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Quilting/Embroidery Problem Solving

The other day I posted this, "While working on some embroidery I thought my machine had a problem. I'd get started stitching and the stabilizer would tear, the thread was building up underneath in a most unbecoming way. Re-threaded, cleaned, oiled, changed the needle, checked the stitch plate. Still happening. I decided to change the… Continue reading Quilting/Embroidery Problem Solving

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Gem-o-logical

MJ Kinman's gem quilts sparkle much like the gems she recreates in her quilts. You can read my introduction to her work here. MJ created a twelve month series of birthstone patterns that capture the essence of each gem. She worked with Paintbrush Studio making fat quarter bundles that capture the essence of each gem.… Continue reading Gem-o-logical

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*Breast Cancer* and our Friends

These photos depict a project made for Melly Testa. Melly chose to remain flat after a double mastectomy for breast cancer. She wrote Dreaming from the Journal Page while undergoing treatment. Jake Finch's, Publisher of Generation Q Magazine, shared most of her journey on Mama Makes Quilts. Her experience went from "hey this is going… Continue reading *Breast Cancer* and our Friends

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Pieceful Shores Quilt Show

Thursday night a post from Barnegat Bay Dyeworks (formerly Quilting Possibilities in Lacey) showed up in my feed mentioning that they are vending at the Pieceful Shores Quilt Show. Oddly enough I was nearby staying with family so I got to pop out and visit the show. (Today is the last day.) It's a lovely show… Continue reading Pieceful Shores Quilt Show

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National Poetry Day

For the Rotten Poet The Rotten Poet spoke of Thanksgiving and Christmases bespoke of children far and near knowing full well they'd bend an ear when focusing a gazing eye the moment the email came through with the latest rotten poem followed the reading therein he followed not function or forum or really poetic decorum… Continue reading National Poetry Day

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Book Review Day: A Two-fer

Today is a rare two-fer day I get to review two books, and give away a copy of one of the books. Celtic Woven Knots Raymond Houston 72 pages $18.99 availabe on Nacho Grandma's Quilts link below. I first "met" Raymond Houston of Nacho Grandma's Quilts on Alex Anderson's first quilt show. He created a… Continue reading Book Review Day: A Two-fer

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Remnants, Fat Quarters, Bits, Pieces

Quilters have this thing for remnants. There exists in the community a myth that remnants, small bits and pieces left over from making clothes, is the traditional way to make quilts. While this is certainly part of the culture of quilting, a "making do" with whatcha got saved from bits and pieces of other things… Continue reading Remnants, Fat Quarters, Bits, Pieces