Quilting in December

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I have been very busy hand quilting on my Feathered Star quilt over the past few weeks! With quilting, Christmas preparations and my “quilting buddy” always taking up my lap, (see picture of Stormie the cat, left), the amount of stitching has been limited, even though I’ve been quilting about 5 evenings per week! I hope you are finding some time to stitch!


Here are a few pictures of what I’ve accomplished:


The first photo shows some little brass pins scattered around… several have been removed in this area as I was quilting.  I baste with these little pins (I’ve been doing this for over 35 years, and it works very well for me!)

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I use the blue wash out markers when the fabric is light enough.  They have never failed me!

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Here is a look at the back… it will show what I’ve done so far.

back2We had a gift exchange at work on Thursday. We drew names, and when I opened mine I was amazed! Ryan looked at my LinkedIn profile and saw that I was a quilter. He did SO well, didn’t he?!?! Thanks for the stack of fat quarters, Ryan!!!

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I’ve excited to have signed on to do a lecture and teach hand quilting for the CAMEO Quilt Guild in the Troy, Michigan area in October 2013. 

CAMEO stands for Come and Meet Each Other.

More details to come in January!

The snow has arrived in Michigan!   We haven’t had very much, but it is definitely winter now.  Here is a shot out my living room window.  Can you see three cardinals in the tree?


Wishing you and yours a

very Merry, Blessed Christmas…

wherever you are!