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November 26, 2015
Happy Thanksgiving from A Pieceful Journey

We would like to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving. We are spending our day with our families and we want you to know we are thankful for you, our readers. Without you, we would just be talking to ourselves.

Be Thankful

Thank you,

Carie and Jennie Jo

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Happy Thanksgiving from Jo's Country Junction


Happy Thanksgiving from the Kramer house.

As you read this I am up baking and cooking for the hungry crew.

There are so many things that I am thankful for.  Most of the things are small and simple to some people but for me it’s a lot.  In November, in the past, I’ve wrote something each day that I am thankful for.  This year I decided to do it differently and list them all on Thanksgiving day.  Here’s my compiled list….

1-I am thankful I was born into a farm family to parents who loved me and ...

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November 25, 2015
Allietare: The Fabrics from Stash Overflow

The first Bonnie Hunter mystery I did was 2012’s Easy Street. I used her colors because it was the first time. I intended to use different colors for the next mystery but her colors were the ones I had the most of, so I had to use them. Last year, for Grand Illusion, I didn’t have any other ideas so I used her colors except for substituting brown for black.

Earlier this year, while cutting from my floral fabrics, I ran across this one and the color scheme really spoke to me. I hoped to be able to ...

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Fall Quilt Market Update from Quiltwoman Blog

According to Quilts, <>Quilts eInsider, this year’s Market in Houston drew 2,634 registered attendees, with 1,614 of those people also enrolling for classes and/or events. 1,062 people enrolled for Schoolhouse Series, and 1,169 for Sample Spree.  But the real news about quilt market is on the vendor floor!

As always Fall Quilt Market thrills us with new ideas and products to rock the quilt world. This market was no different. As I wandered around market talking to vendors, taking pictures, and viewing amazing quilt exhibits I noted a few trends I think ...

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Thanksgiving happenings from The Crafty Quilter

Today is a busy day of preparation at the Cefalu house.  We will be hosting Thanksgiving for our family, so today I try to get as much prep work done as possible.  Pies are baking, cranberry sauce is made and last minute shopping is done.

We have our daughter, her husband and grandbaby Amelia staying with us all week – we love having a baby in the house.  At four month’s old, she’s starting to chat (telling everybody what to do already)!  Mr. Crafty Quilter is a bit of a baby hog, but when it’s time for cuddling ...

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Very Merry from All Pressing Matters

It’s almost THAT time, people. Time for all the joys (and stresses) of the season! Are ya ready? I’m not. Not just yet, but I will be…..

To start the season, we are gifting this Christmas-time quilt to my sister-in-law and her husband.

I made it a few years ago, just sewing simple squares together. I don’t recall a lot of planning, but like I said, it was a while ago. My friend, Frances quilted it for me with loops and meandering stitches. It’s got a lightweight batting, so it will be nice to just have ...

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Wishing You and Yours a Very Happy Thanksgiving from Quilt Shop Gal

This can be a hectic time for those that celebrate Thanksgiving, but I want to wish all of you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.  I also hope you can find time to enjoy and create….as well as find time to laugh!

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For all my Pet loving friends, let’s not overlook the annual Home for the Pawlidayz program. Zappos has partnered with many animal shelters to cover the adoption fee.  But even if ...

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Week Four- Moda Sampler Shuffle! from Katie's Blog

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I know the holidays mean we are all a bit busier, so I decided to post week four a little early.  It will give you a couple more days to sew if you get the chance.

week four picThis week was all about the fabric for me.  I decided to add in a few of my favorite fabrics, some of my own designs, to make it more personal.  Whenever I am sewing for myself or my family I try to add in at least one of the fabrics I’ve designed.  It doesn’t always work, especially if I ...

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A Part of the Story from Tales of a Stitcher

According to the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc (SAQA) website, they are “a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications.”


SAQA artists represented on the website homepage.

According to me, they are an amazing organization where I can go to learn to be a better professional quilt maker. Through SAQA, I learn about the business side of being an artist, I meet collectors and like-minded makers, I have numerous opportunities to show my work both in traveling exhibitions and online, and I get to be part of this great ...

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Gratitude Always from Professional Quilter



Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States. Since it is a holiday, we are not sending out our regular e-zine this week.


This is one of my favorite holidays, and not just because it could be termed our National Day of Eating! I am excited to be headed to our home in Saint Michaels on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where my husband and I will celebrate with one of my sisters. It is a smaller group than usual, and we are looking forward to enjoying the outdoors and the peace and quiet our home offers. My sister and I ...

