Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tools, techniques speed quilt-making - Pratt, KS - Pratt Tribune

Tools, techniques speed quilt-making - Pratt, KS - Pratt Tribune: Quilting has its own vocabulary — jelly rolls, honey buns and layer cakes that are not baked goods but collections of precut fabrics, geese that bear slight resemblance to creatures of the air and log cabins that describe a particular pattern that can stand alone or be incorporated in other designs.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

'Living a dream' - News

'Living a dream' - News: Leslie Reese, proprietor of The Quilt Ledger in Christiana, made her first quilt shortly after settling into a historic Sadsbury Township farm in 1988.

Moved to tears after delivering her first calf in an old bank barn on a rainy day, she gathered together fabric scraps and began stitching.

"I remember thinking this is the way life should be," said Reese, who has since made countless quilts for family members and the charity Quilts for Kids.� "I had found just what I had been needing, a good stay-at-home project I could do with or without the kids."

Observer News - Quilters comfort wounded vets

Observer News - Quilters comfort wounded vets: Kluger is a member of the Kings Point Quilters. Once a year members from the club visit the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa to distribute handmade quilts to wounded service members. The quilts are gifts made from the heart to honor and comfort those to whom the nation is deeply indebted.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Exhibit features wide range of quilts - Leader-Telegram: Chippewa Valley

Exhibit features wide range of quilts - Leader-Telegram: Chippewa Valley: "Dunn County Historical Society manager Carol Thibado donned white gloves and lovingly showed a white quilt made some 170 years ago in Norwalk, Conn.
It is the oldest quilt in the historical society's collection and can be seen by request as part of the 'Handmade History: Quilting in Dunn County' exhibit through Sept. 30 at Rassbach Heritage Museum, 1820 Wakanda St., in Wakanda Park in Menomonie."

Back to School Crafts

Back to School Crafts | azfamily.com Phoenix: "It’s about this time every summer that we really begin noticing “brain mush” in our school-age kids.� Plus, they’re in complete denial about having to actually head back to the classroom.� So, the timing is perfect to sneak in some activities that not only keep them busy but also get their brains flowing in the right direction without them even knowing it.�
These three activities build on the one thing about going back to school that the kids actually don’t hate – new school supplies!� And it allows them to make their supplies really unique to them."

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gogobot Launches Scrapbooking for the Digital Age -- SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Gogobot Launches Scrapbooking for the Digital Age -- SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --: "Gogobot, the fast-growing social travel site that is revolutionizing the way people plan trips by offering users personalized travel recommendations via their social networks, launched today a new and unique feature called Travel Collections. �The first of its kind, the new Collections layout allows Gogobot users to create beautiful, stylized digital scrapbooks to capture and share all aspects of their travels with friends and family."

Take extra care handling pet with broken bone

Take extra care handling pet with broken bone: "Broken bones for dogs and cats might not be life threatening, but a trip to the vet can guard against more serious injury.

Even for the most mild-mannered of pets, a car crash, fight or fall can be traumatizing and require extra care in handling, said Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, a New York City vet who wrote guidelines on dealing with broken bones in animals for the pet section of the health site WebMD."

Belton joins Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail � Anderson Independent Mail

Belton joins Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail � Anderson Independent Mail: "With an unveiling Saturday evening, the city joined the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail.

A quilt square, one of several in Anderson County on the trail, was revealed at the Belton Center for the Arts.

The trail runs through Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties. A weather-resistant, wooden panel is painted to create a square."

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Great Escape: Make Some Memories Last - Alpharetta-Milton, GA Patch

Great Escape: Make Some Memories Last - Alpharetta-Milton, GA Patch: "As a new mom, I had grand expectations of making the kids baby books and keeping them updated and detailed and perfect. Now, I see the boxes and boxes of pictures and album making supplies that grow by the year as the albums fall further behind. Talking to other moms, I know I am not in the minority with this.�

So, this week, Patch suggests that moms set aside some time to start on these projects again. Dig through pictures and start to organize them. Pull out the albums and start getting them caught up. You will be surprised at how relaxing it is to sit and do this. We all take pictures at happy times and this reflection is good for the soul."

Monday, July 18, 2011

Now, dogs are getting hooked to Facebook - The Times of India

Now, dogs are getting hooked to Facebook - The Times of India: "Creating profiles of your pet on social networking sites like Facebook and twitter looks like the latest fad now. A report in The Telegraph suggests that one in every ten pets is social networking in UK. One in ten! Boo the cute cuddly dog on Facebook has 13 lakh followers and is a celebrity now."