Member Since: 10/30/2009

recent comments

Re: National Craft Month Booklet Giveaway

These books take me beyond my usual areas of crafting. I especially like the idea of mini-projects for trying new things. Thank you.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Quilt With Scraps!

I'd be happy to get some fresh ideas for using up scraps, especially for bags and gift items.

Re: Book Giveaway: The Prayer Shawl Journal and Guidebook

I've admired prayer shawls, but never made one. Since this book goes beyond patterns, I'd like to be able to share it with my Bible study group.

Re: Book Giveaway: "The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook"

I would like to win it. I don't have any books from Burda.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Sew What You Love"

The 2 youngest grandgirls now want to learn to sew, and I gave them sewing boxes filled with supplies for Christmas. The bag on the book cover looks like the sort of project that will continue to hold their interest while we work on skills. I look forward to seeing the rest of the projects in the book.

Re: Book Giveaway: Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Sweden

I love the explosion of color. My granddaughter has just asked to learn how to sew. The bright colors will appeal to her and it would be fun to create a quilt together.

Re: Book Giveaway: Stripped Down Patchwork

I enjoy working with quilting fabric and designs but I prefer making something to wear. This is a perfect combination.

Re: Which sewing conferences or classes are you looking forward to attending this year?

I go to Sewing Expo in Minneapolis every fall. Sometimes I take classes in garment sewing, sometimes embellishment. I do miss the Threads booth and the Threads Designer Challenge, as well as the Taunton books giveaway. I'm signed up for an Embroidery Conference in Owatonna, MN on June 10th, my first. And I always learn something new from the experienced quilters at Clearwater Chrysalis women's retreat (Deerwood, MN) every August.

Re: Book Giveaway: Twinkle Sews by Wenlan Chia

I have been competing with volleyball, computer games, i-phone, rollerblading, and all manner of pre-teen pastimes in trying to maintain my granddaughter's vacillating interest in sewing. Twinkle Sews may be just the inspiration to get her back to the fabric store with me. I hope we win.