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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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In an effort to preserve the quilting process and the lost art of hand quilting, area quilters are invited to participate in an old fashioned quilting bee on 21 April 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Watoga State Park recreation building.  This rare event (thanks to a Calvin Price grant) is open to anyone, including young adults, wanting to gain experience in hand quilting.  There is no charge to attend and donations are welcomed.  The large quilt

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The upcoming Northeast quilting events are all special.  Check your calendar and see if a road show is in order.  You will be happy!!!

July 2017

Quilt Odyssey – July 20-23, 2017. At the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center in Hershey, PA 17033. For more info visit

Peach Blossoms – Quilts in the Orchard – July 21-22, 2017. Presented by Ocean Waves Quilt Guild at Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE. For more info visit …

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This collection of 174 Christmas Quilt Patterns and Projects is your ultimate guide to Christmas quilting. Decorate your home for the holidays with quilted Christmas tree skirts, quilted stockings, Christmas quilts, table runners, and more. You’ll find all the patterns you need to give your home that cozy and festive holiday charm. Whether you love patchwork, quilting, or applique, you’re sure to discover a Christmas quilt project that will keep you occupied in your sewing room this winter.  Visit f…

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Day one of our retreat saw a steady stream of quilters bringing in their “tools of the trade”, finding their classrooms and getting set up for the day’s classes.  The level of anticipation was high!  Classes taught on the first day included basic machine and quilting 101, “Just How Can I Quilt This?”, basic cutting, hand applique and zentangle.  Laughter and the steady whirl of sewing machines could be heard up and down the halls!

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This guild is all hung up on quilts, roughly 300 of them.

On Friday and Saturday, the Tidewater Quilters’ Guild will host its massive, biennial display at Cape Henry Collegiate School. The 2016 event is titled “Quilters Rock the Beach,” and is as much about taking the measure of the members’ sewing success as it a joyous celebration of quilting.

According to publicity co-chair, Dr. Lola McCracken, the two-day event “is a gargantuan effort.” Months of work can be involved …

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I have spent the last few days getting prom dresses ready for the beautiful ladies to wear.  Thank you for trusting me with your lovely dresses girls.   Also, I will be packing the car this evening for the Alderson Quilt Retreat Fri. & Sat., can’t wait it is always a great time.  The shop will be open regular hours with help from some wonderful friends.  Come by an visit with them while I am gone.  Have a great week-end.  Happy …

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Another new episode of Quiltmaker’s Block Network is up.

This one features June Dudley and the Candlestick block by Karen Griska (The Selvage Blog, always a great read) from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 1.

Doesn’t it make Monday easier to swallow when you know there will always be a new episode of Quiltmaker’s Block Network to enjoy? I sure think so.

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Do you want to create beautiful quilt art, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you have some experience with easy quilts and want to build on your basic quilting skills? It’s easy to learn to quilt when you have easy quilt patterns plus clear instruction and support from expert quilt artists. Remember, even expert quilters were novices once, and you can benefit from their experience and tips to learn how to make a quilt for beginners like you.

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No matter what kind of quilts you choose to make, there are some basics you will need to know before you begin. You will need to have some basic tools, a few skills and the time and inclination to carry your quilt to completion. Using the methods and hints given in this section, you will be well on your way to making a quilt that will make your family proud.

Whether you are a real beginner (never sewn before) or …

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Join our 2017 BOM (Block of the Month) club and break up the process of sewing a quilt into a manageable, monthly task. Perfect for beginners and hobbyists, BOM quilt kits are an easy way to create beautiful family heirlooms. Choose from a seasonal design or one of the quilt patterns exclusive to DebAnn Fabrics. Start sewing one—or two—block of the month quilts from DebAnn Fabrics and before you know it you’ll have your finished quilt. Quilt clubs are a …

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