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November 3, 2019 @ 3:12 PM

I am sure I am not alone in asking,  "Where did the year go?"  One day it is the day after Christmas and the next you wake up and it is time to make fruitcake.  (Of course some years that is because I didn't make it before Christmas) 


After climbing up and back down from Mt Nittany it is time to get to work. 


Our last show for 2019 is again in Novi, MI November 14, 15, and 16.   On Saturday November 16 you can get into the show free if you come in Cosplay costume.  The costumes are great.  In Cincinnati we had a Southern Belle and in Fredericksburg a Storm Trooper!  Come see us and have some fun people watching and shopping for great fabrics.

With a three ............

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September 3, 2019 @ 2:11 PM

Later today we will be packing some vehicle (not mine as it decided it wanted to go to the repair shop)  to start out on our six week show schedule.    We start out in Ohio's Amish Country at the Ohio's Amish Country Quilt Festival in the Mt. Hope Event Center, 8076 State Route 241, Millersburg, OH.

Friday and Saturday at this show we will have a demo, no really a show and tell, of things you can do with a panel.  We will have some samples, web sites, and ideas on how to get ideas to use panels.

One sample will be our tote from Wilmington Prints Happy Gatherings Line.


Uses a half panel, and about a half yard of two coordinates plus some lining fabric


We also will have the Interlude ............

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July 23, 2019 @ 1:44 PM

in a few hours I will be headed to Hershey to set up for Quilt Odyssey.  Hopefully you will have a chance to visit.  Usually it is incredibly hot and ends with a major thunderstorm.   Last year I got out of town just before the flooding took over.  This year the weather seems to be a bit more settled (Where is that wood?!?!)

We received some great new fabrics and some I have even used.   Click on the pictures for further details.

Floral Serenade from Wilmington Prints.


For some reason when I saw it I thought 'Tote' and so it became.


This is the easiest tote you will ever make.  After attaching the fusible pellon craft batting I folded it in half and marked a line across............

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March 12, 2019 @ 4:09 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 @ 3:21 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 @ 2:17 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 @ 7:51 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 @ 1:32 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 @ 2:48 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 @ 7:31 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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