guests and those of us who came for dinner and to see the houses. Below is the grand prize winner! Beatris is from Ontario Canada and I have been wondering ever since, how she got her lovely creation to North Carolina!

Dream House by Beatriz Muller

Dream House by Beatriz ...

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October 21, 2016
Eerie Nights Blog Hop - The Witches are Back! from Quilting Affection


Welcome to the Eerie Nights Blog Hop Day 2!  When Marian from Seam to Be Sew announced the name of the Halloween Themed Blog Hop, I knew exactly what my project was going to be for this Hop.

Last year, for the STBS (Seam to Be Sew) Blog Hops, I introduced a cute pattern I designed called Three Witches Brew.  This pattern was inspired from my two best friends, we are always up to something mischievous when we see each other.  



Well this year, these mischievous three witches are back in this second pattern and heading out on a little ...

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October 17, 2016
McCall, Idaho Quilting from Humble Quilts

The mountain town I went to with my sister had 2 quilt shops! On the off season the population is quite small, so I was surprised. 



 Huckleberry patches was a woolly wonder! Who doesn't recognize this Sue Spargo pattern? It was obvious they were fans!





  Look at that BOM using French General fabric! Wow! I thought it was a cheater panel- it isn't!
 This quilty looking iron grate surrounded the trees downtown. Any quilter would be able to spot that pattern! (my sister didn't)

I was hoping to have some more quilty pleasures at Grannys Attic. 
But ...

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October 11, 2016
A Quilt Store Visit – Island Quilters from a daily dose of fiber

While we were on our vacation, the stars aligned and we were able to stop on the way home for the grand re-opening of Island Quilters in Hilton Head SC! Why was this so special, you may ask? Because the new owner is my friend Beth Hanlon-Ridder! You have seen her name on the blog before, because she has had a machine quilting business for some years and she has quilted many of my quilts. But now she is in the quilting business big time.

Beth and I met in 1993 in Singapore. Peter and I had been there for ...

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October 1, 2016
Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley! from a daily dose of fiber

Peter and I are big Harry Potter fans (honestly, isn’t everyone?) so we decided on this Florida trip to make sure to get to Universal Studios to see The Wizarding World. Turns out that Universal has two parks and there is a Harry area in each, so we had to decide where to go since we did not purchase a two park ticket. We polled the young wait staff at our Disney World hotel and they all recommended Diagon Alley as the best “experience” and we certainly enjoyed it! Here is the interior of the store where the Hogwarts ...

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September 28, 2016
It Was a Lovely Evening Here! from a daily dose of fiber

Evening at The Magic Kingdom

Evening at The Magic Kingdom


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September 25, 2016
It’s a Lovely Day Here! from a daily dose of fiber

Fernandina Beach

Fernandina Beach


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September 16, 2016
EPIC Road Trip-- Wrap Up! from From the Strawberry Patch...

There were quilt shop stops that I couldn't fit in to the previous five installments; we can't forget those. I will attempt to place this wrap-up post in a timeline that is logical and makes sense without appearing too disjointed. The stop at this shop, The Quilter's Corner in Sacramento, CA was on Saturday, the 13th of August. I found this shop to be well-stocked, bright and organized. The

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EPIC Road Trip-- Wrap Up! from From the Strawberry Patch...

There were quilt shop stops that I couldn't fit in to the previous five installments; we can't forget those. I will attempt to place this wrap-up post in a timeline that is logical and makes sense without appearing too disjointed. The stop at this shop, The Quilter's Corner in Sacramento, CA was on Saturday, the 13th of August. I found this shop to be well-stocked, bright and organized. The

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September 12, 2016
EPIC Road Trip- Installment #5 from From the Strawberry Patch...

~ The International Selkirk Loop, Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes Provincial Park~ We left Spokane, WA in the morning bound for Sandpoint, ID via the International Selkirk Loop. The "loop" encircles the Selkirk Mountain range. We headed north on the western side along the Pend Oreille River and happened upon the Box Canyon Dam; it has an incredibly fascinating history. We

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