mountainquilter

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    Colorado Mountains
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    family, quilting, wildlife outside windows, golden retrievers
  1. mountainquilter

    Row by Row Experience

    A gal has started a group on Facebook which is Row by Row PLATE Swap. Just request to join and there are a lot of quilters willing to exchange plates. Good Luck Diana
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    wool crazy quilt

    I inherited a beautiful crazy quilt from a Great Aunt. I sewed a very wide bias onto the edges and turned it to the back, hand sewed it down. Some of the blocks on the back were sewn with Great America Tobacco bags, very faded red white and blue. I would never put a backing on it and cover up part of the treasure of the quilt. Diana
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    Colorado bound?

    Yes there is another small neat quilt store in Golden. They are everywhere!
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    Quilting sympathy needed and venting

    Beth, You did a great job on the quilt. I am more of a piecer than a quilter and find all the information here helps me to think more about the project I am working on and keeping it straight. My guess is that the woman has Swedish ties and the quilt means a lot to her. Yes, some of the comments from above do sound nasty but maybe it made them feel better to vent. I personally enjoy all comments and there are lots of times it is difficult to say no to certain quilts. Diana
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    Colorado bound?

    Dave, The Durango Quilt Co. is located at 21516 Hwy 160 W. If you go towards Cortez it is on the left side, bright blue building about 1/2 to 1 mile past the busy intersection. The other quilt shop I don't remember the name but is off highway 550 to the right past town. Gayle is the owner and really great person. Also there is a quilt shop in Cortez which is W. of Durango and it is called Cortez Quilt Co. located at 40 W. Main St. There used to be a quilt shop in Delores CO and I don't know if it has reopened or not. My daughter lives in Durango West II so I hit all the shops when I go down. Hopefully you can make it to Silverton and do the tourist thing. SW Colorado is beautiful but in a terrible drought. I live near Twin Lakes which is a beautiful area and we have had a ton of rain. Diana
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    Colorado bound?

    Well I know Montana is beautiful but you would be in for a wonderful treat moving to Colorado. There are many wonderful Quilt Shops in Denver and around the state and in our beautiful mountains. There is so much to do here in the Mtns. I love Sew-City in Castle Rock, Holly's Quilt Cabin in Centennial, Laughing Ladies in Berthoud is a must! There are 2 wonderful quilt shops in Durango, and I could go on and on! Quilt A Fair is held every Sept. at the Boulder County Fairgrounds is to die for, you don't want to miss it. There are hundreds of us quilters who go. Quilter's Stash in Windsor is another neat shop. Every other year there is a wonderful quilt show in Creede Colorado that is held in a restored miner's tunnel. It is incredible and the area is beautiful. So if you move, welcome to Colorado and hopefully you will travel the state. You can also join the Colorado Quilt Council. Well enough said, I could go on and on. Can you tell I love Colorado! Give me a call if you want more information. Diana MountainQuilter
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    Darlene Epps Pocket guild books

    I'm a little late looking at this topic. Would love to get the set of Darlene Epps pocket guide books for the $ 25.00 plus postage. Anyone out there have any they want to part with? Diana Mountainquilter
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    Another reason I hate doing binding

    I sew binding on front by machine and hand stitch to the back. Very relaxing to hand stitch to the back. I enjoy it. Diana
  9. mountainquilter

    It's Official

    Here in the mountains of Colorado, we still have about 1 1/2 ft. of snow in the forest. Worst winter for snow in a lot of years. Come on spring and warm weather.
  10. mountainquilter

    The Quilt with the Dragon Tattoo by Nancy Arseneault 2014

    Wow that is beautiful! You deserved the ribbons and much more. Beautiful colors, just drop dead gorgeous!
  11. Dave, I hope you keep me on the list. See you later in the week. Diana
  12. I used to subscribe to Fons & Porter. I was very irritated to find a small clothing catalog in the center. Certainly not what I was paying for. My favorite is Primitive Quilts and Projects. They have small projects, wool projects, quilts. Love, love the magazine and wouldn't miss a issue. One of my friends gets her magazine a day or two before I do and has to call me. Ha, ha, I got mine first and then I have to ask what is in it. It is very difficult to wait getting it, but so worth the wait. Love it, love it. Diana
  13. Oh my gosh, prayers to all. Please keep us informed. Diana
  14. mountainquilter

    Turkey Tracks or Wandering Foot Redux

    What a treasure you have made for the son to inherit! Beautiful
  15. I believe Grammie Tammie is still in Westcliff CO which is way south. They said on the news this morning that Estes Park downtown is flooded. So sad as in 2 weeks the elk watchers would be overflowing the town. The elk just hang out in Estes Park and on the street corners. It was such a beautiful sight to watch the bull elk round up the females. For those who don't know Estes Park is a beautiful tourist town. In 2 weeks the Colorado Quilt Council puts on the Quilt a Fair at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. Huge, huge vendor show. Not sure what will happen there. The whole state of Colorado has been impacted by floods. So, so sad Diana