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A Tax Deduction for Charity Quilting

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Quilters are generous people.  We give our time and quilting talents not only to friends and family but to total strangers who need the warmth of a quilty hug in times of need.

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Are Quilters Extra-Patient?

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

I carry a little handwork bag in my purse, with a block or two to piece or appliqué.  It’s useful for filling some of the inevitable waiting times at the doctor’s office or elsewhere.  It always seems to start conversations.  And those conversations almost always include the statement, “You must be so patient!”

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Denver National Quilt Festival VIII Entry Deadlines

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Entry forms and rules for the Denver National Quilt Festival VIII are now available, with an entry deadline of March 18th for all entry materials.  The contest rules and entry forms are here.

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Quilt Fest of New Jersey IX Deadlines

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

If you’re a resident of New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania, you might want to check out the entry form and rules for the Quilt Fest of New Jersey Tri-State Quilt Competition. 

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Essential Websites: Quilter’s Cache

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

There are a few websites every quilter, or aspiring quilter, should know about.  One of the most important is QuiltersCache.com.  Begun in 1997 by Marcia Hohn, this site is an essential block-pattern resource with patterns and instructions for over 1,400 quilt blocks.

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Winners of Morton Masterpiece Contest

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

The Old Country Store Fabrics Shop and Andover Fabrics Company have announced the winners of the Morton Masterpiece Quilt Contest.

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Easy Needle-book Pattern

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

With the holidays and gift-giving season coming up, it’s good to have a few options for quick and easy gifts to make for your fellow quilters and other sewing and craft enthusiasts.  These instructions will allow you to make an easy needle-book that’s practical, quick to make and can be individualized however you prefer.

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How to Keep Your Resolutions

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric 

Making resolutions is easy. Keeping them is hard.

Most of us rely on willpower to make the life-changes we’re demanding of ourselves, and willpower alone tends to slip after a while – usually before the new behavior is a habit.

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Why I’m Not Making Quilting Resolutions

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

A lot of quilters are making resolutions as New Year’s approaches.  They resolve to stop buying gadgets, to use up their scrap bins or to finish all 37 UFO’s.

This year I’m not making quilting resolutions.

It isn’t that I don’t approve of resolutions.  I do.  They’ve been really useful to me in years past.

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