Saturday, September 20, 2014

QUILT GUILD WEDNESDAY 9-16-14 AND GIVEAWAY

Tuesday was the regular monthly meeting of the Brownwood Quilter's Guild.  I wrote about our guest speaker Suzi Parron and her Barn Quilt Trail presentation earlier this week.  I thought I'd share with you some of the show and tell at Quilt Guild.  After all, show and tell is the most favorite part of the meeting.

This precious bonnet is 101 years.  It belonged to her dad and was made for him by his mother when he was born.

Wanda made this Blooming Bricks for a couple that is a good friend. Wanda says they are somewhat wealthy and it's hard to buy them something as a gift that they don't alredy have.  She and her husband felt like a quilt would be one of those things.  There is so much love that goes into a quilt that money can't buy!  


Millie finally finished her Queen Size Mystery Quilt that was offered by the Guild several years ago!  Whoo Hoo!!



Millie also does wonderful labels and this Mystery Quilt was no exception.



You've seen these quilts by Nancy before.  I quilted them and showed them to you.  But now Nancy has the binding on a few of them so here they are really finished!




Norma's fall table runner!


Vickie took this class from Pat Sloan.  Didn't it turn out lovely!



And this is a very special quilt with quite a heart warming story.  You can read about it here on Vickie's blog More Stars in Comanche.  



Roll Call for this month was a 2-part question; (a) do you quilt/sew everyday and (b) do certain things have to be done before you allow yourself to quilt/sew?  My answer was yes, I sew/quilt LOTS everyday (unless I'm away from home on a trip) and OH HECK NO nothing has to be done, except get myself out of bed, to sew/quilt!  About half of our members said yes they sew/quilt every day and I can only remember one or two people saying that something (like feeding their critters) had to be done before they sew/quilt.  As you can see, we have our PRIORITIES and obviously sewing/quilting is high on the list!

So I'll ask you, what is your answer?  Leave me a comment and let me know.  I'll have a little giveaway surprise that I'll draw for on Tuesday, September 23rd.
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  1. Doris I sew / quilt every morning for about 40 minutes. After a full day if teaching middle schoolers I get home exhausted. If my housework is done early on Sunday, I may stitch a bit

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  2. I sew each day I'm home but there are jobs I have to do before I allow myself to sew!!

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  3. This blog entry has inspired me to get back to my sewing machine! Thanks Brownwood quilters!

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  4. No, I don't quilt/sew everyday. I do other chores. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  5. No, I do not sew every day. My little sewing corner is quite messy, so I have to clean today so I can start sewing every day. I have some door prize projects to start and finish, among other things, so I WILL be sewing every day! And the only thing that would get done first would be to feed my chickens and dogs in the morning!

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  6. No I don't quilt/sew everyday. I have my days where I need to make birthday cards or anniversary cards. But yes certain things have to be done before I do any of the above.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  7. I'm sure I sew pretty much everyday--even in the car by hand if I'm traveling. I do have a few things I always do before sewing--shower, brush my teeth and make myself a big cup of tea!

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  8. Love the quilts. I haven't been able to sew for 2 months due to surgery. I'm ALLOWED to sew come Tues, but the way my hand feels, I think it might be a while, yet. Can't WAIT!!!

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  9. I usually quilt every day, but I only seem to sew when I am not at home!! Nothing has to be done before I start quilting...the critters do get fed twice a day, but not always before I start quilting!! That is good for a break time - pitch hay for the horses, sweep and shovel out the barn, fill their water, feed/water the cats and dog - then back upstairs to quilt!

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  10. You already know my answer - but I'll tell your followers! Yes, I sew EVERY DAY - hand work (embroidery, knitting, hand applique or hand quilting), sewing (usually piecing blocks or a top), machine quilting on my DSM. I do have to "make" myself do a little ironing before I sew - the ironing board and the pile of clothes to be ironed are in my sewing room!

    Thanks for all your inspiration!

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  11. I sew when I can. Myself, my husband, our grown son and my Mother all have health issues si I don't get to sew as much as I would like. I have lots of UFO's and quilts I need to get made!!! I also sew pillow cases for travel size pillows for my "Little friends". I feel like everyone has to be settled, and housework done before I can sew. Silly me!! midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  12. I sew as often as possible, but I can not always sew every day. I have many full days where I am very busy working and can not fit in sewing. Sometimes I can sneak in a few minutes before leaving for work or after I get back. Depends on my day and energy level.
    I love all your quilt pictures, they are beautiful.

