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If You Quilt It They Will Come

Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Have you noticed the unique phenomenon that happens whenever you have a quilt nearly finished?  The perfect owner comes forward for it.

I’m a quilter. I’ve been a quilter for many years, but I don’t have a quilt on my own bed; I blame the “if you quilt it, they will come” factor for that.

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Craftsy Offers Free QuiltCon Lecture Series

Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Craftsy, the online crafting community, is offering free access to a series of lectures recorded at QuiltCon in Austin, Texas in 2013.  QuiltCon, the inaugural event of the Modern Quilt Guild, was co-sponsored by Craftsy and a Craftsy production team recorded seven lectures plus the awards ceremony at the show.

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“Technicolor Dream Quilt” Pattern

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Materials Needed:

2 yards colorful scraps, jellyrolls or yardage in at least 8 different colors or prints

1 yard black for inner border and binding

1 ½ yards for outer border

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Pfaff Announces “World’s Most Creative Sewer”

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Susan Dunnavant of Greenville, South Carolina has been selected by Pfaff as the winner of their 150th anniversary contest to celebrate the “world’s most creative sewer.”  Ms. Dunnavant entered her quilt project “Gabe,” for which, she explained, she used a cross stitch generator to create a graph of her golden retriever’s photo.

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The Best Quilt I Ever Gave

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

My dad has always been difficult to read.  Growing up, I could never really tell if he liked his gifts or not; every year, for every gift, he reacted just the same, thanked the giver just the same and moved on.

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Label Idea for Comfort Quilt

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

It can be hard to decide what to put on the label of a comfort quilt.  If you’re like me, you want it to be loving, comforting but not depressing, not religious, and not reminding the recipient of the specific reason the gift is being given. 

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San José Quilt Museum Meets Fundraising Goal

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

Good news!  The San José Museum of Quilts and Textiles has announced that they have met and surpassed their immediate crisis-funding need of $80,000 and will not need to close their doors.

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How to Attach a Quilt Label

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 | 0 comments

By Janelle Cahoon, Quiltcentric

One of the quilting forums I visit regularly recently had a discussion of the various ways we attach quilt labels.

Some of the concern is because rumor says labels are often removed from stolen quilts before the quilt is sold, so many quilters want to make that more difficult for any thief.  Even if you’re not concerned about theft, labeling your quilts is a good practice in case they’re ever lost or just for your own information.  (“What year did I make that one?”)

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