August 2011 Blog Posts (38)

Getting back in the mood

I've been in a quilting slump for quite awhile now, but I've been gradually coming out of it thanks to a friend of mine on this site.  She has encouraged me tremendously and I can't thank her enough.  I love it here!  I've met so many wonderful people.  It kind of makes up for not having a guild to belong to.…


Added by QuilterBridget on August 31, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Personal Projects and Other Stuff

My Mommy let me do this wonderful card trick quilt for her...I think it came out sooo well I am planning to put it in my local quilt guild 16th Annual Quilt show - here is the info for the show...

Stafford Piecemakers Quilt Guild presents

"All Things Quilted"



Added by Liz Bigger on August 30, 2011 at 7:14am — No Comments

Judy Niemeyer patterns

New at this but I really enjoy everyone's comments and suggestions. I am looking for anyone who may have pieced and quilted the pattern, "Raindrops" by Judy Neimeyer . Also there might be a different arrangement of colors for "Raindrops" for 2011. Saw it somewhere on a quilt site but forgot where. Does anyone have pictures of this quilt. Would really like to see what you have and your comments on it before I buy it. Anyone?

Added by Linda Cordonnier on August 26, 2011 at 8:16pm — 1 Comment


Just wanted to wish everyone luck, will be praying that everyone stays safe during the storms this weekend.

Added by Marsha Myers on August 26, 2011 at 2:23pm — No Comments


Soooooooooooo very glad that Friday finally arrived. This week felt sooooooooooooo long! The weather has been really hot here... we broke a record yesterday!  It was 94 in Colorado Springs and 99 in Denver!!! I'm really looking forward to cooler weather.  Maybe I'll just hide out in the A/C all weekend and piece in peace.  LOL.

Added by Kathryn Suzanne on August 26, 2011 at 5:12am — No Comments

New Member

just joined MQP a few moments ago (yesterday at this time) & then went to Favorite Tools & was captivated by the previous discussions re: wall color, lighting etc. for a new sewing/quilting space. I live 30 + miles off the grid & my husband built me a 'shed' 10 x 18' for

laundry, office, ironing, sewing/quilting, cutting table etc. I have sketched & re-sketched my layout numerous times so I can be very organized & get everything in

that I need. Tom also added a 10'… Continue

Added by BA Wayrick-Walker on August 24, 2011 at 3:28pm — No Comments


I design all of my quilts for sale, I sell them at Craft/Art shows, on Etsy and the Web.  I also made doll patterns for years that were copyrighted, which meant for personal use only.  I quit selling the patterns because I had to keep fighting the crafters at the shows who felt if they bought the pattern they had the right to sell the finished items.  Pretty hard when a customer comes into your booth and complains about a doll they purchased that looked like mine and it…


Added by Mona Rae Cich on August 22, 2011 at 3:07pm — 18 Comments

Wool batting

I noticed a discussion on wool batting in some of the groups here. I use Legacy 100% thermal bonded wool batting in all hand quilted projects and most of my machine quilted projects for its breathability and ease of use. There is nothing better to work with or to sleep under.


Super washed wool does not shrink. Fabrics will shrink 3% if not washed prior to use. 


Darlene C

Added by Darlene C Christopherson on August 22, 2011 at 12:53pm — 2 Comments

Monday Monday.....

It's back to work for me... wish I could stay and "PLAY" a bit longer..... but I must get a move on!! Looking forward to seeing all of the new posts after I get home from work!  Have a great day, friendly quilters!!!

Added by Kathryn Suzanne on August 22, 2011 at 8:43am — No Comments

Newbie here

This is an awesome site and I love looking at everyone's projects and home pages!! If I don't respond quickly, please know that I'm just learning this site and will get the hang of it soon!

Added by Kathryn Suzanne on August 21, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

strange quilting day

I finally had time today to get downstairs to my quilting.  The first couple hours went beautifully.  Then my tension got all screwed up and Mr. QBOT isn't tracking well.  I have no ideas why either started.  I've checked the QBOT wires and fiddled with the tension... still not quite right so I decided I'm done for the day.  I'll deal with it tomorrow. 

Added by Sue Clark Koenig on August 20, 2011 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Avairy by Three Sisters

I finished the quilting today.  :)  I will get the binding on this afternoon my goal was to get it ready for daughter #2 who would like the quilt for her new appartment. 

Added by Penny Streeter on August 20, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Kansas Quilter died 40 Years ago

I thought of my great grandmother Kizzie Pieratt several times yesterday. It had been 40 years since she died. Besides my having a good memory for event dates, I’ve been working on the Kansas Quilterbook series about her life and the …


Added by Linda Hubalek on August 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Quilt or Visit Quilt Sites - That is the Question

So, like my Quilt Place friend Briget, I start looking at quilt sites and can't stop. i stayed up late on night this week perusing Fons and Porter, All People Quilt, and about 4 others. I hadn't been on for awhile. I have decided to visit once a month (not on the same night) to keep updated so i won't have to read and read and read. Plus it will give my printer a rest since I still like hard copies of most things. That is because I use my desktop and my laptop so I would have items saved on…


Added by Sheila Kuhn on August 19, 2011 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment

More on Reading

I have read Lover's Knot. All of Fowler's are great!  There is a book out with quilt blocks to sew from the Benni Harper books. I think it is published by C&T Publishing. Will be perfect for that novel quilt.

Added by Sheila Kuhn on August 19, 2011 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment


Is anyone else having trouble logging into the QNN.Tv site? I am a new member and I put my member number in as a coupon as promted but it says it is not a valid number


Thanks for any help

Added by Marsha Myers on August 19, 2011 at 11:26am — 3 Comments

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

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…


Added by Marlene Baerg Oddie on August 19, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

New member

I must say that everyone on this blog seems so kind and caring what a pleasure to have been able to join you.  Will start quilting for the first time in October Have chosen to make table runner for Xmas.

My eyes are out on stalks looking at all the beautiful quilts you ladies produce.  Amazing, awesome - what can I say.

Added by Jenni Bell on August 18, 2011 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Wednesday is MY DAY TO QUILT

Woohoo! I'm working on machine quilting today! The Dresden top that I finished a few weeks ago is now under my machine needle!!! I very excited! Its working out fine! Looking good! Using silky brand invisible thread! So far all I've had to do is tighten my tension! The first few rows that I have sewn I rassled the quilt and the quilt won! I hurt in my shoulders and upper back so badly! Lol! Before I left my sewing room the other day, I made sure to roll my quilt properly and lay it put in a… Continue

Added by Rhonda Cormier on August 17, 2011 at 6:07pm — No Comments

I need assistance

Hello, My name is Miles and have a quilt that I need reparing. This is the only place I have found where I might find some help. A little about the quilt...

I got this quilt from my grandmother when she passed away. It belonged to my biological father whom I never met. It is about a queen size I think made of misc jean types of squares. It has or should I say had a felt like material for the backing. All of the backing has melted away. There is some stitchings that have come undone…


Added by Miles Jascha on August 17, 2011 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

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