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Coastal Lily Quilt

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This is our Raffle Quilt for 2019. It will be at the Quilt Show for Q.U.I.L.T. of NWA. For more information about the quilt show  http://quiltguildnwa.edublogs.org/quilt-show/
The Coastal Lily, the pattern is by Minick and Simpson Our guild worked together on the piecing.
Below are a few videos about the process and decision making of longarm quilting.

Ready to Start 
Basting your quilt, even on a longarm.
Rulers and which one's I prefer for stitching in the ditch.


Marking


Now the fun begins







These are my settings.  Talk at you soon!


The STUFF we never talk about, but should.

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I recently volunteered to quilt this quilt. This was not just any charity quilt this was a quilt with a story. I hope the story is accurate but if it isn't please add to the story in the comments below. This quilt was made by Diane Eaton for her family it's an Irish Chain. Our Longarm guild quilted five small quilts for her grandchildren and this is one of four queen size quilt tops she made for her daughters.Once she had piecedthese quilt tops together, she passed on and never had the chance to quilt them. She had a wonderful friend in the quilting community that has helped complete these quilts for her family. This person is Kathy Garringer if you live anywhere near NWA you know her. She fills the room with brightness. She is a person I look up to, a teacher, a giver, and is envolved in every quilting group I can think of. She gives her time to middle school kids and shares her love of quilting with them and everyone she crosses. 💗💙💚💛💜 to Kathy
Below is the quilt tha…

QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt Challenge

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I hope your Holidays have been wonderful. This year we took it very easy. My in-laws came in to visit and bring presents. Then we had a small Christmas morning here at the house. The rest of the days for me were filled with sewing. My husband spent his time on the hunt for a big Buck and chopping wood to keep us very warm and cozy. 
This quilt was pieced by the Northwest Arkansas Modern Quilt Guild. If you want to see it in person, it will be hanging at QuiltCon 2018 in the Charity Quilt Challenge Area. This year QuiltCon will be in Pasadena, CA on February 22-25, 2018
Lets get to the Quilting...
 If you have read any of my prior post you will know that I am a big fan of basting and yes on the quilt frame. Still use your clamps. Just a quick tip.
 Quilting Designs??? This quilt had an 8 point intersection of bulk in every corner. So I had to work around those points instead of through them. In the open space, I quilted all kinds of fun stuff.
 Flowers  Swirls and Feathers  Stars  St…

Farm.Quilt.Homeshool.

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Today is the 20th of December and Christmas is right around the corner. We have been so busy around with our animals, quilting and homeschooling. The Cat  below (Milo) was gone for 3 days on a male cat hiatus. So he was just neutered and we hope that he stays closer to home from here on out. Truthfully I think he was trapped in a sheep house about a mile down the road. If you are wondering that is a Coon Hound next to him in the chair his name is Whiskers.
 Below is Bella she is our Mother Guinea Pig  Here is the whole lot of the Guinea tribe. Mom, Dad and 6 Piglets. The Chickens love to help the pigs out with their scraps.  I love Chickens And Yes that Handsome man is my Husband. I am very lucky to have such an amazing husband that supports anything I do. Including non-stop Quilting.
The pigs below are the Kune Kune Piglets they are a smaller pig than the Guinea. So farm life always comes with loss as well as new life.  We lost 5 of their siblings due to being crushed in the night b…