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January quilting goals: How’d I do

It’s time to come clean on how well I did at accomplishing my quilting goals for the month. I had a pretty long set of goals, and in retrospect it … Continue Reading →


January quilting goals

Transforming my sewing room into a nursery means I’ve got to get some of big projects out of the way before the baby arrives. And that means I have a … Continue Reading →


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Friday progress report: Quilt Retreat was just what I needed

Last weekend I traded in my husband and dogs for a weekend of quilting in DeWitt, Iowa. The small town about 30 minutes from the Quad-Cities, where I live is … Continue Reading →


Christmas New York Beauty

On a UFO mission

This year is the year of the UFO. I’ve been trying to wrap up all my unfinished projects. So far I’ve finished seven quilts, but only two are on my … Continue Reading →


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2013 will be the year of the UFO

One of my biggest issues with quilt addiction is my constant need to start something new. I call it Quilters ADD, but my joke is becoming a problem. I just … Continue Reading →


Christmas New York Beauty

My New York Beauty quilt blocks are half done

My schedule hasn’t allowed for much quilting time recently. So when the stars aligned so that there was an opening in the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild fall retreat and I … Continue Reading →


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I’m going through quilt retreat withdrawal

I spent last Thursday through Sunday at quilt retreat and now I miss it. I look forward to the semi-annual retreat for months. It’s a great opportunity to make a lot … Continue Reading →


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New York Beauty progress report

The first day of quilt retreat is over and I have a whopping 10 New York Beauty blocks to show for it. That makes 28 total, just four shy of … Continue Reading →


Christmas New York Beauty

Quilt retreat is coming!

In two days I’ll be on my way to Quilt Retreat in rural DeWitt, Iowa, for four days of quilting, eating and sleeping. That’s it. There’s no laundry to do, … Continue Reading →


The Block A Day Challenge has begun!

Ladies and gentlemen, start your sewing machines. The Block A Day Challenge has begun and this month’s prize is three spools Coats and Clark Multicolor mercerized cotton. Each spool has … Continue Reading →