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Shopping out of your stash

It’s funny how you start out as a new quilter and it takes years to accumulate a stash. I remember when I started out seeing all my friend’s stash and thinking I would never catch up. Then a couple years later I turned around and realized I had a large stash; perhaps more than I […]

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Finishing up the Year

In my first blog post I challenged myself to finish 5 kits by the end of the year. I bought all these kits in 2006-2007 and wanted to finish them up before starting many more projects. Around September I began to wonder if I would be able to meet my challenge, but I am happy […]

Beaver Island Quilt Retreat

Quilting, quilting, quilting…

Lately I have been busy mainly with quilting quilts. In the last 5 weeks or so I have quilted 6 quilts. I had a collection of tops and knew it was time to start quilting and finishing them up. Here are pictures of these quilts: Whistler’s Wife Quilt Remember this was the first of my […]

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Shop hop in South Dakota

We had the pleasure of visiting friends in Rapid City, South Dakota recently. My friend Judi took me on a shop hop in the area. Amazingly there are 12 quilt shops within a hour of Rapid City. I was impressed with how different each of the shops were; it was rare to see the same […]

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Kit # 1 – Quilt Top Complete

I just finished putting together the top from that first kit I started on last week. It is a small quilt, only 42” x 42”. The blocks I showed last week are put on point and the quilt is assembled in rows. Here is a closeup. I loved laying out these blocks on my design […]