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Michael Sirianni
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I do love a good binding


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Birds in Flight
I just found this picture--forgot I had made this quilt. It was one of those things that just took on a life of its own.  It is made of window screen rectangles  with small pieces of fabric stitched on and then the bird pieces appliqued. The squares are att...

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The Calendar Quilts Series
On January 1, 2014 I began a block a day project. I challenged myself to make one reverse applique block every day for a year. One of the general rules was that I would use fabric from my stash--not new purchases. I did one block every day--no going ahead a...

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The Calendar Quilts Series
On January 1, 2014 I began a block a day project. I challenged myself to make one reverse applique block every day for a year. One of the general rules was that I would use fabric from my stash--not new purchases. I did one block every day--no going ahead a...

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Les mazots
A friend told me about a custom in France where a tiny house would be built on your property to house your treasures. The house would safeguard your irreplaceable family mementos. It would be protected from fire or flood in the big house. It could serve as ...

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The Anonymous Quilter
I am an anonymous quilter. I don't often show my work to anyone--especially anyone outside of my small circle of friends who like the stuff I make. When my husband asks what I am working on, my usual reply is " Oh just fooling around with an idea--hope it w...

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hmmm !!!maybe i'll alter it
I made this quilt a year or two ago. I used the narrow strip piecing method that Kathleen Loomis has used for many years. I love her work and have seen one piece in person at the Susquehanna museum in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. I made it to honour my mother. ...

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A Revelation
Do you remember the guy who invented the nasal strips who said that he woke up one morning and realized "outside the nose!!" was the way to go. And then there was the man who designed the needle for the sewing machine. He too dreamed about putting the eye o...

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One Thing Always Leads to Another
I am having my fibre art friends over on Thursday so I decided that we would try a little texture printing on fabric. I made a few designs on paper and cardboard using a glue gun. Then I wanted to seal them so that we could use them as texturizer sheets and...

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More Prescious Than Gold, Worth More Than All the Tea in China
After the birth of my third grandson, I started campaigning--hard--for a girl baby. We were so lucky to have the babes we had but there were not going to be any more. So why not go to China and get one of those girl babies, they were giving them away!! I fo...
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