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Linda's quilting adventures

This Week (47) I… November 25, 2014

Filed under: A Quilter's Touch,classes,free motion quilting,guild talks,HCAT,quilt shows — inspiredlayerslinda @ 3:09 pm

…shared my quilts and a few laughs with Stafford Mill Quilters in Connecticut.

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On Friday the Holliston Senior Center Quilters had lots of show and tell.  Some were working on their “Farmer’s Market” quilt with very different fabrics.  When they are all done, I will post the beautiful quilts.  I don’t think any of them will be named “Farmer’s Market” like the pattern.

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I finished my quilt from the pattern, “Living a Charmed Life” by Six Gables Designs.

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I used cotton and wool batting and quilted feathers galore!

What have you created with a charm pack? I’m thinking of all the various things I’ve made with charm packs….a new television episode of “A Quilter’s Touch?” …..stay tuned.

Hope you had a wonderful week sharing your quilting.

 

Linda

 

 

This Week (46) I… November 18, 2014

Filed under: finished project,free motion quilting,HCAT — inspiredlayerslinda @ 3:51 pm

…am thankful to all Veterans for their sacrifice.

I quilted a baby quilt for a customer.

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I also made “Living a Charmed Life” quilt designed by Barbara Chojnacki of Six Gables Designs. I will be taping a tv show on what to do with a charm pack.  This is one sample.

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I finished my last block for my “Oriental Baltimore” quilt. Finally, I signed up to go on an Amish country quilt bus trip next year!

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This Week (45) I… November 10, 2014

Filed under: classes,HCAT,quilt shows — inspiredlayerslinda @ 1:24 pm

…voted on Tuesday.

…edited “A Quilter’s Touch” TV show on Brian’s Quilts.  It is now available to view online via http://www.hcattv.org

Just click on “Programming”, “Public”, “A Quilter’s Touch”

Joyce Gilmore explains how she turned comforting a friend into a charity effort which continues today, 12 years later to comfort many.  I feel honored to be part of this effort.  Quilters are very generous people.  Sharing their time and talent seems natural to quilters.  If you would like to make a few charity quilts for this effort, please do.  You can send them to me to deliver to Joyce Gilmore of Mendon.

On Thursday I went to “The Gathering quilt show” in Manchester, New Hampshire.  I was inspired to start some new quilts.  It was fun to see quilts hanging from friends I know, and to see such beautiful quilting.  I bought another Oriental panel to quilt.  I also bought some more silk thread, d-rings and clasps for dog leashes, and unique fabric for ideas churning in my brain.  Attending quilt shows had a way of unlocking a creative spirit.  Now to tame the huge number of ideas flooding my thoughts!

On Friday I enjoyed seeing the Holliston Senior Center Quilters.  We went on a field trip a week ago, and it was exciting to see what was created as a result.  Here are a few photos of the “Show and Tell” we shared.

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Another fabulous week connecting with talented quilters!

Linda

 

This Week (44) I… November 4, 2014

…taped an episode of “A Quilter’s Touch” with special guest, Joyce Gilmore, who started the Brian’s quilts effort at the Milford Hospital.  Joyce shared her story of how this effort started.  In the past 12 years many small quilts have been donated to this effort.  Thankfully, still births are declining but other mothers are in need of a warm, comfy quilt for their newborns.  The nurses give the quilts to those in need.  I enjoyed sharing this time with such an inspirational quilter.  Joyce also started the Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild in Mendon, MA.  This is one of her most rewarding endeavors.

If you are inspired to help others with your quilting skills, do it.  YOu never know how many others will be inspired by your kindness.

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I also had fun on a field trip to Bits and Pieces Quilt Shop in Pelham, NH.  We enjoyed a nice lunch at Dimitrious Restaurant just down route 38.

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Although a detour sent us on a longer journey home, we made it home safely. Thank you to Connie, our bus driver.

AnnMarie was the winner of Quilters Dream Green batting at the “Battings” class I taught at Emma’s Quilt Cupboard.  I brought 20 different battings to try with the Platinum 16 mid arm sewing machine.  There are so many great choices these days.

On Saturday, I was demonstrating on the Babylock Tiara mid arm sewing machine at A Notion to Quilt. A mid arm sewing machine is so much fun!  I love the small foot print and the ease of free motion quilting.  I have quilted up to a king size quilt on this machine.  My favorite thing to do is “Doodling” with this machine. Everyone got a chance to try the machine. It was a fun event!

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This week was full of quilting fun and friendship!  Thanks for a great week!

Linda