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Not Your Average Progress Report

After a teaching career of 33 years, there are some habits that die hard. A few weeks ago I realized that this is the first time that I haven't had to do progress reports. So I am going to make up for that by giving you a progress report on my Row By Row quilt. In a previous blog, I recounted my adventure this summer collecting these Row By Row patterns at various quilt shops in Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. I have been excited to get started on making them. The first step was to choose the pattern with which to start. That was simple -- I picked the easiest one! That pattern was from Quilting Is My Therapy in Liberty, Missouri. I had purchased a kit with the fabrics needed to complete this

Twenty-one Years from UFO to Beautiful Quilt

This is the story of how it took 21 years to make a Triple Irish Chain quilt. If you are a quilter or a collector of quilt tops, you might even see yourself in parts of this tale. Maybe this will inspire you to finish those UFO's (unfinished objects) that have been tucked away on the closet shelf. It can be done!! After finishing my very first large quilt -- that was the sampler quilt that I talked about in my first blog -- I found a pattern for a Triple Irish Chain. I was attracted to this pattern because I could make it using scrap fabrics. I still love making scrap quilts and made that first one because it reminded me of the quilts that my Grandma Lammers made. Another reason that I love



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