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From:  Lavinia M Sala 
Subject: Chicken wire fabric
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 05:04:56 -0400

Someone was looking for chicken wire fabric.  They have two colors at
www.suzannesquilts.com  -- it just came in according to Suzanne's newsletter.  Her shop is in Royal Palm Beach, Florida (west of West Palm Beach) and a reputable shop, in case you need to know that.  One of the places I used to shop in Florida when I lived there.  
From: Diana Smith 
Subject: Organizing scraps,Stephanie
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 16:25:42 -0500

The best way I've found for organizing scraps is to buy those big plastic bins as Walmart or a dollar store. I sort by color groups..blues,greens,tans,purples(my favorite!),etc. Or if you have a mountain of scraps could divide these groups into sub-groups of lites and darks. Keeps the fabric clean but visible and inspiring. DEE
From: ktraub 
Subject: re; Stephanie's scrap bag
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 14:44:02 -0700

	Stephanie, I too had loads of those little pieces of leftovers. Some were
passed on to me by other quilters, or yard sale finds, or sewers who knew I
quilted and would use them. They were such a jumble. I took  storage boxes,
they are preprinted, and come flat, and you assemble them, probably 12"
deep, !2' wide and 24" long. I wrote the color on each  of the 4 sides with
black marker, i.e.; small print, light background, Blk background,  red,
blue,  large prints, theme patterns,  childrens,  Christmas,etc... You get
the drift. then I sorted them and stacked the boxes.  When I need a color, I
can easily find them. I must say I have 18 boxes, but that's due to the
number of categories I wanted, to make it simple to find.  It was a very
messy job, chaos everywhere while I sorted. DH was out of town, or he might
have had a stroke.
	I am using this stash for scrap quilts, and appliqu=E9 projects, and crafting things.  Fells good to know where that piece I need is located.
	I am also making a yo-yo table cloth, so that takes alot of different
pieces, and so does the watercolor  quilts I do.
	Happy scrappy quilting.
From: The_Quilter 
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 15:18:34 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: SERGERS?

Hi Iam Elaine  f..I have been getting KK for a while but not
posted....I lurk.....I have been quilting for 4 yrs...and am self
taught.....I was wondering if someone could briefly explain the
difference between sergers and reg machines... I have a Singer...i have
seen the sergers and am not clear what the differerence is and how one
is better than the other.......>>thats what happens when you are self
From: Sewmnyhats 
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 19:32:31 EDT
Subject: Help with ideas!

I have been lurking for a while but this is my first time writing in.  I am 
wondering if anyone could help me with two questions.  First, I have been 
asked to make a block for a classroom quilt, the theme of which is literacy 
and learning over the last millennium!  I only have about a 6" block of 
muslin to work in and it has to include a signature.  I was thinking of 
making a little cloth book with some of my favorite titles/authors and 
attaching it to the muslin but have no idea how to execute it!  My second 
question is can anyone recommend a good book to make Christ quilt.  I am 
thinking of a sampler style and would like to do some of it by hand (this is 
s along term project)!  Thanks for your help
From: maggie 
Subject: stolen time
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 20:13:27 -0400

Yes, I am guilty, of theft also.      I work at a Sears jewelery counter.  
   Very busy dept. but because I am a type A, hyper active at age 57, I
also carry a piece of hand applique or paper piecing.     Lunch breaks are
often no more than 20 - 30 minutes, but it brings my blood pressure down
instantly when over stressed.

I saved the great treat of doing quilts until I retired the first time!    
But there you go, type A kicked in again + I went back to work after just a
few yrs. I've held most every guild chair over the years, but I'm just
sitting in for the following years.     But I love what I do so I'll just
keep stealing (time.)
Love hearing from you all,
The autumn colours are great 

PS I wouldn't mind communicating with any one looking to write one on
From:  Laurie  
Subject: Scraps!
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 17:34:16 PDT

Dear Stephanie and others -
As far as scrap organization goes....what works for me is one of those 
rolling set of drawers, plastic and sort of see-thru.  I got mine at Costco, 
but have seen them elsewhere, for about $25.00.  It has about 5 drawers in 
it and I organize according to color, blues, greens, etc.  Works for me and 
it rolls out of the way when I don't need it. Laurie  
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 17:11:09 -0700
From:  Susan 
Subject: Rene 

I love your trademark!  Find another like a butterfly or something and
applique it over the holes then you have a real trademark that shows up
randomly on your quilts!  What fun.  Where is Alameda?  You said you are
going to the cotton patch-isn't that Carolie Henley's place?  We live in
Chatsworth Ca (San Fernando Valley)  We leave this Wed for Santa Clara Quilt
Show-heard it is pretty good size.  I am real excited about going!
From: Marylee  
Subject: Working and quilting
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 18:32:13 -0700

As I read all the messages this afternoon, I think I missed the one by Velma who must be in the same place I am.  Every Monday morning I can think of so many quilting projects I'd rather be working on than going to work.  I usually spend about 10 hours or more on the weekend working on one project or another.  Todsu I'm finishing the machine quilting on a quilt top I completed in February.  I also bought the "right" gold fabric so I can start the blue and gold "blue berry basket qplique that I want to work on. Tomorrow I'm going to a fabric hand-dying class.  It will be neat to learn how to do it but Monday morning I will want to stay home and practice what I've learned. Im 53 so I'm a little too young to retire but I sure know what I'm going to do when I do retire.  Marylee  
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 22:13:45 -0400
From: Jean  
Subject: quilting

Ouch!!!!  Ever try typing after quilting by hand all day????   I mean
all day!!!  I'm cramming---trying to get this queen size irish chain
finished in time for our Guilds show  Nov. 3-14.   At least now I can see the end coming around the far pole so there's hope!!!  Already have the binding made so maybe I will get it done in time.
I have learned as I go to make the binding at the same time I am piecing
the quilt so when I need it --I have it ready and that way I know I won't forget and use that fabric for something else.    Does anyone else do this???
It's been a cold -windy day here in Ohio and perfect to quilt---inside.
Well, I guess it's time for a bath and then some udder cream for my
fingers.    Bye for now.   Jean
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 23:25:22 -0400
From:  June  
Subject: Mark Your Calendars - Quilt Show

Hi Folks,

Sorry for the duplication but thought that all of you in the New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia area and a few
outside that area might be interested in an upcoming quilt show.

The Mason Dixon Quilt Professionals' Network is pleased to announce
their 2nd Annual Winter Solstice Quilt Show
December 3-5, 1999
10:00-5:00 daily
Battle Theater, 571 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA
SASE:  Nancy Ogletree, 2015 Walsh Dr., Westminster, MD 21157
email:  lbrandon@bellatlantic.net

The Mason Dixon Quilt Professionals' Network is an organization that
supports, promotes, and encourages quality professional quilt services,
goods, and programs and acts as a resource for members to market their
talents.  At the show members will display quilts, quilted clothing that
they have made, demonstrate tools and techniques, and present their
patterns, fabric and quilting supplies for sale.  You will have a chance
to meet and visit with locally and nationally known quilting teachers.
If your guild is looking for a teacher, lecturer or other program ideas,
this is the place to "interview" the local talent. 



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