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“Come to my Garden 30” x 30” wall quilt by Arnold Savage was started in the 1930s and finished in 2005 with the addition of the picket fence and rooster.

When I met up with friend Robin and her granddaughter Anna at The Quilters Hall of Fame 2014 celebration we learned to expect the unexpected. We missed this year's inductee Ruth B. McDowell's morning walk-thru of her quilts and the opportunity to meet and interview her. As we walk into her exhibit space a sign states photographing her quilts or sketching them is forbidden. Anna is particularly disappointed because she remembers posing in front of her favorite last year to have her photo taken...

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"You seem kinda low this morning, Sweetie," Marjorie said.
"Business has been kinda slow for a while now, and it's wedding season," he said.

Marvin Pincus' "business" of course, is free love counseling combined with free fly tying, in hopes of bringing connubial jocularity to anyone who might need it. Hey, a retired guy has to do something.

But just at that moment there was a knock on the door, and standing there was Three-Chord Cortez. T.C. looked anxiously up and down the street. It wouldn't...

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A few days ago was America's birthday. Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is the most celebrated birthday in the United States, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. We declared our independence from the United Kingdom, known then as the Kingdom of Great Britain.

It was celebrated in "Happy Birthday fashion" with patriotic displays, parades, political speeches, barbecues, picnics, and other celebrations. We still live up to the...

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Last April when I traveled to the Harlan United Methodist Church biennial quilt show, I visited Harlan Haus Antiques where I meet owner Karma Gottfried. I relate to her my interest in vintage textiles and antique sewing accessories. Karma shows me something special. It is a wooden board with a curved piece on one length side to snug up to your mid-section. In cursive writing it states "Use Corticelli Sewing Silk" and along the bottom inches 1-36 are engrained in the wood.

Karma tells me how...

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Summer weather has settled down upon our hills with resulting heat and humidity, while hound dogs seek out a shady spot and the youngsters head for the nearest swimming pool. The early garden crops are flourishing in the warm weather and we are beginning to enjoy the first fresh vegetables. Raspberries are starting to ripen; black, velvety caps of sweetness. Soon the blackberries will be in season and we are ready to gather the hill's bountiful goodness.

There is a price to pay however, from...

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Phil Beaver’s quilts reflect his love of nature.

Ruth B. McDowell and Phil Beaver to be honored at the Quilters Hall of Fame Celebration 2014

It's time once again to travel to Marion, Indiana for Celebration 2014 and the induction of the latest Hall of Fame honoree: Ruth B. McDowell. This year the Indiana State Quilt Guild is honoring artist, teacher quilter Phil Beaver with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ruth B. McDowell started quilting in 1972. She is an award winning quilter who has shared her love of quilting by teaching her...

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