Thursday, September 17, 2009

A new tutorial

In case you don't know, I've moved my blog to my new website and it's all up and running. I'm still adding , so there will be lots of new things in the coming days.

Already there are free EQ6 project files and a new tutorial on making fabric for a 'moon' appliqué added just today.

So come visit me in my new home and be sure to update your reader and subscribe to my website feed so you don't miss anything!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I'm moving the blog

I'm moving the blog to my new website. Same name, new address. Don't forget to update your reader and add the new address; so you don't miss anything. The heading still says RagsNQuilts...just a new address.

Please continue to visit with us in our new home.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Looky what I got today!

First up, I received a signed copy of my friend Cathy Wiggins new book! "Clowns on Parade" You can see it and purchase it here. Congratulations again, Cathy!

And then, new stuff from Vicki. Isn't this just yummy! Love those colors and all the texture.
And this is a selvage to selvage gradation...boy is this rich looking! Good work, as always Vicki!
I've actually commissioned her to develop some custom palettes for me. Looking forward to seeing those!

If you haven't yet tried Vicki's fabric, head over to her shop. I guarantee you won't be disappointed!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Goodnight Teddy

You will be missedjust as your brothers still are today.

A life full of very human flaws; but that did so much for so many. May you find peace. I thank you for all you did for this nation.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

And the latest loot from Vicki!

And, I saved the best for last! My latest stuff from Vicki came today. Just look at these lovelies! No drooling on the fabric please..LOL!Can you say oooooh,


Also in this package were 3 new tie dyed shirts for Don.

2 short sleeve

And one long sleeve. I have to say, this one is my favorite so far. And he has quite the collection from her!
I have to say again; Vicki, these are all spectacular! Thanks.

And if you haven't yet visited her shop and purchased some of her gorgeous fabrics....what are you waiting for???

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Sharon Schamber visit

Last week, Sharon Schamber was visiting and doing a series of classes for my guild. I hosted her in my home for the duration of her visit. And one of those days included a longarm class in my studio.

No narration, just the photos.

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I get a round postcard swap

These are from the latest MQR swap. Mine...Lisa's







Mary Ann's

and Vicki's

They are all fabulous, thank you!

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Allright, I know I'm way behind...

First, the last mango off our tree for the season. They have been huge this year! And sweet with perfect texture. This one though is the biggest of all. 16 inches in diameter! And just as yummy as the rest. Can't wait to see next years crop!And then the latest family postcards ..most for my birthday. From Mary...

from Mother

and the rest are from my daughter Kelly and her girls. They are all just learning to sew and bead. The "stuff" on them and the fabrics are items they "lifted" from my stash while they were here in July. I think they all did very well. I love them all!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

having some fun

Almost recovered from all the company. Tomorrow the latest edition of my Premier videos will be available on MQR. Be sure to check it out.

Here's a short preview.

Friday, August 7, 2009

A finished top!

Life is still on the hectic side here, and we still have company (adult this time), but I managed to carve out a little time here and there and got this top finished. While far from perfect piecing, I would never have attempted this before the "GO" cutter. It really makes things a lot easier and more accurate. As I have said before... good thing I can quilt halfway decently, because a piecer I'm not!

After quilting, this will go to my oldest granddaughter Kara and she will do the beading. I designed this specifically for quilting and beading. I just love how the batiks 'glow' on that purple background!
So now it goes in the pile to be quilted one day...hopefully not too far away! I also (finally) finished up my postcards, so those will go in the mail tomorrow.

Tonight we're taking our house guest out for dinner. We'll be trying a new crab house that just opened up in town.

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