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The Vanishing Act

Out of necessity, 2020 will see changes to my blog. This is painful, coming off my best year yet – 43,000 views, almost 15,000 visitors, from 90 different countries. But I may have said ‘yes’ to just a few too many … Continue reading

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Temperature Quilt 2020

Canadian Prairie Folk are obsessed with weather. My grandfather’s diary goes back 100 years. I wish I could read all of it, but I’m sure it included the temperatures of that day. This was labeled Volume 2. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Ruler Gremlins

Some days it seems like Gremlins have taken up residence in your sewing machine. The thread breaks. Stitches skip. Generally, just a mess. This seems especially true when you want nice quilting stitches, you have rulers in hand, and you … Continue reading

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RQ 201 – Doing it the Hard Way

I was recently reminded that you learn more from your mistakes than from your successes. Small comfort. There were so many times the rotary cutter almost made contact with fabric, but I refused to give up quite that easily. The … Continue reading

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Learning at Sea

When you take classes on a quilting cruise, you not only have a very pleasant working environment, you are also learning from the best. At least, that has been my experience. This cruise had 4 teachers; each teaching a variety … Continue reading

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Cruising with Purpose

Have you considered, or maybe wondered about a Quilting Cruise? We arrived home – to snow, and temperatures below zero. That may be enough reason to go on a cruise. But there are so many more. Lets take a little … Continue reading

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Ruler Quilting 201 – Start Stitching

Starting can be scary. But I had a plan, I had rulers, I had a sandwich I liked, and I had thread. Recently I attended a class where a teacher suggested using 7 threads – 3 matching the colours in … Continue reading

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Ruler Quilting 201 – The Design Process

It started right. A large sheet of paper on the floor, with the blocks marked. Do you have any idea what cats do with large sheets of paper? It goes something like this… The next step was to put the … Continue reading

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Ruler Quilting 201 – Super Simple Bed Runner

For the next few weeks I will build on all of my previous Ruler Quilting post. RQ 101 was about using one ruler for a variety of designs. RQ 201 is the reverse; Several rulers, one design. You might even … Continue reading

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Life’s a Beach

Ironic, that topic is. On a weekend that most Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving, it is looking more like Christmas. Roads were closed. School was cancelled, and the grandkids came to hang out with Grandma. They had fun making forts. Tea anyone? It turned … Continue reading

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