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Val's Quilting Blog

Thanks for visiting my personal blog; where I write about the projects I'm working on, and UFO's I'm avoiding :) as well as my thoughts on all things quilty.

If you have something to report or talk about, let me know by leaving a comment. I LOVE to hear from all of you...leave me your blog link also so I can visit you...

Have a block of the month in mind that you'd like us to do as a club, please let me know. 

Until next time, stay happy and creative

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I all I'll be playing over at Stash Manicure today...come and see me there


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For those of you who missed it I was a guest blogger over at Stash Manicure a few weeks ago and I thought I would share my post with you also here :)

Hi, I'm Valerie (you can find me here on most days) and I LOVE to Quilt! I most especially LOVE Block of the Month clubs as they are an excellent way to make a stunning quilt by creating a new block each month while learning a barrage of techniques as you go.
I need help deciding which one(s) to do...
My Block of the Month Club programs teach with private step by step how-to video blog and picture tutorials weather you're a beginner or an advanced quilter, my tutorials are an excellent way to start your skills and hone them and I will show you how, sound fun?
Pastimes Online provides you everything you need to get started, silk pins, sewing machine needles, 100% cotton hand dyed floss and wool, 100% silk floss and luscious dupioni silks...sound enticing now?
We are about to launch a new array of block of the month (bom) clubs from beginner to advanced. One of these will suite YOU! Each bom will include all of the above plus prizes (i.e. scissors, rulers, fabrics) each month.
Help us pick which ones YOU would LOVE to do by Voting through our Block of the Month Poll!!
Crazy Christmas by Lynette Anderson, 12 month bom, quilt as you go, to include stitching & the cutest Christmas wool applique within a crazy patch design.
Life is Beautiful by Hugs and Kisses will be set in the mood of creams, browns, lilacs and purples, with an interesting applique & quilt as you go technique. A 'beautiful' journal pattern including all the blocks.
HocusPocusVille by Crabapple Hill was one I just couldn't resist. Starting with the amazing drawings that will be stitched in veriegated flosses, and the adorable 9-patches will be perfect to hang during the fall.
Pies and Tarts by Sue Daley is one that is just stunning, with the overwhelming beauty combination of the curves and piecing. This will sure to be a show stopper. English paper piecing technique will be mastered throughout this process. Acrylic templates, paper templates and more included in this kit.
Truly Scrumptious by Cinderberry Stitches is the most adorably whimsical piece of patchwork and embroidery I've seen, this will look amazing in any hallway, or bedroom making it joyful and happy.
So I want to say, "thanks so much!!" Madame Samm for having me spend the day here with all of your wonderful viewers in this fantabulous community of quilting, sharing and loving each other up so much!! I've had a great time and would love to come back and chat about my favourite cutting tools including the desirable Gingher line of scissors, Gingher's unbelievable rotary cutter and sew much more on my next visit. If you need a fix or want to read up on Pastimes at, and sign up for our quarterly newsletter, The Times!
Until next time, stay happy and creative, since this post, our boms are ready to sign-up :)


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I'll be hanging out and telling stories over at Stash Manicure today...stop by and say Hi :)


I'm going to be a Guest!! (171)

So I got this amazing call this morning, yes someone phoned me because she hearts me and my quilty stuff...I'm so priveledged...Madame Samm wants me to be a guest blogger over at Stash Manicure, I'm so super excited. I've been rushing around all afternoon taking pictures of this and that for my special post coming up Nov 10th!! someone contain me :)

Stash Manicure is an excellent site chalked full of all the latest and greatest when it comes to quilty stop on by and familiarize yourself and please check back Nov 10 when I'm in the spotlight, it will be so much fun!!

Until next time...stay happy and creative!!