The Three Bears!

The last month or so I have been working on "The Three Bears!"  This three-some is finally finished.  A customer of mine asked me to create the three Memory Bears from her father's ties which she had saved after her father passed away. To create each bear I first had...

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UFO’s Require Perseverance!

UFO's...Un-Finished Objects Do you have UFO's laying around your sewing room? Are they cluttering up your working surfaces in your sewing room? Or, are they hidden in closets and drawers, or under the bed, or in any other space where you could possibly hide sewing...

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Patterns of Life;

Patterns of Life Mystery Block of the Month Block 1:  "Garden of Eden" Patterns are important tools in the Quilter's life. A quilter is either using patterns, creating patterns, or copying patterns. Quilters also see patterns in everything around us...in nature, tile...

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A Visit to Missouri Star Quilt Co. in Hamilton, MO!

I was able to enjoy a day at Hamilton, Missouri and visited all 12, yes, I said TWELVE Quilt Shops that Missouri Star Quilt Company has to offer! What a fun day. I did not get an opportunity to see Jenny Doan (founder), personally, but I certainly enjoyed my day as I...

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DCQG Quilt & Fiber Arts Show 2016

     The DeKalb County Quilter's Guild 2016 "Quilt & Fiber Arts Show" was a great success on October 1 & 2, 2016...with 200 entries in the Quilts & Fiber art exhibits, along with 22 vendors, a Boutique, workshops, lectures and demos. Lorriaine Torrence,...

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Barn Quilts – Workshop and Tour in McHenry County

            The picture on the left is the Barn Quilt I painted during our DeKalb County Quilter's Guild (www.dcqg.org) Workshop on Saturday, June 24, 2016.  There were 23 gals at the workshop having a wonderful time. The picture on the...

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Upcycled Jean Jacket!

Had a bit of fun up-cycling a jean jacket for my granddaughter this evening. I used spools of cream lace and a light blue eyelash yarn to accent the collar, cuffs and hem of the jacket. I also created a little button pin using the lace and blue eyelash yarn. Hope Dani...

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Upcyle – Recycle!

Over the last 4 weeks or so, I have been busy "recycling" items that I found at a Thrift Shop to use in my granddaughter's (Dani's) bedroom. I am anxious to see how she likes them!  She is 7 years old. In my 'May 2013 blog,' entitled, "Dani's Quilt" I posted a picture...

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I Dream of Florida!

Old Man Winter doesn't seem to want to let up anytime soon!  I am disgusted with the snow and the bitter cold...however, there are a couple things that help me forget about the Illinois cold... One is to remember our wonderful trip to Florida back in November. Scott...

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