Ready for Hand Quilting

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The Woodworker was a big help on Thursday and packaged up my “Feathered Cheddar” quilt and took it to UPS for me.  It is now on its way to Shipshewana for the juried quilt show.  This show had strict requirements about how to ship your quilt – instructions which included a plastic bag, pillow case, photograph pinned to the quilt, etc.  Highly unusual, but then I haven’t submitted a quilt to a juried show in… many years!   Wish I could attend the show!  If you go, please let me know what the show was like.FlintArtFair

We are off to the Flint Art Fair sometime this weekend.  The timing depends on the weather.  It’s much cooler than most years, something I greatly appreciate.  I don’t do well in the sweltering heat.  I’m on the lookout for jewelry this year for some reason. 

I spent a little time each night during the past week preparing my Spools quilt for hand quilting.  It is now ready, and I may begin stitching this weekend as well.  I’m excited to see how it turns out. It’s not a big quilt – more of a lap quilt size, but it was designed as a wall quilt for a certain someone who doesn’t know it’s coming.  I think it will be a big surprise when it arrives.

I hope your weekend is wonderful!

Feathered Cheddar Home Stretch

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I haven’t posted in over a week… please forgive me!   I’ve been sitting under this quilt, finishing up quilting the orange portion.   I love how it’s looking, and only have the border to do now!   I have really enjoyed quilting this, and have been dedicated to getting it accomplished. 

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Have you downloaded the Quilters’ Q and A yet?  You can get it here:

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Questions were submitted by quilters all over the world, asking all kinds of how-to questions.  Answers were submitted from other quilters and compiled in a 35+ page pdf document.  More questions need answers.    Can you help by answering one or two?   Download it and see if you can participate… or learn something you don’t already know!