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A Sensational Sunday

Emotional. Inspirational. Dedicated. Sacrifice. Freedom. These are a few of the words that come to mind when I think of the men and women who have served and are serving our country in the military. Since beginning my association with the Quilts of Valor Foundation two years ago I am reminded of these words on a daily basis. And this past Sunday was an incredible reminder as I was honored to spend the day with a group of women who volunteered their services to assure freedom for all of us. Over the last decade Honor Flights have taken veterans to Washington D.C. for the day to view the various war memorials. There have been Honor Flights for veterans from WW II, the Korean War, and the Vietn

A Tantalizing Technique

One of several things that I love about quilting is the number of new techniques you can learn when constructing a quilt. English Paper Piecing (EPP) was one such technique that fascinated me for quite awhile before I finally had a chance to learn it. I was especially intrigued after seeing a display of EPP quilts at the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln several years ago. Soon after that I attended a demonstration of crafts at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice during the annual Homestead Days in June. The demonstrator had small kits made up so that participants could stitch seven 1 1/2” hexagons into a flower. It was so cute and after that I was hooked!! The technique involves

 

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