Whether you are a master quilter, a beginner or still just thinking about starting to quilt, we're glad you found onemorequilt. No matter what your level of quilting, it is our hope that you will share your tips, techniques, pictures, stories, successes, mistakes, questions, answers, advice, ideas, favorite tools/notions, and love of quilting will all of us. We can all learn from each other and perhaps, if we're lucky, enjoy a laugh or two along the way!!

Snow Day :)

I wonder who loves a snow day more...the students or the teachers!!! I never want a snow day because it means another day tacked on to the end of the school year in June, however, when that phone call comes in the wee hours of the morning telling you school is closed, it can be very nice!

Stash Justification

We quilters have many things in common. One of my favorites is the compulsion ( for me both compulsion and obsession!!! ) to collect. In this case fabric. AKA ... The Fabric Stash. My stash ( I've been told on more than one occasion by more than one person ) rivals the inventories of quilt shops. After all, my parents taught me: If something is worth doing, it's worth doing well, completely, and to the best of your ability. I try to follow that adage in my life and feel like I have succeeded when it comes to establishing my stash!!!!!

Happy Holidays - The Best Medicine

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year etc.

Thanksgiving Bonus

The weather was beautiful, the food delicious and I love when my family gathers together. I delight in the interaction of the various generations. I am thankful that my children and grandchild get to know their aunts, uncles and cousins. I like meeting and spending time with the new people who join our growing family and enjoy seeing how the littlest family members have grown. We eat, talk, kid, tell stories, laugh, eat dessert and laugh some more.

Life and Quilting

One of my favorite things about quilting is that it is forgiving!!! When life throws those Monkey Wrenches at you, quilting forgives you for not spending so much time with it. I also love the fact that you can quilt a little bit or a whole heck of a lot!!! I have had a few of those Monkey Wrenches and did not realize myself how long its been since we last "spoke".

Trip Around the World ( or many)

Oh my goodness. I am soooooooo excited. Many people are willing to help with my project and fabric is on its way to me from 13 countries so far. As the pieces arrive I will share pictures with you and hopefully a story or two!! I am touched by the willingness of so many people to take time out of their busy schedules to shop for, wrap and mail (post) these fabrics to me. Thank you all.

I am not sure what pattern I will use but am leaning toward a Trip Around the World or a variation of Many Trips. I'm thinking this would be appropriate since the fabric will be traveling to get to me from around the world!

Hip, Hip, Hooray!!!

WOW!! I'm not a very computer savvy person but even I can tell the difference with our new internet connection. It has taken us a few YEARS but we were finally able to get a cable internet connection. We live in a still semi-rural area and the cable came from all four directions and stopped from each direction before reaching our property. This situation has been most painful for the rest of my family ( I didn't know what we were missing! ) since we did not have very good luck with our satellite connection ( It knocked us off if we breathed wrong or if the weatherman voiced a mere threat of unperfect weather ).

Summer Quilting

I never really thought of quilting as a seasonal activity. I quilt all year long and would quilt 24/7/365 if I could get away with it and not have to deal with such interruptions as cooking, cleaning, gardening, laundry, eating and sleeping!!! During the school year I bring quilting into my classroom as often as possible. Since I teach school, I do a lot of quilting in the summer and perhaps assumed everyone else did too!! Yesterday, while teaching a quilting class, a quilter told me she only quilts in the winter! She says it is too hot to quilt during the summer. This made me curious so I began asking others about their "quilting habits".

Resolutions (New Year?)

Like most of us, every December I make a lengthy list of resolutions for the New Year. January goes great, February is OK and then somehow I get busy and pretty soon, despite my good intentions, the list is forgotten or at least buried under other lists!!! Since I am a teacher, May and June are especially busy and I find that July is usually a good time for me to make a new list and new resolutions. I try to re-organize and get caught up on some of the things that I put aside during the school year, all while preparing for the next year!!! My number one "New Resolution" is to Blog regularly.

New Puppy

We have a new puppy!!! If you have ever had a puppy, those five words explain a lot about what I've been doing for the past few days! Our new puppy is an eight week old Doberman Pinscher named Roscoe. We all love him and I have to admit he is the best puppy we have ever had --- the first for my five-year-old grandson! Puppies and Spring go together somehow. New life, a little uncertainty and a fresh look at the "usual". We're all re-learning to pick-up after ourselves ( if we don't pick up Roscoe is more than happy to chew on things until we do ). I try to keep my shoes on. He loves to go after my toes ( Do you know how sharp puppy teeth are? ) He already "asks" to go outside --- which makes me the happiest ever.

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