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Every quilt has a story

Posted by Ruth on 5 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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yellow rose of hope made by Ruth BlanchetEvery quilt has a story attached to it, whether it be short or long, it is always personal to the maker and the receiver which makes every quilt special. Today I want to share my story of a quilt I made this week.

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Meet Hamish

Posted by Ruth on 27 April 2016 | 3 Comments

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April is Autism Awareness Month

photo of HamishHamish is a young man who is autistic, but he is wonderful to know and as you may know, autistic children have amazing talents. One of Hamish's talents is the ability to draw and he does a pretty good job of it too. My company Arbee Designs, decided to display this talent by developing his drawings into quilt blocks and we are giving back to him $2.00 for every block purchased.

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April Stitch Along week 4

Posted by Ruth on 25 April 2016 | 0 Comments

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This is our fourth block for April, designed by my autistic son for Autism Awareness month. If you have been following along, you know that I've turned his drawings into quilt blocks and he is collecting money from each block sold. I'd like him to save up for a class to further his drawing skills, but he insists he wants to save up for a new computer game. Well, it is his to do as he wishes and the main thing is, he is earning it for himself, which is a wonderful accomplishment on its own.

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April Stitch Along week 3

Posted by Ruth on 18 April 2016 | 0 Comments

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If you read my earlier post about this month's challenge, you will know that I am making quilt blocks that my son designed for Autism Awareness month - April. To date, I have made two; the Crab and the Walrus blocks. This week I made a parrot. I used bright colorful fabrics!

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The Walrus quilt block

Posted by Ruth on 11 April 2016 | 1 Comments

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If you read my last week's post, you will know that April is Autism Awareness month so I am turning my son's drawings into quilt blocks. I have to say, they make really cute blocks and fun to make too. I'm making one each week for this month of April, but I may go on to make more as I am thinking these blocks will turn into a great baby quilt and four just won't be enough.

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April Stitch Along week 1

Posted by Ruth on 3 April 2016 | 2 Comments

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Did you miss my stitch along challenge rules this week? This month we are going to be doing something very different. You see, it is Autism Awareness month and I thought of a wonderful way to spread the word by showing just how creative autistic people can be. My son is autistic and he has been doing some drawings so I thought I would turn those drawings into quilt blocks and present one each week for the month of April.

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What are you doing for Worldwide Quilting Day?

Posted by Ruth on 19 March 2016 | 0 Comments

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Today is Worldwide Quilting Day and I just shared my latest quilt on Hoffman Fabrics FB page. Check it out!

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Wild Flowers

Posted by Ruth on 6 March 2016 | 0 Comments

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Wild Flowers quilt made by Ruth BlanchetHave you ever laid in a grass field and looked through the weeds and wild flowers? This was what I was doing when I created my quilt "Wild Flowers". Well not technically, but I was reminiscing about doing just that as I created this quilt.

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Coloring Pages and Quilt Patterns

Posted by on 2 March 2016 | 0 Comments

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Over the last few months, I've been creating coloring pages. It seems like adult coloring is the rage lately and I hear it is great therapy. As we all know, quilting is great therapy too so I wondered what would happen if I combined both - a super charge? Yes, I have to believe so! Thus, I began creating coloring pages that can be used for quilting as well as coloring.

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Learning Bargello

Posted by Ruth on 5 December 2015 | 0 Comments

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Patterns for Learning Bargello Techniques

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