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Drum roll please! It’s that time again for the Row by Row Experience ™! This year’s theme is “Sew Musical”.  The RxR experience has been going on since 2011.  Fast forward to 2018 and the RxR experience has expanded to include not just the Row by Row program, but the 9th Row, Wooly Block Adventure, Row by Row Junior and the Row by Row Showcase.   This year’s Row by Row program kicked off on June 21 and will run through …

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There are so many talented quilters in Pocahontas County and, on the eve of the 52nd Annual Pioneer Days Festival, please consider bringing your special quilt(s) or quilted projects, to the Pocahontas County Wellness Center,tomorrow, between the hours of 12 noon and 4 pm.   Personnel will be on hand to take care of your quilt and have it properly displayed for the judges later that evening.   Without your support, the quilt show would not be possible.  So, let’s make this …

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For those of you participating in our monthly mystery project, here is your supply list:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter
  • Light neutral thread
  • 5 fat quarters of 30’s reproductions fabrics
  • 1 yard of white OR tone on tone white fabric
  • Cutting mat
  • YOUR SENSE OF ADVENTURE!

We will be meeting at the Hillsboro Library from 10:00 am to 2 pm.  See you there!…

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This year’s festival was amazing and Pocahontas County was very well represented.  The visitors were plentiful and this year’s quilts were stunningly beautiful!  Our very own Debbie Walker had a beautiful entry.  This was a quilt she presented during last year’s ” Fall into Quilting” retreat.  Sherry Hudson’s “Welcome to the North Pole” was a labor of love and her project just made you smile every time you looked at it.  The manner in which she personalized her project was …

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…a paper pieced block (Baltic Star) which we incorporated into a zippered pouch.  Paper piecing???  That’s right and no one had any difficulty at all completing their star or their pouch!  One of the best things about making a zippered pouch is they always come in handy and they are easily adjusted to whatever size you might need or want.  Never mind they require so very little fabric so they are great for using up those scraps that we all …

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For those of you who are planning to attend the mystery project of the month tomorrow at the Hillsboro Library from 10 am to 2 pm tomorrow, Saturday, 26 May 2018…please make sure you bring your zipper foot attachment, an iron and portable ironing station.  There will be two ironing stations set up but “more is better”!  I am so sorry to add this to the supply list but just realized the zipper foot will be needed and I am …

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The mystery project of the month for May will be held on 26 May 2018, from 10 am to 2 pm, at the Hillsboro Library.  Just in case you missed the previous post on this, here is the supply list:

You will need:

Your sewing machine and notions

Coordinated fabrics in the following amounts:

1 fat eighth

½ yard

1 charm square (5 ½ x 5 ½)

1 charm square ( 5 ½ x 5 ½)  (this will be your …

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Guess who is coming?  That’s right!  Calhoun County’s very own Debbie Walker, from Deb Ann’s Fabrics, in Hillsboro, West Virginia, will be on the road and bringing her “Fractured Pinwheel” quilt” class to the Grantsville Senior Center (125 Durst Court, Grantsville, WV) on Saturday, 28 July 2018, from 10 am to 3 pm.  Join us to learn how to create a “Fractured Pinwheel” quilt.  Bring a lunch.  Light snacks and drinks will be provided.  Your supply list is as follows:  …

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The 2018 Eight Rivers Quilting Party (formerly known as the Pearl S Buck Quilting Party) will be held in Marlinton, West Virginia on 2, 3 and 4 August 2018.  Classes will be held at the McClintic Library, 500 8th Street, Marlinton, WV.  Classes will consist of three one-day workshops with experienced teachers.  A Reversible Crazy Tote by Dawna Jo Cook is scheduled for 2 August, Welcome to the North Pole by Linda Adams and Sherry Hudson on 3 August and …

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New fabrics have been added again this week.  Fabrics from Studio e, Timeless Treasures, and Tula Pink are now included in the inventory.  Please take a look and feel free to share this post with others!  Happy shopping.…

