Monthly Archives: July 2016


Raven Block 1

The Raven…Appliqué Block of the Month

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Dear Friends, “Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;-”  Edgar Allen Poe. Our new 10 month block of the month which will start August 1, is titled The Raven.  Blackbird Designs used Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, The Raven,  as inspiration for this 9 block appliqué quilt. Each block’s name is taken […]

From Louise's Garden Block 12

‘From Louise’s Garden’ Sew Along Block #12

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Dear Friends, Our local Sarpy County Fair in Springfield, NE is fast approaching. The past several weeks I have been mentoring an up and coming 4-Her with her quilt entry for the county fair. This is Ellie’s fifth quilt, each one becoming more advanced as her skills have improved. She has done a terrific job […]

From Louise's Garden Block 11

‘From Louise’s Garden’ Sew Along Block #11

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Dear Friends, I was checking out Grandma Louise’s journal to see what she was doing in her life in this phase of summer. It appears that June and July were busy months outside of the house.   There are very few recipes or notes about the weather. Karyl, one of our Moosettes, brought in fresh […]

From Louise's Garden Block 10

‘From Louise’s Garden’ Sew Along Block #10

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Dear Friends, Grandma loved berries; especially strawberries.   She spent hours in her strawberry patch.   She would make sure that the weeds were pulled so that there was space for the new runners from the original plants to become established for next year’s crop.   If it didn’t rain she would make sure that […]

From 'Louise's Garden' Sew Along Block #9

‘From Louise’s Garden’ Sew Along Block #9

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Dear Friends, Grandma Louise must have liked experimenting, aka auditioning ice cream recipes.   There are numerous ice cream recipes in her journal.  Did you notice the ice cream recipe along with the cherry cake in last week’s photo?   What would Grandma think of the selection of ice creams, gelatos and yogurts in the […]