Barbara Hughes
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  • Oshkosh, WI
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Barbara Hughes's Discussions

Competition

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vickie Smith Dec 27, 2013. 1 Reply

Thank you to every one who voted at the "Iron Quilter Competition" You can see the results at the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  Out of the 28 finalists, I came out at number 17 and had 767 votes.…Continue

Missouri Star Quilt Competition Finalist

Started Dec 13, 2013 0 Replies

Voting address for finialists in the MSTQ competition…Continue

Directions to the Iron quilter finalists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Hughes Dec 13, 2013. 2 Replies

Directions to (Iron Quilter II. Let the voting begin Granny Gab) She has the address on her site. Click of it. That takes you to the 458 quilts you already saw put your mouse over any quilt to make…Continue

 

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Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2020 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
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"Thank you all for your kind words about my runner and mask. I have more to do and all your masks give me better ideas then I did. Thanks again."
12 hours ago
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Mary, somehow I must have missed it??  I think these masks are so creative. They are friendly looking. Liz,you are so blessed to have a beautiful  son and grands. Well, as much as I can see of them!! ha! ha!"
12 hours ago
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Liz, I  thought the same thing about you guys!! Some times I drag through the day exhausted. Sometimes I sew when I can't sleep and when I have a good sleep I do some sewing in the morning before I get tired. I am always amazed at how much…"
12 hours ago
Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2020 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
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"stylish mask, Liz. I think it is pretty much the same as I did. I think yours is kind of cute."
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Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
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Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2020 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
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"Here is my second table runner still needs binding sewed on. It is folded in half because it is so long."
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Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2020 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
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"Who is that masked man???? : ) Here is my mask"
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Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Just a note to say "Hello". If this was the"olden days" (a mere 3-5 weeks ago) I would go to the grocery store a place where they sell single donuts and pick out a dozen just for you. But because times have changed for a while, I…"
yesterday
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"UFO group is just as busy as the PhD group. Willy, love the quilt. Nice mask Riana I'll post mine tomorrow. Have to recharge the battery."
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Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2020 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
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"Riana, I call that the "black hole" !. I finished my second table runner. Except for the hand sewing on the binding. I'll work on that tomorrow. Also made a mask. I've had a few requests. I put other tutorials together and…"
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Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2020 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
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"super socks, Mary!!"
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Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"Sorry Kris, you were the one who metioned the fiber glass."
Saturday
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"I watched the tutorial on Shabby Chic. They put a piece of none woven interfacing inside 2 pieces of cotton. I was wondering can a person breath?  Also wondered about the hepa. Can a person breath? Protected from the virus but die of…"
Saturday
Barbara Hughes commented on Christine Brown's group UFOs
"That is hilarious, Ginny!!! ROFL !!"
Friday
Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2020 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
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"Gail, White on white!!! After I looked through every book I had been using and every tub and the trash and every nook and cranny. There it was, glory be!!"
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Barbara Hughes commented on Riana Noyes's page 2020 PHD Challenge in the group UFOs
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"Hurray!! Found my flower motif sitting right on my white table in plain sight. Just couldn't see it."
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Profile Information

Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
Some years ago I started a girls club at our church. I've had girls ages 5 - 16. Part of our work was teaching the girls to sew. I enjoyed it. We made pumpkins, scarecrows, dolls, stuffed kittys, aprons, PJs etc... I learned as I went. Taught the girls the parts of the sewing machine and it was so exciting to hear those machines humming. After 9 years of teaching,now I enjoy the creative process of quilting.
How many quilts have you made?
lost count
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
make and enjoy them
How long have you been a quilter?
about 7 years or more
What is your favorite quilting technique?
I like the whole process
Why do you quilt?
to keep my hands and mind busy, to enjoy creating something.
Do you have a website?
http://no

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At 8:03am on May 12, 2019, Riana Noyes said…

Ha ha, Barbara...just realized we weren't " friends" on here...how can that be? Anyways, hope to rectify that. Have you looked at your own page lately? ( l think your profile bio needs updating, lol)...you've come a LONG way since you joined :-))

At 11:40am on July 2, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

And no, Barbara, l left those seams alone...otherwise they won't look like one unit ( they are actually hst's as you thought.) Good luck with your quilt...looking forward to seeing a post of it finished.

At 11:34am on July 2, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

The finer the thread the better for sid, Barbara.It just dissappears. If not doing a lot of quilting ( generally), switch to regular thread for the rest. Since l do a fair amount of quilting, l use a good serger thread, like Maxilock,.. my machine loves polyester thread & #14 needle.Backtracking shows less with finer thread.

At 8:38am on June 28, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

Here's one of he carpenters' stars l uilted this winter, l chose a simple " bracket/ loop" for star center, and open meander in light bg, since it was so patterned nothing fancier would show.

At 8:34am on June 26, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

Barbara, here's a straight line suggestion( in other comment ), l figured on following the star inside the outline, then a small echo near middle ( that should not be diamond/square, it's  just too small to draw on). I see no reason why not to sid star, unless the seams are too thick at points( you'd likely be on light background). But you could forego that,( as in photo),and decide if quilt needs it after all else is done.The blue band may ontly need sid on outer edge.

At 8:20am on June 26, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

At 9:51pm on June 24, 2018, Riana Noyes said…

Barbara, if fmq isn't your thing, there's no reason why you can't use your walking foot. Do you visit pinterest? If so, search my name ( Riana Noyes) as member, then go to my walkingfoot quilting board. Lots of ideas for something more interesting than sid, but still simple enough not to cause headaches. I'll see if l can get a link on here for you.

BTW, about house sale in your dream...you likely remembered me mentioning that my youngest daughter has given up teaching after 15 yr., and is taking her final real estate exam in a few weeks,lol.

At 6:03pm on May 6, 2018, Chris Michelle said…

Thank you Barbara for your compliments on my quilts!

At 8:01pm on November 1, 2017, Sue Platz said…
Hi Barbara,,,how have you been? I am sure busy as ever,,, I may take a ride to Nancy’s Notions one of these days,,,wondering if you need to take a trip there anytime soon???? Maybe we can meet up and catch up at the same time!!! Hope you are good,,,
At 7:42am on September 19, 2017, Riana Noyes said…

Barbara, if you'd like a LOT of good info & advice on using the embroidery machine, there is a wonderful group on FB called " embroidery machine help". It covers all brands of machines, and even help with dowloading, digitizing, etc., but mainly, experienced users share their knowledge about stabilizers, products, and methods.

 
 
 

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