Category Archives: 2018

A Lession in FMQ

“Be kind to yourself” she said. Good advice. She, being one of the best teachers around, and the best Free Motion Quilter (FMQ) I know. FMQ has been the most difficult things for me to conquer in my sewing life. … Continue reading

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Alberta Two Step

I get by with a little help from my friends” Make that… “I get by with a lot of help from my friends.” A cowboy/girl boot quilt would not be my normal style, but at times like this you have … Continue reading

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Back to Stitching Circles

Today I cut out the pieces for the last circle. Hip, hip hurrah! The most challenging – should I admit that maybe even the most fun?- part of this project is done. Block #16 was as hard as they get. … Continue reading

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Seminole Patchwork with Eva Veltkamp

My series of posts from Quilting on the Beach was interrupted by our local Quilt Show, but I have one more class to share with you. It was Seminole Patchwork taught by Eva Veltkamp. Do you think Seminole Patchwork will … Continue reading

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Indigo Dyeing with Donna Fear

This class was a last minute add to my week of Quilting on the Beach. Somehow, I just knew it would be something special. Maybe too special. I can become obsessed and easily sidetracked by something fun. And this was … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Applique with Barbara Bieraugel

After the Hexi quilt (my oldest UFO) … after the Circle Game … a bed size Hawaiian quilt  may be my next hand project. This class was my training, and the project I will be doing will be my practice piece. … Continue reading

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Leaf Design with Ann Shaw

My first class at Quilting on the Beach was a 2 day design class. If you like puzzles, you would have enjoyed this class. We were asked to bring an enlarged photograph of a leaf. Not being able to decide, … Continue reading

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Big Island Shop Hop 2018

6:30 seems too early to be somewhere when you are on holidays. Except maybe for a shop hop. Two buses, almost 50 quilters, six quilt shops and 10 hours. It was a big day.  Each store had one part of … Continue reading

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Quilting on the Beach 2018

Quilting is why we go. Getting away from snow, wind and temperatures of -25 is a bonus. DH comes with me. I tell him it is the perk of being married to a quilter. Planes. Carts. Snow blowers. Graders. Emergency … Continue reading

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Quilts that Talk; Quilts that Comfort

How do you best reflect the life of a person in a quilt when all you have are a select few pieced of apparel? Have you ever wondered what your clothes say about you? If someone was going to make … Continue reading

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