Monthly Archives: June 2012

Creative Clutter in the Sewing Room…It’s a GOOD Thing!

Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to catch up (via phone) with Georgia Bonesteel, a quilting friend from North Carolina. Among many other things, Georgia is a member of the PTA (Professional Textile Artists) whose Inspired By exhibit I wrote about in a … Continue reading

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It’s All About Texture in Her Quilts: Meet Sue Rasmussen…plus a giveaway

Texture can be achieved in many forms and, in the art world, it often results from the way in which materials are used. Some quilters introduce embellishments such as beads, buttons, ribbons, or embroidery stitches to add that rich “I just … Continue reading

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A “Glass” Act–Using Transparent Fabrics in Quilts

A few posts ago, Darra gave us a rundown on texture depicted in printed fabric. (I learned a lot BTW.) In this edition of our June texture-themed features I’m going to switch things up a bit and look at the … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press – Quilters’ Travel Companion 12th Edition and a Giveaway!

I don’t know what compels most quilters to seek out every fabric shop, but we do. I used to think it was just me – but now I know better. An absolute must for road trips is the Quilters’ Travel Companion. Published … Continue reading

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Grandpa to Grandson: Linking Generations with a Very Special Quilt – Part 1 (Free Pattern)

Christy and I met in 1952, when our parents bought tiny post-war tract houses across the street from each other in a small New Jersey town. We were barely beyond the toddler stage, and the connection was instantaneous—and enduring. We … Continue reading

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Holly Hobbie: A Finished Quilt 30+ Years in the Making (and a Free Block Pattern)

Hi everyone. I’m still in Omaha spending time with family, but wanted to take a few minutes to share with you the quilt that I’m presenting to my niece while we’re here. While I was in Omaha last year, my … Continue reading

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Declare Your Independence! Host Your Own Crafty Birthday Party

I live in a male-dominated household these days so every once in a while I’ve got to break into something girly just to keep myself in balance. This year, I decided to throw my own birthday party and so I … Continue reading

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Swing into Summer with the June Block of the Month

I can’t believe it’s June already. It seems that we just started this project, but with the completion of this block, we’re two-thirds of the way through! Let’s start with my two June blocks: My friend Sally Garrison is making three quilts – … Continue reading

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Inventory Your Fabric Stash: A Visual Texture Checklist

Can you believe that today is the 1st of June? It doesn’t seem possible, does it?! Well, the good news is, it’s time to roll out our new monthly theme. This month, one post from each of us will focus … Continue reading

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