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Kate invited me along to her quilt group this morning, and what a fun group they are.  A variety of ages, a variety of interests, and very welcoming.  Our hostess was Linda whose entire house is a quilting treasure trove…here’s a brief tour…she collects buttons…

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including this cute as a button pup named Buttons…

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and her house is full of quilts…her own and antiques…

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and her sewing room, like any good studio, is packed with raw material and tools…

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she saves strips too thin to sew and uses them for gift wrap….

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and uses the selvages…(here a sewing machine cover)…

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Of course we got around to show-and-tell…Bernice has just finished a quilt top for her great granddaughter…

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and is working on a piece using hexagons…

Bernice hex

She got the hexagon fever from Linda who showed us her first hex project…

Linda hex

and a hex pin cushion…

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Kathleen had a BIG bag of show-and-tell-…most of which she had made in the last month (!!?)…

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Kate is working on a applique piece…

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Deanne is working on a Hawaiian block for her daughter using all batik fabric…(check it out…it’s UKULELES!!)

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Olga is working on a lovely needle case (but my picture is a blur) so out came all manner of needle cases…

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and Kathleen’s “Fractured” quilt top from a Kathy Doughty pattern…whose fun blog “Material Obsession” is always a treat…

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…and best of all they invited me to come back!