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I Have A Facebook Group Now

Because there is so very little activity on this blog and very few followers, I will be closing it out soon. 

In the meantime, I have created a group on Facebook where I will post tutorials, updates, and where everyone can interact with each other about what they're doing with sewing and quilting.  Please come check it out at: Carter Creek Quilts Group on Facebook

I am hoping the new group will be fun for all! 

I will continue the have my Carter Creek Quilts Facebook page also.  Carter Creek Quilts Facebook Page


Folded Flower Quilt Done (Finally!)

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Ok, I finally got my Folded Flower quilt all done.  Well, except for the hanging sleeve and label - you can't expect perfection every time, right??

I do have a tutorial available for the block - just click on the Tutorials section in this blog.  It's called "Folded Flower Quilt Block."

Here are pictures of the completed quilt and a few of the blocks.  I hope you enjoy them!





Had A Great Time At Town & Country Christmas Bazaar

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I had a great weekend at the 2017 Town & Country Christmas Bazaar in Albany, Oregon.  This is held the first weekend in December every year.  The people coming through were all very friendly and cheerful and BUYING this year!  All in all, it was a wonderful weekend.  I can't wait for next year!
Here are some pictures of my booth.  Enjoy!






Setting Up - 2017 Town & Country Christmas Bazaar

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I'm all set up for the 2017 Town & Country Christmas Bazaar in Albany, Oregon.  After sewing like crazy for the past several weeks, now I can relax and enjoy the bazaar for three days.

I got everything hauled in and set up this afternoon.  In the morning before the bazaar opens, I'll get everything tagged with prices.  Oh, of course I'll rearrange things too...haha!  It seems like I'm constantly rearranging stuff throughout the weekend.
This is my "space." Getting things unpacked and set up.  It's starting to look a little better. After I finish with the tagging in the morning, I'll post my "ready to go" pictures.  This is my one big event for the year and I do enjoy it.  There are always a few folks who I only get to see at this bazaar and I hope I get to see them this year.  It's a fun event and I'm looking forward to it :)

Big Christmas Bazaar This Weekend

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I will be at the annual Town & Country Christmas Bazaar this weekend at the Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road in Albany, Oregon. 
My booth for Carter Creek Quilts will be in Row D, Space 6.  Stop by and see me!
The bazaar will be held from December 1st through 3rd.  It's always the 1st weekend in  December.
Hours are:
     Friday, Dec 1 - 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.
     Saturday, Dec 2 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
     Sunday, Dec 3 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
There will be more than 200 vendors with handmade gifts and treats!  It's one of the best Christmas events in the Willamette Valley.

My Drawing Winners

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A big CONGRATULATIONS to the three ladies who were picked in my drawing for the prizes on my blog.

BarbK will be sent a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 16.
AngelaS will get a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 16, plus one of my "Autumn Winds" patterns.
JoyceM will get one of my "Be-Dazzled" patterns.

Thanks to all who participated in the Blog Tour Road Rally.  I do hope you all had fun!  What a great bunch of comments about how you run your machines!  It was fun reading through them all.

And, thank you for the nice comments about the block I designed. I hope you get a chance to try it out.  I plan on putting together a wall hanging with several different colors for the machines to hang in my sewing room.

Have a great holiday week everyone!

Here's Your Check Point on the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 16, Blog Tour Road Rally!

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Welcome to my check point!  I do hope you're having fun on this Blog Tour Road Rally.  Maybe you will win a prize - that would be fun, huh?  I have information towards the end of this check point about how you can enter to be eligible for some giveaways I'm doing.  In the meantime, enjoy yourself reading through my blog post.

Did you like the block I designed?   Yes, I used one of my vintage machines as the model.  If you've read some of my past posts, you will see that I am an avid collector and restorer of vintage sewing machines.  I will probably do other posts about some of those later.  Right now, I'll tell you what inspired me to do this block.

I love my sewing studio.  It's a small building out back of our house.  I have a wonderful view out my window while I'm working in my studio and I enjoy it every time I'm in there.  Some days, I my view includes lots of sunshine, and other days lots of storms.  It's always changing.  Here is a picture of th…