May 2011 Blog Posts (55)


My favorite quilt that I have made so far is one that is dedicated to my Mother.  When she was in the hospital I brought the center in for her to touch and feel her stars.  After she passed I made the outside border that contained many triangles, each triangle has 3 sides = 3 months, so I put 178 triangles around the outside for every month of her life.  As I hand quilted I grieved and healed through all of the memories of her life.… Continue

Added by Mona Rae Cich on May 31, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

The wedding was great

Well my oldest daughter got married on Saturday it was a great day the weather was great. It was good to see everyone there I got to get in my sewing room to clean it. Because when someone did not know where to put some thing it went in to my sewing room I should call it the dumping room because that alway happen I need to put a stop to it.But it is easy for them to just put it in there and I have to take care for it. I even got to sew yesterday and I am going to be in there today. So my… Continue

Added by Harriet Campbell on May 31, 2011 at 7:01am — No Comments

Bathroom remodel

I am so excited! The subflooring in the bathroom was replaced and I can shower tonight!!!!

Okay, let me back up. This past winter my washing machine died. When we pulled it out to replace it we noticed the floor under it was like a sponge. NOT GOOD. The floor and wall was completely rotted. There was also a squishy spot developing on the bathroom floor which is on the other side of the wall.

This weekend was the weekend to tackle the job. Or so we thought. Friday night we…


Added by Jacqui Morris on May 30, 2011 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Totally bored!

Well, I've already spent my allotted time here earlier today, so I really shouldn't be back...but I guess I'm addicted!  After I was here I finished the top to a quilt I'm working on...need to do the inner and outer borders next (just not in the mood right now).  Then I did the dishes, the garbage, folded clothes, rode my exercise bike, took a shower, went to the store, and now I'm back.  I woke up at 4am… Continue

Added by QuilterBridget on May 30, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Dianne's Traveling Quilt Show

I don't know how legit it is for me to re-direct you to my blog site but I am going to try this and see what happens.  Hope I do not step on any toes no matter how big the shoe size...

Threads From My Head

Added by Dianne Springer on May 30, 2011 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

Postcard Photos

I have managed to get the photo of the postcards on at last.  When I tried earlier there must have been something going on as I just couldn't load it but now its all good.  Wish I hadn't read the blog about buying fabric on ebay. Might just go and have a look ....not to buy!!!

Added by Marian Brown on May 30, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments

The internet is a dangerous place....

I was not very busy at work today so I started playing around on the internet. I have my few sites that I go to all the time; facebook, my email, Missouri Star Quilt Co to check the daily deal, and Quilting Board. Someone mentioned on the quilting board about buying fabric on ebay. Fabric on ebay?? Oh dear! I have shopped on ebay for years and have collected everything from vintage costume jewelry to scrapbook supplies.… Continue

Added by Phyllis A Friloux on May 29, 2011 at 10:09pm — 5 Comments

Quilting Music

Music is another passion of mine. I love blasting it while quilting. Of course I have to blast it to hear it over the sewing machine ;) I am curious, does anyone else like to jam while quilting? I am so ecclectic when it comes to music. I love country, showtunes, jazz, r&b - just about everything except what I call Rob's Angry Music (Heavy Metal and Rap). Amy Black is my newest favorite artist. If you are looking for something new, check her out!…


Added by Jacqui Morris on May 29, 2011 at 9:16pm — 2 Comments

3 weeks without a credit card - horror of horrors


Forgot to mention the most important thing that happened to me 3 weeks ago. I returned home from shopping to find my answer machine blinking..could I ring my bank immediately (its in the UK and I am in Australia!) So I phoned them andf they asked various questions and it appears that my credit card has been cloned and someone in…


Added by Marian Brown on May 29, 2011 at 7:45pm — 1 Comment

Back and quilting

Hi Everyone


I'm back.....I went to New Zealand to see my daughter and her family for 3 weeks and then my son, who lives in the UK, came for a 3 week visit so really things have been full on.  The group that I help run is having their 2nd exhibition on 17th 18th and 19th…


Added by Marian Brown on May 29, 2011 at 7:36pm — 1 Comment

Couldn't help myself!

