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Quilt Trends: The Hexie Quilt

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Quilt Trends: The Hexie Quilt

Hexie quilts immediately conjure images of grandmother’s house or of the heirloom hexie quilt that has been passed down in your family. Although hexie quilts have never truly gone away, they have experienced a backroom or basement status in the goals that we have as quilters to pursue. In a quilting culture where quick and easy has become the mantra, hexies do not take center stage. These quilts are by reputation extremely time consuming, not only in the prep work but in the actual piecing time as well. Hexies, however, are experiencing a resurgence in interest and in technology. Templates...

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Trends: Circles and Curves

Trends: Circles and Curves

Another trend . . . . circles and curves. Did they ever really go away? I’m not sure, but I don’t think so. They have, however, taken on a modern twist, and they provide a wonderful canvas to show off your quilting skills. Sew Kind of Wonderful is a great resource for modern curves and turns. Mini Wonderful Curves is a book packed full of fun quilts to make using the Quick Curve Ruler. We have an upcoming class on the Circular Log Cabin. This is a beautiful, modern twist on the traditional block. Select bright, contemporary colors for a...

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Long Arm Be Gone (or at least saved for special occasions)

Long Arm Be Gone (or at least saved for special occasions)

I have long admired the work of long arm quilters. It is a skill I have tried and will probably never rise even to the level of novice. I’m OK with that. We can’t all possess the same skills, and I can just remain in awe of the talent of these artists. BUT, with new technologies in the sewing and embroidery world, I can achieve great results using my Brother Dream, Stellaire, or Luminaire machine. Quilting trends have risen to new heights. No longer is overall quilting the only option. We also have straight-line quilting, edge-to-edge quilting, free motion quilting,...

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Small Business Saturday Live Radio Remote

Small Business Saturday Live Radio Remote

Small Business Saturday is November 28, 2020. Owl’s Nest Quilters will be doing a live radio remote that day to promote our “Because You Love to Create” Demos and Schoolhouse event. Join us all day to see what Brother sewing, embroidery, and cutting machines can do. Watch demonstrations and try one of our machines with a quick make-and-take project. Listen to the Vault and Magic November 22-28 to learn more. Then stop in on Small Business Saturday to see, learn, do, and win. We will have drawings throughout the day to give away cool products. Small Business Saturday is the...

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Virtual Classes 2.0

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Virtual Classes 2.0

Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon with online learning, most especially Facebook Live. Just about any time of day, you can watch a short Facebook Live event. But are these informational sessions all that you want from your online experiences? We are offering full one- and two-day classes via Zoom. These informational sessions are also hands-on. Apply what you have learned by making a small project that can be finished during class. It will be just like you are in class with the rest of us. Purchase the classes you want from our e-commerce site. The classes we are offering are ones...

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