Category: Quilters have personal lives too!

Quilter in Florida needs help after Irma

I recently found out that a quilter in Florida needs help after Irma. It was startling to me that people’s lives are still turned upside down as the news in Illinois has stopped talking about this devastating hurricane. I have a very compassionate Facebook friend named Pam. She and I both went to the same... Read more »

Labels and political signs

My sewing lately has been comprised of many micro projects. Sometimes I enjoy doing something that can be finished quickly. Labels and political signs both fall into this category. When my older sister went to college my mother sewed her name into all of her belongings. I believe she ordered the name labels from Sears.... Read more »

Stranger Things 2 was intensely entertaining and even had quilts

This weekend my husband and I alternated between Halloween fun with our grandchildren and binge watching Stranger Things 2. I loved both activities but only the latter kept me up until 2:30 am on Saturday night. Or was it Sunday morning? Stranger Things 2 was intensely entertaining and even had quilts. Yes, quilts in a... Read more »
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What fun it is to be a student while I construct the Cinderella costume

I am really good at being a student and taking classes. I liked it so much, I became a teacher. I may be retired from teaching but I still love learning. I want to tell you what fun it is to be a student while I construct the Cinderella costume for Zara. I am really... Read more »

10 Things you don't know about me

Have you noticed that I’ve been blogging again on Wednesdays? Yes, I have and mostly they have nothing to do with quilting or sewing. I like to wander off topic sometimes and today is another of those days. I have written a lot about myself the past 5 years. (I can see some of you... Read more »

I have had a number of odd experiences in public bathrooms but this last one topped them all

I have had a number of odd experiences in public bathrooms but this last one topped them all. I know, you’re jealous. You wish you felt nature’s call more often so you could increase the odds of having bizarre encounters of the washroom kind. I had my purse swiped in a bathroom in high school... Read more »
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Two quilters meet for lunch - Or What we have here is a failure to communicate

Old soldiers just fade away. What do quilters do? I am not sure but perhaps they are just waiting in the wrong place or at the wrong time! I have to tell you about my recent brunch adventure – or what we have here is a failure to communicate. Okay, not that drastic of a failure... Read more »

If I drink my water from a Hydro Flask am I the coolest quilter ever?

The first time I went to Portland to visit my daughter I felt like I was thirsty the entire time. I had a really hard time finding bottled water to take with me while visiting the city. Everyone seemed to carry refillable water bottles with them and utilize the refilling stations. This time I was... Read more »

I'm a quirky and odd quilter, isn't that great?

I’m a quirky and odd quilter, isn’t that just great? I like being a bit nerdy and weird. You are thinking, we all knew this Kathy, tell us something new. OK, I will. My quilter quirks When I play Scrabble I consider that I’ve won if I put down the word QUILT. I regularly scramble... Read more »
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Any regrets? My main regret is not chewing sugarless gum

I guess we all have some regrets from the road not taken to the bad decision. My main regret is not chewing sugarless gum when I was in high school. I know, not a huge deal but it was a choice that came home to roost today. Why don’t I tell you the whole story?... Read more »
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    My passions are quilting and sewing. Add to that French, Spanish, books, swimming, travels, new restaurants, yoga and chocolate and you have me. All of these are best shared with family and friends. Except for chocolate, don't touch my chocolate. You can email me at QuiltingSewingCreating@gmail.com

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