Buttoning Up the Competition

When you think of competition, what images come to mind? Swimmers slicing through chlorinated water in search of Olympic gold? Miss South Dakota out-poising Miss Florida during the Q&A segment of the Miss America pageant? Harvard vs. Yale vs. Stanford in the annual college rankings? Competitors abound in every arena, but I recently discovered one that took me by surprise: buttons. Continue reading

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Time, Time, Time is on My Side (Yes, It Is!)

Okay, so the Rolling Stones weren’t talking about quilting when they wrote those lyrics, but you get the drift. Finding time to fit in stitching can be a challenge, but it’s possible. Thanks to a suggestion from Sherri McConnell, I’ve figured out how to make the most of the time I have. Continue reading

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Designing Women: Quilt Designers Share Their Stories

Northern Lights—a Cake Mix quilt pattern designed by Carrie Nelson

Seems simple enough—you take some fabric, cut it up, move the pieces around, sew them back together and what’ve you got? A quilt top.

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