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Old 08-21-2003, 11:09 AM   #15
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Quilting

Hi all:
I was so excited to see the subject quilting in the general chat room. I, too, am a quilter and have been thinking about how to incorporate both hobbies - Casita + quilting. I like some of the suggestions that were just posted and think that I might also bring my Featherweight aboard. Nothing precludes using the outside picnic table, under the awning to make it into an OUTDOOR activity.
Just camped in Maine/NH and stopped by the Keepsake Quilt store (www.keepsakequilting.com) in Centre Harbor, NH. Truly a site to behold!! A bit formidable in size and scope....more fabric, supplies, etc. than I could digest...(never thought I would say that)...but a must for anyone traveling to the Lake Winnepesaukee region of NH. I am contemplating a quilt for the Casita...trying to narrow it down to color choices first. I remember reading that one of the "Casitanettes" :lol had quilted a fitted cover for her double bed, matching valences, etc. Another one had picked up various fabrics on their camping adventures and made a quilt with 4 inch squares, each representing a different state/interest/area. (might be one and the same person).
I hope we can keep this group together...and maybe even meet at a CG that has a large meeting room with several tables where we can a quilting bee or a class ....
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Old 08-21-2003, 11:32 AM   #16
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Hi Lucie

i am jealous to hear you went to Keepsake!! Some day...
I did something simple for our camper, since I have dogs and know it would get trashed soon enough. I did a Yellow Brick Road, and then machine quilted it with camping things in the border, a camp fire, the scamp, canoe, hiking boots, paddles, and a tent. I really like it, but I like the idea of having each block be a state or adventure, but then how do you add on!? Too many good things to come.

A retreat at a campground- it is always in the back of my mind. The issue is always if they have enough power in the meeting room. I bet I could get my husband to do the cooking too! He is good at that. that woudl be too fun. And cheap, compared to most of the other retreats in hotels and such.
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Old 08-21-2003, 12:25 PM   #17
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Quilting retreat

Deb:
There are some wonderful campgrounds in Pennsylvania - Lancaster County...We stayed at one last April and they have a large meeting room. We could incorporate visiting some quilt shops/quilt museums. Yes, it would be much less expensive than $450+ retreats.
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Old 08-21-2003, 11:26 PM   #18
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Quilts

I found the Dear Jane quilt site. I think I will look for a book this weekend!

I put Dear Jane quilts in the search engine. You are right there sure are a lot of sites dedicated to these squares.

The quilt is beautiful. Does anyone have pictures of their finished squares or quilts?
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Old 08-21-2003, 11:39 PM   #19
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I'm hooked

Okay... I'm hooked. I bought the Dear Jane software by the Electric Quilt Company today. Going to start hunting for my material tomorrow. I plan on finding LOTS of blues to put in there. Here is the quilt I'm going to make. I plan on giving it to my mom when I'm finished.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f459e5e33549quilt58.jpg/>

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Old 08-21-2003, 11:40 PM   #20
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Man, a quilting camping retreat would be HEAVEN! Just don't have it in the east or I can't come. I'll be with you in spirit though. ;)

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Old 08-21-2003, 11:49 PM   #21
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Wow! Very nice. I really like the looks of that quilt... I could be persuaded. :yep I could. (Both my mom and my sister quilt. I'm more of a knitter, myself. FWIW)
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Old 08-22-2003, 11:15 AM   #22
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Mary, you too could be a quilting fool! :L I knitt too. In fact when I go to all day meetings I take a "diaper bag." It has a water bottle, snack, my quilting, my knitting and my sketchbook.

With the Dear Jane quilt, I just figured that I will have to make 4 to 5 blocks a week to be able to finish the top in one year.

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Old 08-22-2003, 11:19 AM   #23
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>>Mary, you too could be a quilting fool!

Oh, how well I know that, Nancy! It's one reason I have resisted thus far!

But talking about having a quilting camping get together (some might say, ''rally''), adds more to the temptation... :r Of course, I'm not sure that's a good thing... as my own Dear Jane might (or most definitely would) take two years, or more! But I really like the looks of it... So I've gotta at least check it out!

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Old 08-22-2003, 11:41 AM   #24
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Mary, check out the Dear Jane in the traditional colors. If you do a search on the Internet there are lots of sites with pictures. If I were doing this quilt for myself, I would probably do it in the traditional colors. But, my mom will like this all blue and white one. And it will be a lot of fun to hunt for all the blue material as I travel. (I do a LOT of traveling.)

When I made the black and white quilt from the picture at the beginning of this thread, I hunted for the material for almost two years. It has about 75 different materials in it which is one of the things that I think, makes it the most interesting.

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Old 08-22-2003, 01:32 PM   #25
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Hi guys

Looks like I might have started something! Good!! I will try to get some pictues of my blocks. I have 23 done, and have been doing it for less then a year. Being so small, they are not fast. And you make things bigger and cut them down alot so that you get things square and neat. Mine are very scrappy, and not authentic reproductions. I don't like all of the reproduction fabrics, (I like more color) so I have anything that I like it in, in a small print of course. I realized when I started that I didnt have very many small prints, and
had to buy more fabric! Bummer!!:banana But I could get away with buying fat quarters for them, which is MORE then enough fabric for most of them. Alot of places had like 12" scraps for sale too, like 50 cents and up. and of course its all about collecting the fabric (the hunt, as they say) then how much. Or maybe not....Hmmm..
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Nancy, have you gotten a chance to play with the cd yet? Do you have EQ5?

Lucie, I think it would be cool to do one in PA. and the Bennington(?) Museum is there too, where the Dear Jane quilt hangs.
Of course Nancy, we could do one in Oregon or on the west coast too. I have friends in Bend that I like to visit every year, and we really like Oregon. So far, we havent been on the coast yet either, just the high desert. Midwest works for me too (obviously)were everyone can travel to meet in the middle.

Mary, I was holding off too. Then Bill wanted to make pot holders for Christmas one year, and that was it! If you havent gotten into it by the time we do this, we wouldn't mind it you hung out and knit with us!
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Just look at what you started, Girl!

Hi Deb,

>Nancy, have you gotten a chance to play with the cd yet? Do you >have EQ5?

I played around with the Dear Jane EQ software last night. It's a pretty confusing program (in my opinion). I don't have any other EQ software -- just Bockbase and Sew Precise. I doubt that I will actually design my quilt on the computer -- too time consuming. But I will probably use it to print out patterns.

Gang, we could always plan to camp in Bend or Sisters, OR next year during the week before the big Sisters' Quilt Show. Both towns run week-long quilting classes and bring in big-name quilters. The Sisters' Quilt show is one day only (Saturday) and is an outdoor show. We could do a Fiberglass Gathering and quilt all week!

Nancy
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