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July 7, 2020
Shopping chez Elaine from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


We had another great Monday sewing session via Zoom. Honestly, I don't know what we would do without these Zoom session. The fact that we get to see each other and keep up to date with families, solving the world's problems, our projects, and anything else that comes up in the conversation is AMAZING. I can't imagine what it would be like to not have the Zoom sessions. I'd feel so isolated.

While Zooming is NOT the same as seeing each other in person, it's the next best thing, and quite frankly, I feel like ...

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July 3, 2020
On your mark, get set, go..................... from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Who turned up the heat? I don't mind the heat, and no, we still haven't turned on the air conditioning. We like the fresh air in the house, so some of the windows are wide open. A strategically placed fan or two, and we're good to go. We eat outside, and I was out in the gazebo in the afternoon for a well-deserved nap.

The key is to stay out of the sun. I walk with the dogs earlier in the day, and I went for my evening walk a bit later than usual. Everything was good ...

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May 23, 2020
A well oiled machine from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

l, I did it - almost. 

I have two classes this morning via Zoom. The invitations have been sent, and the presentations are done! OK - so I'm missing a picture for one slide. I still need to sew what I'm putting on that slide, but I have ONE free hour before the presentation, so that shouldn't be a problem. And I got 7 of 9 blocks sewn, but that's OK since there are three sets of identical blocks in different sizes. One of each at least got put together.

I'm in good shape, and so far ...

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April 28, 2020
Thinking outside the box from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


It was nice to get an e-mail yesterday from an online store that had to shut down their ordering process while they caught up on the backlog of orders! That's amazing! I know that some quilt stores are still "open" and doing a thriving business by taking web or phone orders and arranging for shipping or curbside pick-up.

Some have gotten very creative in that process - either by sending out daily or weekly e-mails with the latest offerings or a tip or a video. Others are posting new products or ideas on Facebook and IG daily. It seems to ...

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April 9, 2020
Living in my own little world from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


I know this is a totally scary time for everyone. Life is upside down compared to what we knew it. This is also a time for everyone to realize how important they are to the functioning of our world. Obviously, neither of us is that important since our lives haven't really changed a whole lot.

Yes - we did go out for meetings or to teach classes but we seem to be managing just fine using technology to keep up to date with things. Yes - I went to the gym, but I'm walking outdoors more which isn't a ...

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February 28, 2020
Summer Moon Quilt Along – Finishing from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are finally finishing up our beautiful Summer Moon Quilt from the Summer Moon Block of the Month Book after a fun 10 months! Quilters from every corner of the world sewed along with this whimsical sampler quilt designed by Carrie Nelson. Now that we’re wrapping up our quilting, let’s check on those final blocks and our finishing pattern!

Each month since May, Carrie Nelson has been giving tips for making the blocks in these short videos. We released three new videos each month on our YouTube channel. Bookmark the Summer Moon video playlist and subscribe to our ...

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January 2, 2020
Summer Moon Quilt Along – Months 5-8 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are over halfway through our beautiful Summer Moon Quilt from the Summer Moon Block of the Month Book! Quilters from every corner of the world are sewing this whimsical sampler quilt designed by Carrie Nelson. Now that Month Eight of our 10-month Block of the Month club is behind us, let’s check in and see where we’re at!

Each month since May, Carrie Nelson has been giving tips for making the blocks in these short videos. We release three new videos each month on our YouTube channel. Bookmark the Summer Moon video playlist and subscribe to our ...

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December 31, 2019
Summer Moon QAL: December Blocks from Carried Away Quilting


Nothing like waiting until the last stitching minute!  It’s the end of December, and I’ve just finished this month’s blocks for the Summer Moon Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. Our December assignment includes three pretty blocks: Friendship Star, Rocky Mountain Puzzle and Weathervane.


If you’ve been following along, you know that I’m sewing from my stash. The pink, blue and green prints are from Lella Boutique’s Nest collection, while the background fabric is from Corey Yoder’s Strawberry Jam collection. Here are my December blocks.

Friendship Star


Rocky Mountain Puzzle


Weathervane


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December 7, 2019
Classes for 2020 from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!



Thank goodness, I'm not a rigid planner. I have loads to do and as much as I'd like to get loads done in a day - it doesn't always work out that way and for a variety of reasons. I've loads sitting on the work tables in Studio B and nothing is holding me back other than time.

But I had a dentist appointment yesterday. I walked down - it's a fifteen-minute walk. And even in the snow, it was an awesome way to start the day. So when both the dentist and the hygienist asked me ...

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November 10, 2019
Summer Moon QAL: November Blocks from Carried Away Quilting


An early cold front has settled over my home state of Minnesota, and we even experienced some light snow this weekend. Rather than venture outside, I did a whole lot of sewing. I even stitched up my November blocks for the Summer Moon Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. I added a warm, sunny yellow print to each block ~ take that Mother Nature!


This month’s assignment includes these three blocks: Four X’s, Log Cabin and Memory. I’m sewing from my stash using a mix of prints by Lella Boutique and Corey Yoder. In these three blocks, the ...

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October 28, 2019
Summer Moon QAL: October Blocks from Carried Away Quilting


This past weekend I stitched up my October blocks for the Summer Moon Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. This month’s assignment includes three pretty blocks: Checkerboard, Darting Birds and Nonsense. I’m sewing from my stash, and my blocks feature a mix of prints by Lella Boutique and Corey Yoder, who are two of my favorite Moda designers.


I went rogue and broke the rules on the Checkerboard block, but I had a good reason. I wanted to use the alphabet script from Corey’s Yoder’s Strawberry Jam collection as my neutral for this block. The problem ...

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