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Stealing isn't Cool!

Posted by Ruth on 9 March 2017 | 34 Comments

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It's taken me a little time to write this blog post because I am still in shock-horror of what has happened to me. The purpose of this post is to make my fellow quilters, teachers, and colleagues aware of what is going on. When nothing is said, nothing changes so my hope is that you will spread the word so this sort of behavior doesn't continue. 

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New to quilting or a long time quilter?

Posted by on 21 February 2017 | 0 Comments

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Jennifer Houlden - right angles squareAre you new to quilting or a long time quilter? Are you looking for a first-time quilt or a quick quilt? Want to throw in a few twists and turns? Whatever your choice is Jennifer's pattern "Right Angles" is a great quilt to make and if you need options for a different look or learn some great beginner piecing tips, then Jennifer's workshop "Beginner's Patchwork" which is based on the same pattern is ideal.

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Personal Unique Gifts You Can Make Easily

Posted by Ruth on 23 November 2016 | 0 Comments

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Isn't if funny how when you are out shopping you find something you never went out to intentionally buy, but the thought of it just sparks a brilliant idea? In fact, the thought gave me a great idea to create some very personal unique gifts to give away. I was actually in the art section of a store looking for sticker albums for the kids (gosh I didn't know these were so hard to find!) when I spotted some inexpensive ready framed canvases. Okay, so I'm not a painter, but I thought why not use them to mount some of my flower blocks!

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Memorabilia quilt

Posted by Anita on 17 October 2016 | 0 Comments

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Memorabilia quilt by Anita EatonThis small wall hanging is my current work in progress. It is a small memory quilt, a collection of items that I have gathered over a number of years.

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How to change the color scheme of a quilt

Posted by Ruth on 29 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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Are there times you'd like to create a quilt in a different color scheme? I often wonder how one of my quilts would look using orange instead of yellow for example or see a pattern I like but want to create it in a completely different color scheme. I have an easy way to decide which colors I want so I thought I'd show you this simple trick on how you can get an idea for different colors in your quilt. I'm going to use my Color Connections pattern as an example.

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Workshop in a Book

Posted by Ruth on 19 August 2016 | 2 Comments

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Over the last 6 months or so I've been working on a new concept which helps quilters take the leap from traditional quilting into quilt art. One of my teacher friends described them as a "workshop in a book" which is a good way to think of it. Basically, it is a challenge project where you do your own thing following certain guidelines and using whatever you have on hand. It's a great way to use up those scraps and odd buttons, beads and charms, as well as get you started in quilt art. I call these e-books, Creative Journals.

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Mixing things Up - I tried something new!

Posted by Ruth on 3 July 2016 | 2 Comments

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Until Lee Vause introduced herself to the Academy of Quilting I had not heard of Zentangle so this was a whole new area of quilting for me. Of course, making tangle designs using free-motion stitching really grabbed my interest. As I worked with Lee to get her classes installed (she has two now, A Zentangle Journey Part 1 and Part 2) I knew this was something I would want to try at some point. The thought was put on hold for a while.

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More Grab-a-bags

Posted by Ruth on 9 June 2016 | 0 Comments

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These grab-a-bags are a little different to what you normally see as usually you don't know what's inside - mostly mystery items. There are four patterns inside and the bag is only $8.00 so that's $2.00 per pattern, but for our grab-a-bags you get at least one pattern you want. There are several to choose from. Select your favorite pattern and receive 3 more!

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Two More Animal Blocks

Posted by Ruth on 9 June 2016 | 0 Comments

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In between other things, I've been working on the next two animal blocks designed by Hamish. If you missed the previous story, be sure to check it out on my post: Meet Hamish.

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