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Original Design Butterfly Quilt ~ Believe You Can

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As a mom of twin 8-year old boys, owning and operating a retail business with people counting on me, and balancing a life-partner with keeping up with family and friends can be challenging... to say the least. I'm sure you have similar life challenges. I believe it's imperative to carve out time in the day to create something tangible. That is why I devote time to quilting and hand embroidery.  I love quilting and handwork because it allows me to work with my hands and it will enable me to accomplish something that is tangible. It feels good to be...

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American Made Solids are back!

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All American Made Solid Fabrics are not only made here, but it's grown here in America too! The fabric is 100% cotton, grown, spun, woven, and dyed in America. How amazing is that?!   American Made Brand began in 2013. Their passion and commitment are to bring back the American textile production. Their cotton is only sourced in the United States. The cloth comes from all over the cotton belt which stretches from the Carolina’s to the Mississippi Delta, Texas, and California. The farmers maintain high growing standards that minimize runoff and pesticide and fertilizer use.   The spinning and...

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Quilts of Valor - 1st event at Norton House Quilting

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Quilts of Valor is an organization dedicated to making quilts for all American soldiers and veterans. It all started when a mother of a soldier sent to Iraq had a dream about a wounded serviceman that was consoled by someone wrapping a quilt around him with warmth and encouragement. She thought it would be a valuable idea to make quilts for all service men and women. A handmade Quilt from the Quilts of Valor organization is given to say thank you for the service and sacrifice offered while serving our nation.  As of today, more than 181,000 quilts have been...

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VT 2018 Shop Hop Information, How-to, and What to Expect

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Have you ever attended or wanted to attend a Shop Hop? Or maybe you aren't sure what they entail. My Grandma was a founding member of the Vermont Shop Hop. Quilt Shop Hops are lots of fun!   First, you check your calendar. (VT Shop Hop is March 16-25th 2018.) Second, head to your local quilt shop to buy the passport. (Hopefully, they will still have the premium which is a gift for you) Third, you fill your car with friends who also enjoy quilting, hand-work, and crafting or you could ask your friend if they wouldn't mind driving or...

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When mom say's “no”, go ask Grandma... ~ Happy New Year! 2018 Here we go!

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I learned from an early age that if my mom said “no”, go ask Grandma... she understood why I needed a brand new car at age 17. Grandmothers, Mothers, Aunts, and females who took the motherly role are an important piece of who we are today.

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