Stains and Spiders: A Product Review
4.28.2016

Judy is our resident merchandising manager and storyteller, two roles she frequently combines with great effect. At our last meeting, she shared a story that was both a product review and a hilarious personal anecdote that left us rolling.
This is her story.
The Set-Up:  My husband was in the bathroom putting some greasy ointment on our dog’s ear. I was going to bed. As I pulled back the covers before climbing in, a BIG, black, thick-legged, sturdy-looking spider took off running …

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Beginner’s Luck: A Hand-Quilted Rainbow Coaster
4.18.2016

Though I’m not the most experienced quilter (or sewer, for that matter!), I really enjoy creating things I can use to decorate my house or gift to the people I care about. Not only does the ability to give something that comes from my heart make me feel good, but seeing the improvements I make each time I pick up a needle and thread is icing on the cake! As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t use a sewing machine (for …

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Book Review: Scrap-Basket Strips & Squares
4.14.2016

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I love looking through Scrap-Basket Strips and Squares because the projects have a good balance between modern and vintage-esque fabrics–and the yardage requirements are listed for both precuts and stash options. Kim Brackett’s quilts have a fun optical illusion to them. The blocks seem to appear to overlap and give dimension to the patterns. This book has clear instructions and illustrations …

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