Monday, April 27, 2015

Doll Quilt Swap- Final Call and Rules

DAR Collection
If you haven't signed up yet for the doll quilt swap and have been meaning to, now would be a good time to do it. I will close signups Tuesday evening or Wednesday and send out your partner names no later than Wednesday night.
The less rules the better, but here are a few needed ones:

Fabric: 1775-1910 is a wide span of time but that is what we are looking for. Look HERE if you are unsure what reproduction fabric is.
We are not using 1920's-Current
Not primitive style, like Jan Patek, or cutesy like some of Primitive Gatherings or Joined at the Hip. (which I love, just not for this swap)
We want the quilt to look like it time traveled from days past.

  • Hand or machine quilting is fine. Quilted with a few ties is fine. Ties only is not.(please no yarn)
  • Please attach a label and add a note so the recipient knows who to thank.
  • Thank the person who sent you a quilt. 
  • If the workmanship is very poor and it looks like it was done very unthoughtfully I want to know and I'd like to see photos. 
  • We will have a linky party so we will be able to see all the little quilts!

  • Any more questions, please ask. Have a wonderful day!

    Sunday, April 26, 2015

    Forever homes

    Our little pups have found their forever homes!

    I like that our humane society posts photos with the family when they adopt them. 

    Have a fantastic Sunday! I plan on gardening and sewing after church!

    Friday, April 24, 2015

    Ohio Sampler

    Here's a few more blocks from the Ohio Sampler.

     Oak Leaf adn Reel

     Ohio Star
    Bear paw
     I'm going to add some embroidery this weekend.
     My primitive little lamb from the original quilt.
    Here they are all together. A funky mix, for sure!

    You can see more blocks at KAREN'S, LUANN'S, CATHY'S, and NANCY's.

    And this is what I'm instagramming this week!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Ten Reasons I Quilt

    I was asked to share a little something about my quilting at "Girls Night Out" which is an outreach ministry. I've never been before but thought, Yea, why not? Last night was my presentation. A few weeks ago I was thinking about what I could share in about 20 minutes. I thought 10 reasons I quilt giving me about 2 minutes per reason showing a quilt. It worked out great and I thought I'd share some of it here. (not all of these photos came from last nights talk, but these are the quilts I shared)

    I started by showing my first quilt and letting them know how I got started. (1993!)

    And in no particular order:
    For friendship: A Round Robin

    To Commemorate: My Jubilee Quilt

    To Commemorate: Our trip to Denmark

    Mental Therapy: A project to work on while at my dad's bedside in his last few months.

    Raise Awareness: Alzheimer's Art Quilt initiative. I donated and sold all of my little quilts, but brought Juliann's that I had purchased and told them about the project.

    Recreate History:

    Challenge Myself: 
    To Decorate:
    For Warmth:

    For comfort:  The woman who asked me to speak was the woman I made this quilt for with her husbands shirts.  When she was introducing me she told them what that quilt means to her. It was special.
    The Spirit Moves You:
    I ended with this quilt I put the binding on a couple weeks ago. The fabric has the words Love More and I had decided I would give her to the woman I went to Guatemala with. We shared something special and feel like I learned to "Love More" with her.

    I totally caught her off guard, but it was a perfect way to end the presentation.

    I think speaking in front of people got me ready to do that in a few weeks at the guild workshop and lecture. 
    Happy Wednesday!

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Doll Quilt Swap- Update

    I've changed the mail date to be May 30th. There are several quilters heading to Paducah or Nantes for quilt shows that I want to make sure they get a chance to sign up if they want.
    Even though you won't have your person's name for another week, it is Civil War repros, so no reason not to get started if you want. I've just drawn my quilt out on Electric Quilt and am going to go make a test block.



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