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Free Motion Quilting: Help Is Here! from McCall's Quilting

Patterson Kathy 225px 150x150 Free Motion Quilting: Help Is Here!Whenever possible, I like to quilt my own quilt tops. There’s something supremely satisfying about knowing that every stitch in a completed quilt was made by me, especially when the project is going to be a gift. Right now, I’m working on a baby quilt for a special little guy who’s arriving in January, and so far the only quilting I’ve done is in the ditch:

ditch quilted 279x300 Free Motion Quilting: Help Is Here!I only have two tiny tucks on the back to repair, so I think the ditch quilting is almost good to go. But now the big question all quilters face ...

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UFO Pre-Mystery Challenge from Jo's Country Junction


Wow…We’ve had so many people working along with us on the UFO Challenge.  It’s such a please to be sewing with all of you.  Here we are on the home stretch just days away from when the new mystery begins.

You might remember I finished my Celtic Solstice and moved on to Wild Child.  I’ve been head over heals in love with Wild Child.  Last week I ended up in a little trouble as I turned a few of my white background blocks.  I ended up making the 10 blocks to replace them and got the ...

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Sourdough Stars from Stash Overflow

After I finish a big project, like Celtic Solstice, I flounder around for a bit. I spend a few days working on mindless piecing as something of a palatte cleanser. I spent a few days making Wild and Goosey blocks.


Not entirely mindless but they served the purpose. I piddled around tidying things up around the studio getting ready for Bonnie Hunter season. While doing that I ran across the bonus triangle squares from Grand Illusion. They hadn’t been pressed yet so I did that. The next thing I knew I was cutting fabric for the squares needed for ...

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All the Shiny New Projects: Kim McLean’s Village from Stash Overflow

I’m a sucker for house quilts but what really got my attention in Kim McLean’s Village quilt was the animals.


I picked up the pattern at the AQS show in Lancaster, PA last spring. The vendor had a fabric that would have worked for the background but she didn’t have enough. In June at the Quilter’s Unlimited show in Chantilly, VA, I found a fabric I had to have for the background.


This is a directional fabric so I couldn’t use the cutting instructions in the pattern. I had to make up a cutting diagram ...

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Farmer’s Wife Quilt: Jewel and Sara from Hexy Lady

This week we had two blocks to complete for the Farmer’s Wife Quilt Along.

#46 Jewel

Jewel was created with the Kona Solids: Pansy, Tarragon, and Lilac.

Jewel was completed at the CJMQG Retreat last weekend. She only took about four hours to do. I was surprised that one of the five blocks that I did to get ahead was chosen as one of the blocks of the week. After all, there were more than 80 blocks left to go.

#90 Sara

Sara was created with the Kona Solids: Purple, Amethyst, and Ivy.

Sara took about five and a ...

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November 24, 2015
What I’m Reading: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky from Jo's Country Junction


I just finished up the audio book The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow.

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I ended up picking this book up as it was a recommendation for those who have read Go Set a Watchman: A Novel.  It looked interesting the title was intriguing so I thought I would give it a try and I am glad I did.  I was actually surprised it wasn’t listed at juvenile fiction because for the most part, it seemed more like that to me as it is a coming of age book and told in first person.  I ...

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Tuesday Treasure...Baby Quilt from Patchwork Stories


I finished a quilt for the newest baby in the family, a niece's daughter. Got it finished before she turned one!, using as many scraps as possible. On the back I made a pocket to hold a stack of cards for an I Spy game, such as "I Spy with my little eye...a rainbow."  She has an older sister and I thought this would be a great activity for them both. I remember every project, mostly quilts, from each piece of fabric that went into this quilt. It's a little treasure trove.

      "Children are a gift from ...

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Pretty Postcards from Quilter in Motion

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I enjoy making fabric postcards.  I also LOVE receiving them but in proportion to the number I have sent out I have received only about 3.  The third one arrived today and it was EXCITING!!!

Not only is it an incredibly beautiful fabric postcard, it came from around the world.  Raewyn was my swap partner in a swap organized by Sheila at Quilt World blog.  The swap began as an October swap and then Sheila went traveling and moved the swap deadline to November 10.  I ...

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Pretty Postcards from On The Go Quilting

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I enjoy making fabric postcards.  I also LOVE receiving them but in proportion to the number I have sent out I have received only about 3.  The third one arrived today and it was EXCITING!!!

Not only is it an incredibly beautiful fabric postcard, it came from around the world.  Raewyn was my swap partner in a swap organized by Sheila at Quilt World blog.  The swap began as an October swap and then Sheila went traveling and moved the swap deadline to November 10.  I ...

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Studio Holiday Hours from Jinny's Corner

We will be closing Wednesday, November 25 at 2:00 PM and will remain closed through Thursday, November 26.  We will reopen Friday morning at 10:00 AM.  Wishing you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving.


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