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Quilters on a Joint Adventure

“Fabrics have a presence and a warmth totally different from paint or photography. As a result, many people respond to quits in a very personal way.” Ruth Mc Dowell, a Fabric Journey, 2005, p. 43 Picture two avid quilters shopping … Continue reading

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The Value of “value” for a Quilt.

“Color gets the credit and value does the work!” declared Pam Goggans talented quilted and pattern designer at our recent guild meeting. When I later talked to Pam about this idea, she said she originally read the words in a … Continue reading

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Is it a “Jadite” sewing machine?

Is it a green Featherweight? Is it a Jadite sewing machine? Is it an update of a basic Singer portable first made in 1911? Only the last statement is true! Yes, that last statement is a reality–Singer updated a machine … Continue reading

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Quilt Show Adventures & Challenges

“In its simplest form, a quilt is just some fabric and a little thread. It’s up to you to decide how to put it together.” YLI ad in QNM, March 2000 Whether a quilter chooses to work from a pattern … Continue reading

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Goal of a Quilt Show?

“A quilt show represents a chance to be recognized for our talent and our skill. It is also an opportunity to dream about and plan our next project.” from The Sister Blocks by Edi McGinnis, 2001 Since 1995 I’ve participated … Continue reading

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Inspiration Creates More Inspiration!

Here is the update I promised you of the vest-creation-adventure in December, 2015. Below you can see some of the other wild and crazy things women created for our guild event. Our grand winner was Natalie on the left. I … Continue reading

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Paula’s “Love It or Leave It” Challenge

We’re going thrift store shopping together! The last day of October is the first day of guild retreat and we will meet at 9:00 in the lobby. You will look for some “textile treasure” that excites your imagination. We’ll car … Continue reading

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Love My Tools!

  QUILT MONTH at the Fayetteville Public Library! Every Wednesday in June 6-7:30  June 4: Antique Quilts June 11: Contemporary Quilts June 18: Memory and Scrapbook Quilts June 25: Hands On Quilting–Make a small log cabin block. Everyone welcome.  Love … Continue reading

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I’ve named my version of a convergence quilt “Realignment” since I shuffled some of the components around and added a fifth fabric. “Creativity is usually seen as an individual attribute but it depends on opportunity for expression and a receptive … Continue reading

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Gold Dust

Gold Dust “Anything I create becomes a doorway through which others can access my ideas and concerns, if they care to.” Peter Korn in his book, Why We Make Things and Why It Matters Gold Dust began with the traditional … Continue reading

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