Monthly Archives: August 2013

NO QUILT POLICE

Last week was the local county fair.   Many beautiful pieces of needlework were on display.   After talking with some who were there working,   I felt a need to address the difference between constructive critiques and outright criticism. … Continue reading

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Blue Ribbons

This is the week of the Duchess County Fair.    It’s a big event for many of the locals,  ties up traffic at some points of  the day,  and provides a great venue for the public to see and understand … Continue reading

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Lists and Notebooks

Yes it is that season again,  when the back to school sales begin.  Stocking up on creative and organizational supplies while they are at the lowest prices of the year is a big perk.    Even if the kids are … Continue reading

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Rather Not pay at all!!

How much do you pay your quilter?   For many of you it probably feels like a small fortune.   Personally I dislike letting someone else do it for me and resent paying for it as I like to have … Continue reading

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Gibson Girl and fabric paint

  So this is the Gibbs machine I have been enjoying,  and promising to tell you all about.    This 1920’s chain stitch machine uses no bobbin and makes a lovely decorative and functional stitch.   That is if you remember … Continue reading

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