Category Archives: Quilting

Quilt Group 2022 Christmas Brunch

We’ve often talked about our Christmas quilt gathering as our favorite event of the season.  We spend considerable time thinking about the perfect gifts to share with our friends and after a good meal, we exchange those gifts. This year … Continue reading

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Prepping a Honeysuckle Quilt Block

When I prepare for a trip, I like to plan some applique to take along for the hours in flight and in airports waiting.  If I’ve got a book to listen to and some stitching for my hands, I’m happy … Continue reading

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Helen Clegg, Quilting Friend, Leaves her Family Wrapped in Her Love

Today we said farewell to our dear friend, Helen Clegg.  We’ve quilted together for more than 25 years.  She was the President of the Utah Valley Quilt Guild in the mid-1990s when I started quilting and she invited me to … Continue reading

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Making Snowballs — A Fun Quilt!

Here’s another UFO (Unfinished Project) I’ve pulled out to finish this month.  I started making these snowballs maybe 10 or 12 years ago, using Civil War reproduction fabrics.  It’s a simple fun project that needs to see the light of … Continue reading

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Grandma Elsa’s House Dress Quilt

When Grandma Elsa Laemmlen died in June 1988, the family members came to the home to find treasures to remember her by.  According to my dad, what wasn’t taken was put in the yard for anyone to pick from before … Continue reading

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Quilts from Jane Isabella Barker (1839-1927)

About 2 years ago, I made this entry in my journal: Tuesday 1 September 2020, Abidjan 12:17 p.m. There has been a miracle.  I just checked my FamilySearch messages and found this: From Janice Toombs Twede 2:15 PM Please let … Continue reading

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A Quilt to Comfort and Bless

I’m documenting this quilt here before sending it off with a friend in need of love and comfort.  This is a 25-Patch quilt made with fabrics I want to wrap up in.  I made this quilt several years ago and … Continue reading

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Putting My Quilts To Bed and Why Are There So Many??

There are about 100 quilts layered on this bed in Aaron’s room.  I’ve layered them all here to keep them safe and flat for now.  They’ve been stacked in piles here and there for awhile and now they can relax. … Continue reading

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What I do during General Conference Weekends

I bind quilts.  That’s what I do.  This weekend, I finished binding 4 quilts–a 2nd dinosaur quilt for some future child, my Zaggy Squares, a Dresden Plate, and an ancestral quilt in blue and white that I recently had quilted.  … Continue reading

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I Fell Off the Fabric Wagon

Since our return, I’ve been trying REALLY hard not to buy more fabric.  I try not to go to quilt shops.  I try to use what I have in my fabric stash.  I really do try.  But sometimes I just … Continue reading

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