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New quilt store opening in Watford City, ND. Dec 15
12/12/2023

New quilt store opening in Watford City, ND. Dec 15

My friend Denise was contacted by someone wondering if she would be interested in her Mom’s sewing things as she had pas...
12/10/2023

My friend Denise was contacted by someone wondering if she would be interested in her Mom’s sewing things as she had passed 13 years ago. These blocks were included in the 16 tubs of fabric! As she looked through these Sunbonnet Sue blocks, one with my name was with them! It turns out they were friendship blocks made for a member of the Dakota Prairie Quilters in Williston, ND. Denise lives in Mandan. She gave me the blocks and I have put them together in a quilt top. I needed to make a couple more blocks for the setting. There were 29 blocks from members. As far as I can figure they were made in the early to mid-90s. 12 ladies who made this quilt have passed away and I am the only person who still lives in the area full time and is still a member of the guild. Lots of memories as I worked on this one.

Our group has been making appliqué friendship blocks for members since it started in the early 80s. My friendship quilt was made in 1985. At that time we even met at an old country school and hand quilted these quilts together. I encouraged members at the meeting yesterday to get their quilts together if they have blocks just sitting on the shelf.

This is a leftover quilt. For a couple months I had a stack of triangles I had cut off snowball blocks from my coffee fi...
12/10/2023

This is a leftover quilt. For a couple months I had a stack of triangles I had cut off snowball blocks from my coffee filter challenge quilt. I figured I better sew them together. Then, what to do with them? I had 100 of them. I did up these quick ShooFly blocks. I needed some more background fabric so used leftovers from my Be My Neighbor quilt and 3 1/2” squares out if my drawer if 3 1/2” squares of scraps. I bought the polka dot fabric but I was at a retreat and didn’t have anything for corner squares and the inner border. Luckily Kari had leftover lime green fabric from a backing of a quilt she had trimmed. 60” X 60”

I spent the weekend at a quilt retreat and finished putting this Summer Wedding pattern by Black Cat by Creations togeth...
12/04/2023

I spent the weekend at a quilt retreat and finished putting this Summer Wedding pattern by Black Cat by Creations together. I shared it on my personal page but not here so figured I better add it. I worked on a couple of other projects too that I will share later.

Here is another recent finish. The Dakota Prairie Quilters in Williston, ND did this as a block of the month this past y...
11/27/2023

Here is another recent finish. The Dakota Prairie Quilters in Williston, ND did this as a block of the month this past year. It is Be My Neighbor by Moda.

This quilt was started years ago. Blocks were made and exchanged with ladies from the guild in Watford City. I chose the...
11/24/2023

This quilt was started years ago. Blocks were made and exchanged with ladies from the guild in Watford City. I chose the Royal Cross block using John Flynn templates. I got them out, made a few more blocks and finished it up a couple weeks ago.

I needed to have something for a gift exchange so I went into the “archives” to find something. I decided I should finis...
11/22/2023

I needed to have something for a gift exchange so I went into the “archives” to find something. I decided I should finish up some of these projects! So last week I spent a few days quilting them. I pieced together backs and backings and made due. I ended up having to buy binding fabric for the machine embroidery piece, so not bad.

I finished an Exploding Heart top today. Made from all scraps except for the white background. This one is the correct s...
10/25/2023

I finished an Exploding Heart top today. Made from all scraps except for the white background. This one is the correct size. The first one I made I cut squares the wrong size so made a smaller quilt.

I finished the Stash Buster Challenge last week. 64 - 7 1/2” blocks. Bear Creek Station has a challenge each year to mak...
10/25/2023

I finished the Stash Buster Challenge last week. 64 - 7 1/2” blocks. Bear Creek Station has a challenge each year to make a block a week for the year.

Here are the two quilts I made for the Panel Mystery Quilt that I designed. The windmill panel was bought at the quilt s...
10/21/2023

Here are the two quilts I made for the Panel Mystery Quilt that I designed. The windmill panel was bought at the quilt shop in Sturgis.

Being in 3 guilds means 3 challenges. All were done using mostly scraps. OMG, more to machine quilt!
10/11/2023

Being in 3 guilds means 3 challenges. All were done using mostly scraps. OMG, more to machine quilt!

I finished the last 2 borders this morning! I just loved the outside border fabric when I bought it 10 years ago. I thin...
09/13/2023

I finished the last 2 borders this morning! I just loved the outside border fabric when I bought it 10 years ago. I think it aged just fine! 😂😂😂

This one is coming together. My Circling Geese pattern. Fabric that I bought 10 years ago for this project. Anyone inter...
09/12/2023

This one is coming together. My Circling Geese pattern. Fabric that I bought 10 years ago for this project. Anyone interested in a class here in Alexander, ND? Paper piecing, sewing circles and machine appliqué.

A few more pics.
08/27/2023

A few more pics.

I spent a wonderful 3 days with the Gallatin Quilt Guild in Bozeman, MT. A well attended trunk show Thursday evening and...
08/27/2023

I spent a wonderful 3 days with the Gallatin Quilt Guild in Bozeman, MT. A well attended trunk show Thursday evening and a 2 day class making Circling Geese. They did a great job. Thank you to everyone for your wonderful hospitality! Denise came along too and taught 2 classes. So great hanging out with her on the long car ride. Heading home in the morning.

