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  • MANY HANDS.....GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    In the Bear Lake Quilt Guild we have a block of the month that teaches us a technique each month. Our guild has a block of the month chairman, Beth Page. The guild decided at the beginning of the year to take the two blocks that each guild member makes and use them to make our charity quilts. We call them "Sunshine Quilts". It was also decided
    Posted to Quilters on the Oregon Trail (Weblog) by Becky Smith on Sun, Nov 24 2013
  • FUN EASY NEW WAY TO DO A DENIM QUILT

    Our Quilt Guild had a shop owner come last winter and she demonstrated how to make the denim quilt pictured below. I love the cathedral window look anyway but the way this quilt is put together is really simple. I took all the outgrown Levis my kids donated to me and cut two sized of circles one evening last winter. I am now exited to find some beautiful
    Posted to Quilters on the Oregon Trail (Weblog) by Becky Smith on Wed, Oct 23 2013
  • OLD AND NEW QUILT PATTERN

    I enjoy seeing the old quilt blocks made into modern quilts. The quilt picture attached below is one good example. I love the flying geese, and yet I love the way they have been off set. If interested in this quilt visit www.freshlemonsquilts.com. Happy Quilting!
    Posted to Quilters on the Oregon Trail (Weblog) by Becky Smith on Tue, Oct 22 2013
  • FUN QUILT PATTERNS AND GREAT BLOG

    I thought I would share a very pretty quilt pattern by Bonnie Hunter called "Shirttails". To find this pattern please visit Bonnie's website Quiltville.com and also enjoy her blog at Quiltville.blogspot.com. Bonnie is an expert at scrappy quilts. I enjoy her take on Leaders & Enders. She also makes use of fabric from used clothing
    Posted to Quilters on the Oregon Trail (Weblog) by Becky Smith on Sun, Oct 20 2013
  • LAYER CAKE PATTERN

    I was looking through my Facebook earlier today and saw this cute butterfly quilt. According to the post, it uses a layer cake and is by the Craftsy instructor Joanna Figueroa. The pattern is called painted ladies. You can also check out Joanna's website at figtreequilts.typepad.com. Beautiful fabrics on that website as well. Happy Quilting!
    Posted to Quilters on the Oregon Trail (Weblog) by Becky Smith on Wed, Oct 16 2013
  • ONE MORE STRING QUILT VARIATION

    I noticed the other day that several of you were really interested in the string quilt post I did. So I went in search of new string quilt ideas. I found the attached one done by Christine Doyle and you can visit her at christinedoyle.worpress.com. Sometimes string quilts seem busy to me and I love the simplicity of this quilt. It looks like it would
    Posted to Quilters on the Oregon Trail (Weblog) by Becky Smith on Tue, Oct 15 2013
  • PIONEER WOMEN AND THEIR QUILTS

    In life, it is easy to get caught up in the day to day struggles. We tend to get caught in what I like to call the "Auto Pilot" mode. As a director of a historical site, I too get caught in the day to day struggles of a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, working on little or no budget, bad economy and rising payroll. Once in a while, when I get to sit
    Posted to Quilters on the Oregon Trail (Weblog) by Becky Smith on Sun, Oct 13 2013
  • FALL COLORS, RELAXATION AND A CHALLENGING QUILT CLASS!

    This past week was one of my favorite weeks of the year. A friend and I decided to reward ourselves with a quilt class after tourist season was over. Jill talked me into a class called Star burst, by Kimberly Einmo at the Jackson Hole Quilt Festival, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I looked at the quilt pictured in the attachment below and said, "there
    Posted to Quilters on the Oregon Trail (Weblog) by Becky Smith on Fri, Oct 11 2013
  • GREAT CONFIDENT BEGINNER'S QUILT PATTERN

    On my last blog post I received a comment from a gal who worked at a pediatric clinic. She loved the snowman quilt pattern I had attached to my blog. I wrote her back and told her I was working on a quilt that would be perfect for the children at her clinic. The quilt pictured in the attachment came from Desiree's Designs and is called "Just
    Posted to Quilters on the Oregon Trail (Weblog) by Becky Smith on Sat, Oct 5 2013
  • END OF ONE TRAIL AND THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ONE!

    My, my, my how fast the seasons fly. Just yesterday it was May and my son graduated high school. The days were finally getting warmer and I was trying to wrap up my winter quilting projects to get them ready for the quilt show and the county fair in August. The County Fair came and went, school started again and tomorrow will be our last planned visit
    Posted to Quilters on the Oregon Trail (Weblog) by Becky Smith on Wed, Oct 2 2013
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