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An Open Letter to my Sewing Machine

Dear Sewing Machine, It's important for me to tell you how much I appreciate that you are there, on my sewing table just waiting for me to come and stitch. I love that you have a stitch counter, it's kind of line seeing the miles rack up on my favorite vehicle. I know that we… Continue reading An Open Letter to my Sewing Machine

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Getting Ready for Quilt Market

Laundry - started Back pack and purse - in process (Shannon Cuddle Suede see posts here) Hair - get a trim. Scheduling appointments Checking out the Quilt Market App to schedule School Houses. Debby and I are flying in on Thursday. PS go check out this quilt on Debby Brown Quilts. I'm in love. I'm… Continue reading Getting Ready for Quilt Market

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Reminders are a Quilters Best Friend

My favorite boss of all time said frequently, "We don't need new teaching, we need reminders." I'm going add that learning and teaching the basics is essential. A while back I wrote a post on having "the talk" Around the same time I wrote this on a popular social media site: You are a smart,… Continue reading Reminders are a Quilters Best Friend

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Coming soon

Sometime after Quilt Market I'm going to start having Coffee Clatch live on either Wednesday or Thursday. I love drinking coffee, chatting with quilters. So it's a match made for social media. Let's see what fun we can get into. Quilt Market is coming very soon. I have a backpack and a purse to make,… Continue reading Coming soon

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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