Yep, we quilt, we gather with friends to quilt, embroidery, and work on fiber projects. But why do we go to Quilt Shows? To get inspired, learn new techniques, meet old friends and make new friends, maybe win prizes and purchase cool new things at show sale prices, a great one stop shopping opportunity. Quilt […]
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Why learn to sew and quilt? Why teach your children? Learning how to sew is a valuable skill and there are plenty of reasons why you and every child should learn how to sew. Let me enlighten you. Sewing helps in developing Hand-Eye Coordination: From cutting to threading a needle and operating a sewing machine […]
Foundation Paper Piecing, (FPP) commonly called paper piecing, is a method of piecing quilt blocks using a printed paper for stitch lines. Foundation piecing is the technique of sewing fabric to a foundation in order to achieve very precise results. The foundation can be fabric and left in place or paper to be removed later. […]
Local Quilt Stores and Longarm Arm Services add great value to a small community. A few years ago our quilting community experienced a loss, to some a great loss. Quilts and Beyond in Prairie City closed their doors in December 2018 as the owners chose to retire, this not only left this community with one […]
Local quilt and Longarm arm stores and services add great value to a small community. Recently our quilting community experienced a loss, to some a great loss. Quilts and Beyond in Prairie City closed their doors in December 2018, this not only left this community with one less business but the wisdom and helpful experience […]
Ironing boards, we all have them, we all use them but what are they other than something that takes up space and most of the time are unattractive – no – just plain ugly. Some people get creative and use Ironing boards for decoration to hang other items to keep your space neat, but it […]
Fall is a time for reflection, preserving and preparing for the long winter months indoors. Making sure all your beef is sold before butchering. canning is done and the turkeys are almost ready for their final feed, so much to do but the feelings the changing seasons bring slowly embraces me. I love each new […]
There are moments in our lives we come to a realization that somethings Just. Can’t. Happen. “Like teaching my sister to quilt”. My sister, Julia, is one of the most talented people I know – she is infectious in her personality, and a true joy to be with and we are always laughing together. She […]
Quilt Guilds have been around for three centuries in the American culture, as formal and informal groups, meeting in churches and homes and barns. Guilds are formed for various reasons and for specific causes from supporting the community to commemorating important people or events. The 19th century Guilds were known as ‘quilting parties or circles’, […]
Marathon Quilting….We’ve all been there; the long hours, the excitement, the fatigue – being so close to the finish and pushing until completion – and swearing we will never do it again! You know how long that lasts – kinda like giving birth, at the time ‘I WILL NEVER DO THIS AGAIN!’ comes […]