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International Block Swap by Quilts Around The World

While attending the Baltimore Heritage Quilt Guild Quilt Expo 2017 see post, something unexpected I found at the show involved an international organization called Quilt Around the World. This an online quilting community and publisher, and they had a booth at the show staffed by a representative from Germany who explained (in extremely fast English!) one [...]

By |2017-03-25T08:02:00-05:00March 23rd, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments

Visit to the Baltimore Heritage Quilt Guild Expo 2017

Visiting the Baltimore Heritage Quilt Guild Quilt Expo 2017 was wonderful. The creativity, originality, and workmanship of these quilters produced yet another dazzling show for this guild, which meets at the Woodbrook Baptist Church on Stevenson Lane in Baltimore City on the 2nd Tuesday of the month  www.baltimorequilters.com. They have been around for 32 years [...]

By |2017-04-03T09:08:31-05:00March 23rd, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments

Alice Steele on Designer Fabric

Last fall, I won a beautiful Dresden Plate holiday block made by Alice Steele. I asked her about the fabrics she used, and she shared some of her thoughts about designer fabric lines. Here is what she wrote: The fabric line (in the Dresden Plate) is "Holiday Flourish 6" by Peggy Toole for [...]

By |2017-12-02T20:41:41-05:00March 13th, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments

Maryland Barn Quilt Trails

Looking for something fun to do?  Go on a Barn Quilt Trail Tour.  Maryland has as least two, located in Carroll County and Garrett County.Photo courtesy Carroll County Office of Tourism with permission.Carroll County, MD Barn Quilt TrailVisit http://carrollcountytourism.org/barn-quilt-trail/ for details.  A tour list, brochure and tour map can be found here.The Carroll County Barn Quilt Trail [...]

By |2017-02-23T18:07:03-05:00February 22nd, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments

Pillowcases for Vets Sewing Project

Join us for "Sew Pillowcases for Vets Day" at the Delta Senior Center on March 20, 2017 at 9:30.  Details here.  Or, make pillowcases on your own with the instructions in the link below. At the November 2016 meeting, Patricia Egger presented a request from the Sew for Vets group at the Delta Senior [...]

By |2017-01-27T14:32:48-05:00January 27th, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments

Local Quilt Shop Day Sat Jan 28

Local Quilt Shop Day is a worldwide celebration for independently owned quilt shops everywhere, meant  to connect retailers and fabric lovers.  It will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 with special events, depending on your shop. Quilt shops everywhere can choose to participate in their own way, without being an officially registered participating shop.  Make sure [...]

By |2017-01-20T23:18:40-05:00January 20th, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments

Quilts for Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit

This article is submitted by Jackie Hesselton who is a healthcare manager at MedStar Health: The NICU (23 beds, newly renovated and state of art) at MedStar Franklin Square would welcome hand crafted quilts to cover the isolettes/bassinets of the smallest of our patients. Quilts should be 100% cotton, carefully constructed to avoid loose threads and [...]

By |2017-01-17T19:05:01-05:00January 10th, 2017|uncategorized|0 Comments