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Festive Quilts in Every Room

One of my favorite things to do is decorate our house for the holidays -- Christmas, Halloween, Fourth of July, Easter, Valentine’s Day. I think it is actually just an excuse to make more quilts so that I have something with which to decorate!! Whatever the reason (and since it is the week right before Christmas), I thought I would share some of this year’s Christmas decorations with you. I usually have a candle or two burning in my sewing room when I am working and it is fun to have something festive for them to sit upon. I found this pattern at the Calico Cottage in Hastings one summer when we were on our way to Colorado. No quilting is needed on this folded fabric pattern. This advent cal

My Five Favorite Quilt Stores (At Least As Of Today)

One of the best "Quilting" things to do is visit quilt shops. I usually try to pick up a new pattern or several fat quarters when I visit a new shop. I am fortunate to have a husband who indulges me in my perpetual passionate pastime (his words!) to search out new quilt shops. During one summer vacation to Colorado, he chose our route through southern Nebraska by researching where the quilt shops were. As a result, we traveled through Hebron, Holdrege, and Hastings. So here are my top 5 quilt shops-- Delve MIY in Cedar Rapids, IA -- I just discovered this fabric store last weekend when we were in the New Bohemia Main Street District in Cedar Rapids. We were on our way to Dubuque to visit Lin



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