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Thankful Thursday

Discontinuing Quilty Thankful Thursday

After writing my post, Tips for Hosting a Successful Linky Party and reviewing the Quilty Thankful Thursday link party after 6 months, I have come to the decision to discontinue the series. The decision hinges on a desire to re-evaluate my internet / sewing balance, the reality that I don't have a big enough readership support a link party, and the...

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Yvonne, Mom, & Quilt
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Quilty Thankful Thursday #28

As I plan and prepare to register today for QuiltCon 2016 in Pasadena, I am so thankful for the added dimension quilting has given my relationship with my mother. Over the years, my mom has twice flown out to visit with me and make a quilt in a week for family members, and recently we have been collaborating on...

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Minis in My Sewing Space
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Quilty Thankful Thursday #27

Late last year, I agreed to enter into a private mini swap with Renee @Quilts of a Feather. OK, to be honest, Renee asked if I would do a private mini swap with her and I freaked out: she makes such amazingly detailed swap items and I told her I felt like there was no way I could make...

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BackSide Fabrics Swatches
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Quilty Thankful Thursday #26

I am so grateful that my quilting friend Kitty @Night Quilter was able to safely welcome the newest member of her family last Friday, Baby Finn! Hooray for happy and healthy baby and mom! :) <3 Kitty was busy online and with sewing / quilting projects all last week. I know because she sent me a message last week, "Backside fabrics is great!...

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Quilty Thankful Thursday #25

I am so thankful for my online quilting friends! As Cheryl, Stephanie, Terri Ann, and I kick off the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop this week, it really has me reflecting back on my blogging and quilting experience. My life is so much richer because of this online community, and I thank you so much for following along....

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Quilty Thankful Thursday #24

I am so honored to have my Triangle Transparency quilt selected for the Viewer's Choice category of the Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side! What an awesome group of quilts to be a part of!! What are YOU thankful for this week? Here’s how to link up (link up open for 48 hours on Thursday and Friday US...

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Prisms Widde Quitl Backing - Dark Gray
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Quilty Thankful Thursday #23

I am super excited and thankful to announce that I have a sponsor! Due to my genuine interest and support of BackSide Fabrics through my Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day post, I developed a relationship with the owner, Christine. You can now see BackSide Fabrics featured with a sponsor button on the right hand side of my page. My good...

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Quilty Thankful Thursday #21

I took one of those silly quizes that seem to be all the rage on Facebook at the moment earlier this week: What Word Describes You To a Tee? I don't think the result is too terribly surprising: I am Grateful! This week I have been focused on being super thankful for my hard working husband. He has been a bit under...

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Needle Minder and Mug Rug - Thank you, Renee!!
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Quilty Thankful Thursday #20

I had a lovely visit with extended family this past weekend, and I am so thankful to have been the recipient of some lovely gifts. Renee @Quilts of a Feather got together to split our shared purchase of Denise Schmidt solids from Massdrop, and she gifted me a lovely mug rug and needle minder. My special binding whip-stitch needle now has...

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Power of Community
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Quilty Thankful Thursday #19

Yesterday was officially the date to have blocks for Miss A and Mr. L shipped, but if you are still working on blocks, please let me know and send them my way as soon as you can. I am hoping to be able to share the blocks with the kids in mid-May. I am so excited about how many...

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Blocks for Mr. L
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Quilty Thankful Thursday #18

I am extremely grateful that an online quilting friend reached out to me to ask if I wanted to have a mini quilt swap with her last week. I was super excited to be asked, and it really was a great creative challenge. I hope she likes it, but I need to start thinking of the fun extras to include...

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Blocks for A
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Quilty Thankful Thursday #17

I am so thankful for the warm reception my Triangle Transparency quilt and pattern have received this week. I think it is safe to say that the Triangle Transparency quilt is my favorite quilt that I have made to date. (It is also the quilt that needed a small repair that I discussed a few weeks ago.) I am also...

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Quilty Thankful Thursday - Blocks
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Quilty Thankful Thursday #16

Thank you so much for making and sending blocks for 2 very deserving children that are learning about quilting with me. The blocks have started to roll in, and as of yesterday afternoon, this is what they look like on my design wall: I am really excited to see how these quilts develop and grow! I was super lucky to win...

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Quilty Thankful Thursday #15

I recently came across an article called 20 Signs You're Doing Better Than You Think You Are that made me feel profoundly thankful and grateful for many aspects of my life. I want to share a couple of them with you today, because I know they will resonate with this community. :) #4. You have time to do something you enjoy.  #14. You...

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Quilty Thankful Thursday #14

This week I am so thankful for YOU! Thank you for passing along your knowledge to help me find a solution to fix a small tear in a quilt top and thank you so much for your support and generosity in making blocks for some very deserving children. What are YOU thankful for this week? Here’s how to link up (link...

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Gem Tones Charm Pack (Michael Miller Fabrics)
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Quilty Thankful Thursday #13

Stephanie @Late Night Quilter gifted me a colorful charm pack, Gem Tones by Michael Miller Fabrics, for having the most "liked" tutorial in her first week of hosting the Tips and Tutorials Tuesday link party. I linked up my post about things I have learned in my first year of blogging. Stephanie ordered the charm pack through Valli & Kim. I am...

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Kona Solids Bundle
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Quilty Thankful Thursday #12

A quick note about an administrative change: I decided to change the name and hashtag from "Thankful Thursday" to "Quilty Thankful Thursday" after seeing what else gets posted on Instagram under the Thankful Thursday hashtag. I want to keep it clean and fun for others to share, and since I am trying to target the quilting community, please use...

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Quilters of Gee's Bend
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Thankful Thursday #11

In continuing my discussion about my experience at QuiltCon this year, I have to say that I am so extremely thankful to have gone to the keynote presentation with 4 of the women of the quilters of Gee's Bend. I did not spend much effort trying to get photographs of the women; I focused on taking notes of their testimonials...

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