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September 12, 2019
Giveaway winners, a coupon code & thoughts on tutorials from The Crafty Quilter

Today I get to announce the winners of the Happy Little Things BOM and the UFO & WIP Challenge for August, plus I have a coupon code from Purple Hobbies and some thoughts to share on video vs. written tutorials. That was one long sentence, but keep reading!

Giveaway winners

Let’s start with the giveaway winners. For the Happy Little Things Block of the Month, number 39 (out of 241 comments), was randomly chosen as the winner. That belongs to Linda B., and when asked whether you prefer video tutorials or written tutorials, Linda said, “I prefer written tutorials…but ...

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In the Mail from Jo's Country Junction

Oh my word…I’m behind on my mail thank yous.  I’m hoping that with the writing of this post, I’ll be all caught up and feel better about it.  A couple of these packages have been sitting on my table for well over a month.  My apologies.

Cindy N sent the kids a box that I had to quickly whisk away.  Isn’t the box adorable??


The box is bigger than it looks as inside were all of these goodies….

The kids are going to have so much fun at Christmas time with all of this.  So ...

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9/11 from Stash Overflow

On 9/11/2001 I was a federal employee at Social Security Headquarters (a large complex of 8 buildings) in Baltimore County, Maryland. Shortly before 9:30 a.m., as I was pulling into a parking space, I heard that a second plane had hit the World Trade Center. I thought they were talking about small planes, not commercial passenger jets. I remember thinking that two planes was weird. I hurried into the building to sign in and get to my 9:30 meeting.

The woman who sat next to me called in to say she couldn’t get to ...

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September 11, 2019
Adding to the Fleet..another 15. from Jo's Country Junction

Remember I told you about meeting up with Mary Jo and going to the quilt shop?  (Read it here if you missed it)  I had purposely left the house early for our meet up so I could hit up the thrift store before we met.

I got a couple things….
…a box of attachments and a Soup and Stew cookbook.  Kramer never liked soup and stew.  I did.  I guess now I can make it.

But the thing I’m most excited about it this….
Any guesses on what it is???


If you guessed an old sewing machine in the ...

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A wee bit o’Wednesday Morning Fun from Terificreations's Weblog

Early this afternoon I’m heading out to visit a new to me shop. So fun. In the meantime, did you know there’s a shop hop in Connecticut? It starts September 12 and runs through the 22nd. Click here for more information. Take a road trip, visit some great shops. Win some prizes. Cool. There are… Continue reading A wee bit o’Wednesday Morning Fun

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September 10, 2019
Have I Been Doing Anything Quilty? from 120 Blocks

I wrote 8 blog posts about the AQS Grand Rapids Show. Does that count? Seriously though, not a whole lot. Leading up to the AQS show we were in high gear getting ready for our new roommates (or old roommates … Continue reading

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Some Answers…Maybe?? from Jo's Country Junction

Well…Here are the doctor reports for me and Gannon.

Gannon first:

He went to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic in Iowa City yesterday in hope of figuring out his abdominal issues.


Here’s Kalissa’s assessment of the appointment:
The doctor tried to explain away why his belly looks like that and chalk it up as “normal” again – “maybe a little more extra squishy than it should be.” </p>
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September 9, 2019
My Jody from Jo's Country Junction

Sunday I went to Cedar Rapids to visit my niece Jody in the hospital.  Many of you know that she is the baby sister I never had.  I’m the youngest in my family.  Jody was born four years after me.  For several years my sister and the kids lived in a trailer home on my parents farm.  We ran back and forth between the trailer and my parents house ALL THE TIME.  She was my bestie…I’ve loved her like most people love their sister.  She’s super precious to me.


Jody has been dealing with recurring breast ...

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Spliced {a finish} from Factotum of Arts

You never know when inspiration will strike. The family and I were on vacation at Lake Powell (AZ) and the carpet of the hotel caught my eye. I immediately had an idea for making this into a quilt. I just was not sure how.

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I subscribed to three magazines, Selvedge (textile based magazine), Quiltfolk (quilting community and connection) and Uppercase Magazine (arts and crafts). I love Selvedge  as it has amazing color palettes, and this issue (in photo) inspired the palette of peach, bronze, blue and greys.

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When revisiting the carpet inspiration, I thought they looked like broken Half-Square Triangles ...

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2019 AQS Show Grand Rapids Part 8 from 120 Blocks

I think this is the last of this series. Today we are looking at the Wall Quilts – Modern Category. Enjoy! I just love the quilting on the above quilt! It fits so well in the Curvealicious theme! Although I … Continue reading

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Winners / Νικητές from Mania for Quilts

On this very post, I had anounced a giveaway. I had not written if it was for one or more persons. But since I had a lot of scraps from previous projects I made for Island Batik Ambassadors Program, I deciced on two winners.