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  13. I try to sew as often as I can. Not much that keeps me from it. I sometimes have to make myself do other things before quilting, like laundry and paying bills.

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  14. I have to sew daily and if I am between projects I am restless and lost. I would only want to make sure that my bed is made, dog fed, and I have a tea pot brewed!!!

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  15. Don't get to sew every day...but do sew as often as I can. I do make myself get stuff done around here sometimes...BUT...giggle...sometimes I just grab my coffee & zip up the stairs & sew allll day!! ( the Crockpot makes our dinner..& noone is harmed by my ignoring House things....lol)

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  16. Yes, I sew/quilt everyday!! Before I sit to sew, critter out, house picked up that I didn't do the night before, coffee made and I am ready to sew! Thanks for the Give Away~ All of these quilts are really lovely!!

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  17. No,I don't quilt everyday but do it when I can almost every weekend.

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  18. I have to sew/quilt everyday. Of course there is the cleaning, feeding animals, plants, church obligations, friends, family etc. However it's a sad day if I can't sew.

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  19. While I haven't been sewing everyday, I have never let chores get in the way when I have chosen to sew. Your question has made me realize I would be a whole lot more productive if I were to sew everyday. So I'm going to make sure I put sewing on my daily to-do list from now on. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  20. I do not sew/quilt every day. Nothing has to be done before, so maybe I need to make it more of a priority!

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  21. I just started back to teaching (after 11 yrs at home with my kids) and a few months ago it would have been yes everyday and no, nothing has to be done BUT, things change so now, NO, I dont sew everyday :( and yes, stuff has to be done. Thanks

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  22. I would love to be sewing everyday, but that never happens! I sew as much as I possibly can though. The only priority is making dinner, everything else waits until I feel like it!

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  23. I think about sewing every day but not always manage to. I feel there is something missing when I don't. Have to organise some hand sewing to take around with me!

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  24. I don't sew every day but think about it all the time and I usually have to do a few things first before I sew.

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  25. Yes, I sew everyday and nothing stops me because I am retired and I have an awesome husband.
    kdavis1@centurytelnet

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  26. No, I have to check my e-mails, drink a cup of coffee and feed my cats before I do anything!

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  27. No, I don't get to quilt / sew every day. I wish I could! I have 3 year old twins and I am unable to get into the sewing room every day. My kids come first. During nap time, I have to work on my college school work.

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  28. I don't have the opportunity to sew every day. Unfortunately, I work full time - often too weary after work and household chores. That will change when I retire Dec. 1!!!! And then there are weekends when all 4 kids, 3 DILs and 6 grandchildren come for KSU football games - no quilting then. Second question - no I don't have to finish one project before I start another. When inspiration hits, I start a quilt no matter how many WIPs are in the room. I find this keeps me from getting bored with any one project.

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  29. I try to sew everyday even if it's only for a few minutes and of course I don't let anything stand in my way. That's my 'ME' time and I deserve it!

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  30. While I like to sew everyday there are days like today when I am between projects and I haven't decided what to do next. I have several quilt tops ready to quilt and one I need to piece but I want to start something new. I don't like days like today but once I do decide I can sew like crazy to make up for today. Thanks.

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  31. Yes I try to quilt everyday. Meals comes first then the quilting. Thanks for the chance.

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  32. I sew everyday possible (which is most days) and there are NO other jobs that have to be done! I co-own a home with my brother....just let him try and tell me I have to do housework first...notta hope in #%*^!

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  33. I don't always get to sew everyday but when I get a chance I forget all the humdrum chores and just sew,sew,sew , sometimes far into the night.

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  34. I try to sew for at least 15 minutes a day. Sometimes I can sneak in a bit of sewing while my girls are awake otherwise it is after bedtime. Sewing comes after after laundry and dishes but it on par with vacuuming (my vacuum is very loud so I can't run it when the girls are sleeping) so I try to have everything done before their bedtime so I am able to work on sewing and crafting before I go to sleep.

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  35. No, I do not sew everyday. But the days I do, I need coffee first. kthurn@bektel.com

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  36. I don't sew every day, but I try to rarely skip a day. In the evenings, I have started doing hand sewing, which really satisfies me. (Sewing is my first priority!)

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  37. Since I am retired, I really do not have a quilting/embroidery schedule. I sew or quilt almost every day. I have small projects that I take with me to work on for going to appointments. My housework usually takes second place to just about everything!

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