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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Taking a Quilting Class

Whether you are a quilter, sewist, home cook or amateur gardener, do you like taking classes?  I certainly do!  I always learn something new, and I get to have a whole day of sewing with friends, and meeting new friends.  Even better when it is taught by friends!  This quilting class was actually a bit …

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A Live Blog Event is Coming for Quilts of Valor!!

Save the date, Saturday February 1, for a first time LIVE blog event, with lots of ways for you to participate whether you are local to Western NC or live elsewhere.  From My Carolina Home is hosting a Quilts of Valor Sew-In at Beginnings Quilt Shop in Hendersonville, NC, an all day event to make …

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Christmas Tree and Bell Table Topper

Sometimes I do designs for MadamSew, and this little table topper is one of those with two new block designs.  The Tree and Bell blocks are 10 inches square, and are set in the round.   For here, I'd like to show you how I quilted it. The patterns for the two blocks are on the …

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Fear of Freemotion – Quilting the Leaf Panel

I've been wanting to do one of these digital panels for some time, and found a leaf one a few weeks ago. I thought this would be a great panel to do for the season.  But with Autumn Jubilee starting, it wasn't time to tackle that project.  I promised we'd get to it in November.  …

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Raw Edge Applique Quilt Repair

Bringing a well loved quilt from tatters back to usable is always a gratifying project. Recently this one came to me for some tender care. It is certainly well loved, with three sections ripped through to the back, and the entire binding shredded or missing.  It wasn't quilted, it was tied, which does contribute to …

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