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2018 Music City MQG Quilting Retreat

The 2018 Music City MQG retreat was last weekend, and it was a blast! It rained all weekend, which made for a cozy three days of sewing uninterrupted from Friday to Sunday. The lodge at Henry Horton state park offered a big open space with a kitchen full of endless snacks at one end, room… Continue reading 2018 Music City MQG Quilting Retreat

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2018 Quilting Retreat Plans

The 2018 Music City MQG retreat is coming up in less than a month! My quilting mojo is pretty much zilch these days… I didn’t complete a single quilt in 2017 and haven’t used my sewing machine at all this year (insert horrified emoji face here). So I’m excited to actually do some sewing in… Continue reading 2018 Quilting Retreat Plans

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Secret Santa Swap 2017

The Music City MQG ends the year on a high note yet again! Our last meeting of the year is a holiday party, with the annual Secret Santa swap, Dirty Santa game for fabric, and tables laden with food. My Secret Santa this year was Evelyn, and I had so much fun doing “research” (AKA… Continue reading Secret Santa Swap 2017

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Paint Chip Challenge: Finished!

Today I get to share my finish for the Music City MQG’s Paint Chip Challenge! The goal was to work outside our color comfort zones by using two randomly chosen colors. It was a challenge for sure, but a fun one! Ta da! But first, a recap. The rules: You must use your two chip… Continue reading Paint Chip Challenge: Finished!

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Paint Chip Challenge: Work in Progress

The Music City MQG is doing another fun project this summer: a Paint Chip Challenge! The goal is to design a mini quilt outside our color comfort zone by using two randomly chosen colors.   Here are the rules (paraphrased from Instagram): You must use your two chip colors (prints are allowed as long as… Continue reading Paint Chip Challenge: Work in Progress

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Paint Chip Challenge: Fabric Pull

The Music City MQG is doing another fun project this summer: a Paint Chip Challenge! The goal is to design a mini quilt outside our color comfort zone by using two randomly chosen colors.   Here are the rules (paraphrased from Instagram): You must use your two chip colors (prints are allowed as long as… Continue reading Paint Chip Challenge: Fabric Pull

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Cats + Quilts

Two of my favorite things… cats and quilts! My parents’ dear friend (and my second mother) Emily gave me this little book and I’ve been enjoying it all week. She also included six adorable fabric cat ornaments – but all I see are extra-mini-teeny-weeny quilts! I just love all the interpretations of kitty cats –… Continue reading Cats + Quilts