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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Today's Sewing Mistake

Sew ...

I made a BIG mistake while sewing hexies onto my quilt.

Please watch this video while I correct my BIG mistake.

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The Amazing Quilter

Diane Rose

Vision-impaired with glaucoma all her life, Rose became blind as a result of an accident in 1984, a mere four days before she was to undergo a cornea transplant. But not only has that condition not slowed her down, Rose has used it to serve as a means to motivate others to achieve their true potential. 

She has used her lack of sight as a springboard to give motivational talks both within and beyond the context of her ministry, Rose of Sharon Ministries. "The way I look at it, if I can do what I have done, without sight, how much can you do?" she said. Her achievements are considerable. Even without sight, Rose was heavily involved in the Nashville music scene as a journalist covering the various aspects of, and personalities in, country music.

And it's not as if she has been dabbling at quilting, either. "I have been doing it since 1998," she said, "and I have made more than 475 of them." She also had a goal to make 500 quilts by Aug 14th 2008, which was her 10th anniversary of making quilts. She achieved her anniversary goal, worked her way to 700 quilts, and she is now hoping to make 1,000 quilts by her 15th anniversary.

Please watch this amazing video.


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100 Ways to hide your stash

A short bio suitable for introductions:

Cathy Miller is a Canadian quilter and folksinger from Victoria British Columbia. Since September 2000 she and her musician husband John have toured a program of songs, stories and quilts to guilds and quilting events across North America, Australia and New Zealand, the UK and Germany.

They have performed at over 700 quilting events for more than 60,000 quilters worldwide. These include appearances at the (pick a couple)

International Quilt Festival in Houston
AQS Nashville Show
Quilt Canada
Quilters' Guild of the British Isles
Birmingham (England) Festival of Quilts
European Patchwork (France)
Ricky Tims' La Veta Colorado gallery
Eleanor Burns' Quilting retreat
Alex Anderson's now defunct TV program, "Simply Quilts"
Southern Cross Quilters' Retreats in Australia
"The Quilt Show" with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson

To date Cathy has released five CDs of songs about quilting and a book of her songs and stories. The songs range from the historical, through the poignant, to the drop-dead funny!

Please welcome ... The Singing Quilter.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Hexie Quilt Update

As things were going along and more hexies were being added, I decided the non-design was not working for me.

With Jack (the name of my stitch ripper) in hand, I started moving hexies around and decided to include some solid navy blue hexies.

Here are a couple of pictures of the changes I made.

 What do YOU think of the change?

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Pebbly-Pooh has graduated from basting hexies to attaching hexies!

Lets give a big shout out to my girl, Pebbly-Pooh who has just learned to attach hexies.


Look at her! She's such a natural!

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Commenting On A Blog

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Quilting Bee

The quilting bee was an important means of socializing for colonial and pioneer women (and man). Through the winter months, the women would piece their quilt tops. Since there was no central heating in these homes, there was usually only one main heated room that was too crowded during the winter months for a quilt frame to be assembled. When the weather became warmer, an invitation was sent to the surrounding neighbors for the quilting bee.

On the day of the quilting bee, the quilters would arrive early and begin marking the quilt top which had been put into the quilt frame by the hostess. Very often, plates, thimbles and were used to mark the quilting patterns. The quilters would then being to quilt the top while exchanging conversation. The quilt had to finished before the husbands and beaus showed up in the late afternoon when dinner was served to all, the hostess being given a chance to show off her cooking skills. After dinner, there was very often a square dance or country dance with fiddles accompanying the dancers. The quilting bee was an important part of the social life of these people surpassed only by religious gatherings. 

Below are a few YouTube Quilting Bee videos that I came across. I found them interesting.

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