Marlene Baerg Oddie
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  • College Place, WA
  • United States

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Lisa Boyd commented on Marlene Baerg Oddie's photo

Bordered Beyond the Block

"Does anyone have the directions to this border to share with me? I know I'm late making this one. Marlene may no longer be following this board as I've not heard back yet. Thank you! If not, I'll work on figuring something similar…"
Oct 25, 2019
Lisa Boyd commented on Marlene Baerg Oddie's photo

Bordered Beyond the Block

"Hi Marlene, would you please share the border specifications for this with me. Thank you."
Oct 10, 2019
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Royal Peacock Jewels

Oct 9, 2019

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
an engineer by education, project manager by experience and now a quilter by passion

lots of photos at
also a blog at
How many quilts have you made?
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I make them.
How long have you been a quilter?
As an adult about 15 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
strip piecing by machine
Why do you quilt?
great therapy --my creative passion
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Finale of the You Can Quilt! Book Blog hop w/Island Batik Ambassadors

Posted on November 6, 2015 at 10:13am 0 Comments

Blog Hop Finale

Hope you will take a moment and click through to the finale post for our Blog Hop provided by Island Batik (yummy fabric!!) Ambassadors and the co-authors of the new AQS Published book - You Can Quilt! Building Skills for Beginners.…


In round 2 of McCall's Quilt Design Star -- please vote!!

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 11:00am 1 Comment

Vote here! Daily voting through Sept. 8! Thanks for your support!!

Pulsed Illumination --imagine trying to take a photograph of a moving fan with a strobe light flashing --this just might be what you get! The…


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At 9:36am on August 30, 2016, Linda Anthony said…

Hi Marlene, 

I just love your quilt "Bordered Beyond the Block."  the AQS Mystery 2010 pattern.  Can you guide me in where I can get the pattern and also would you share your instructions for the customized border.  It's so amazing and I want to start one immediately :)  I'm new to quilting (just started 10 months ago).  When I see work like yours, it just motivates me to keep on learning new and different techniques and compositions.  If you want to respond to me at my personal email it is: 

Thank you again.


Linda Anthony

At 9:56am on June 24, 2011, QuilterBridget said…
Happy birthday, Marlene!  I hope you have a wonderful day!!!
At 1:04pm on June 5, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

Well, I just bought both books used on Amazon...Quick Little Landscapes was only $9.99 and Follow the dots was only $4.50!  Thanks so much for the suggestions!  I now buy all of my quiltbooks used on Amazon because I LOVE quilt books.  I've never been disappointed with a used Amazon book.  That way I can always get the book I want when I want without killing my quilt budget (I like GOOD fabric, so much of my budget goes there).

Anyway, I really appreciate your suggestions!

At 11:20am on June 4, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

I like your idea of a landscape quilt, but I think I need a book about learning to applique.  The few projects where I did applique' I just flew by the seat of my pants not really knowing what I was doing.

I have a photo of a bunch of raspberries that I grew and I printed it on fabric, but I'm just not sure where to go from there.  At first printing on fabric was a novelty, but now quilters are doing amazing things with their photo quilts.  Can you recommend a book using your idea on re-creating in fabric?  I just wouldn't know how to begin!

At 11:06am on June 3, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

Actually, I ordered the book from an Amazon seller for $13.69...I always check there first when I'm book shopping.  I'll probably get in next week some time.  Is your block the one in the center?  I have always avoided anything applique, but the directions in the book make them seem doable.

I know what you mean about having fun learning something new when you have a purpose for learning it.  I make quilts for the annual contest/fundraiser for the Alliance for American Quilts and I always have fun with those because I try learning something new with each one.  I've done it for two years and made two quilts for each contest.  One year I needlefelted the quilts; that was a lot of fun!  Out of the blue I wanted to try needlefelting, but I'm a quilter so I wanted to incorporate it into a quilt.  I've made a few needle felted quilts for the AAQI as well.  I want to learn how to make more artsy types of quilts, but I think I'm more proficient with patchwork.  I find it hard to think up something from scratch, whereas with patchwork all you have to do is choose blocks and go from there.

How many blocks did you enter in the contest?

At 3:28pm on June 2, 2011, QuilterBridget said…
Wow!  The Rose of Sharon Block challenge was such a wonderful idea!  I was going to participate, but I didn't feel experienced enough with my EQ program to do so. When they came out with the book I thought that was fantastic!  Such a great idea!  I haven't had a chance to see it yet.  That must be neat to be published!
At 9:50am on June 2, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

I've never been to a quilt show, but I've had a few on display for different exhibits.  I make quilts for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative and every year in Houston a bunch of quilts are taken there to be sold to raise money for Alzheimer's research.  I'd love to see something of mine hanging up in Houston!  The Alliance For American Quilts had their exhibit at the AQS show in Paducah, and I think they're taking them to other venues as well.  I always enter their annual contest.  But I've never had a quilt in a show!  Just on display or for sale.  That must be so exciting!

At 10:53am on June 1, 2011, QuilterBridget said…
Wow!  Your quilts are so detailed!  I can't believe you haven't been quilting for 30+ years and only 10!  Must be in your blood!  I've been keeping up on the McCall's Design Star Contest since they first started it.  I must say I was rather surprised at the first winner (one I didn't vote for...I always want the one I vote for to win!).  Anyway, your quilts are absolutely amazing!
At 12:17pm on May 31, 2011, QuilterBridget said…

Hi Marlene!  I'm Bridget and I live in Seaside, OR.  I've been quilting for almost 6 years and, like most quilters, I'm totally addicted!  Since I'm in a small town there are no quilting groups or guilds, so I came here in hopes of meeting other quilters.  I've been here a month now and can't believe how many I've met!  I love this site!  It did take me awhile to find my way around's my first social networking site.

I hope you'll post some of your quilt photos...looking at quilts others have made is very inspirational!

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and welcome!


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