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NEW YEAR & OLD PROJECTS

NEW YEAR & OLD PROJECTS

Hello and welcome to the New Year!!! The last blog post was about my goals for 2023. This post is a continuation about my goals completing old projects. It is also about a few quilting trends for 2023 I found. So, a mix of New Year & old projects. Hopefully this finds all of you happy and ready to start a fresh new year. Personally, 2022 was a very hard year and I am glad to see it go. A…

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GOALS FOR 2023

GOALS FOR 2023

Tis the season to make quilting goals for 2023. I am not organized without a list. The weather here has been cold and windy – which means a great time to clean up the sewing room. I like to have a paper list that I can cross off items as they are completed. Here is a PDF of a simple list you are welcome to use – it is the one I made for myself. I keep the list hanging…

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SHOWING OFF QUILTS

SHOWING OFF QUILTS

Quilters love to show off quilts to anyone who will stop long enough to look – we are just like that. Yep, we are show-offs, at least when it comes to our quilts. I thought that starting off this week by showing off quilts would be a great way to deal with Monday. All these photos were taken in June 1995 in Montana. A co-worker allowed me to “borrow” the old barn and wooden fence on her family farm for…

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CAN YOU BE A FRUGAL QUILTER?

CAN YOU BE A FRUGAL QUILTER?

Over the years, I have met many quilters. Lots of them admit to being frugal to make their quilting budget stretch further. I watched, asked questions, and can agree that it is possible to be a frugal quilter. I always encourage quilters to stick to their budget. However, buy the best fabric, tools and sewing machine that the budget can handle. Choosing to be a frugal quilter means there is little or no waste – time, supplies, or fabric. However,…

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BOOST YOUR HEALTH – QUILT

BOOST YOUR HEALTH – QUILT

Many years ago, I realized that I feel better when I quilt – emotionally, mentally, and physically. And it is way cheaper than seeing a therapist. Other quilters have told me the same, which is reassuring as it means I am not alone. I thought a post about the subject of how quilting (or hobbies in general) can boost your health would be an encouragement. Hobbies are good for us According to an article The Enduring Joy of Making Things…

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WHAT OTHER QUILTERS ARE DOING

WHAT OTHER QUILTERS ARE DOING

Do you ever wonder what other quilters are doing? Curiosity wins out sometimes. Reading quilt blogs is one of those quilt related activities that can be entertaining, inspiring, and educational. I have a long list of other quilting blogs that I enjoy checking on periodically. This past week has been one of those “sometimes”. I am not much for social media, but I enjoy reading blogs. Or maybe curious is a better way to describe it. What other quilters are…

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HOW DID THIS BLOG GET NAMED “INDIANA QUILTER 40?”

HOW DID THIS BLOG GET NAMED “INDIANA QUILTER 40?”

Once upon a time, there was a quilter who documented each quilt she made with a photo and a few notes… She wasn’t blogging yet. Nor was she called “Indiana Quilter 40”. My kids helped with the name. We were living in rural Indiana. And I was 40 years old. Hence, “Indiana Quilter 40” was born. Plus, my quilting buddy (S. B. in Caribou, ME) had started a blog to share the projects she was working on with other quilting…

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ARE WE READY FOR WINTER QUILTING?

ARE WE READY FOR WINTER QUILTING?

Winter will be here quicker than we probably want this year. But we can’t stop the seasons, and weather is God’s job. So, the big concern is – are we ready for winter quilting? While many of us are still enjoying fall, especially here in central Indiana, we know that winter is early and not far off this year. How are you getting ready for winter quilting? Please don’t wait for the first winter storm to prep for winter quilting….

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AUTUMN QUILTING IN RURAL INDIANA

AUTUMN QUILTING IN RURAL INDIANA

Here in central Indiana autumn has arrived. Temps have been much cooler in the last two weeks. Farmers are busy harvesting corn and soybeans. Leaves are turning from green into glorious autumn colors. Our first frost of the season is predicted for this week. And the wood stove has been going in the evenings. A great time for settling in and doing autumn quilting in rural Indiana. I have spent the last few evenings reading other quilt blogs, enjoying their…

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ONE OF THOSE DAYS

ONE OF THOSE DAYS

Today was one of those days……you know the kind where nothing goes as planned. Have you ever been tempted just to crawl back in bed and hope to start the day over?? Yes, it has been one of those days…. Sadly, all the distractions and problems of today interfered with the quilting activity I had planned for tonight. But I still wanted to get in a few minutes today of some quilt related activity. I set the timer for five…

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