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Woodpeckers

A couple weeks ago I found some pins we bought at the Shaker Village Craft store many years ago. They are hand carved and painted birds with amazing detail. Specifically they are different types of woodpeckers. My husband, Kent, is a huge bird lover and his favorite of all are woodpeckers. We loved these little […]

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New and Different Things

So far this year a handful of projects have required me to try some new and different things. This wasn’t the result of some New Years resolution or plan on my part; it just came about that way. Although trying new things  can be challenging it is always good to stretch yourself a little. I […]

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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Pineapple Improv Block

Several months ago I found a tutorial on the Modern Quilt Guild website (http://themodernquiltguild.wordpress.com/) for an Improv Pineapple Log Cabin block. I have always loved the log cabin block and all the variations you can create. A couple years ago I finished my Pineapple quilt with Civil War Reproduction fabrics and I love it. The […]