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Sew Much To Do Sew Little Time

Don't you feel that way sometimes? That the to-do list or calendar obligations seem to just run together as you race to check things off. Oh summer, you are going too fast! Forgive me, dear reader, it's been 13+ days since my last blog (grin). Settle in for a while and catch up on The… Continue reading Sew Much To Do Sew Little Time

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Let’s Talk Feathers

Friends don't let friends be featherless especially if that friend happens to be a longarm quilting friend - and one with a new machine learning new skills! Time to pull out my teacher hat and share how I make free flowing formal feathers...won't you join us? Over The Causeway To Gloria's House We Go! My… Continue reading Let’s Talk Feathers

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What To Pack For a Sew-In or Quilt Retreat

I dearly love sewing/quilting with my friends. Sew-ins and quilt retreats are, well, sew much fun! There's the opportunity to work on old projects (UFO's), new projects, and sometimes a quick trip to a local shop to purchase more fabric for an impromptu project! I thought I'd share a few tips and thoughts for your next… Continue reading What To Pack For a Sew-In or Quilt Retreat

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Summer Sewing: Party of One Quilt Retreat

Honey, I'm home! I shared a tad the other day about my "party for one" quilt retreat at an undisclosed location (grin). Well, I'm home so now I will backtrack and tell you the rest of the story... Settle in as I ramble on.   Quilt Retreat: Okay, so I stretched it a bit -… Continue reading Summer Sewing: Party of One Quilt Retreat

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Time To Sew: Secret Sewing and Classes

  To everything, there is a season! And it's now the season for "secret sewing" and quilting classes! Time to Sew: Secret Sewing Tis the season! Secret Sewing happens several times a year for this rambler when it's time to start piecing new unpublished patterns and designs. As I've mentioned I am blessed to be… Continue reading Time To Sew: Secret Sewing and Classes

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Monday Musings – Make New Friends But Keep The Old

"One is silver and the other's gold." Do you remember that childhood song? I couldn't help but think of it these past few weeks as I traveled to North Carolina and back for Deb Tucker's Certified Instructor (CI) retreat and training. On our journey, we were able to stop and see friends, both new and… Continue reading Monday Musings – Make New Friends But Keep The Old

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Quilt Story Saturday – Why I Love Quilting With Friends

I love quilt retreats, guild sew-ins, or just setting aside time for quilting with friends, don't you? It's almost indescribable! Getting away from the responsibilities and taking time to focus just on the pleasure of quilting. Today's Quilt Story Saturday is a walk down memory lane of these special times with friends. Quilting With Friends… Continue reading Quilt Story Saturday – Why I Love Quilting With Friends

My Dangling Carrot quilt designed by Karen E Overton The Quilt Rambler 2008
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Quilt Story Saturday – My Dangling Carrot

Today's Quilt Story Saturday is a tale of a quilt I created and called "My Dangling Carrot".  Leftover orphans blocks were included in the quilt featured a few weeks ago called My Colorful Past. It certainly doesn't seem like 10 years ago, well, technically a little over 9 based on the time of year. Settle… Continue reading Quilt Story Saturday – My Dangling Carrot

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Guess Who Is Teaming Up to Teach in 2018?

I am over the moon excited to announce that the rambler and the redneck are teaming up to teach this fall at Studio 180 Academy! What is Studio 180 Academy? Imagine three days of quilting bliss with  Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design Certified Instructors in a luxurious setting in Zion, Illinois. You can read more… Continue reading Guess Who Is Teaming Up to Teach in 2018?

Photo Credit Eric Overton
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It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

(Photo Credit, Eric Overton, Dickinson Texas after Hurricane Harvey) How do I say thanks to the many people who have influenced my life this past year? With tears in my eyes, actually.  This wasn't exactly the post I had planned for today but in going through photos of 2017  I knew this had to be my… Continue reading It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times