pastiche - n. [Fr] Artistic composition made up of bits from various sources.
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April showers bring May flowers . . . or at least that is how the old saying goes.April also brings the observance of EasterForty-Nine years ago we observed the first Earth Day on April 22. We still have a long way to go to protect out earthly…Continue
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb... I hope so, as this has been a long, cold, ice and snow filled winter.Spring begins!With the change in the seasons hopefully taking place this month, what quilting goals do you have in mind to see you through?Continue
Valentine's Day -- reminders of love past and present.Winter continues on in the Northern Hemisphere. How long will the cold last?Summer continues on in the Southern Hemisphere. How long will the heat last?Hot or cold, it is a good time to stay in…Continue
Happy New Year!Wishing all my quilting friends a year filled with happiness, fabric, and thread.Are there any new projects in your future?Will this be the year for finishing projects (past, present and future)?Share your monthly goals with us here.Continue
Just wanted to share what I rescued from my parents' trailer. Earlier this month, we went and visited my Dad who was in the hospital. Anyway, my Dad and Mom saved everything..... I mean my Dad never met a receipt that he didn't like. They went…Continue
I am recovering slowly from losing my town and house in the Nov. 2018 Paradise CampFire. Changed the world for an entire county in California with over 14,000 homes destroyed. I was lucky, in that I saved my boyfriend, my pets and too few other things from the house.
I joined this site, as a occasional sewer that received some kennel quilts special delivery ! I am posting here not asking for charity, but advice - I need to replace all my sewing crafty supplies / machine/ well... everything. I would like to ask all of the lovely folks here.for what brands and list of things I need to replace to get me started again.
Good morning Pattern people! I just joined and thought I would share a bit. I love quilting and now am into making sellable craft items for our church Arts and Crafts Group. We had a recent sale and I have many about 16 kitchen boas. If you aren't sure what they are, google it. Those boas were priced right and flew out the door. Now I have orders to make more and it is nice because I can help fund some projects at the church! Carol
You know the old adage "Measure twice, cut once"?
Well, sometimes things just go wrong.
I needed to measure out 120" of fabric to piece a backing (actually I needed 2 (two) 60" lengths). Since I could only measure so much on my cutting table at one time I did the measurements in increments. I measured out 30" and placed a pin. From there I measured 30" and placed a pin. Then another 30" and placed a pin. Then the final 30" and placed another pin.
Then I decided to see how much of the piece of fabric I had left, so I measured out the rest of it. Everything OK so far.
Time to make the cuts. I go back to a pin and make my cut across the width. That is when I see I have sticking out of the edge of my "remaining" fabric.
Yup, I made that cut at 90" instead of the 120".
What is a quilter to do? I make my second cut at the 60" pin and set that section aside.
Next I find the scraps left over from piecing the top. I have a number of 2-1/2"…Continue
I know, that it is a bit late, but I've just realized that this could be a place for getting answers. Next Tuesday we will go to London for a week, and I wonder there is an interesting quilting event, place (museum, exhibition) or a very special shop. Anything can be interesting for a passionate quilter like me. (I've realized that there were no Row x Row shop in London.)
Thanks in advance,
Susan from Budapest
PS: If you visit Budapest, I'll be happy to help you.
PS 2: We have a big quilter festival at the end of August. I'll try to find English information and post it.
Thank you everyone.
Dad was 92 when he passed and the surprising thing is that his older brother, whom he chided about not being in good health, will be 94 in November. He has outlived his entire immediate family. Dad had a lot of medical issues including CHF, kidney failure and a few other infections, had been in ICU for 3 days and was on comfort care only. He had been sick for many months before that but didn't want to see the doctor. My sisters were there the whole time, and we went up Thursday night to say our goodbyes, (my hubby, daughter and children) and I feel blessed to have been able to say my goodbyes then. My sisters were out of the room for just a couple of moments and he passed while they gone. I believe he waited so he could be alone on his own terms. He may not have seen us but I feel that he heard us and tried to respond.
He was a special, one of a kind man that taught me good values, how to love others, and how to laugh at myself. I will miss him but…Continue
If you had a birthday this week, and I missed wishing You a Happy Birthday, here it is : "HAPPY BIRTHDAY". I was at a quilt retreat with no computer. Sorry I missed you this year. Hope it was a great day and full of "pieceful" memories.