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Stitching Shamrocks - Free motion quilting Lori from Lori Kennedy Quilts covers how to do a simple, one-pass Clover border.  While St. Patrick's Day has passed, there is very good information on free motion quilting that you can use for any motif. Read more of this
St. Patricks DaySt. Patricks Day Since it is St Patricks Day, this post covers a few different patterns to celebrate this Irish holiday.   MSC - Fun St. Patrick's Day Quilting Projects Fons and Porter - Luck O' the Irish - Table Runner Quilt Pattern Sewing Room Channel - Shamrock 3-leaf clover applique pattern Shabby
National Quilt Day Moda Cutting Table posted this article for March 16, National Quilting Day, a special day celebrating quilting, quilts and quilters. Read more of this
Dallas Valley Quilt Retreat Mar 7 - 10, 2019 Well another retreat has finished and it was filled with late nights, early mornings, cold walks, full snack table, UFO projects, Project breakups, Bingo discussions, learning, many ideas for new projects and lots of laughs. We completed a total of 116 Log cabin blocks for Quilts of Valour
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Weighted blanketsWeighted blankets Hamel's Threads Tuesday Tip was about Weighted blankets. If you’ve never heard of or used a weighted blanket before, they are often described as feeling like a gentle hug as they apply a soothing and consistent pressure to sleepers. Weighted blankets can also have positive effects on mental
Strip PiecingStrip Piecing Jen from Shabby Fabrics has a beginner-friendly quilt tutorial using strip piecing.  Jen teaches you to cut your strips, layout your pieces, and shows you how to nest your seams for a beautiful finish with this free pattern.   Read more of this
Rulers you needRulers you need Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting wrote an ariticle on the 6 quilting rulers she says are needed for quilting.  Many quilters have many many rulers.  This may get you thinking about a ruler or two you don't need.  This could be helpful if you are in a 'Marie Kondo' frame of mind.
Cheeky Circles patternCheeky Circles pattern Who is ready for a quilt that is light and makes you think of spring?  Kristina Brinkerhoff from Center Street Quilts has a quilt with curved piecing that makes me think of spring.  Curves are not as challenging as one may think.  Going slower around curve helps tremendously. Read
Preparing for a Retreat The upcoming Annual Guild Retreat is set for this coming weekend.  We all enjoy retreats - getting a few projects completed, learning new tips or techniques, meeting new friends, spending time with friends catching up, and usually indulging in a few treats over the weekend.  One thing
Packing for a Retreat Brandy Maslowski was a judge and a speaker at our Trunk Show a couple of Quilt Shows ago.   Her Feb 17 Newsletter talks about a modern mini project challenge; and Planning for a better retreat.  The Annual PPQG retreat is coming up in less than a month.  She talks about 5 TIPS on
Sew Your Stash 2019 | 3 Sherri's post this week on Sew your Stash, is all about getting more things done in the sewing room.  Getting as much completed as you want to?  Sherri from A Quilting Life has 3 great suggestions on how to be more productive in her 3rd article in her weekly series.    Her first

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