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March 12, 2019 @ 3:09 PM

Another month, another post--this could be a trend!!

Celebrate Spring this weekend in Pittsburgh at the Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival. 



Big AnnouncementAfter a few years (we won't say how many mostly because I have forgotten)  I have my Dick and Jane Quilt ready to finish.  Whew!  Maybe next newsletter there will be a picture of it,.


We finally received the re-order of betterstitch from Bank Quilting.   In a fit of activity a new tote was also completed.


Of course we also have some new fabrics for this show.

A new panel from  Quilting Treasures--Jesus Loves the Little Children


And to celebrate the coming summer.   Prairie lane ............

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February 26, 2019 @ 2:21 PM

Two months in a row!   I may get this blog thing down yet.  

Last month I posted a picture of Blank Quilting's Pappilon that we received.  This month the picture of a throw using the panel and coordinates   The picture is linked to the panel.  



We received two panels from Windham, one for 'Crazy Cat Ladies' (of which my daughter says she is one).  Click on the pictures to go to the panel page for description.  


and one for 'Man's Best Friend    (Makes me miss my puppy)


Using two of the pictures from the puppy panel and the dog bone fabric from Wilmington Prints we have:  




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January 24, 2019 @ 1:17 PM

Just in time for 'time to pack for the Tampa Quilt Fest' we get a major snow storm.  If they hadn't changed the dates we would have missed that!  But we will be packing in the cold and snow--will make the Florida Sunshine very welcome for a short time.  Click on the pictures for more information.



We have some great new panels and fabrics -- and even some new samples.  Hey you can't shovel snow all day!

This is Pappilion Parade from Blank Quilting.


Betterstitch also from Blank Quilting


Use one of those Block party Studio panel you picked up for a great tote.


Or the Forest friends Panel from Wilmington Prints for a great baby quilt.


Or a ............

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November 13, 2018 @ 6:51 PM

Early tomorrow morning we will get on the road for the last time this year.  These years go by a lot faster than I remembered! 

We will be taking along some new fabrics and panels.   A great collection of Music fabric called Opus from Windfham



Bird Song Digital Print from Northcott


If you are in the area please stop by and say Hi!

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March 26, 2018 @ 12:32 PM

At  least that is what the calendar says!   I did find this hint of sprint this weekend so maybe warmth is on the way.


First order of business for this post is lost and found.  While sorting and rearranging fabrics for our next show in Cleveland, Ohio at the IX center


I found a rather valuable object.  It had to be lost at one of the Mancuso shows this past winter:  Orlando, Florida, or Hampton Roads, Virginia.  If you attended either of these shows and lost something of value please contact me.  If  you know anyone that attended the shows please pass the word along.  I really want to get this back to its owner.  It is something that might not have been missed ............

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February 10, 2018 @ 1:48 PM

Looking back the first month of 2018  just flew by.  Who really believes we are a week into February?  Back from The World Quilt Show in Orlando--it was supposed to be warmer there, well I guess it was but 40° doesn't seem am optimum temp for Florida.  

It was a somewhat eventful trip home.  On the road from I-75 to I-10 I found this great little church and it was across from an orange grove shop so of course I had to stop.


It was a nice break from driving but of course that meant I hit the North Carolina Welcome Center Rest stop late and wandered into a pan-handler's convention.  I don't know if they meet there every night but there sure were a lot that night.   It ............

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May 2, 2017 @ 6:31 PM

I just checked and realized it has been 6 months since there have been any 'mad ramblings' posted.  Not that there haven't been any, I just didn't get them on 'paper'.

Seems I owe you all a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Lovely Valentine's Day and Happy Easter--not to mention St Patrick's Day and the Vernal Equinox!

On a weekend off I visited the 'Junior Partners' in Philly where they both are currently living.  Tried to see the Liberty Bell but the line was out the door, down the street, and around the corner.  Maybe next time.  


We did visit the Zoo on a great day.

This month it is back to work and because we have only one show the weekend of the 20th we should ............

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November 23, 2016 @ 1:51 AM

I am not sure how this happened but all the leaves of autumn have blown down and we are in the last week of November!


The fruitcake is baked.


The shows are now all completed for the year so except for a Christmas trip back to Eastern PA and the Florida Quilt Fest mid January we should be around the shop trying to stitch up more projects to tempt you.

We have been receiving lots of new fabrics to play with.

Wilmington Prints Sew Curious panel and Coordinates


Sew Sew from Kanvas for Benartex


And Sounds of Music and the Music in Me from Benartex and Blank Quilting.

The wall hanging below if from The Music in Me by Benartex


Almost finished is this throw with Cherry Blossom Love by ............

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October 1, 2016 @ 12:31 AM

Happy Autumn!!

As you may have guessed writing this blog is NOT my forte.  It isn’t that I don’t have anything to say—that could be true—but there are so many other things that seem to take up my time.


Like Checking out Historic Roscoe Village in Coshoction, Ohio after a day at the quilt show.

I realize I haven’t posted anything since February, not sure where the time goes.  I have seen many of you at the shows and it was great to talk to you. 

In May the junior partners and I got together in LA to celebrate the closing of the first quarter century for the oldest.  That was an exciting trip and within days of our return we were at another show.

August brought a trip............

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February 19, 2016 @ 1:03 PM

This weekend, in the middle of the 'spring' semester, PSU STUDENTS will raise millions for Childhood Cancer research.  94% of the amount raised goes to Research and only 4% for administrative costs--unlike so many charities that are the exact opposite.   


Throughout the year 10% of the sales from PSU merchandise is donated to special Olympics and THON.  This weekend 10% of any purchase from our Penn State Proud Page will go exclusively to THON.  Donations can be made at www.thon.org

Let's make the total $16 million in 2016!


After years, we finally took the plunge and had some blue and white fabric printed.   The license process is still in the works so the paw print is not ............

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