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March 30, 2020 @ 9:50 PM

I have to say these are really the ramblings of a 'mad' quilter!   I saw a MEME a few days ago,  "I always said I never had time to clean, now I know that wasn't the reason".    As my travels have come to an abrupt stop I realize there is now time to change that kitchen light, trim the forsythia,  and finish that quilt.   But, I am sure you all know ...     And to add to the misery we learned Kenny Rogers died last week.   I used to have a pair of jeans with a rose embroidered on the back pocket with the words 'Lady' and Kenny Rogers grommets. 

We have received some new fabrics, Three new book panels from Henry Glass.  These make great baby gifts--when we ............

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March 12, 2020 @ 12:23 AM

One week from today we will be setting up at the Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival.   A great festival that encompasses all types of needlework in a great clean location.  Stop by to see us in the Duquesne Room.   Well, I guess not, it has been postponed.


As my passport had only one stamp the junior partners decided I needed more before it expired so they set up a trip to Portugal.  A quilter's dream vacation.  The buildings were covered with tiles and even the walkways had quilt designs in tiles.   Sorry the first one is sideways but for some reason this web page thinks that is the proper orientation.  Just another of its quirks.


This would make a great retreat city.  Be ............

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February 8, 2020 @ 7:41 PM

Phil has not been scared back into his burrow by his shadow so we are eagerly awaiting that 10 degree spring.  We are all excited the Frosted Wheat Crop is ready.  Just in case our friendly groundhog isn't entirely correct we have a few places for you to visit in the next few weeks while waiting for warmer weather and a new  old tradition to take part in.

I hope you all took part in the Hari-Kuyo today.  The Ritual of Broken Needles.   I heard about this while listening to this really unique radio station out of New Jersey.  (Crass Commercial here)  I found them while traveling to a show and have listened to them on the internet ever since.   If you want a great station, tune in WDVRfm.org .It ............

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January 18, 2020 @ 9:53 PM

Just a reminder -- we are participating in the January FabShopHop.   Click on the link to register and have a chance to win some cool prizes.  


You can start any time of the month but don't wait too long to find all those bunnies takes time. Deadline for completion is Midnight January 31.

We promised a mystery quilt and amazingly enough it has been competed.   The cost is $5 and we can start it any day you wish.   Grab a bunch of friends and see what 'unfolds'.


We also told you one of the lines we had on our last blog just screamed Duffle.   Another amazing event--it is finished.


Back in stock and just in time for national Nurses Week in April are Loralie's Nifty ...............

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December 17, 2019 @ 8:01 PM

Merry Christmas!

May your New Year be 'Pieceful'


I can not believe it is almost 2020.  Doesn't it seem just last year we were all talking about Y2K!

For the new year we have some new things happening.  One new and one re-visited.

First the re-visited.  In January we will be participating in the FabShopHop.  You would all do me a big favor if you would go to the home page and check to be sure that by clicking on the 'bunny' it will take you to the registration page for the link.   If you find the 'Found it Bunny' that link hopefully works as well but I don't think it is operational until January 1.  Thanks for your help.  If you click on this bunny it should ............

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November 3, 2019 @ 2:12 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 @ 1:11 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 @ 12:44 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 @ 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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