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Pt Roberts 2017: A Tribute to Merle

Maple Beach in Pt Roberts. We have gathered here for 15 yrs each September since 2003. We share all that has happened over the course of the year, good, bad or otherwise!! We eat, drink, eat, sew, chat, laugh and … Continue reading

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When Life Gives you Scraps…

…make a quilt.  The projects may have been small but they were a way to give the mind and heart a little relief from the world outside. Everyone on our list got a pot holder this Christmas, whether they needed … Continue reading

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The Mile-a-Minute Quilt

In May/June 2013 I started making sample blocks for a class on the Mile-a-Minute quilting technique. I’d originally planned on making a couple of blocks but as I started working through my special stash of scrap fabrics I couldn’t stop … Continue reading

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Traditional Charm Quilt

My Thimble Collection. This is a traditional charm quilt featuring a repetitive block pattern (thimble) that never repeats the same fabric twice.  The pattern is from a Better Homes & Garden magazine dating back to February 2000.  There was also an … Continue reading

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Finding the Groove–thank you September

I’m continuing to work on small projects to get those creative juices flowing. Before I moved back to Nanaimo I made a concerted effort to organize what fabrics I had and file them in some kind of workable fashion. There … Continue reading

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September, where are you?

I don’t know what it is about September but it seems to me that it is the time of year, every year, that I start looking ahead. It’s been fairly quiet on the quilting front here this summer but I … Continue reading

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Put Another Log on the Fire

Friendship quilts. That’s what this post is about…a quilt that travels from one friend to another. Several weeks ago it arrived at my house. Powell River to Mill Bay…it’s now back in Nanaimo where it was made. In March 2001 … Continue reading

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June Sewing Day & Mile-a-Minute Workshop

MLQ’s last sewing day before summer break was June 15th. We had a full house and 6 quilters looking to make use of their scraps by learning the “mile-a-minute” technique. Lorraine had started working on this type of piecing years ago using her left … Continue reading

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I Love Scrappy Quilts

On June 15th we are going to be making “Mile-a-Minute” quilts. I don’t know where the term came from when referring to quilts but ”Mile-a-Minute” has been around for a long time. According to several dictionaries it refers to “very quickly,” or … Continue reading

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May the 4th Be With You

We had a choice between Cinco de Mayo or May the 4th Be With You as our May theme. Two years ago, when the Canucks were in the 2nd round of the playoffs, we celebrated Cinco de Mayo and I … Continue reading

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