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Quilting, Photography, Travel. Take Note–The Quilt Notebook. Today we are going to start working on our Quilt Notebooks.

Take Note–The Quilt Notebook

(For selecting a Quilt Notebook see HERE.) Important Reasons to Start a Quilt Notebook It will collect all the information about your quilts in one easy to find place.It will provide YOUR quilt history.It will demonstrate your growth as a quilter.It will help you set goals for developing your skills as a quilter. First, let me clarify that The Quilt Notebook is distinct from a doodle/sketch book. The Doodle/Sketch book is for drawing, doodling and sketching any idea that pops into your head. I want to emphasis that The Quilt Notebook will contain EVERYTHING about our Quilts in Progress and our Completed Quilts...No more scraps of paper with calculations, (that we can’t find later and need to re-calculate!).

So let’s get started… Write the name of a quilt on the top of a page in your notebook…leave at least two pages per quilt–we’re going to be adding more information and critiques later. Happy (organized) Quilting, Lori. Christa Quilts – Make it yourself. Make it your own. Artisticalchemyblog. Greetings to our new followers and retreat enthusiasts!

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We’re so excited to announce the details of our next retreat, September 5-9, 2016. Here’s a quick overview of the perks and highlights: Limit of 12 students per workshop.Everything takes place in Tallac Center. This complex, the newest and largest at Zephyr, has excellent lighting and fantastic lake views from the classrooms, sleeping rooms, and dining room.Restrooms and dining room in close proximity to the classrooms and sleeping rooms. There’s an elevator to go from the first floor to the second.If it rains, you won’t get wet (everything is covered).A fabulous quilt shop, Fabric Chicks, will be on the premises again (days and hours to be decided).Special diets can be accommodated.An on-site massage therapist will be available for chair massages (several lengths to choose from).

Click on the Registration Form near the top of this page for details. Here’s what you’ll get in your retreat package: One of the mock-block exercises. Piecemeal Quilts. Watch this page for links to all of the Skill Builder Series posts by Piecemeal Quilts and Grey Cat Quilts!

Piecemeal Quilts

The Series is intended to help a brand new quilter learn the techniques and skills starting with the most basic information and progressing through more difficult tasks. If you don’t have access to a class, this is a great place to start! As part of the Skill Builder Series, we have created a Test Your Skills Sampler, beginning September 2011. Click here for an index of posts. If you’d like to post a button on your blog, copy the code below: I’ve changed the order the links are listed below so they follow a more logical progression. PM/GC Quilts Skill Builder Series Intro Skill Builder Series: Part 3 – Basic Tools Skill Builder Series: Seam Ripping. Quilt in a Day: 6 Patterns for Fast and Furious Stitchers.

Do you ever feel like you’ve been working on the same work in progress forever?

Quilt in a Day: 6 Patterns for Fast and Furious Stitchers

Some quilters take months or even years to piece and complete a quilt, while others seem to quilt at the speed of sound, moving on to a new quilting project every week. Between the time spent choosing and cutting fabrics to the hours spent piecing, it’s quite impractical to think that you can actually make a quilt in a day. Or is it? We’ve searched far and wide for the freshest time-saving quilt patterns, with tops that you can whip up in 24 hours or less!

Check out these quilt-in-a-day patterns, which are even simpler than some of our fast weekend quilt patterns! Quilt designed and pieced by Elizabeth Timmons; Quilted and photographed by Jessica Levitt Radiating colorblocking Show off prints or solids with this fast quilt-in-a-day pattern we’ve featured above from the new Cascade collection by Jessica Levitt. Photo via Craftsy member ReannaLily Designs Simple plus patchwork Get the FREE Plus Quilt Pattern here.

Blocks / Patterns

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