Quilts at Arbor Lodge

I had an unexpected fiber adventure this weekend! A friend and I talked about doing a “pandemic safe” trip up to the Arbor Lodge State Park for months and months. Our schedules (or my anxiety) would get in the way, and we would reschedule. Last weekend, though, we finally loaded up the car and made […]

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WIP Challenge: March Update

I am so proud! Even after all my new cast-ons this month, I still managed to bring the WIP count down! It’s only by one, but hey, that’s down! I did have one finish from the pre-2021 list, and funny enough, I didn’t even start it. A friend of mine has a grandmother who was […]

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A Super Easy Baby Quilt

As I said in Tuesday’s post, I had to bust out a couple of baby gifts for a shower with less than two weeks notice. This coworker is well worth more than one gift, too, so what to do? I chose a nursery-themed toy in a slightly bulky yarn and an old, quick baby quilt […]

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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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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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