Tips and Tricks for Better Machine Quilting

Cindy Seitz-Krug shares her knowledge gained from over two and a half decades of machine quilting award-winning quilts on a home sewing (domestic) machine.

Quilt Judging Part 2 (a Post Script)

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After writing the last blog post about how judges choose the winning quilts, it occurred to me that there was something else I could have shared about judges that might be of interest to quilters. So, I’m going to do that now in a VERY brief post.

There is strange phenomenon out there amongst quilters who enter their quilts in competitions, ESPECIALLY when they are new to the competition world. What I’m referring to, and I have personally felt this way myself, is that when quilters enter a quilt in a competition, and they get comments back from a judge, they tend to take those comments too personally. This can lead to many strange emotions such as anger, incredulity, bitterness, embarrassment, etc.

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Everyone's a beginning quilter....once

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This week I have a very special "Guest Blogger"; Kristen Vierra. Kris is a national and international award winning quilter from Lincoln, Nebraska. Her quilts have been featured in numerous magazines and displayed at quilt shows throughout the country. Kris' awards include thePfaff Master Award for Machine Artistry, BOS at NW Quilting Expo, and a number of best long arm quilting awards; several at AQS shows. She has a full-time longarm quilting business and enjoys teaching quilting and sharing her love of all things quilts.

I know you're going to love reading this blog from Kris, as it pertains to each and every one of us.  So, without further ado, here is Kris' blog...

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The Story of A Quilt

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This blog post is going to be a bit out of the ordinary, but after posting some photos of a particular quilt on Facebook, I got so many nice comments that I decided to tell the history of this quilt because it’s a story I love to tell!

The name of this quilt is “I’m Not from Baltimore, Bakersfield Edition”, and here is its story...

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Great Britain Through the Eyes of a Quilter

Great Britain Through the Eyes of a Quilter

Now that my trip to Great Britain is complete, as promised, I am going to share some of my photos and insights regarding the many quilting related inspirational things I saw on the trip.

As you can imagine, the countries of Great Britain were absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

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Through the Eyes of a Quilter

Through the Eyes of a Quilter

A week from tomorrow I will leave the White Mountains of Arizona and fly to Boston to meet up with my daughter, and then the following day we will fly across the Atlantic to spend 10 days in Great Britain. Needless to say, I’m really excited about this trip! My last trip to Great Britain was 35 years ago, when I was 18. This trip is a long time in the making!

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