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I have been weaving and this time I made something for myself. I nice colorful cowl to wear on vacation next week. Actually, I made two. One to keep and one to give.

Malabrigo Rios yarn – 8 dent heddle – Warped 85″x11″ – wove two 30″ pieces with hem stitched space in between them. Short fringe – one twist – ends overlapped and zigzag stitched.

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I also took a Learning to Knit class at ThreadBender a local knit/weave shop. I am finding that some of the garments I would like to make with my woven fabric needs a bit of knitting to put them together.

I taught myself to knit years ago, but I wanted to learn the correct way of doing things and I never got the hang of purling. So now I have a good foundation and am making a bunch of dish cloths using various combinations of stitches to make get them stuck in my head for the future.

Finally cooled of here in West Michigan. Now I can start wearing some of my projects!!

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West Michigan Quilters’ Guild Quilts on the Grand show is this week. Friday and Saturday.

It was pretty busy when I was there yesterday morning so I did not get photos of all of my client’s quilts, but I did get a few.

5 of my client’s quilts won ribbons. Here are two –

Carla’s Christmas Mice

2018 ribbons 3

Kathy’s Basket quilt (the quilter was mis-identified as Bonnie Rhoby in the show materials. It happens.)

2018 ribbons 4

And two of my woolies won ribbons!

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in between show quilt duties. Got to meet Karen Kendo in the real! She’s helping at judging for our show. We hit it off right away 😉

Two for Donna – digital design Deck the Halls – Hobbs 80/20 batt and Omni thread in cream


Digital design Pumpkin Fest – hobbs 80/20 batt and Omni thread in taupe


Winnie’s pretty pieced quilt – digtial design Periwinkle – client supplied batt – Omni thread in med. Turquoise


And Marica’s dear deer baby quilt – digital design Oaken – client supplied batt and Omni thread in Harbor Sky


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Winnie’s green and white bed spread quilt – digital design Trellis – Hobbs 80/20 batt and Omni thread in Sprearming



Connie’s Santa quilt – freehand – client supplied batt – Omni threads in cream and dark red.


Annie’s Goat Rescue quilt – freehand – Hobbs 80/20 and Omni thread in light tan


Donna’s patriotic quilt – Digital design Star Spangled Banner – Hobbs 80/20 – Omni thread in cream


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Just back from quilt retreat – Got lots of work done!


I made one more top, but will have to get a photo of it later

But it was not all sewing – Kettunan Center has lovely trails to walk and yoga was done as well. Lots of good food, good friends and laughter.


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One of two for Marcia – digital design Trellis – Hobbs 80/20 batt and Omni thread in white




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I took a couple of days off this past week for a road trip to visit my daughter. Yay!

But I did get some quilting done –

Janice’s baby quilt – digital design Cloudy Day – Hobbs 80/20 batt and Omni thread


And Dorothy’s scrappy quilt – digital design Malachite – MM cotton batt and Omni thread in med. gray.


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