Σε αυτή εδώ την ανάρτηση είχαμε και μια κλήρωση. Δεν είχα διευκρινίσει αν οι τυχεροί θα ήταν ένας ή δύο, αλλά μια και είχα αρκετά κομμάτια, υπολείμματα από προηγούμενα έργα, είπα να βγάλω δυο τυχερούς.

I made the random number generator process and the luvky winners are Spiersusan and Lori Morton. I will contact you ladies ...

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Winners / Νικητές from Mania for quilts

On this very post, I had anounced a giveaway. I had not written if it was for one or more persons. But since I had a lot of scraps from previous projects I made for Island Batik Ambassadors Program, I deciced on two winners.

Σε αυτή εδώ την ανάρτηση είχαμε και μια κλήρωση. Δεν είχα διευκρινίσει αν οι τυχεροί θα ήταν ένας ή δύο, αλλά μια και είχα αρκετά κομμάτια, υπολείμματα από προηγούμενα έργα, είπα να βγάλω δυο τυχερούς.

I made the random number generator process and the luvky winners are Spiersusan and Lori Morton. I will contact you ladies ...

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My Favourite Quilt Block Blog Hop from Words & Stitches

Welcome to the “My Favorite Quilt Block” blog hop hosted by Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks!

I, as you may know, have a very favourite block that I never get tired of….Sawtooth Stars.

I’ve made tons of these. Usually with a novelty print in the center. But this time I decided to try all one color star.

This is a throw for a recently wedded couple I know. I love how strong the graphic is with these solid stars. In fact, I’m planning my next one already! I found that I could get the star pieces ...

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September 8, 2019
Sew Thankful Sunday, September 2019 from The Crafty Quilter

{I love the idea of “paying it forward”. I think the world would be a better place if we could spread some joy and acknowledgement of good deeds done by others. I try to do that once a month for my Sew Thankful Sunday posts. I highlight some great content that I’ve found on other people’s blogs that I hope will inspire you and reward the originator by bringing traffic to their site. If your blog has been mentioned without your consent, please let me know and I will take you off the current list of featured bloggers ...

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2019 AQS Show Grand Rapids – Part 7 from 120 Blocks

Today’s category is Wall Quilt – Movable Machine Quilted. As with the other categories, these are not all the quilts but a good number of them. Yes, I did fall in love with the idea of pink dinosaurs. And I … Continue reading

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Joyful Sabbath from Wedding Dress Blue

Parents can rely on principles of truth for guidance

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September 7, 2019
Mary Jo and Red Roxy’s from Jo's Country Junction

Mary Jo is a blog reader from Lacrosse.  I’ve told you about her before.  She works at Gundersen Lutheran in Lacrosse where I go to the doctor so I often peek in and say hi.  She is super sweet and is always very kind to me.

She messaged me and asked a couple questions about Two Trees Pizza in Ossian that I had written a blog post about.  She said she had a week of vacation and thought she’d drive over and try it out.  I emailed back and said if she does, and wants company, I’d ...

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2019 AQS Show Grand Rapids – Part 6 from 120 Blocks

Today’s category is Wall Quilts – Stationary Machine Quilted. This could be a very long post. And I don’t even have pictures of all of them. You get to see a close-up of this one because it was sooooo much … Continue reading

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Finally – A Sewing Room To Use – And A Word Of Warning. from Sunburnt Quilts

If my blog posts are anything to go by, it looks like I have dropped off the face of the earth. And as far as sewing goes it is quite true. About the only stitching that has been done was at sewing groups and classes. All my time at home has been setting up the new room and unpacking all the boxes after the carpet was in. That was in four bedrooms as well as this room. I had forgotten how much work that involved. It has been worth it as we have had a huge clean out and a ...

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September 6, 2019
HQ Giveaway! from Essie's Quilts

Syndicated from the HQ Stitch Blog – Written by Diane Harris, HQ Stitch Brand Ambassador

I hope you’ve watched the story of Kelsey Cooley, the first of many in our And I Quilt campaign.

Now we’re having a related giveaway on Instagram. Here’s the scoop:

The giveaway is for a foldable storage box for your quilting supplies. It’s perfect for toting, organizing or stashing and it comes in our signature Handi Quilter purple!

The winner will choose from a variety of quilty-quote designs printed on the front. How great is that?

To enter, follow both @hqstitch and ...

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