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My Top 10 Reasons to Acquire a Fabric Stash

Posted by on Aug 26, 2012 | 0 comments

By Jo Sewinggeek

(Not in any order, just random — like my stash, sewing room and mind.)

  1. Non-fattening
  2. Doesn’t harm my body
  3. Keeps me warm in a power outage in the middle of a winter storm.
  4. Gives my non-quilting friends a feeling of security. They think that they are normal compared to me.
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How to Beat Quilter’s Block

Posted by on Aug 26, 2012 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

It’s happened to all of us at some point: even though we like to quilt, and want to quilt, and maybe even need to make a quilt, for some reason we just can’t seem to sit in that sewing chair and actually work on something.  It can go on for days, weeks or even months and the frustration can just keep mounting as the desire to quilt fights with the inability to actually do it.

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Quilters’ Back-to-School Shopping

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

I still get excited by back-to-school shopping time.  I always loved going to pick out just the right notebooks and getting new pencils and crayons, and this time of the year the urge is still strong to visit the office supply store and check out the new offerings – so this week I did just that, focusing on the supplies that would most appeal to quilters.

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Courses at the Quilt Police Academy

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

  1.  Criminal Offenses:  Use of 100% cotton is required by statute on all quilt components; finished quilts must be hand-quilted at 12 or more stitches to the inch; non-compliant quilters will be subject to verbal abuse by the investigating officer.
  2. Traffic Violations:  Turned/”birthed” or tied comforters, panels and “cheater cloth” are not quilts at all. Officers will learn to identify and educate offenders.
  3. Parking Enforcement:  No quilter shall create UFO’s; each quilt must be completed before another is begun. Innocent intent or ignorance of the law is no excuse.
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A Visit to the Texas Quilt Museum

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

My husband and I recently drove to La Grange, Texas to visit the Texas Quilt Museum and see their latest show, “Texas Quilts Today (Part 3) Selections From the Book Lone Stars III.”

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Great-Grandma’s Sewing Basket

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

I wanted to share a photo of a special family heirloom I received a few years back – my Great-Grandmother’s sewing basket.  I inherited it from a great-aunt who passed away, as I was the only one of the great-nieces who sews. And I’m so pleased it came to me!

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