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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Rose of Sharon BOM among other things...

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Wow!  I have been really busy lately.  I'm not even sure where to start...

I'm about at the 1/2 way mark on my locker hook rug project.  I've learned that if I keep the strips cut and ready to go I'm more likely to pick it up and work on it if I have 15-20 minutes to spare.

The Bright BOM is coming along nicely.  This is block 9.  Pink and brown is HUGE right now.  If you have an idea of how you want to finish your quilts~ borders, sashing, etc. I would love to help with pre cut strips, etc.  Email me at to get started.

The Civil War BOM is also coming along nicely.  I have had a few people mention their blocks were cut incorrectly.  I believe it was block 2.  If you haven't put it together yet, please pull it out and lay it out to make sure the triangles are the right size.  Send me an email if you need them replaced, This is the block that went out a few weeks ago...

The Rose of Sharon BOM is filling up quickly.  Due to the labor intensive nature of cutting out the appliques this group will be really small. If you are interested, email me NOW to reserve your space, This is the 1st block that my Mom just finished.  I am so lucky that she makes my samples!

The Applique of the Month for October is Gingerbread Houses.  I don't have any cut yet, but here is the die:

I can't wait to get started on these! Email me to reserve your package~ only $5 for a package of 6 houses!

I've had some custom orders lately and LOVE it! keep 'em coming!  The favorite one that I finished just this morning:

The customer is making quilts for her grandchildren (or great nieces/nephews?) and so needed 3-4 of each item. If she sends me a pic of the finished quilts I will make sure to pass it on.

And last, but not least.  I've taken on a new business partner.  Meet Mr. Purdy Cat. Today was his first day in my studio.  I now know to keep the door closed so I don't get cat hair on my fabric, which could cause an allergic reaction in some customers. I haven't had a cat for a few years and have really missed it.  He is slowly getting used to my boys.  They can be a little overwhelming...

Whew! Maybe I should try blogging more often, so my posts aren't quite so long?  Tell me what you think...

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Red Cross Quilt

Here is the latest posting from the International Quilt Study and Center Museum.  I love following their blog!

Just in case that link doesn't work, here is a cut and paste version...

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  • Quilt Of The Month
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    Red Cross Quilt
    University Place (Lincoln), Nebraska
    Circa 1917
    76 x 66 inches

    International Quilt Study Center & Museum 2009.002.0001
    Donated by Mary Alice Jones, historian for the Red Cross-Cornhusker Regional Chapter

    In 1917, a Sunday School class of 9-year-olds at First Methodist Episcopal Church (University Place) now First United Methodist (Lincoln) and taught by Edith Wing made this quilt as a fund raiser for the Red Cross.
    Each child was responsible for collecting signatures and embroidering a block with those names along with his or her name. The class collected 240 names and raised a total of $24 for their cause.
    "Even before the United States entered the war in 1917, the Red Cross appealed to Americans for help for victims in the war zones. Many women's magazines campaigned to involve women on the home front. Since signature quilts had long been a popular fund-raising device, it was natural to enlist them in the war effort."
    - From Nebraska Quilts & Quiltmakers edited by Patricia Crews and Ronald C. Naugle
    This quilt is currently on display in the exhibition "Posing with Patchwork: Quilts in Photographs, 1855-1955."

    Until next time,
    keep quilting!