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As you continue to develop your skills as a sewist and/or a quilter, your collection of fabrics will (hopefully) continue to grow to epic proportions!  Having a fabric stash is a funny thing.  When you begin a project, you peruse your stash to see what you might want to use and, for me, it is never anything from my stash.  A new project requires new fabric because THAT fabric is for my stash.  It reminds me of a cartoon I …

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We have added new fabrics to our website this morning.  Collections from Henry Glass – Flowers of Provence, Shadows and Sunshine, and Coffee Escapes, to name a few.  Studio e fabrics include Peppered Cottons and Heartland.  Please take a few moments to look around my website and be on the lookout for other new fabrics to be added very soon!

Happy Sewing!…

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The second annual “Spring Into Quilting” retreat, sponsored by Artcents’ and DebAnn’s Fabrics was held 4-5 May 2018, at the old Campbelltown school in Marlinton, West Virginia. By all accounts, it was a great success!  As class participants arrived they were warmly welcomed by Diana Beverage and Debbie Walker, this year’s instructors.  Friends greeted friends and newbies were introduced around the room.  Folks focused on getting their machines and areas set up, selecting some refreshments and enjoying catching up with …

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This is your supply list for May’s mystery project.  You will need:

Your sewing machine and notions

Coordinated fabrics in the following amounts:

1 fat eighth

½ yard

1 charm square (5 ½ x 5 ½)

1 charm square ( 5 ½ x 5 ½)  (this will be your center)

3/8 yard

1 piece of scrap fabric large enough to make two 1 1/2″ x 2″ rectangles

One 9″ zipper

1/3 yard of fusible interfacing

See you on 26 May …

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On Saturday, 28 April 2018, Debbie Walker, from Deb Ann’s Fabrics, hosted an old fashioned quilting bee (thanks to a grant from the Calvin Price Foundation) from 10 am to 2 pm at the recreation building at Watoga State Park.  Participants were from all over Pocahontas County and from as far away as York, Pennsylvania.  With a fire blazing in the large stone fireplace, beautiful sunny skies outside and the smell of food warming in the kitchen, the setting for …

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Don’t forget the “Old Fashion Quilting Bee” is coming up on Sat. April 28th at 10 am to 2 pm.  Go to the Rec. Hall at Watoga State Park.  Bring a covered dish and be ready to enjoy learning Hand Quilting on an actual quilt.   Lunch will be whatever you all bring.  See you there.…

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Painting on fabric!  No one had any idea what this month’s mystery project was going to be.  With “one half yard of white, washed and ironed (no starch) fabric” being the only item on the supply list, everyone seemed quite perplexed in trying to figure out what we would be doing today!  Well, it didn’t take long for Debbie to bring everyone up to speed, sharing a variety of completed projects she had previously done with fabric paint.

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2018 “Spring Into Quilting Retreat” will be held 4 and 5 May, at the Old Campbelltown School (same venue as last year). Class information, material lists and times are finalized.  You can download the Brochure as well as the Registration Form. Can’t wait to see everyone again … Debbie

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Reminder:  Only 2 weeks to save $$$ on Remnants and pre-cut Quilt kits.  Also, don’t forget to call me 304-653-4150  and let me know it you are coming to the Project of the Month Class.  HINT:  you will be taken back to your childhood.  All you need is 1/2 yd of white or off white fabric, washed and ironed – no starch.  See you there.  DebAnn…

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In order for you to have time to mark your calendars, we wanted to send out a reminder that the “2018 Spring Into Quilting Retreat”  will be held 4 and 5 May, at the Old Campbelltown School (same venue as last year).  Class information, material lists and times are being formalized.  Brochures will be going out within the next two weeks and we will provide another update as soon as everything has been formalized.  Can’t wait to see everyone again …

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I have spring fever so I am going to have a Spring Sale.  Come in for savings on Remnants (2 yards down) only $3.00 a yard and all pre-cut kits are now 30% off.  Also, we just received NEW fabric collection for you to check out.

See ya soon.…

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