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It’s fair time in Madison County!

I bet it’s fair time where you are too! A few of us here in the office were 4-H er’s or leaders and had to go check out the projects today at noon. It brought back memories of my kids … Continue reading

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What? You haven’t checked out the Bonus Quilts?

We find the best projects we can for our readers, and sometimes we simply get carried away and have too many for the pages we are allowed! We have the best designers we could ask for and we want to … Continue reading

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Take a peek at Liz’ newest quilt!

Marianne Liz may have retired, but she’s been busy designing quilts! We have several here in our office for upcoming issues of Love of Quilting. Liz stopped in today and was showing Jean, our Editor, the quilt she is currently working … Continue reading

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What are the Tried & True quilt blocks all about?

Have you noticed the Tried & True quilt blocks we feature with projects in both Love of Quilting and Easy Quilts? These little gems are useful in so many ways. We create these blocks to give you optional fabric suggestions … Continue reading

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So–what’s going on this morning?

Here are a few pictures snapped this morning, here in Winterset.  Some of us are at IPTV taping our next PBS series this week or scheduled to go later today to help out, but here’s a quick trip around to … Continue reading

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When you quilt, do you like to stitch in the ditch or free motion?

For me, I like the free motion because I don’t have to follow a specific pattern. Partially patience and partially, the artsy side of me. For my Time Square, which is scheduled for the Sept/Oct issue of Love of Quilting, … Continue reading

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What?— me English paper piece?

Our sewing specialist Cindy said she would never English paper piece. She tried it and why frustrate herself again when she can piece other shapes on a machine? Mind you, she’s tried about every tip and technique there is to … Continue reading

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Did you ever wonder how to put those neutral batiks to work for you?

Since a trip to New York, our Editor, Jean Nolte has had her eye on Timeless Treasure’s Tonga Sugarplum collection of strips and squares.  She also likes the shy tones of their neutral batiks and wanted to use both together with her favorite accent … Continue reading

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Have you heard of Shweshwe fabrics?

Our March/April Love of Quilting issue features a quilt made by Evelyn Young called Monkey Business. It is made from a fabric called Schweschwe, that has an interesting and amazing history. You have probably seen this fabric in historic and contemporary … Continue reading

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Color surprises!

I’ve finally decided what I’m doing for my Crayon challenge and to my surprise, my color choices are quite a bit different than what I started with! I’ve arranged and rearranged blocks and pieces of blocks, auditioning colors and arrangement. … Continue reading

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