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The Latest from that Amazing Quilter, Gwen Marston (+ a Giveaway!)

At one time or another, I suspect we’ve all had the experience of meeting someone new and feeling that immediate “click” of connection–the perfect description of my first encounter (in 1989!) with legendary and beloved Michigan quilter, Gwen Marston. I wrote about … Continue reading

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Hari-Kuyo – The Ceremony of Broken Needles

In Japan, the Hari-Kuyo ceremony is held throughout Japan annually on the 8th of February. This 400-year-old tradition is held at Shinto Shrines and Buddhist temples as a celebration of the small tools used by seamstresses, embroiderers, and housewives over … Continue reading

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“Animal” Attraction: Cats and the Quilting Life

As anyone with a feline in the family can tell you, there is a magical connection between cats, quilts, and quilters. You may remember my buddy, Scooter, who made the scene in an earlier (group) post, keeping a careful watch … Continue reading

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Top Ten Posts for 2013 at See How We Sew

As bloggers, my SHWS sisters and I review our readership numbers regularly to see what posts have been popular with viewers. That certainly helps us figure out if we’re writing about topics that are appealing, informational, and–we hope–fun. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Holiday on the Central Coast, Part 2 and Building Community in Our Quilting World

And now, as I promised, the second half of my holiday trip to the Central Coast of California. We spent an entire day in Solvang, the Danish Village and had so much to do and see! Everywhere you turned was … Continue reading

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Holiday on the Central Coast and The Winner of Laura’s Tea Towel Giveaway!

Holiday on the Central Coast of California When my husband and I got married, we made the mistake of having our wedding during the week of Thanksgiving. Through the years, most anniversaries have been spent traveling to or from relatives … Continue reading

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Diana McClun: Her First Quilts and Her Latest Quilts

Diana McClun’s quilting story starts in her childhood with doll quilts made from fabric scraps. She attributes some of the visible wear to her precocious love of laundering her doll clothes–you’ve got to love a child who enjoys cleaning! Here’s … Continue reading

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Featherweight Fan Club

I recently bought a Singer Featherweight sewing machine. I am amazed at the amount of information, websites, and even a fan page, based on this little 11 pound precision machine! I thought it might be fun to share a bit … Continue reading

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The (Not So) Humble 9-Patch

I have been clearing out a few projects in my sewing room the past few months. A lot of them have to do with leftover blocks from block exchanges I’d participated in with my group of quilting friends.  To be … Continue reading

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Meet Fabric Designer Jennifer Sampou . . . and a Giveaway!

I have had the pleasure of knowing and enjoying the beautiful work of talented fabric designer Jennifer Sampou since she first wowed the quilt world back in 1989. Since the debut of her initial fabric line, Jennifer has designed over 3000 prints and sold millions of yards … Continue reading

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