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July 31, 2021
A SHOW TO BEHOLD from Kwilty Pleasures

I was recently involved with a lovely quilt show.
My BFF, Shirley Haller, lives in Evansville, IN and
for the lasts 2 years she planned, coordinated and executed the show.
ALL THAT during COVID and battling BREAST CANCER !

It wasn’t JUST a quilt show!
The St. Boniface Parish Quilters in Evansville
have members from the 3 Catholic Churches.
This show was held at Sacred Heart Parish.


A highlight of the show was a Quilts of Valor with a
special ceremony to present Veterans of War Recipients.
The quilters did a lovely job making, presenting 
honoring local recipients.


Every pew ...

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March 27, 2021
Hairrands from ... Cat Patches

Yeah...I just made up a word. "Hairrands" is when you get your hair cut and permed, and then run some errands before you head for home. Those Webster's people have nothing on me. So my hair is done, and I made a couple of stops. One stop I've been meaning to make since seeing an article while we were still traveling. I have certain "Google alerts" set up so that I see articles from all over the world on certain topics. Lo and behold, one of my quilting alerts was from my home town of Newberg about ...

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Hairrands from Cat Patches

Yeah...I just made up a word. "Hairrands" is when you get your hair cut and permed, and then run some errands before you head for home. Those Webster's people have nothing on me. So my hair is done, and I made a couple of stops. One stop I've been meaning to make since seeing an article while we were still traveling. I have certain "Google alerts" set up so that I see articles from all over the world on certain topics. Lo and behold, one of my quilting alerts was from my home town of Newberg about ...

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February 23, 2021
Virtual Quilt Market March 2021 from Terificreations's Weblog

Here in Texas last weeks deep freeze delayed the start of Quilt Market Registration as many of the staff experienced near zero temps, power outages, burst pipes and are still in the process of recovering. Now that they have heat, internet, and a drink of water they’re ready to dig into Quilt Market registration. Virtual… Continue reading Virtual Quilt Market March 2021

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December 27, 2020
Sleepy Day from ... Cat Patches

It was another day of mostly sleeping yesterday. This time around, I had trouble getting to sleep last night. For one thing, I tried sleeping in the bed for the first time in more than three weeks. Smitty was so happy to have his snuggle buddy back...so happy...no really...so, so...way too happy...to have his snuggle buddy back. It made sleeping difficult with him purring in my ears, tickling me with his whiskers, and generally head-butting any part of my body he could come into contact with. After about four hours of that, I retired to ...

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Sleepy Day from Cat Patches

It was another day of mostly sleeping yesterday. This time around, I had trouble getting to sleep last night. For one thing, I tried sleeping in the bed for the first time in more than three weeks. Smitty was so happy to have his snuggle buddy back...so happy...no really...so, so...way too happy...to have his snuggle buddy back. It made sleeping difficult with him purring in my ears, tickling me with his whiskers, and generally head-butting any part of my body he could come into contact with. After about four hours of that, I retired to ...

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December 11, 2020
A Virtual Quilt Show from The Snarky Quilter

As I wrote earlier, I had two quilts accepted to this year’s virtual Houston International Quilt Festival, so I decided I should attend virtually. I bought the cheapskates’ package, which was admission and one free lecture. There were many class … Continue reading

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December 7, 2020
Artistic Endeavors Roundup from The Snarky Quilter

This edition of Artistic Endeavors features lots of videos, not surprising in our time of virtual exhibits. Most of the work is fiber, though I’ve ventured into another medium. Warning: this is a picture heavy post. I wasn’t aware of … Continue reading

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December 6, 2020
Sarah’s Machine Quilting Forum II video–ends Dec. 12 from Art and Quilting in Camden

Now Registered participants ONLY can SEE it … CLEARLY!

If you were enrolled in the Virtual Quilt Festival’s second Machine Quilting Forum on Saturday, you know there were serious transmission issues with my presentation that made the video just yucky. TOTAL BUMMERS, but now TOTAL JOY! Thanks to the hard working folks in the Education Department (who should have been taking today off) you can SEE the video through December 12th. After that, like Cinderella’s pumpkin, it disappears. To access it, follow the following steps:

Registered participants ONLY can follow these instructions – 

—Go to My Schedule (be sure to ...

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November 27, 2020
A Bit of Self Promotion from The Snarky Quilter

First, I hope your Thanksgiving, if you celebrate that holiday, was as good as can be expected in this miserable year. It certainly helped me double down on my carbohydrate intake. Second, though I try to keep this blog bragging … Continue reading

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November 25, 2020
Teaching at Virtual Quilt Festival, the IQF answer to COVID!!!! from Art and Quilting in Camden

I’ll be one of the five panelists in the Machine Quilting Forum on Saturday, December 5. You can still sign up! Here’s a link to the “Saturday” page. If we weren’t able to go to Houston this year, this is a spiffy alternative! There is a link at the top of the page to enroll. The price for forums, lectures and classes is astonishingly reasonable…. I’ve signed up to be a student too!

