Rawhide!

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Last evening’s ‘test run’ with a new fabric!  Faux LEATHER! I taught a free motion class at Bernina here in Great Falls, on Saturday, and Deb, the store owner of Bernina Silver Thimble, made sure to bring to my attention some new fabrics.  Faux leather fabrics! So of course, I have to get a cut and try it and last …

Friday Feature Resource – PATSY THOMPSON Books!

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One of the best books I’ve ever bought!  This is a terrific resource.  I love the free motion quilting, the ‘how to’s’ for quilting feathers, and the fabulous designs & colors. Consider it a GREAT ADVENTURE! Well worth the bucks!  Get it!  And the companion, too…  You will LOVE the straight forward and simple way Patsy has laid out the …

Curvalicious!

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One of the creative pattern designers I have been attracted to for many years, especially as a beginner quilter, is Cheryl Wittmayer’s company  “Sew-Be-It!.  Her patterns are great for beginner quilters, and a wonderful ‘jumping off’ palette of designs to really help you get started with free motion quilting!  I hope you will visit her web site and see if …

Embellishment – “THE FLATHEAD” Art Quilt

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I was born and raised in Montana; my father’s family homesteaded on the northern border of Montana, near the Canadian border, in the Sweet Grass Hills. My mother’s family homesteaded in western Montana, on the Flathead River. For many summers, I would pack up my boys and we’d travel 240 miles to go to the Flathead Valley, and spend a week …

ORANGE CRUSH

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“Orange Crush” – a quilt accepted into an Exhibition entitled “Stitch in Time” at Paris Gibson Square Museum Fall of 2009, in Great Falls, Montana. This piece began with a lovely gradient fabric by Caryl Bryer Fallert, bordered with a simple, beautiful  summery batik print.  Because the main fabric was such a striking color on it’s own, I wanted the …