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Fat Quarter, Square, Block or Cookie Exchange

Over the  years I have taken part in many cookie exchanges during the holidays.  My favorite were the ones where you would trade your cookies along with the recipe used to bake them.  I collected alot of really great recipes and ate way too many cookies!  I always enjoyed getting together with a group of friends and visiting during the oh so busy holiday season. 

One Million Pillowcases!!!

When I opened my February 2010 (sounds weird, doesn't it?) American Patchwork & Quilting magazine I found a challenge that sounds like fun!  They have initiated a 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.  The idea is for quilters/sewers to make and donate pillowcases to local charities in their communities in an effort to make 1,000,000 pillowcases for charities across the country.  After you make the pillowcases and donate them to your local charity (hospitals, nursing homes, foster agencies, etc.) you add the number or pillowcases you donated to the online counter so the collective progress can be measured.

Shoemaker's Kids .....

Remember the old adage "The shoemaker's kids never have shoes."?  Sometimes  my family seems to think the quiltmaker's family never has quilts!  Seriously, they do.  There are quilts all over the house.  But my family gets very attached to things and everybody is attached to his or her own favorite quilt.  These are the most used quilts in the house.  They're also the most loved and the most worn.  (Remember the Velveteen Rabbit?)

A Real Cut-up

While I was in my studio working on a vintage quilt and organizing some fabric and supplies, my husband came down and chuckled.  He reminded me about something my father-in-law used to say to me.  He would watch me work and tell me I was "a real cut-up".  He noted that the work I did consisted of cutting things into little pieces and then putting them together to form something big again!!!

A Christmas Trip

A good friend of mine made me one of those offers I couldn't refuse!!!!!  He needed a quilt for a display to show a sample of some different color choices for a Christmas Quilt class.  He made the quilt top.  I provided the batting and quilted it for him. When he was finished with it, I got to keep the quilt.  Now that's a deal.

Let's Decorate!!!

Happy December.  If you are like me you are trying to keep up with your everyday life and trying to get ready for the holidays at the same time!  Or maybe you are one of "those" people ..... the really organized kind who sent out all of their Christmas Cards and did all of their decorating the day after Thanksgiving and have had their shopping done and the gifts wrapped since July.  Either way, I would like to encourage you to use quilts in your decorating.

Capture Your Quilts

Some people are really photo-bugs.  They seem to always have their camera with them at the most opportune times and catch the perfect pictures.  I envy them!!!  I'm the kind of person who forgets to bring the camera,  sees a great shot and says, "I wish I had my camera, that would be a great picture!" 

Giving Thanks

I want to wish each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! 

I also hope you have the opportunity to take some time for yourself and do somethiing that will make you happy.  Eat, visit with friends and family, decorate, shop, travel, read a book, play a game,  nap and quilt!!!

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Quilting,

The Best Opoly Ever

I have always been a Monopoly fanatic.  I have the first Monopoly game that was my very own from the 1960's (Hey....I heard those  snickers from you young quilters!), a newer version from the 1990's, a Classic Edition reproduction and a new Here and Now game.  Over the years I have purchased various versions, like Cat-opoly, to give as gifts.  

They have finally come up with the best opoly ever .......... Quilt-opoly!!!!!  This is a great game for 2-6 players.  The pieces you move around the board are even quilt related. Instead of collecting properties, you collect quilting techniques and block designs.

Here's More Detail

When I told you about my sister coming over and finishing the quilt for her grandson, I had failed to take a picture to show it to you.  I get so caught up in the fun, I don't always remember to stop and grab the camera!!!

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