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Friday, August 01, 2014

Galaxy-Gram! And we are off!

Time for boarding!  We are all so excited!

We will be in London by breakfast time!

Here are a few shots of friends traveling together and hubbies brave enough to not only to travel with wives but also with a tour of quilters.

Quiltmaker’s Parade of Quilted Homes!

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A couple weeks ago I gave you a sneak preview of a house block I made for Quiltmaker Magazine’s Parade of Quilted Homes!

This me, at #4!

But do you know who the other houses belong to?  You are about to find out!

But first…I want to show you a bit about “The House That Bonnie Built!”

It all started with a night home, right after returning from the Needlework Seminar at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island….a free evening to sew? You bet!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ready to Fly! England, are you READY!?

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The LAST thing on my to-do list for the trip to England has been handled.

I needed more brown hexies.

I’m nearly sick of brown hexies.

Who’s big idea was it to make a quilt with all these brown hexies anyway??!?

Oh yeah, ME.

I’m loving the quilt, but my variety was low, which meant I was getting tired of seeing the same thing after the same thing after the same thing all over again.  I don’t want the quilt to be so boring, so I dug into my 2.5” strips and cut some more.

More Quilt Show & Share from Champaign!

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Show & share at guild meeting with the Illini County Stitchers, show & share during the classes, oodles and gobs of gorgeous quilts everywhere we turn!

The turn out for my lecture was awesome….and the quilts came and kept coming.  What a wonderful experience!

I started to consider the number of scraps that found homes, of the number of pieces, and number of yards of fabric given purpose –of miles of binding sewn!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Quilt-Cam 7/30/2014

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Welcome to Quilt-Cam night!  I’m really excited to sew..I’ve been cutting all day after waking up and feeling kind of punky.

It was a good day to stay in and just pet the fabric, press the fabric, cut the fabric, nothing with too much concentration.

I love hearing your real life stories, and this one is no different.  It come from Sharyn in Kalama.

She writes:

Argh Computer Issues!

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I’ve spent more time on the website than I wanted to this morning.

Last week while I was in Illinois I had a thing with my paypal account that required me changing some info ---

And while I got that all to work right, I forgot that the info that I was updating also played a role in making my shopping cart on my website work.

OH NO!!

FIVE Winners for The Sewing Party!


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It’s drawing time!

FIVE lucky winners are being pulled via random number generator and each will receive a ticket to attend the first ever online all-day DIY event in history!

On November 8, 2014, thousands of DIY’ers will gather for a fun-filled day of sewing and crafting classes taught online by leading bloggers and educational experts.
Connecting. Crafting. And Creating.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Some Outdoors, some Indoors…

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First off..for those looking for Quilt-Cam...I said WEDNESDAY, it's only Tuesday!  Yesterday and Today are officially my "Weekend".  SO come back tomorrow at 9pm EST and we'll sew together!

This morning was amazingly cool and crisp for North Carolina at the end of July.

Usually at this time of year – if you were to go out in the morning you would SEE the humidity hovering over the ground like mist.

When it rains in the summer here, we do actually see steam rising from the pavement….wisps rising to meet the low hanging clouds, meeting somewhere in the middle.

Urgent!! Nancy Rink’s Stolen Quilts!!

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As someone who travels with quilts for a living, this just makes me sick and livid.

I received word yesterday that Nancy Rink’s studio was broken into for the second time in approximately 10 days ---and this time the perpetrators made off with 16 or more quilts.

WHAT is with this?

Are they selling them for drug money? Are they giving them to others as Christmas gifts?