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Anatomy of a Necktie

In an older post I’ve talked about my latest commission, which is the making of a quilt using a person’s old neckties. I must say there is a lot more to a simple necktie that meets the eye. That is why I have chosen to name this post, “anatomy of a necktie.” Why would I … Continue reading

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The Embroidered Quilt & The Ancient Sewing Machine

I want to talk today about a cute quilt that I am creating out of old-timey looking machine-embroidered blocks that spell out the story of the Twelve Days of Christmas. My friend has a new embroidery machine and she was trying it out by creating this set of Christmas patterns. I think her initial idea … Continue reading

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Fit to Be Tied – Another Memorabilia Quilt

A lady contacted me a while ago, referred by a member of my Guild (Asheville Quilt Guild) whom she approached at an expo, looking for a brave and conscientious quilter who could turn her husband’s 12-lb bucketful of discarded neckties into a quilt. She had been trying to find someone who would do the project, … Continue reading

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Baby Quilt Commission

baby quilt by Monica Hayden I have not done this in a while – posted a brief note about some of our past projects. Elizabeth from the Hazelwood House gift store in Hot Springs requested I make a baby quilt for a friend’s baby shower. I had completed many successful projects for her over the … Continue reading

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Update on Barn Quilt Block

I wanted to update on the barn quilt project my daughter is making for a friend and fellow member of the Asheville Quilt Guild, who commissioned a 2×2 quilt barn from her, after seeing what a nice job she did on the one she did for my house. My barn quilt! a Carolina Lily for … Continue reading

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