QUILT – October/November 2013

Dear Friends,

I recently moved from Iowa to Pennsylvania, as I mentioned in a previous letter. Now that I’m in a larger home with wallpaper that I want to strip, and carpet that needs to go, a yard that needs to be mowed, and flowerbeds that need to be weeded, I’m wondering how I will find time to sew! As I write this, we’re in the dog days of summer, but I’m dreaming of chilly autumn days and time spent indoors sewing. I always feel energized when the temperatures dip, and I plan to start a scrap quilt that’s been on my mind for awhile. I’ll squeeze it in between painting closets and hanging curtains and when it’s done, I’ll be happy to share it with you in Quilt.

I am reminded of a time-management solution that many quilters follow. Sewing 10–15 minutes a day is better than not sewing at all! Sew while supper is cooking, while the kids are doing homework, or anytime you can isolate a few minutes for yourself. Eventually you’ll complete your project. Start now and you could finish this foundation-pieced beauty, shown here, before the festivities begin.

Show us your quilts! If we’ve inspired you and you make a project from Quilt, send us a photo and your story at We love to see what you’re up to.

As always, happy stitching!




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QUILT Magazine

Issue: Oct/Nov 13

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