Vintage Farm Girl Blog

As some of you know, I battled, and beat, cancer during 2015. The treatments took just about everything out of me on a daily basis. So I retreated to my sewing room. It would take me a day to select and cut the fabrics for just one block. Often taking the next day to piece the block. But I kept plugging away. On a few days, I could do more than one block. 48 blocks later I did every one of them from the book. I still marvel at that quilt and am reminded that we have the strength within us to do what needs to get done. Enjoy!

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Piecemakers of Galesburg, IL

I had the honor of spending a day with 13 members of the Piecemakers Quilt Guild in Galesburg, IL. I conducted a full day workshop using Deb Tucker's Rapid Fire Hunter's Star tool. The group picture represents the ladies who were taking their tool out for the first time in over 6 months. Julia's tool was purchased in 2007 and she was thrilled to finally put it to use. Thank you so much for having me Piecemakers. I hope we can do it again soon. Rapid Fire Lemoyne Stars, here we come! Check out my facebook at Stitchin' in the Ditch for additional photos.

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Busy, Busy

Madelyn is busy making the sashings for her quilt during the Statreat.

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In Full Swing!

We are in full swing at the Statreat. There are about 22 of us here. Consider joining us for the next Saturday Sew on Saturday, November 12 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Antioch Township Office Building. $5 table rental. A full day of sewing fun and sharing of ideas.

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