Well, I just couldn't help myself!  Our LQS was having their annual Memorial Day weekend sale.  25% off everything in the store!  I stocked up on batiks (which I always say I don't care for) because there isn't anything else I need right now; I already have a large stash (except for batiks).  I figured if I worked with batiks more maybe I'd start liking them.  Don't get me wrong; they're absolutely…


Added by QuilterBridget on May 29, 2011 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Half Square Triangles

I've been working the last while with half square triangles.

This is a "Mystery Quilt" so I'm just having to guess at what it'g going to look…


Added by Julia Graber on May 29, 2011 at 5:32pm — No Comments

How Did You Start Quilting??

I never quilted before 1981, that is when my Great Grandmother,who passed away when I was 8 years old, came to me in a dream and said "Mona Rae pick up a needle and thread and you will find your hidden talent".  Within a month I found a kit that drew my attention, it was a quilt.  I haven't stopped quilting since, as for the hidden talent that is what I named my business....Hidden Talents.  I would love to hear from you how you started quilting, I think there has to be some great stories out… Continue

Added by Mona Rae Cich on May 28, 2011 at 9:37am — 19 Comments

"What Mean These Stones?"

Added by Julia Graber on May 27, 2011 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Memorial Day Wishes

Wishing everyone a meaningful Memorial Day. As we remember those who gave everything for our right to live free.

Thank you.


Added by Sharon Sebrow on May 27, 2011 at 8:02am — 2 Comments

Finally felt ready

Last October, my grandfather passed away at the young age of 94. I told my grandmother that I'd love to make a quilt for her out of a few of his favorite shirts. Later that week my dad brought over a huge, black trash bag filled with what was probably his entire wardrobe. I couldn't even look in the bag. I didn't think I'd be getting his clothing so soon. My grandparents live in Massachusetts and I live…


Added by Jacqui Morris on May 26, 2011 at 11:30pm — 7 Comments

A look back...

As I make preparations for this year's show in Knoxville, TN, I'm remembering previous Knoxville Best of Show winners and wondering who will win this year. While we are hanging the quilts with the guild volunteers, we often oooh and awww over the quilts and pick a favorite of our own. It's always exciting when the winner is announced to see if we may have seen a quilt the same way the judges did. Sometimes we get it…


Added by Sylvia Thomas on May 26, 2011 at 2:21pm — 5 Comments

What about my scraps?

In the beginning I was so organized; all of my fabrics neatly stacked and arranged by color, style and theme.  Single yards are easily organized.  But soon the scraps came.  At first I kept everything, no matter how small.  I was quickly overwhelmed and realized I'd never use those tiny pieces, so I started only keeping 6" pieces or larger.  I kept them neatly arranged in a dresser, again sorted by…


Added by QuilterBridget on May 26, 2011 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

To "Stash" or Not to "Stash"

I read Elizabeth's blog about her Mother's stash.

I feel totally different.  When I go into my Studio, just seeing my fabric "Stash" inspires me.  I live in North Little Rock, Arkansas and at this moment we are without any handy Quilt Shops.  Because of my stash, I can walk in and start or finish a project at 2:30 a.m. if I want to.  I don't have to plan a 'road trip' to buy fabric.  Every fabric that I love is here.  I've made sure of that!

Our Guild just lost one of our…


Added by Carol Ann Wilbourn on May 26, 2011 at 9:08am — 2 Comments

Fabric Stashes

I have had a hard time with "stashes" of fabric.   My mother was a seamstress/tailor.  She would shop for fabric deals and buy by the bolt.  She had just started to quilt and machine embroider when she was diagnosed with cancer.  After she passed away, I was the one who had to take care of her "stash".  Much of the fabric was not what I wanted or would use so it got donated (double knit anyone??)  I kept the wool (for quilt batting) and…


Added by Linda Easterwood on May 25, 2011 at 11:57am — 3 Comments

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