Tag Archives: Spring Grove Piecemakers

Friendship block…..a little finish……

I really like little projects that can be finished with lots of details in a small amount of time…..how ‘bout you?? This one began here and, with some bits and pieces of fabric and vintage linen,     that was … Continue reading

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A “Friendship Block” request………

At last Monday’s guild meeting, one of the items on the ‘agenda’ was the next “Friendship Block” quilt person….and that was Julie. You may (probably not!) remember that I put mine together at the end of last month…….mainly cuz it’s … Continue reading

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Where quilters gather………..

There is the sound of machines whirring, scissors snipping, needle & thread creating all sorts of wonderfully colorful pieces, ripples of laughter and voices sharing various moments of recent life happenings……..   Yup, there was a time when this group came … Continue reading

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Taming the “poof” or Why did I choose this……….

Batting!!!!! Ok…..to backtrack a tad. The project in question is one that’s been around for a while ….ummmm….yeah…….like November of 2015 is the beginning of the “birthing”…ha! Please, go to this post if you want the “rest of the story”.That … Continue reading

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Welcome the Spring ‘warm’ Wednesday…………….

Sorry, friends, that’s the best I can do with a title for today’s post! We’ve been back 2.5 weeks and the Texas warmth has, for the most part, followed us home…..yay!!!      Don’tcha just love all the early flowers??!!!! Last … Continue reading

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A little quilty inspiration………………

Not much text and a whole lotta pix….. This is not a paper piecing (side note!).         The solid green is the “batting” & will be cut away (with the backing) and bound with a “cranberry” colored … Continue reading

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A quilters’ gathering…………

Back to a more “normal” schedule (at least for 3 months!). Our Spring Grove(MN) group has been a busy one………. first, some military finishes…    Member, Doris (right,below), makes paper and shared  Christmas themed cards she had designed & embellished………    Janice … Continue reading

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Guild Meeting Monday………

Began with a morning workshop that involved card making using handmade (by Doris and her DH) papers. Although I didn’t make it for that, these 2 gals were there and tried their hand at doing it. They were more than … Continue reading

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A military quilt finish……………

My larger guild group still does military quilts (not ‘QOV’) and this is the most recent, finished this morning before church. It’s an original piecing by Yvonne, using a shirt that was given her by a member of the family … Continue reading

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A Wordless Wednesday quilt guild “wrap”………….

(note: take 1 coffee cup + “wrap”. The upper portion/pocket folds to the inside of the mug leaving the smaller pockets on the outside to hold miscellaneous gizmos near your machine)         A doll “bunting”     … Continue reading

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Inquiries answered……………….

My “Friendship Quilt” post (here) brought a couple of questions as to the specifics of how my group organizes this. The pattern, fabric, etc is given out to the members to piece, sign and return. I chose to include two … Continue reading

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Back in MN…………..

And slipping back to a “northern routine”! Spring Grove “Piecemakers” met last Monday  for a workshop making a necktie water/wine tote…….  There were many cute finishes for some and for others (like me!) it was a time of catching up … Continue reading

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Wordless(?) Wednesday……………….

Actually, a few words of intro. The following photos are from the Christmas gathering in Spring Grove(MN) with the gals in that guild.         Yes, that’s a roll of toilet tissue, now embellished with a special embroidered wrap!!!!! … Continue reading

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Tuesday Guild Recap……………

Sit back, grab a cuppa………photo heavy post ahead………….. Note: (above photo) great idea for those large prints you just do not want to cut into!!!!! Just sayin’……………   Barb (above) recently attended a workshop/trunk show featuring the well known designer … Continue reading

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It’s what happened today……….

Today was quilt guild day in Spring Grove (MN) and, after welcoming several new members and a short business recap, sharing time gave an account of what the members have been up to in the last month………   First up … Continue reading

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Monday’s recap on Tuesday……………

And this is only a small portion of what these gals have accomplished in the weeks just finished!!! They hardly sit still long enough for me to grab a photo (and some don’t, as the number of blurred photos was … Continue reading

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Monday’s Meeting……

(Last Monday) was once again motivating and inspiring. One after another, project upon project was shared. Here is just a sampling!………… A crochet rug made from t-shirt strips!!! And this was her first attempt having just seen the project demoed!!!!!! … Continue reading

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A week that begins………..

With a quilt group/guild sew-in and meeting following is definitely a great week!!! This group had decided it was time to do a raffle quilt and last month (as you remember, I was in the warmer climes of Texas!!!!) a … Continue reading

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This morning was spent……….

Pin basting a client’s quilt. It’s one that I’ve had in my possession since late last Fall as she decides what the stitching approach should be.    The pattern is “Oriental Lanterns” from Fons & Porter’s “Love of Quilting” magazine, … Continue reading

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Another party!!!!!…………

As I promised, here is a photo recap of the Christmas luncheon I attended last Monday held in Spring Grove (MN). This guild is quite a bit larger (approx. 45 gals) and there was a good attendance in spite of … Continue reading

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It’s “That” Monday…again………..

When my larger quilt group meets and shares inspiration. I did a workshop in the morning on fmq (free motion quilting) that had the gals workin’ up a froth, uh, sweat, uh…….we had a great time!!! Couldn’t repeat enough times: … Continue reading

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QOV (Quilt of Valor)……#2……

Is, also, a finish. Since this one was a pinwheel, I took the “no brainer” route and stitched swirls……large swirls….everywhere…..edge to edge. And the backing………………………….. And, most importantly, the front(!)………………………. The same threads were used on this quilt as on … Continue reading

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