Tag: Longarm quilting

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Hi everyone Time for an update on a few things I think. I feel as though I have been neglecting you all a little as I have been so busy, and life sometimes gets in the way of doing what you really want to. So with no more ado let’s move onward. World Quilts Would…

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This quilting addiction started in July 2014 when my husband asked if I would like to go with him on one of his flying events – they would be camping in a field. The only facility would be a portaloo! At first this did not seem very appealing and I thought I needed to take…

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Today should have seen the next instalment in my Modern Quilt series but, as you may have guessed from the title, it isn’t! The last week seems to have passed in a blur with a trip to IKEA for bedroom furniture, new studio arrangements and the such.  With the girls heading back to school I…

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Well hello there and welcome to my first blog post here. I suppose as a first I should get the formal introductions over so ….. I’m Amanda (or Mandy to my friends and family), I’m originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland but live in Williamsburg, Virginia, brought here by my husband (not screaming and kicking I…

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Kelly Cline, the Kansas based professional longarmer, continues her story about her favourite quilt and how she achieved an amazing finish using a Vintage Tablecloth. If you missed Part one its here .. and Kelly introduces herself to those of you who have not met such an accomplished longarm quilter before if you click into Quilting News…

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This year will be my second year working at Festival of Quilts.  It seems like yesterday that I turned up at Pinhole Quilting’s stand, well shall I say floor space because on the Tuesday lunchtime that was all it was!, as the new girl and not really knowing what to expect.  I had bought my…

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes I want to do something just a little different and original.  About 2 yrs ago I found ice dying and it opened up a whole new world. It can be a very random and mystical process or a little more precise but still mystical, you never really know…

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I hope the last blog gave you a little insight into how I am creating the Dragon quilt. There is still so much to be done with it yet and some will have to stay a bit of a secret until later on but I will take you through the whole process eventually. When I…

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I have greatly admired these two stars of modern quilting for quite a while now, and their first collaboration in book form has certainly been worth the wait! Not only are Tula Pink and Angela Walters so passionate about their work, but also about the quilting community as a whole. The first chapter ‘Guardians of…

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January and February are both mad months in the QuiltSandwich Show Calendar. Started with a magnificent new show at Newark.  This was then followed by Edinburgh and Harrogate Quilt Shows.  The next to come are Duxford and finally before the Easter Break comes The Scottish Quilting Show. At QuiltSandwich, as we also run Patchwork and…

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Well how are we enjoying the new website, the Bloggers are fab and so diverse, the shops are so tempting as are the free patterns. So far I have signed up for the Mystery Quilt by Abbieanne (Click here) and am excitedly awaiting its arrival. I have also joined in to The Block of the…