Summer Sunshine Tablescape and Hop

Summer is here, and it is a good time to celebrate the sun with a yellow theme tablescape. This time I kept the color palate very simple with just yellow and white, with just a bit of green in the centerpiece. The chargers are one's I painted some time ago when I wasn't able to …

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Fun with Friends, and an Update

This past week was a busy one, with four meetings, a field trip to Black Mountain, a couple of pickleball games, and a sew day with friends here. It was lovely to have a private retreat, with chatting and sewing most of the day, celebrating friendship with a dear friend who is moving away this …

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Stashbusters June Check In

How'd you do last month? I was back on track during the month of May, with more sewing time after the show was over. I finished up a small quilt from the leftover blocks from our Safelight Quilts project. I quilted it with a pantograph called Geisha in white cotton thread so it would be …

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A Few Book Reviews

I have been really busy lately, focused on My Sweet Babboo's recovery while doing the last publicity chores for the quilt show this past week. I also organized our longarm booth and hurriedly finished off the quilts and cards I wanted to sell, so I've had precious little time to read. This week has been …

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Fun at the Garden of Quilts Show

Our committee took a year to plan this show, and the careful attention to every detail showed. From golf cart shuttles from the parking lots, to superb food at a reasonable price in the back kitchen, you could spend the whole day here and enjoy the quilts, the boutique, the vendors and the bookstore. There …

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Vintage Quilt Remake

Most of the repair requests I've received recently have been referred to my list of quilters who are willing to do repairs. But, when I got this request, I decided to do it as it was a different kind of repair than the usual with some unique challenges. First, the lace insertion was almost destroyed …

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