Lana Bates Memorial Quilt Project

Lana Bates Memorial Quilt Project: Birdhouses and Pinwheels Plan

The beginning of April is always the start of a new growth season here in the northeast. Along with the snowmelt and new growth comes a lot of wind and showers, hopefully leading to a May full of flowers. All of the birds begin to sing their uplifting songs throughout the day and especially in …

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Lana Bates Memorial Quilt Project: Spring Florals Finish and Sale to Benefit Pink Hands of Hope

March was the designated finish date for the first quarter of the Lana Bates Memorial Quilt Project and the Spring Floral Quilt as You Go Quilt and I am happy to report, not only did I finish on time, I actually finished this one early! Once I got going with the appliqué and all of …

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Lana Bates Memorial Quilt: Spring Florals QAYG, Quarter One Project Update

All month I worked on the Spring Florals Quilt, the first quilt in the Lana Bates Memorial Quilt Project, piecing applique and stitching the floral and butterfly elements in place. Honestly, I have not worked too much in the quilt as you go (QAYG) style, so it was a fun departure. This article is the …

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Quarter One 2021 Projects and Plans Review Video

I am finally able to find a few pockets of quiet, uninterrupted time around here again and I am resuming some face to face video chats. Ideally, I would like to get back to a quarterly project review and planning video where I can showcase what I’ve been up to and chat about what worked, …

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Lana Bates Memorial Quilt Project: Spring Florals QAYG – Quarter One Project Plan

The first quilt I plan to tackle for the Lana Bates Memorial Quilt Project is the one I believe was intended to be a quilt as you go (QAYG). With quilt as you go quilts, the backing and binding are worked on with each square, essentially making several (dozen) miniature quilts which are then all …

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Quilts for a Cause: the Lana Bates Memorial Quilt Project

One of the first encounters I had with quilts as an art form was when I was about 10 or so. I remember in the foggy way of a several-decades-old memory just snippets of the experience. Walking through the pavilion hall with my mother and aunt, we browsed the hanging textiles as though they were …

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