Comfort Quilts

Posted by Ruth on 17 January 2011 | 0 Comments

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When I first started quilting, I made quilts for all my children. They got quilts for their cribs when they were young. Then as they grew up I made quilts for their beds. As new quilts replaced older ones, the older ones were then handed on to others. 

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Fabric Book - Phantom of the Opera

Posted by Ruth on 16 January 2011 | 1 Comments

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I made this fabric book for a dear friend a few years ago after we had been to see "The Phantom of the Opera" together. I have used many embellishments from buttons and beads to paper and clay to re-enact this movie. Fabric books are a fun way to keep memories of trips, celebrations and all sorts of different occasions.

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What's the meaning of a dream

Posted by Ruth on 15 January 2011 | 0 Comments

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I remember hearing somewhere that all dreams had a meaning and since I'd had a particularly unusual dream recently, that remained very vivid in my mind I decided I should find out what the meaning of it was. I began with a google search for "what's the meaning of a dream".

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Quilts from students in online class

Posted by Ruth on 14 January 2011 | 2 Comments

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Today I wanted to share with you some of my students quilts made in my online classes. I have chosen one class "Bargello Seasons" in which the students make four different quilts for the class. They are presented in seasons to give a different color palette for each quilt. Of course, the student isn't committed to use the colors I have if they choose not to. They can make the quilts in any color ways they prefer.

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Bargello Quilt Jigsaw

Posted by Ruth on 13 January 2011 | 1 Comments

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Today I thought I'd had a little more jigsaw fun, this one somewhat harder than the first. This jigsaw is 154 pieces and made from my bargello quilt "Freedom" - an artistic view of the USA flag. 

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An In Depth Look At “A Freshness Of Spring” – Part 3

Posted by Ruth on 12 January 2011 | 3 Comments

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If you have been following along you will have read our previous blog post about my "A Freshness of Spring" quilt. Just in case you missed the two earlier posts, here are links back to them.

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Tuesday Tutor - free quilt pattern

Posted by Ruth on 11 January 2011 | 2 Comments

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Tuesday Tutor is the beginning of a series of blogs posted every Tuesday. We hope you'll join us for the next 8 weeks as we give you instructions on how to make this unique quilt sampler. This is great if you have never done quilting before or if you're a beginner, or just want to make the quilt for fun. Join us as we work along.

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How Online Quilting Works

Posted by Ruth on 10 January 2011 | 1 Comments

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The "Academy of Quilting" brings you the joy of learning quilting, applique & patchwork in the comfort of your home with online quilting classes.

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Free quilted butterfly

Posted by Ruth on 9 January 2011 | 3 Comments

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Learn to add a creative touch to any quilt, purse, tote, pillow case or sweatshirt.

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The Lost Cat

Posted by Ruth on 8 January 2011 | 7 Comments

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It feels almost like Christmas when you open a box packed after moving. You see, over the past 20 years, you could say I've moved around a lot so sometimes boxes don't get unpacked at every stop. My daughter and I were unpacking today and found a box labelled "Lounge Cabinet". It's probably been packed since 2003 or maybe even before, but I knew exactly what was in the box, or did I?

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