National Quilting Day

Today is National Quilting Day and World Wide Quilting Day, a celebration of our favorite activity. With the current situation, I am sure many of the planned events have been canceled, including our own local show.  It is unfortunate as our local guild was making placemat size wall art for the show, then would have …

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Finding the Silver Lining

It seems that everyone is really busy right now, with more things to do around the house, working from home, video conferencing, kids home from school, and trying to be sure we have what we need for an extended home stay-cation.  I saw another blogger call it a 'corona-cation', and that seems like a good …

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Having Fun With New Quilting Books

I love books, and enjoy reading about new techniques and patterns. Sometimes, I just like looking at design books to spark my own creativity or boost my motivation.  One of the perks of being an affiliate for C&T Publishing is getting advance notice of new releases, along with digital review copies.  For April, they are …

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Quilt Sashing with Cornerstones

These nine patch star blocks were started last October at an overnight retreat, and then I set them aside for completion later.  I had managed to get the stars mostly done, but had to bring them home to complete them as I didn't have the corner white squares with me.  I made 20 stars in …

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National Craft Month

March is National Craft Month, so let's get our crafting smocks on, fire up the sewing machines, and have some fun for spring!  Today I have gathered some of my spring inspired projects and some really great deals for you.  First up, paint a watering can to hang in your garden with my Watering Can …

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Retreat Quilt and a Batting Review

On our recent retreat at Febuary Hill, one of the days was spent working on another Quilt of Valor.  I had enough stars left from you, dear readers, to do another To The Nines pattern.  All I needed to do was to make some nine-patches.  I had cut squares and brought them with me, this …

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Churches in Attic Windows Quilt

Fresh off the frame is this customer quilt that I just had to show you.  She did such an interesting thing with her borders!  I loaded her backing, batting and top on the longarm and got busy quilting. The quilt top is fussy cut churches in attic windows. She chose a small looping pantograph that …

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Quilt Retreat at Febuary Hill

Last weekend, a group of quilters from our local longarm association did another retreat, this time in northeastern Tennessee.  We went to a recently opened retreat house called Febuary Hill, owned by the same lady that owns Tennessee Quilts in Jonesborough.  No, it isn't spelled February like the month, it is Febuary, the way one …

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Speed Quilt Assembly Method

One of the best things about a sewing day or retreat is finding out what someone else knows that you've never heard of.  Such was the case with a recent sew day, and I want to give Eve Bennett the credit for showing me this truly remarkable and brilliant idea.  It is a method of …

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