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My Quilting Journey

Nashville, anyone?

It’s official, my first visit to an AQS Quilt Show has been booked … Nashville, here I come. I didn’t register for any actual quilting classes, but picked a few lectures and some touristy events. Here’s my list: The Quilter’s Link Tuesday, August 19, 7:00-8:00pm An Evening with Billie Lauder Wednesday, August 20, 7:00-8:30pm General […]

Posted: June 21st, 2008  

Topics: My Quilting Journey


If you’re my dad, don’t look!

Seriously, dad, close the browser window and walk away from the computer … now! For the rest of you, look what the mailman brought!! (Can you see me jumping up and down!) A couple of weeks ago, in Kaye Wood’s Newsletter was a great pattern featuring some beautiful fabric of various tools. My dad is […]

Posted: June 18th, 2008  

Topics: My Quilting Journey


Hugs & Kisses

I think this quilt pattern has been secretly calling out to me to make it. Several months ago, my mom was given a huge stash of fabric and quilt books & magazines from a friend of a friend who was downsizing. My mom doesn’t sew, she knits and paints, but sewing is not her forte. […]

Posted: June 16th, 2008  

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Making Your Own Sewing Desk – Cheap

Further to my post last week on Sewing Ergonomics, Marguerita sent me this post she wrote on making your own Custom Sewing Desk – Cheap. While not the prettiest to look at, this idea definitely has potential for me. I am loving free-motion quilting, but finding the stress on my shoulders and upper back prevents […]

Posted: June 10th, 2008  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Site News, Tips and Tricks


Fat Quarter Fridays

Every Friday, FabricMom has a draw for a Fat Quarter on her web site. I was the lucky winner of this gorgeous piece of fabric, Orange Spiral, that arrived in the mail today. Be sure to check her site each week to enter.

Posted: June 9th, 2008  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Web Finds


Such Lovely Gifts

The mailman brought me two wonderful Pay it Forward gifts the past couple of days. Caron from Michigan Quilts sent me this lovely Tulip Needlecase. Tami of Lemon Tree Tales sent this gorgeous Mini Art Quilt. Check out the great hanger on the back … soon to appear on a project of mine too. hehe […]

Posted: June 5th, 2008  

Topics: My Quilting Journey

Country Wall Hangings

Here are a couple of wall hangings that are in my living room/sewing area. They are pre-printed fabric, which I quilted (not easy to see). In the centre of the panel, I did my first free motion meandering that wasn’t on a piece of scrap. It turned out fine, but I need lots of practice.

Posted: May 19th, 2008  

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Table-Top Ironing Board

I found this old table-top ironing board someone had left beside the garbage bin downstairs. It needs some new padding, and a new cover, but I think it’ll work nicely on my table beside my sewing machine for certain projects. Some Google searching turned up this Ironing Board Recovery Project tutorial. Updated: A few more […]

Posted: May 16th, 2008  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Tips and Tricks


Lots of Hour Glasses

Here’s a quilt I made for my sister’s birthday that I gave to her a couple of weeks ago. I had hoped for it to be a Christmas present, but that didn’t happen. It uses 168 hour glasses. I used up all of the 6 inch Charm squares I had collected. It’s the biggest quilt […]

Posted: May 12th, 2008  

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More Fabric

At the end of April, my Mom and I attended the CreativFestival in Toronto. We had a great time, even if it wasn’t Paducah. I was a little disappointed not to see any “new things” being demonstrated. Didn’t stop me from buying up lots of fat quarters. The first batch to add to my Civil […]

Posted: May 8th, 2008  

Topics: My Quilting Journey

Pay It Foward, Again

It’s time to resurrect the Pay It Forward game on my site as I’ve seen it popping up on various quilting blogs lately and I received a notice on the weekend from Caron at Michigan Quilts that I won her Pay It Forward. I’m really looking forward to receiving her gift. Here’s how it works: […]

Posted: May 6th, 2008  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Other Stuff

New Fabric

A couple of weeks ago, one of the local quilt shops had an anniversary sale. Here’s what I bought. A good friend is getting married in June, so I’m going to make her a quilt based on the Charm Square Quilt/Disappearing Nine Patch. I’ll cut these gorgeous fabrics, and two from my stash, up into […]

Posted: May 2nd, 2008  

Topics: My Quilting Journey