I put my Stash Buster blocks together into a top this weekend. 64 - 7 1/2” blocks, 6” border for a 72” square quilt.
08/21/2023

I put my Stash Buster blocks together into a top this weekend. 64 - 7 1/2” blocks, 6” border for a 72” square quilt.

I finished the Follow Your Heart Sampler by Terry Atkinson this week.
07/13/2023

I finished the Follow Your Heart Sampler by Terry Atkinson this week.

I finished my Exploding Heart Quilt a few days ago. I will be teaching this at the Badlands Retreat in Medora in Oct and...
07/06/2023

I finished my Exploding Heart Quilt a few days ago. I will be teaching this at the Badlands Retreat in Medora in Oct and for the Dakota Prairie Quilters this fall. Pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts.

This is Judy Niemeyer’s Amethyst pattern. I pieced it several years ago. I didn’t want to mess it up with the  quilting ...
07/02/2023

This is Judy Niemeyer’s Amethyst pattern. I pieced it several years ago. I didn’t want to mess it up with the quilting so it was folded up for a long time. I finally told myself to put on my big girl panties and just do it. It is all free hand quilting and ruler work on my Bernina Q24 long arm machine.

I finished this quilt a couple weeks ago. It was the leader/ender challenge from Bonnie Hunter 2 years ago, Fish School...
06/29/2023

I finished this quilt a couple weeks ago. It was the leader/ender challenge from Bonnie Hunter 2 years ago, Fish School. All scraps.

I don’t think I posted photos of this one I finished a few weeks ago. I am calling it Ode to Jinny Beyer. It was an old ...
06/15/2023

I don’t think I posted photos of this one I finished a few weeks ago. I am calling it Ode to Jinny Beyer. It was an old UFO I had with about 4 Jinny Beyer blocks done. I had printed off patterns from Jinny’s site. Finished the rest of the blocks and used the BQ block from Maple Island Quilts to set them.

06/08/2023

I told Denise I put my big girl panties on last week and loaded my Judy Neimeyer Amethyst quilt on my long arm. I have one corner left to quilt. It takes about an hour and a half to do one corner. Check out the steps in the comments. You need to go to the bottom of my comments and go up. Didn’t think about it listing them like it did.

The brochure is out for the Badlands retreat in October in Medora!
06/01/2023

The brochure is out for the Badlands retreat in October in Medora!

We promote the Art of Quilting

My AQS Quilt Art Engagement Calendar came today. My quilt is pictured on the week of Oct 7th. This is the 8th time I’ve ...
05/16/2023

My AQS Quilt Art Engagement Calendar came today. My quilt is pictured on the week of Oct 7th. This is the 8th time I’ve had one of my quilts included in this calendar. The first was in 1994.

The Exploding Heart Pattern I am teaching in Medora and Williston this fall is on sale today only at Quilt in a Day. 40%...
05/14/2023

The Exploding Heart Pattern I am teaching in Medora and Williston this fall is on sale today only at Quilt in a Day. 40% off and free shipping.

05/14/2023

Join Ashley Jones for Custom Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine. This exclusive, virtual event will elevate your quilting skills and inspire you to embellish and finish your quilt. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn one of today’s most sought-after embroidery skills. Custom Quilting with Yo...

I finished the binding on this quilt this morning. It was a class from Debbie Caffrey in Las Vegas in 2015.
05/10/2023

I finished the binding on this quilt this morning. It was a class from Debbie Caffrey in Las Vegas in 2015.

I used the echo quilting clips on the foot of my machine to make a nice 1/4” stem for the feathers.
05/09/2023

I used the echo quilting clips on the foot of my machine to make a nice 1/4” stem for the feathers.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Centers for this Circling Geese Wallhanging were made with my embroidery machine.
05/05/2023

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Centers for this Circling Geese Wallhanging were made with my embroidery machine.

I finished the binding on my Woodstock/Quiltstock quilt last night. I won a fat quarter bundle when I won viewers choice...
05/04/2023

I finished the binding on my Woodstock/Quiltstock quilt last night. I won a fat quarter bundle when I won viewers choice for my Volkswagen block. I used that for the backing plus other leftovers participants brought back.

As a Star Wars fan I can’t resist! LOL May the 4th be with you!
05/04/2023

As a Star Wars fan I can’t resist! LOL May the 4th be with you!

The quilting is done. Now to trim and add the binding.
05/02/2023

The quilting is done. Now to trim and add the binding.

I did my friendship block today for Dakota Prairie Quilters. Hand appliqué and hand embroidered name.
05/01/2023

I did my friendship block today for Dakota Prairie Quilters. Hand appliqué and hand embroidered name.

Bound, washed and hanging in my sewing studio.
04/28/2023

Bound, washed and hanging in my sewing studio.

Quilting on my Quiltstock Challenge top. Made with blocks I won at the Badlands retreat.
04/27/2023

Quilting on my Quiltstock Challenge top. Made with blocks I won at the Badlands retreat.

I thought some might be interested in this sew along starting in July. It sounds like it might be fun.
04/27/2023

I thought some might be interested in this sew along starting in July. It sounds like it might be fun.

Quilting Sew Along for a fun new adventure with Border Creek Station

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