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Deployment Quilting 
In April 2009, we found out that my husband's unit would be deploying to Iraq for a year long tour. I knew that I would need to keep busy so I decided …

Curtis`s Quilt 
I wanted to make a quilt for my eldest son who is going to university in September. I had never made a quilt before, but I wanted him to take a little …

Doris' Lone Star Quilt 
I made my first quilt from your directions and you still have it posted to your student quilt page. I have been making quilts ever since. This is my …

First time Quilter 
My name is Emily and my mother in law makes the most beautiful quilts. She ask me if I would like to learn because she wants to pass on her quilting things …

Myrtle's 2nd. Quilt 
This quilt block is "Grandmother's Choice." I did the quilt-as-you-go method, and then sewed the backing together by hand. You were to cut all fabric the …

Lisa's Sampler Quilt Gone Crazy 
Two of my girlfriends and I spent a long weekend at a mountain cabin in N Georgia in 2009. Both of my girlfriends were quilters but I was not. During …

You Gotta Have Heart Quilt 
My husband is waiting for a heart transplant. After reading a news article about my husband my son's class (7th graders) decided they wanted to help. …

Kathy's Lone Star Quilt 
I began at the age of 19 as a newlywed, to teach myself how to quilt (using what I thought was a cute pattern sold off of a rotating rack in a fabric store). …

My attempt of the Peppermint Christmas Quilt 
My wife and I are emptynesters. We have 7 wonderful children between us and I had seen my wife quilt before. I had even cut some fabric for her... I'm …

My First Srappy Wall Hanging 
This is just a pattern I saw in a magazine and decided to try it and just use some of my scraps for it.

Autumn Table Runner 
This is my second quilting project. I was not sure if I was going to like it when I started piecing it, but I think it came out cute. It now has a home …

Jessica's very FIRST design. 
I'm a 26 year old mother of three. My husband is in the Air Force and travels quite a bit. We're living in Seattle, WA (Very far from home, we're native …

Karen's First Quilt 
I am a 37 year old single mom of 6. I have always sewn and did other crafts, but being very busy, have not had a chance to do it a lot. Well now that I …

Marcella's First Quilt! 
I found your website and decided to try my hand at quilting. I am a 26-year-old wife and mother. Somehow I managed to find the time to take out some …

Jane's Patch Quilt 
I was 49 years old when I started my first quilt. My cousin "Aunt" Monie helped me get started. She and I both wondered if I would have the patience …

My first quilt for her first baby 
I learnt to hand quilt in highschool and like most people in 'that boat' I was excited by the idea of machine quilting. I borrowed my Nan's cutter & tools …

Fun and Done 
I have made a few quilts in the past, and enjoyed all but the hand quilting. I have problems with my hands that made the last quilt hard to finish...so …

Marcia's Table Topper/
Wall Hanging Sampler
 
Three years ago when I started quilting I found Gloria's web site with clear directions for a small sampler. I used most of the blocks and made this small …

My First Quilt 2010 
Well I never was interested in sewing too much, even though my Mother sewed. I learned to crochet from my Grandmother at 6 years of age. I was watching …

"Myrtle's Sampler Quilt" 
I have been sewing for over 50 years, I have dabbled in a bit of quilt making through trial and error, mostly error. When I found this book on line I …

Sarah's first Lone Star Quilt 
Here's a quilt that I began to make as "practice". I wanted to learn how to make the Lone Star Quilt for my future daughter-in-law, so I thought I'd practice …

The Quilt That Took 18 Years to Finish 
All quilts have their own story and every quilt's story deserves to be documented. This quilt is special to me because it was my first and for the memories …

Karen's Star 
I Just love how this turned out. Karen

My 1st Quilt 
Hello, I just finished my first quilt and wanted to thank you for an awesome tutorial. I found it both informational and easy to follow. I made it …

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Black and White Dreams for Nick 
I made this quilt for my grandson, Nick, who loves black and white. The backing is black and white chess squares with the playing pieces on them, a hobby …

Melissa's Log Cabin 
I did this quilt for my sister as a Christmas gift.

Mary's First Quilt 
Here's a picture of my first quilt. I followed your "Sew a Quilt" instructions, and although there are a few mistakes, I think it turned out pretty well …

Spring Wheat Quilt 
I owned a natural foods store - Spring Wheat - for 15 years. I made lunch every day, and many of my customers became like family, and were regulars for …

Mom's Quilt 
Last summer I began by making a lap quilt for Mom for Christmas. Then when I went to visit her she gave me several pieces of material and asked me to make …

Caleb's Quilt 
Our new one is about to be born. Sara is going to have a little brother and Grandma can hardly wait! I found this great quilt pattern in a book called …

A Quilt for Pat Taliaferro 
A Quilt for Pat Taliaferro By Carole Carter In May 2008, my mother became very ill. Driving herself to the emergency room, she was admitted to the …

"Moms Kids Quilt" 
I wanted to make my mom a quilt with all her children on it. I just started quilting and this is my first quilt. I had our pictures put on white cotton, …

"My Stars" 
I have always loved to sew but had never attempted a quilt. I had this design in my head for a while but not till last week did I put it down on paper …

Freida's Sampler Quilt 
I was so excited to find you site surfing the net. Thank you so much for the lessons! I got cute inexpensive fabric from Walmart for my sampler quilt. …

My First 2 Quilts Ever! 
I started with the idea of making a quilt as soon as I heard I was going to be an aunt again. Which made me happy immediately. So, browsing the web I found …

My First Quilt 
For twenty-five years (or more) I never laid a hand on a sewing machine. Frankly, did not own one even though I grew up making my own clothes. My sister-in-law …

For the Twins 
My very best friend has struggled with infertility and had to go through medical intervention several times in hopes of having a child. I kept saying …

Shipwreck's Quilt 
This is a quilt my wife and I put together for my best friend. He retired from the Navy, and I wanted to remind him of his history. (Both me & my wife …

Kurt's Tennessee Beauty 
My wife and I had become empty nesters, and I work in a stressful job. We took up quilting to fill the void of no kids and to spend time together. Quilting …

Cars and Roads Quilt 
Since making Sara a quilt, I had to make John and Maegan a quilt as well. This is John's. He loves the Cars movie and watches it every day. In fact …

Sara's Shamu Quilt 
Sara's room is pink and she is the perfect little princess type at age 4 1/2. I had planned on making her a princess lap quilt using photos of her and …

A Quilt for Baby Rachel June 2008 
I received 3d ultrasound pics of our great niece, Rachel, to arrive in Sept 2008. Because Rachel moves her feet a lot, I thought I would make her a dancing …

My First Masterpiece 
I have always wanted to learn to quilt, but never knew quite where to begin. I came across your site and thought I would give it a try. My quilt was …

Frog Quilt 
I made this frog quilt a few summers ago. The pattern is called "Over by the Pond." It finishes at 38" x 42". I made it for my mother-in-law, a few summers …

Braid Quilt Made from Jelly Roll Strips 
Mickey just sent in a question about strips in a jelly roll. I made this quilt top from one jelly roll, which had 42 strips included in the roll - …

Kaleidoscope Quilt 
I started quilting a couple months ago. My first project was a 5-square block design I found on the web. It came out great, but I quickly realized that …

Memory T-Shirt Quilt 
I made this t-shirt quilt after my husband past away, for his brother. They used to ride motorcycles together. So I took some his t-shirts from different …

Novice quilter..... 
My grandmother quilted for many years. She started when she was about nine or ten. She was born in 1914, so that's part of the reason. My mom really doesn't …

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