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September 1, 2014
Poway Show: Shades of Passion from From Edge 2 Edge

David and I received exciting news this week. We were notified that we got all of the pieces that we submitted into the 2014 SAQA exhibit at the Poway Center for the Performing ArtsWe are really excited to have four pieces in this show. It is a wonderful venue and a great place to display art. If you want to see these pieces up close and personal this is the perfect venue. The curator always does a wonderful job giving enough space to the art and it is well lit.

The exhibit will run from October 1- 31, 2014 ...

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Fall Class Schedule from My Heritage Fabric's

The new 2014 Fall Class Schedule is now posted on the blog here. Feel free to print one out and choose a class (or two) to improve your skills and find new quilting friends.

See you in the shop!

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A Kitty Tail and Some Catching Up from Words & Stitches


Hmmm…someone’s been hiding and it’s not just me!  The last couple of weeks of summer are always hectic but the last two have been very, very busy with back-to-school and last-minute stuff.  Plus, yours truly had a birthday and was treated to one of the nicest weekends that I’ve had in ages!  Both my daughters were booked with school things during the day so I had a lovely sewing day and then we headed to the Portland Art Museum for their free Friday night and then to meet my husband to join us for dinner.  The ...

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Disappearing 9 Patch Version 3 from Rock Springs Crafts

Summertime Blues

Earlier this year I started experimenting with the Disappearing 9 patch block and quickly became hooked.  The first quilt top I made was called Spring Exuberance and I enjoyed making the top so much I decided to make it the first in a series.  I then made a table topper where the blocks were arranged in a different pattern and now i am onto version 3.

When I was at the Festival of Quilts recently I bought some bundles of fat quarters from Lady Sew & Sew one of which was 10 FQs of various blues.  I have set ...

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Books on Monday – The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns from 120 Blocks

I think I will just do a brief post instead of taking Labor Day off. So, here is an oldie ( tells me I purchased this in September of 2009), but, to me, and essential book: The Quilter’s Album of … Continue reading

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What I’m Working On….The Engagement from Jo's Country Junction


Well….I have news….AWESOME NEWS!!

Our daughter Kalissa and her boyfriend Craig got engaged over the weekend!!


Can you see her ring in the photo??

They set a date already too, September 5th of next year….Labor Day weekend.  So by this time next year I need to have a quilt made.

After all the excitement settled I said, so I guess I’ll be needed to make another quilt.  She smiled and say yep.   Then she proceeded to tell me that she thought she’d like me to make either…a Perkiomen Daydreams quilt…

or she’d like ...

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Destash Sale! from The Crafty Quilter

Hey everybody!  I’m having a destash sale on my blog today!  I’ve been sorting through my fabric stash so I can make room for new and future fabric.  This is what happens after quilting for 16 years and working in a quilt shop for 7 of them!  It would make me sew happy if they were to find a new home with some of my blog readers.

UPDATE:  All of the bundles have SOLD!  Thank you so much, everyone, for participating in my destash.  I wish I had enough bundles for everyone, but I am working on round ...

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Progress from Ruth Powers Blog

Progress on the Yorkie piece,

Yorkie2halfYorkieTopIt wasn’t until I got things all sewn together that I saw some places that I need to change. Perhaps today I will do that. But I DO like the new background better.. Once it is layered with white batting, and quilted, those seam lines will not be so obvious.

I’ve been dragging my feet since arriving back home! Don’t EVEN have the quilts all unpacked yet. I spent the afternoon yesterday outside reading the newest Stephen King book, Mr Mercedes. It was hot out but with a nice breeze, not bad ...

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Lady Mary Bag from On The Go Quilting

Today I’m going to post on something I did not make.   I’m going to make one soon, but yesterday I spent the day supervising the making of a Lady Mary Bag, designed by Pink Sand Beach Designs.  It’s a lovely bag that my cousin picked up the pattern for at a gorgeous quilt shop we visited Saturday.   She’s been working most of the week so hasn’t gotten to quilt with me too much and wanted to make this bag, but needed a little boost to her self-confidence to get it done.  She makes me out ...

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August 31, 2014
Sewing with Students from Wasn't Quilt in a Day

Well, hi there! Whew, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged, and it’s been exactly 5 weeks since I last turned on my sewing machine. That has been my life for the past little bit. Work, work, work. That’s why this weekend was so good for my soul on so many levels. This weekend one of my favorite former students came over and she made a quilt for her little brother who will be born in October. I taught L two years ago, but her mother and I have a very close relationship and she keeps ...

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August Show and Tell had much to say! from Tarheel Piecemakers

We always love our Show and Tell, it is like having a mini quilt show just for us!!  Velma showed a wonderful waving flag pattern she found and liked so much she had to make it up.

Velma Show and Tell August

Virginia Brower went mad for circles.

Virginia Show and Tell August

Sharon Hetrick did a modern take on a classic log cabin by offsetting it to a corner.  This is a donation quilt for Linus Project.

