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April 16, 2022 @ 11:25 PM

Happy Easter!

It is very hard for me to come to terms with the year being nearly 1/3 over, where did the time go?

In just a few days we will be heading south for the first Quiltfest Greenville show in South Carolina.  I think there is still time to sign up for classes.  Hope to see you there.  quiltfest.com

Almost immediately after I left for the shows in Lakeland and Atlanta boxes and boxes of fabric arrived.  This means we will have a lot of new prints in Greenville.  

I can't put even 1/10 on here so you must check out the web site.   

Here is a taste of what is new.   This is the latest motorcycle panel from Quilting Treasures.  Ride Free.  Two blocks that are ............

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March 6, 2022 @ 8:59 PM

Everyone has a bit of 'Spring Fever' and is ready to get out into the sunshine.   Join us at either Atlanta, GA or Lakeland, FL for the Original Sewing and Quilt Expos.  There are still seats available in classes so be sure to visit the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo Web site.

 

Of course we have some new Spring fabric arriving.   This is the Birdbath Garden panel from Elizabeths Studio.

From Quilting Treasures we have Great Plains panel and Buffalo Plaid.

A group of colorful flower prints also just arrived.  Shown here are the Tulips but we also have Roses and Dahlias all from Elizabeths Studio.

Robert Kaufman is offering Peacock Garden also with a selection of coordinates.&............

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February 11, 2022 @ 9:29 PM

Our mid-February snow storm came a little earlier this year and left us with a bit more ice and snow than in the past couple years.  These guys don't seem to mind but I sure hope it melts a bit before I have to load my truck for the Mid-Atlantic show.  The slightly warmer temps there will be appreciated.

It is time to leave this snowy landscape and head to Hampton, VA for the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest--back after a one year hiatus it promises to be a great show.   There is still time to register for some classes so check out the Quilt Fest web site.   We would love to see you there.

 

If you spent the last year playing board games we have the perfect fabric for you to remember the good times, &......

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January 7, 2022 @ 11:32 PM

It isn't quite as cold as it was the morning I took this picture but it is getting there!

A really good time to stay in and sew or quilt.

 

Some of our new fabrics are just what the winter ordered.   A great way to spend a snowy winter day is playing Chess, if for some reason you can't make the machine hum.    Believe me no one will ever mistake me for Bobby Fisher but it is fun to move those pieces all around the board!  This group from Riley Blake is called I would Rather be Playing Chess.  Coordinate prints of this panel include a chess board and chess pieces.

Drinking a Cup of Coffee is a great way to keep you warm while watching the snow fall and playing chess.   Cafe' ............

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December 23, 2021 @ 1:29 PM

 

Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

 

Marilyn

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October 26, 2021 @ 11:13 PM

Many many years ago I remember 'pulling an all nighter' with my Mother and some neighbors waiting for her Night Blooming Ceres to burst forth in bloom.  I  believe this is a descendant of that plant.  After I missed two blossoms earlier this summer I was determined to see this one through.  At 3 a.m. I was rewarded-- has to be one of the most aromatic flowers ever!  Now the sprawling plant can go back to 'sleep'.   

November will find us at two different Original Sewing and Quilt Expos.    Novi, MI and

 

 

Nashville, TN.  This will be our first trip to that part of the country so please stop by and say HI!

 

It seems My Ship Has Come In--at least ............

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September 2, 2021 @ 2:44 PM

Autumn, almost my favorite time of the year--nothing really beats Winter.

Now that Ida has moved on the air is so much lighter.  We were spared the torrential downpours, hopefully you are all doing well and are not to waterlogged.  

September also gives us more quilt shows and fun places to visit.  There is still time to register for classes in Cincinnati.   Please stop by when you make it to the show.  

Another great show in Ohio is the Ohio Amish Country Quilt Fest in Mount Hope, Ohio.   This show is September 9 - 11 and there are still a few class spaces remaining.  This is a great smaller show with a lot of quilts and vendors.  Easy free parking and quite accessible. ............

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July 29, 2021 @ 2:15 PM

Summertime and the Berry picking is easy however my arms seem to be a smorgasbord for flying insects and a dart board for thorns!  They are wild so no 'thornless varieties'.  One day I did have this helper.   Elderberries are next -- hopefully they will wait until the return from Raleigh.

 

 

 

It is Christmas in July, or so it seems.   We have received so many new Christmas Panels.   This advent calendar from Northcott will be great to teach number recognition and ordering--painlessly learning math concepts.  Notice the numbers are not in order so the little ones will have to find the next number.  This panel stitches up so quickly.  You can quilt the top ............

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July 2, 2021 @ 2:41 PM

Who turned the calendar two pages at a time, there is just no way we can be half-way through 2021. 

For only the second time in the last 40 years I won't be dressed in a long calico skirt and bonnet marching around the festival grounds in a very loosely formed parade on the Fourth.  I am going to have to find something fun to do before hopefully back to work next year.   

I am sure it is just to add to my confusion this year, the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo that is usually held in April in Cleveland will be in just a few week in Akron.  I have been to this facility before and it is clean and well maintained.  Parking is very close and you don't have to give up your first born child to park there.&............

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June 14, 2021 @ 2:11 PM

It has been quite a disturbing week at our abode.    After returning from Chicago Original Sewing and Quilt Expo I wanted to take some pictures of our new fabrics.   The fabric was all laid out ready for its photo shoot--and the camera was dead!   I JUST charged the battery!?!?!!?!?!?   Seems my camera has developed a case of 'Nikon Green Light of Death'.  A night of internet search and many failed attempts of revival has determined it is a terminal condition.  Not to fear I have found a way around this problem, I just remove the battery when I am finished taking pictures--kind of like my car where I remove the fuse so the battery doesn't drain overnight.   Maybe I ............

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