Carol Lee Hargrave Mitchell
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  • Midlothian, VA
  • United States
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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
First and foremost, I'm a Christian and a mom. Fiber arts and painting are a hobby I so enjoy and have the fortunate opportunity to work in a field that allows my hobby to be a part of my work...everyday!
How many quilts have you made?
Maybe 20?
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
Both, of course!
How long have you been a quilter?
Since my grandmother and mother taught me to sew and create.
What is your favorite quilting technique?
I haven't explored all yet, so won't name a favorite yet.
Why do you quilt?
For charity, for love of the art, to lower my blood pressure, of course!

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Charity Quilt Idea

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 12:41pm 0 Comments

Hello Ladies!  It's been weeks again since I've visited.  But...I have a new idea that maybe will appeal to some who are always trying to get those charity quilts into the schedule. 

When I take a class to learn a new block I have a tendency to become bored repeating and repeating for 12 or 15 blocks.  The end result will be beautiful I'm sure, but I simply can't do it.  So...I take the newly practiced and learned technique and make one, three, four or five.  Then I can use those…

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Heirloom Baby Quilt

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 7:18pm 5 Comments

Well I have finally gotten all the embroidery finished and now to move on to the finishing touches to make this quilt a treasure for my sweet, brand new granddaughter.  Crisp cotton and satin trim is the vision.  I'll let you all know when finished.  I'm inspired to use a bit of my grandmothers lace as well, but not sure it will hold up over time.  It is already 50 years old.  Any ideas, ladies?  I think cotton lace is something to be treasured, but not used on a project that will go many…

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Painted fabric squares

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 10:22am 2 Comments

The fabric squares are the best way to make a quilt truly unique.  There are so many fabrics to choose from, but I still can't resist painting my own.  I used to paint on everything that wasn't moving, but I've settled on fabric now since I can make a quilt truly a one of a kind in more ways than one. 

Hope you all enjoy!  I'm off to the studio.  It's a snow day and I'm revved up on java, so have a great day everyone!

Carol

Charity Quilt

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 10:13am 1 Comment

The painted fabric squares were painted by nursing home residents.  They wanted to participate in a project to help other women, so I came up with this idea.  I had plenty of fabric donated by a decorator (her discarded sample books) and we combined the painted squares with the assortment of textures and patterns to make these simple and beautiful quilts for the local battered women's shelter.  I have a long arm so after tying 2 with the yard method, I decided it was quicker and soooo much…

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At 10:22am on January 28, 2016, Vickie Smith said…

Happy Birthday, Carol Lee.  May your day be filled with things that make you smile. 

At 10:00am on January 28, 2015, Vickie Smith said…

Happy Birthday, Carol Lee.  Hope you have a wonderful day... 

At 11:03am on January 28, 2014, Vickie Smith said…

Happy Birthday, Carol Lee.  Hope your day is delightful... 

At 11:58am on October 10, 2012, Cheri Foster said…

Hi Carol, and welcome from a fellow Christian, grandma, mother, quilter, etc.  I love your painting of the pots.  Spring is my time of year new birth, promise of warm weather etc.  But I do love the fall colors and since it starts getting colder it means that I will spend more time indooors which means quilting time.

 
 
 

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