Fun at the Mountain State Fair 2019

The NC Mountain State Fair ended yesterday, and I will be picking up all my entries today.  On Labor Day I turned in my projects in crafts, quilting, and photography, but due to our trip I couldn't enter the gardening competitions this year.  I got home just in time to enter the last three cooking …

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Batting – What NOT to Use

Doing quilts for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project, I went far beyond my original goal with more tops and backings sent to me than I had batting available.  Thanks to some kind friends, I was gifted with several to help fill the gap.  One of them was a raw wool batting that I have not …

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Quilting Fun in Sevierville, Tennessee

Traveling to visit and speak to quilt guilds is so fun!  I have a couple of hours to talk to DH while we drive. He is so helpful with set up and handouts, and it is nice to have him with me.  Last week, we drove over to Sevierville, Tennessee to give my Decisions Decisions …

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Star Quilt of Valor

When quilting buddy Sheryl contacted me to see if I would do a Quilt of Valor for her, I immediately said yes.  She brought over a wonderful Double Friendship Star quilt, beautifully pieced with white sashing and a navy blue border. Ah, look at that, perfectly measured and sewn borders. I quilted it with red …

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Odds and Ends, and Quilting Goes Couture!

Next up on the frame is another Hurricane quilt.  This top was sent to me by sweet reader Phyllis Donohue (who is in her 80s!), a lovely patchwork with gold sashing.  I loaded it, but before I could really get to quilting, something happened. I twisted my knee somehow, not once but twice, and pulled …

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Quilting a Foundation Pieced Quilt

This beautiful quilt top was brought to me for quilting and presented a number of quilting challenges.  The top maker was a local quilter and she wanted it to go to the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project.  She did a wonderful job with the piecing in pretty pinks and greens.  Since I have run out of …

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Sampler Quilt of Valor

With another QOV presentation coming up in July, I thought it would be a good time to pull out some orphan blocks that were sent to me.  I know some of these came from dear reader friend Melanie T.  I think some also came from another reader, but I cannot remember who - Phyllis D, …

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Misty Mountain Quilt Guild Presentation

The past Tuesday, DH and I had the pleasure of driving down to Georgia for a speaking engagement for the Misty Mountain Quilter's Guild in Blairsville.  We left fairly early, amazingly missing most of rush hour traffic.  As the drive went through the western mountains of NC and through the Nantahala Forest, we enjoyed the …

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Virtual Quilt Show

Today I want to show you a virtual quilt show of quilts done by readers for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project.  The response from all our longarm quilters and volunteer piecers has been wonderful.  I wish I could show you every single quilt made and received by the project!  But, here are just a few …

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Completing the Last Queen Quilt

When this project began, I made the commitment to make and send five queen size quilts to Wilmington for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project with the help of friends.  The last of the queen quilts was finished in a diamond design, yet another way to arrange the blocks. Many thanks to Claire and Mac Warner, …

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Fun at Quilt Retreat

Three days of sewing with friends, what could be more fun?  I could have really used the time to get farther along on the Scrap Dance Minuet Mystery Quilt Along, but Step 2 hasn't been posted yet (coming next Friday), and I didn't want to give any sneak peeks, LOL!!   So, I took a bunch …

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More Quilts for the Hurricane Project

The pile of quilts kept growing over the past couple of weeks, with more coming into the quilt shops.  Thanks to runner, Laura, bringing over the quilts from Cary Quilting, the pile doubled in size! Some of the members of the Asheville Quilt Guild dropped off these pretty quilts. I liked their labels, so cute! …

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It’s been 5 years!

It's my blogging anniversary!  Five years ago I decided to begin writing my own blog, and I am still here, with more to say, LOL!!  From the beginning, I wanted my blog to be a bit different.  I wanted to do posts on all the things I am interested in, not just a single subject, …

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