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Fabulous Fall Quilts

One of several things that I love about living in Nebraska is the changing seasons. The fun thing is that there are times when we are able to experience several seasons within the span of one week! Generally speaking, though, our weather changes about every three months giving us a great excuse to redo the decor in our homes. For me that means changing the quilts that I have around the house. Fall is one of my favorite seasons because, besides the cooler weather, I just love the colors. The leaves on the trees right now are now changing from all shades of green to brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows. With the addition of bright colors for Halloween, the color palette for quilts is endless!

An Awe-Inspiring Trip at Every Turn, Part Two

Part Two of this blog continues our 8-day vacation to Kentucky and Tennessee last month. On Wednesday afternoon I visited the vendors and saw the contest quilts. The quilts are so amazing and gave me a lots of inspiration. Both of my class teachers, Judi Madsen and Bethanne Nemesh, were winners. I also talked to four vendors about domestic machines -- Baby Lock, Bernina, Janome, and Elna. I don't need a machine that will allow me to machine quilt since I do all of that on my long arm. I just need one for piecing and appliqué. I ruled out Baby Lock and Janome right away because I don't care for their blanket stitches. I liked the Bernina since I have one already and would be familiar with how



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