A Veritable Sewing Marathon

Posted on September 15, 2015 by prairiemoonquilts in Guild Stuff, Quotes

I attended my guild’s fall retreat last weekend. As always, it was so much fun. We always say we don’t know how it can be any more fun than it was the last time, but it always is! I worked on six different projects, none of which I can show you just yet, but as […]

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Under the Big Top!

Posted on May 29, 2015 by prairiemoonquilts in Guild Stuff, Quilts
Under the Big Top!

Today begins the 30th annual Hands of Friendship Quilt Show in Kirksville, Missouri. If you are anywhere near the area, I urge you to come see our show — it’s always worth the trip! This year, our theme is “Under the Big Top!”, a circus theme, so come on out and join in the fun. […]

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Exhaustion — The Good Kind

Posted on March 23, 2015 by prairiemoonquilts in Guild Stuff
Exhaustion — The Good Kind

I spent the last four days at my guild’s quilting retreat at Sew Sweet Quilt Shop’s retreat center. I sewed and I sewed and I sewed, and slept very little. I had a lot to get done! And I did get a lot done. I kept my nose to the grindstone so much that I […]

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Trunk Show Overload

Posted on November 11, 2014 by prairiemoonquilts in Guild Stuff, People
Trunk Show Overload

Oh, the inspiration! I’m drowning in it! What better way to go, huh? Last Saturday, the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild in Kirksville, MO, hosted Dawn Heese from Linen Closet Designs for a workshop and trunk show. She showed all the latest projects from her new book, and the quilts from all her new patterns […]

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Our 2014 Fall Guild Retreat

Posted on September 22, 2014 by prairiemoonquilts in Guild Stuff
Our 2014 Fall Guild Retreat

So much fun! And it’s over now. What a great group of ladies to spend a weekend with! We laughed a lot, ate a lot, and sewed a lot. I believe there were 30 of us in attendance. Our guild is getting larger. We even swindled some ladies from the Kansas City area into joining […]

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The 29th Annual

Posted on June 3, 2014 by prairiemoonquilts in Guild Stuff, Quilts
The 29th Annual

Would you like to go to my quilt show with me? Well, then, come on! I’ll show you some of the many quilts we had on display at the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild’s 29th Annual Quilt Show last weekend. Our show is divided into 11 categories for entry, and the voting is all Viewer’s […]

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Big Stitchin’

Posted on April 4, 2014 by prairiemoonquilts in Guild Stuff
Big Stitchin’

At our last guild meeting, at the Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild, we had a special guest. Bobbi McClure, from Iowa, came to visit and demonstrate how to do Big Stitch Quilting. She even brought us all our own little quilt sandwiches so we could try it hands-on. Bobbi is a longarm quilter, but when […]

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Brunswick Lodging and Event Center

Posted on March 18, 2014 by prairiemoonquilts in Guild Stuff, Quotes
Brunswick Lodging and Event Center

Sew Sweet Quilt Shop in Brunswick, MO, recently built on . . . they built a lodging and event center attached to the quilt shop . . . and it is fabulous! Upstairs, 10 sleeping rooms, each with a private bath, can house up to 22 people overnight. And downstairs is their new classroom, plus […]

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Charleston Pavement

Posted on February 19, 2014 by prairiemoonquilts in Guild Stuff, New Patterns, Quilts, Quotes, What's New
Charleston Pavement

I take my sketchbook with me almost everywhere. It comes in very handy when I get stuck waiting somewhere. Somewhere like a hospital waiting room, for example. It was on one such occasion that I ended up staring at the carpeting in said waiting room until the weave pattern became so apparent that I sketched […]

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Our Paint Chip Challenge

Posted on November 15, 2013 by prairiemoonquilts in Guild Stuff, Quilts
Our Paint Chip Challenge

I’m a proud member of the Pecan Valley Quilt Guild in Brunswick, MO, and back in the summer, we were issued a “Paint Chip Challenge”. We each got to draw two paint chips at random, and then were tasked with making a quilted project using those two colors. We were allowed to add in one […]

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