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Quilting for 92 Years

What a truly wonderful story this is, The centenarian quilter. Emily Harrell has been quilting since she was 8, and she’s now 100. I’m sure we could all learn a few tricks from her. Found via Twitter by @konabayfabrics.

Posted: March 28th, 2009  

Topics: Web Finds


A Call for Creative Stories by Creative Women

As a fundraiser for The Quilters Hall of Fame July 2009 induction ceremonies of Merikay Waldvogel, Kim Wulfert from Women On Quilts is sponsoring an invitation to women to write a creative story about growing up as a female, between 1902 and 1942 in the US. In 750-1000 words, your story will have as the […]

Posted: March 15th, 2009  

Topics: Web Finds


Dump Quilts

On Twitter this morning, quiltinghistory, aka Judy Breneman, posted this link, The Story of Those Dump Quilts. What an amazing find. It makes me very happy to hear that these quilts were rescued and have found a loving home. Just look at the amazing workmanship, almost gone forever. Imagine the stories they could tell… Penny […]

Posted: November 15th, 2008  

Topics: Web Finds

Taming your Fabric Stash

No doubt, many of us quilters all have this same problem… What to do with our fabric stash? Here are some articles I’ve found on the subject. Organizing your Stash into books Fabric Folding Scrap User’s System! Fabric Stash Organization and Tutorial Fabric Justice Fabric Organization Do you have any tips or other resources to […]

Posted: October 24th, 2008  

Topics: Tips and Tricks, Web Finds

Big Box Give-Away

Beth over at Simply Sewn is having a big box give-away. Here’s some wonderful Moda Marbles that she’s including in the box. Good luck!

Posted: July 29th, 2008  

Topics: Web Finds


Friday Funnies

Carla Barrett of Feathered Fibers draws these adorable quilting cartoons for a magazine, Machine Quilting Unlimited.

Posted: July 11th, 2008  

Topics: Other Stuff, Web Finds

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


Quilts and Quiltmaking in America 1978-1996

Continuing with our Quilting History post last week, here’s another great site, with wonderful photos, and 181 interviews with quilters. Quilts and Quiltmaking in America showcases materials from two American Folklife Center collections, the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (1978) and the “All-American Quilt Contest” sponsored by Coming Home, a division of Lands’ End, […]

Posted: April 28th, 2008  

Topics: Web Finds


Quilting History

I had a lovely email this weekend from Judy Anne Breneman sharing with me her Quilting History web sites. I had a great time exploring these sites. Patterns from History Womenfolk: The Art of Quilting Patches from the Past While exploring, I came across this document entitled, A Collection of Notes on the Historical Aspects […]

Posted: April 22nd, 2008  

Topics: Web Finds


Tutorial: Charm Square Quilt

Here’s a fantastic way to use up charm squares, Charm Square Quilt. You start with a basic nine patch of charms, then cut them down the middle and re-arrange with gorgeous results. The finished piece looks more complicated than it really is, just don’t tell any of your non-quilting friends and they’ll never know the […]

Posted: March 7th, 2008  

Topics: Free Projects, Tips and Tricks, Web Finds