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September 19, 2017
A Wedding in Vermont from a daily dose of fiber

Peter and I are on the road, driving home from Vermont. Our dear friends’ youngest was married and we couldn’t miss the big event. Now that Peter is retired, planning such a trip is not a big deal. Just get the cats to the boarding place and we’re off.

It’s a looong trip to Vermont and I decided that we’d have a long day of driving and spend a whole day in Washington DC. When we lived in central Pennsylvania, we went there often, but it’s been forever. There’s so much to do and ...

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September 14, 2017
Quilt Connect Workshop with Linda Hrcka from Butterfly Threads

(Martha, Cheryl, Linda, moi, Terry)

Last weekend I had the thrill and honor of taking a class with the amazing Linda Hrcka of The Quilted Pineapple. She is a kind and generous as she is talented. This woman has worked hard to become an amazing long arm quilter and I was so excited to just be in the same room with her!

For those of you familiar with her, you know that her long arm quilting has been recognized with many national ribbons and titles. She teaches her techniques and process in classes. I don't have a long arm ...

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August 10, 2017
Midwest Road Trip from a daily dose of fiber

Last week, Peter and I were on a road trip. It was wonderful to be away – we have had one of those Summers when everything has been going wrong. Since his retirement, it seems like Peter has done nothing but repair things and read online guides and talk to repairmen, when he can’t fix something. Some months ago I signed up for the Midwestern Handi Quilter Event in Highland, Illinois, and when I asked if he would like to come along, I got a resounding “yes!”.

Our first stop was in Franklin Tennessee, which was #2 on my Where ...

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July 11, 2017
Where to Find me in 2018 from Butterfly Threads

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I've been thrilled with the response to my announcement about my Texas Road trip so I thought I would share more about my travel and teaching plans for 2018.

Late February/ Early March:
I will be teaching in Meridian Mississippi on March 1-2, 2018. If your group or guild is anywhere in Alabama or Mississippi (along Interstate 20) I would love add another teaching stop.

Mid/ Late April:
I will be teaching in Beaumont TX April 19-21, 2018. I've had interest from several groups in TX but would love to schedule stops ...

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July 9, 2017
Texas Road Trip from Butterfly Threads

Hey y'all! I'm looking for some quilt guilds and shops to visit along the gulf coast on my way to Texas at the end of April 2018. I'll be teaching in Beaumont, TX  April 19-21 and would love to add some teaching and visiting stops along the way.

Are you in a guild or group that would love a fun, entertaining and enlightening trunk show on my book SCRAP QUILT SECRETS? Do you know a quilt shop that would like to add a fun workshop to their class schedule? The more groups I add to the trip ...

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June 13, 2017
A road trip (Part 1) from A Prim and (not so) Proper Quilter

The Hubster and I recently took a work / vacay trip. Long post ahead; heavy on photos and ruminations.

And what a trip it was. I had to go to D.C. for a training session for a peer evaluation assignment I'll have for the next 2 years. We decided to make a mini-vacation out of it. We planned a very large loop of a route.

The Route; roughly 2,500 miles
We left town Friday afternoon and spent the night at my sister's in Memphis, then left early the next morning to drive to Charlottesville, Virginia. This was ...

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June 8, 2017
Road Trip and Red, White and Blue from A Quilting Sheep

Happy June, everyone! I love, love, love summer! I love the heat and I love the sun, so I am a happy camper these days! I can't be outside enough during these sweet summer days. =) 

Last weekend we hopped on the motorcycle and took a trip south to what has become an annual trip for us to Missouri Star Quilt Company. This was our 4th visit to this famous quilt city and it never disappoints. I went with a plan this time and chose my purchases carefully.

My stash is severely lacking in two colors. Yellow and orange. I ...

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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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