Colleen Froats
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  • Alanson, MI
  • United States
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A big thank you

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wilma Schirra-Kays Feb 3. 1 Reply

I want to thank all of you who have been sending me cards. They have been so timely. Seems like when I’ve been having a particularly blue day another one shows up. Linda, the one from you has a front…Continue

just joined- happy to be here

Started this discussion. Last reply by Evelyn Boundy May 13, 2012. 1 Reply

i don't know what took me so long to find & join My Quilt Place---but i am so glad i did! i've posted a couple pictures - i tend to do alot of applique, paper piecing and love working with…Continue

 

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Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2020
"I was finding it difficult to work on my large UFOs so spent my first few days of isolating making gift items, pillowcases, placemats, kitchen towels, fun, ( instant gratification) projects that took my mind off ( outside happenings) for an hour…"
Mar 22
Kathy Gurgone commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"What a beautiful quilt, he is lucky to have such a talented mom."
Mar 16
Riana Noyes commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"Colleen that is so appropriate! What a great gift.l'm sure he'll always treasure it. And l'm glad to hear you're on the mend."
Mar 13
Ginny Andersen commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"What a gorgeous quilt,Colleen! The patterns you achieved with the color placement is stunning! He is going to treasure it! That is a beautiful area to live in!"
Mar 13
Wilma Schirra-Kays commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"Colleen, what a beautiful quilt. I am sure he will just love it once you give it to him. Just love the gradation of the log cabin squares."
Mar 13
Colleen Froats posted a photo

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My youngest son bought a log cabin/horse ranch in TumTum Washington so this is his king size birthday quilt. I had wanted to give it to him at Christmas but that wasn’t possible. I’m finally starting to get things done again. It’s been a long road
Mar 13
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2020
"I made a ( muslin) inner liner first, holding the rice then a flannel outside for the soft. I microwave them for 1 minute- they are wonderful- hold the heat for 20-30 minutes. "
Feb 29
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2020
"I would love to do an ornament a month project! I didn’t manage to get my blocks done like I planned- I had a couple long phone calls, one from a doctor I saw a month ago and another from my nurse case magpnager- by the time I was off the…"
Feb 27
Colleen Froats replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion March - Impossible Missions - Linda K and Melanie K in the group Secret Santa 2020
"Thank you , I know I am making steady progress now, it’s just been a rough- Gray winter. Now that we are seeing a little sunshine once in a while I am feeling better about my situation. I’ve always been so busy- it’s been hard for…"
Feb 27
Colleen Froats replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion March - Impossible Missions - Linda K and Melanie K in the group Secret Santa 2020
"Oh I like the choices / opportunities for March- creativity is spinning around my mind. Now to go to the sewing room and start with January. . Having 5 blocks all so different to make is going to be fun. Making multiple same blocks is hard for…"
Feb 27
Colleen Froats replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion February - Impossible Mission - Kris H in the group Secret Santa 2020
"Only one if February?  That makes it easier for me to catch up today. "
Feb 27
Colleen Froats replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion January - Impossible Missions - Kathy G and Lee H in the group Secret Santa 2020
"I just found this- I’m in and going to try to catch up today "
Feb 27
Colleen Froats posted a status
"Oh my goodness, somehow I ( lost) you all for almost the month of February. I couldn’t figure out how to get here. Whew- that was stressful."
Feb 27
Wilma Schirra-Kays replied to Colleen Froats's discussion A big thank you
"Colleen, glad you are improving, albeit slowly.  Hang in there and drop in when you can.  Wilma"
Feb 3
Colleen Froats posted a discussion

A big thank you

I want to thank all of you who have been sending me cards. They have been so timely. Seems like when I’ve been having a particularly blue day another one shows up. Linda, the one from you has a front and center place on the mantle- a great daily reminder. They are all arranged so I see them every day. I am making progress and learning Patience. And, I am so grateful to have this group. It seems like my life has become home and therapy- without all of you I truly would be an * Antisocial Recluse…See More
Jan 31
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2019
"Oh good, don’t know why I thought I had missed it. Boggle brained  don’t rush Linda, you need to heal too. "
Jan 11

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I've been sewing for about 45 years (started in 4-H when i was 8) made my first quilt in 1976, made small quilts off & on over the years- became avid about 12 years ago- started quilting for others 10 years ago. I live in Northern Michigan with my husband & a large white cat. I have 3 children & 2 beautiful granddaughters.
How many quilts have you made?
over 100
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I even quilt in my sleep i am so fond of creating quilts!
How long have you been a quilter?
36 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
applique/paper piecing
Why do you quilt?
it is a creative outlet that consumes me
Do you have a website?
http://www.colleenscustomquilts.com

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At 7:28am on November 28, 2017, Riana Noyes said…

Love the dramatic contrast ; black makes the colours so rich. Nice work!

 
 
 

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