Viewing entries posted in February 2014

Challenge rules for March week 1

Posted by Ruth on 28 February 2014 | 1 Comments

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March is just around the corner and we have another challenge about to start, but before we get underway, perhaps you want to check February's gallery. I added more pieces sent in this last week.

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Screen Printing for Quilters

Posted by Ruth on 24 February 2014 | 1 Comments

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Screen Printing is something I have never tried because I always thought it would be expensive and I'd need a lot of equipment, but after reading Shirley Goodwin's class, I realize that I've been missing out on what looks like, a whole bunch of fun. Shirley may not be well known around the world, but she certainly is in New Zealand. She is list mum for our Kiwi Quilter's group and owner of Tillia Dyes.

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My February Challenge week 4

Posted by Ruth on 23 February 2014 | 0 Comments

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This is the last week for February stitch along challenge. Next week we start a brand new challenge - be sure to join me as it will be a lot of fun with scraps. Also remember to check the gallery, it has been updated a couple of times this week: Gallery

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Challenge rules February week 4

Posted by Ruth on 21 February 2014 | 0 Comments

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Did you add your applique last weekend to your challenge piece? It would be great to see them in the gallery. This is the last week of February's challenge and next week we will be posting a whole new challenge for March. It's a fun one so I hope you'll join in.

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Text Messages with beads

Posted by Ruth on 18 February 2014 | 0 Comments

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Nancy Eha has been busy making some new classes to present at the Academy of Quilting. Earlier this year she introduced everyone to her Japanese Scroll with beaded Dragon Fly and Sashiko. Her next new class is beading text messages. What a great idea!

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My February Challenge week 3

Posted by Ruth on 16 February 2014 | 0 Comments

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Inspiration comes from a lot of different places. This week I was watching my daughter show her 2 year old daughter how to draw spirals. It gave me an idea on the applique shape I should add to my challenge piece. Not exactly a spiral, but in a sense it is, just with straight edges because that's what I felt would work well with my background. (If you missed this week's rules, you'd find them here: February week 3 rules)

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News: $2.49 and up

Posted by Ruth on 16 February 2014 | 0 Comments

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Only One Week to Go

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Challenge rules February week 3

Posted by Ruth on 14 February 2014 | 0 Comments

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I'm a little late at getting our stitch along rules out for this weekend, but they are quick and easy so it won't take long to put together I'm sure.

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Embroidery on Applique

Posted by Ruth on 12 February 2014 | 0 Comments

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You either love applique or you don't care for it at all. Any one of my readers knows, that I'm certainly a lover of applique through all the designs and patterns I've made over the years. Like Joanne Winn, I first began with needle turn applique, then moved onto machine applique and developed my own techniques as I progressed. Joanne took a slightly different path than mine with a whole different 'slant' on applique.

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