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May 2, 2019
2019 Free Motion QAL: Final Call for Giveaway Entries from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Greetings fellow quilters - We did it!  
We've completed the 2019 Free Motion Quilt Along -- Congratulations!

Now it's all about getting your entries emailed to me or Wendy so can award the prizes!

I'd like to apologize for neglecting to share the new deadline date of May 3rd with you last week.
Thankfully my quilty partner, Wendy,  shared the new date on her blog.

If you were worried you missed the deadline rest assured you still have 48 hours to wrap up and email Wendy or I at least 2 pictures of your quilted panel.  

If you're ...

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April 8, 2019
2019 Free Motion QAL: Part 11 - Binding, Sleeve & Label from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Greetings all!
We've managed to make it to the finishing stage of our
2019 Free Motion Quilt Along.
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In today's post we would like to share some options for binding, hanging and labeling your finished quilt.
It's OK if you're still stitching,
we have a few weeks to wrap things up before the Giveaways!
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We'll be updating the Giveaway Post with details -- stay tuned there.
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For now though, plan to email or post a picture of your quilt by end of day Friday, April 26th to have  your name included in the random drawings.

We ...

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April 1, 2019
2019 FMQ Along - Part 10: Fast Feather Border from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Greetings all -
Happy April Fool's Day!
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Be careful out there...
You never know what Fool may come your way.
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Welcome to Part 10, 
the final FMQ portion of our  
2019 Free Motion Quilt Along.
This week we're stitching the outside border.

I'm excited for you that 
we're nearly complete 
but I'm also a bit sad that our time together is winding down.

Wendy and I were texting this morning -- giving thanks for the opportunity to collaborate on the QAL and keep in touch weekly (rather than bi-annually at Market !).
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Who knows what other "projects" we ...

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March 18, 2019
2019 Free Motion QAL Part 9: Narrow Sashing Swirls from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Greetings !
Welcome to Part 9 of the 
2019 Free Motion Quilt Along
This week we're stitching the Narrow Sashing Areas...

I so enjoy spending time with
you and Lewe

I've also been having a blast stitching with my long term mentor and friend Wendy Sheppard.

Isn't Wendy's book amazing?
Have I mentioned I have a signed copy?
Yep - feeling blessed.  

This week was pretty exciting -- A big box of batting arrived from Quilter's Dream Batting for our QAL random giveaway!
Thank you Quilter's Dream...

Have you visited our amazing sponsors ...

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February 18, 2019
2019 Free Motion QAL: Show and Tell - Some Progress Pics from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Happy President's Day All!

On our "off" week I thought it would be
fun to share a few
Work In Progress pictures
received via Email, Facebook and Instagram

I get all excited when I receive progress pictures.

Honestly !

It makes my day...

I love that each person makes the project their own.

using any machine they have available...
with or without a stitch regulator

Some folks are just getting started...
and some folks had a baby shower deadline so they are DONE !!
(I'll show you more of this one later ;) 
Some folks are working on a longarm...
 Others ...

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February 11, 2019
2019 Free Motion QAL: Check In & Tips from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Hey Hey Fellow Quilters...

Have you joined our
2019 Free Motion Quilt Along
featuring Lewe the Ewe fabric panel by
World of Susybee?

It's a Mystery!

To date Wendy and I have shared the following Quilt Along (QAL) posts...


Jan 7:  Announcement Post  ✅
   Jan 21:  Setup, Planning, Basting  
Feb 4:  Inside Center Panel  

Also -- I've also created a YouTube Playlist referencing all the videos I've shared.
Click the image below to get started:

If you're just tuning in, there's ample time to catch up.

We're taking Monday ...

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2019 Free Motion QAL: Part 3 - Loops - Reflection - Stars - Pebbles from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Greetings!
Welcome to Part 3 of the 2019 Free Motion Quilt Along featuring Lewe the Ewe fabric panel by World of Susybee!

 Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring and I are thrilled that you've joined us!

This week we're finally ready to free motion quilt.

If you're just tuning in to the QAL it's not too late to get caught up -- we have 2 weeks set aside to stitch the center of the panel!  Grab your fabric, book, and some thread and get ready to have some fun!!

2019 FMQAL Schedule:    

Jan 7:  Announcement Post  ✅
   Jan 21 ...

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January 28, 2019
2019 Free Motion QAL: Part 2 Stabilization & Catch Up from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Greetings!
Welcome to Part 2 of the 2019 Free Motion Quilt Along featuring Lewe the Ewe fabric panel by World of Susybee!
I'm so excited to share this quilting time with YOU and my dear friend and mentor Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring

Thank you for joining us. 

If you're just tuning in to the QAL it's not too late to join in the fun.  We're very early in the process and there's plenty of time to jump on board.

2019 FMQAL Schedule:    

Jan 7:  Announcement Post  
   Jan 21:  Setup, Planning, Basting  

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January 21, 2019
2019 Free Motion QAL: Part 1 - Lewe Setup, Planning, Basting from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Hello all and welcome to Part I of our 2019 Free Motion Quilt Along (2019FMQAL) featuring the Lewe the Ewe fabric panel by World of Susybee



I've teamed up with my dear friend Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring for this fun quilting adventure. 

We're really excited to have ya'll on board.  Thank you for joining us. 

If you missed the 2019 FMQAL Announcement posts you can find them by clicking the links below. 

These posts outline Fabric & Notion Supplies necessary for the QAL.

As mentioned in the announcement we ...

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January 9, 2019
2019 Free Motion Quilt Along: Lewe the Ewe from Karen's Quilts, Crows, & Cardinals

Greetings fellow quilters  --  Happy 2019! 

I hope you had a joyous Holiday Season.

I'm excited to share that I've teamed up with my long time Free Motion Quilting mentor and blogging friend Wendy Sheppard for a 2019 Free Motion Quilt Along.    
It's like a dream come true!  


You see I've stalked followed Wendy for years and years -- getting inspired by and learning from her quilting projects and tutorials -- taking her lead to purchase and use Aurifil thread -- being encouraged to quilt out of my comfort zone...  
Wendy says "put some McTavishing on it Karen"
 -- being tutored ...

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December 20, 2017
Stitching Pathways, by Wendy Sheppard (and a Giveaway too!) from Quilt Shop Gal

Today, I’m delighted to share insights on an excellent new book, by an amazing quilter, designer, teacher and author.  This book is a “must have” for any quilter interested in learning and/or improving their freemotion quilting skills.  I’ll also share insights about a giveaway, where you can enter to win a copy of this new book!

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Landauer Publishing has recently released Stitching Pathways: Successful Quilting on Your Home Machine, by Wendy Sheppard.

PUBLISHER’S INSIGHTS:

There’s nothing more fulfilling than saying, “I made this from start to finish.” Expert designer, author, and blogger Wendy Sheppard wants ...

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