Discover Prompt 6: Hand

When I give to you what I make with my hands, I share with you my heart. Anonymous Hand-made quilts have always been a wonder to me: Tiny stitches close together forming a pattern of their own. Stitched by a hard-working person who had no more time than what I have now. And a utilitarian […]

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Travel theme: Off-center

Although all the quilting shops I visited during the East Tennessee Shop Hop June 4 through 14, 2015, showcased their finest work on their store walls, this one quilt became a focal point at Mountain Stitches by Susan in Gatlinburg.  Susan, the owner of the shop, took the barn photo assigned to her shop (each […]

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Eye candy for quilters: East Tennessee Shop Hop (Part II)

A quilting Shop Hop, I’ve come to discover, not only acquaints you with the latest fabrics, cutting tools, and ways to form blocks, it just by golly grabs you.  After visiting six shops from Jonesborough to Crossville, I couldn’t wait to take on the last six in Sevierville/Gatlinburg area in this well-organized, eye-opening East Tennessee Shop […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

This week, I’m traveling to 12 quilt shops participating in the annual East Tennessee Shop Hop.  And although I grew up watching my mom make quilts, these new fabrics in somewhat traditional patterns are nothing like what she put together.  (But she’d love them, no doubt.) The vivid colors and contemporary patterns are the inspiration of […]

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