Sharon Show and Tell August

Marti Sofi did a couple of adorable pillows for the hospital.  We may have to frisk Sam to be sure the doggy one gets there!

Marti Show and Tell August

Jo Gilman showed another lovely quilt.

Jo Show and Tell August

Marie ...

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Another Finish from On The Go Quilting

I’ve really had quality stitching time here at my cousin’s house.   I’ve managed to put the “Interrupted Snail’s Trail” quilt top together, got several blocks made up for the Star Crossed QAL (Threadbias) and I totally finished the bed runner I had ready to sandwich and quilt.

The bed runner was made of this which I called “Flower in Motion” since I couldn’t locate a name for it when I found the design.

IMG_3358I did a tutorial on the “Flower in Motion” block HERE.   I wrote the tutorial to share the block with you all ...

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August 30, 2014
My New "Craft" Table from From Edge 2 Edge

I have been creating art on my kitchen island for years, but mostly for smaller projects. Sometimes I work in the garage on a table I have but, you know, it is in the garage. This morning was so beautiful I decided to complete a project I have had on the back burner for a while. I will not admit how long...

Here is the history behind what I did this morning. A neighbor was having a garage sale and had a table without a top. The glass got broken and they wanted to get rid of the base. It ...

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Saturday Stuff – Quilt Show Wrap-Up from 120 Blocks

I will not be posting lots of pictures of quilts from the show. If you want to see some, Teresa of Fabric Therapy has several posts with lovely pictures if you are interested.  She didn’t spend a lot of time … Continue reading

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Quilty Secrets from On The Go Quilting

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Did you see this yet?   One of the blogs I read regularly, 627 Handworks, decided to participate in the “10 Quilty Little Secrets”. I read hers and really laughed at some of the things she wrote, actually that both of them wrote.  Do I have 10 quilty little secrets?  Let me see…..

1.  I really don’t care who designed the fabric I buy.  If I like it, I buy it.  If it’s ugly, I’m not buying just because a celebrity quilter designed it.

2.  I still use the rotary cutter without protection occasionally.   Yes, DH usually makes ...

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Labor Day Weekend Sales! from The Sassy Quilter

Happy Labor Day!

Here is a quick post to let you know some good sales for the holiday weekend!

Fort Worth Fabric Studio

Fort Worth Fabric Studios


The Littles 40% off with code LITTLES40


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Toybox IV 30% off with code TOYBOX30


Cotton Bliss

Spend $50 or more on regular priced* merchandise at Cotton Bliss and your entire order ships FREE anywhere in the United States (Including APO addresses).

Bear Creek Quilting Company

Bear Creek Quilting Company

Bear Creek Quilting Company

Lots of new inventory has been moved to clearance!

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Machine Quilting: Small Changes, Big Variety     The Twisted Irish Chain

Craftsy has 20 great classes on sale too!

Keep it Sassy

You can find and follow TheSassyQuilter  on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin ...

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Why I Am Grateful For Modern Quilting from Quilting, Piece by Piece

I've been sewing so much that another spool has "bitten the dust."

I’ve been sewing so much that another spool has “bitten the dust.”

I have been quilting for more than 25 years, so I can’t really claim to be a “Modern Quilter” and wouldn’t ever describe myself that way.  I am a quilter. Period.

But, for some reason, the term “Modern Quilting” doesn’t annoy me the way it does many of my contemporaries (i.e. quilters who have been quilting a while).  I see it mostly as a marketing thing, but anything that brings more voices in my art, and more fabric to my stash, I see ...

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August 29, 2014
House Update for Friday from Jo's Country Junction


Well there is good news to report!!  My sister Judy and her husband George decided to come up a day and help us on the house.


It was sure nice to have extra hands…as they say, many hands makes light work.  It was so true with the boards we have to clean.  Judy, Kelli and I scrapped boards most of the day and guess what???  ALL of the boards from the old farm house are scrapped!!

There is a down side though…the original boards we harvested from our house still need to be scrapped.  There isn’t nearly ...

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Back From Hiatus from Eric the Quilter


This week I have been so burned out, that I didn’t want to quilt or blog, but now I’m back and feeling refreshed. I would post something interesting, but I have to go to work for a couple of hours. When I gte home though, I have a top that is pinned and ready for me to quilt it! Wish me luck!

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Plain and Fancy II from Pibble Pulling Threads

I got my fourth block in my Plain and Fancy quilt done yesterday. I am loving the way my blocks are coming together! I started the BOM 5 months behind and am at least 2 blocks ahead of some of the ladies at the shop I am doing it through.


Also, I am starting on a great fabric reorganization. I am a little nervous, there is a lot to do, but my stash has outgrown my current system (yardage on hangers in my studio closet, FQs in a shelf of my bookcase, scraps sorted by color in plastic shoe boxes ...

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