I do believe Quilts Inc, the folks that bring you the International Quilt Festival every year (except this one due to COVID) have ...

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September 24, 2020
Lots of Sewing from ... Cat Patches

With rain falling for most of the day, it was very nearly sewing all day long. I was brave and did a little housework too. It allowed me to sew without guilt. The morning's slow stitching had me getting a start on the next plate for Pieces of the Past. 


It's a small piece, and so I expect it won't take long to finish it. When I was ready, I did my housekeeping chore, and then rewarded myself with some slow stitching around the binding for the Bag Ladies. I've turned the second corner now.


And ...

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Lots of Sewing from Cat Patches

With rain falling for most of the day, it was very nearly sewing all day long. I was brave and did a little housework too. It allowed me to sew without guilt. The morning's slow stitching had me getting a start on the next plate for Pieces of the Past. 


It's a small piece, and so I expect it won't take long to finish it. When I was ready, I did my housekeeping chore, and then rewarded myself with some slow stitching around the binding for the Bag Ladies. I've turned the second corner now.


And ...

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July 22, 2020
Getting to the Sale from Professional Quilter

Early in my career as quiltmaker, I sold my work.

I took commissions, I did juried craft shows, and I was the only quilter in a fine arts co-op with a storefront.

I saw my share of objections to sales. I still see them today. And, today, with the coronavirus changing our sales process, you might even see more objections.

The price is too high. I need to talk to my spouse first. I can’t make a decision today. I need to look at other items. I need to touch the fabric or see it in person. I’m ...

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July 11, 2020
Signing Off for a Few from ... Cat Patches

We're heading out tomorrow, and that means all day yesterday and all day today have and will be spent getting ready. Yesterday I focused on food. A few things were prepared ahead and packed. All but a few last-minute items are loaded. Today I'll focus on clothes and personal belongings. Mike has been busy getting the camper and the boat ready to go, and we were both tired pups last night. 


We talked about how much we enjoy this trip each summer. We've been going to Lake Mayfield, near Mt. Rainier, for decades. We were camping there ...

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Signing Off for a Few from Cat Patches

We're heading out tomorrow, and that means all day yesterday and all day today have and will be spent getting ready. Yesterday I focused on food. A few things were prepared ahead and packed. All but a few last-minute items are loaded. Today I'll focus on clothes and personal belongings. Mike has been busy getting the camper and the boat ready to go, and we were both tired pups last night. 


We talked about how much we enjoy this trip each summer. We've been going to Lake Mayfield, near Mt. Rainier, for decades. We were camping there ...

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July 10, 2020
The Show Must Go On from The Snarky Quilter

Pre-Covid 19 I had entered work in two art shows – the SAQA regional Circles and Cycles exhibit and Artists of Rubber City Juried Regional Art Exhibition, an Akron-based all media show. Both shows accepted some of my work and … Continue reading

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July 7, 2020
A "Try Again" Day from Cat Patches

We ended up running all over town yesterday, beginning with a trip to the vet for the kitties. We were sorry to disturb Sadie from her morning slumber, but we had appointments to keep.



She's always the hardest to catch, and so I scooped her up and put her into her carrier. While I was tracking Smitty down (who was onto us by now), Sadie figured out that I hadn't latched the carrier door and escaped. Try again. Eventually, we had them both corralled and off we went.


They both got their immunizations and a clean bill of ...

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A "Try Again" Day from ... Cat Patches

We ended up running all over town yesterday, beginning with a trip to the vet for the kitties. We were sorry to disturb Sadie from her morning slumber, but we had appointments to keep.



She's always the hardest to catch, and so I scooped her up and put her into her carrier. While I was tracking Smitty down (who was onto us by now), Sadie figured out that I hadn't latched the carrier door and escaped. Try again. Eventually, we had them both corralled and off we went.


They both got their immunizations and a clean bill of ...

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May 9, 2020
NOW THIS IS A CHALLENGE from Kwilty Pleasures

My biggest challenge is keeping up with my blog posts.
I save my pics to a draft post...then I get side tracked.
I hope you don't mind my flakieness!

February, 2020 attended Airing of The Quilts
Venice, Florida, sponsored by SWMGQ.
That day...it rained but I still enjoyed looking
at what we could see under the Gazebo.

I found their challenge quilts very interesting.
Each participant had yardage of one fabric.
A fabric that looked like an improv quilt!

It was very busy, some might say ugly,
but definitely had a modern spin to it. 



I jotted ...

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