How to Fix an American Quilt

As I’ve shared before, my mom’s family is full of quilters. To that end, we have a lot of quilts. When my grandmother died, we got a quilt that she had worked on. I say “we,” my mom has the most claim to it, of course. She kindly offered it up when I was looking […]

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Quilter’s Paradise

My Iowan aunts dropped of a few quilt tops to me this weekend. Sure, they have quilters and quilt shops back home, but they left them with me because I have found this gem of a quilt shop in small-town Kansas. Quilter’s Paradise in Baldwin City, Kansas is one of my all-time favorite quilt shops! […]

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One Quilter’s Scraps…

I had another trip to visit my quilting Iowa family last weekend. Having finished all of my deadline quilts, I had to actually make a decision about what I wanted to work on. I ended on a quilt that’s has been in progress for about 5 years… Back then, I had just finished the first […]

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Color of Memory

I do love to travel, but sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own home town. And if you think there’s nothing to do in Kansas City, you’re absolutely right. Feel free to skip this post. (Our town is the best kept secret, and I plan to keep it that way.) Word had […]

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Minky Me Crazy

I love all fiber arts, but when people ask me if I quilt, I have to tell them I’m a fake quilter. Maybe it’s a mental block from middle school sewing when the teacher gave me a C on my quilt block pillow because my corners didn’t match, or maybe it requires a level of […]

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