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Vol. IV, No. IX, September, 2004
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My Friend, Donna, and Yours Truly
Donna Titsworth (left) & Yours Truly (right)

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This was fun!  My friend, Donna Titsworth (machine quilter extraordinaire!), twisted my arm and forced me to have this picture done at the local newspaper - The Inola Independent.  Donna is Tresurer of the Tulsa Green Country Quilters Guild's quilt show next weekend, Sept 9, 10, and 11th.  And to promote the show, they did a nice little article for us.  (Thanks Alma!)  

If you don't have a magnifying glass, I'll tell you what it says:  
"Donna Titsworth and Claudia Plett of Inola show off the quilts they will exhibit at the "Memories in Cloth" Quilt Show, September 9, 10 and 11th at the Tulsa Convention Center.  The show, sponsored by the Green Country Quilters Guild, will open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on the above dates.  Admission is $7.  There will be over 400 quilts exhibited, workshops, lectures and a Trunk Show during the three days."
"The Hoffman Challenge Doll exihibit will be on display, a merchant mall, a guild boutique, a quilt appraiser, Nell D. Smith, will be there appraising local quilts, and door prizes.  For more information on the Green Country Quilters Guild or the "Memories in Cloth" Show, go to ."
"Donna and Claudia have been quilting for several years.  Donna now does machine quilting for other people.  Claudia has her own online company (wwwclaudiasquiltshoppecom) where you can get advice, read a newsletter, get a free block-of-the-month pattern and purchase her one-of-a-kind patterns."

Also Bethany Reynolds is their guest "celebrity", doing workshops.  The Penguins Play and the Pretty-Boy Peacocks are the quilts I have entered.  And they also are having a small quilt auction.

I know I'm late again getting this newsletter posted.  But this time I have a really good excuse!  After 25 years of living in our two-story, we downsized to about 1/3 the square footage.  We've purchased our son's large mobile home that was sitting on a riverfront about 15 miles east of us.  Moved it to our In-law's property about 1 1/2 miles west of us.  Our children had all "left the nest".  And our #3 son needed more room for his family.  So we traded homes!  Simple, right?  WRONG!!!

I have been "moving" since August 1st.  Everyday, I'm still moving.  After a month of working with movers, water companies, satellite companies, electric companies, septic tank guys, plumbers, carpenters, mailmen, and phone companies.....I'm still not done!  Each day I take a load to the new house and bring a load (son's belongings) to the old house.  It's like moving two houses .....well, we are!

We made the final "big" move last weekend (the heavy stuff anyway).  My husband says this is an "adventure".  The poor guy has really had it rougher than me for sure.  To begin with, the old house developed a slab leak.  Plumber said $2800.  He said "don't think so".  He fixed it himself.  Then the next week it developed another slab leak, different spot.  He fixed that one himself.  (And he's also an electrician!  What a guy!)  Then he had the plumbing at the new house to get hooked up.  After moving in, he said he never wanted to do any plumbing ever again.  That was before he turned on the faucet in the master bath and discovered there's no cold water, just hot.  :-)

Anyway, our "adventure" now is adjusting to new surroundings--like figuring out how the shower works, where things are, how to fix pork chops without any seasonings (they're in a box somewhere!).  The cats are mad at us.  We have a new dog that was dumped on us.  We've changed from a king size bed to a queen.  We have a beautiful front porch, but no steps at the back door.  Our yard is completely torn up from digging water lines.  We don't have any driveway or sidewalks yet, so we park in the yard under the trees.  My car each morning has a "present" or two from the local birds.  

Besides all this, I now have a nice computer room/office, and a good workshop (if I ever get it out of bags and boxes) to sew in.  Built myself a nice worktable from an old door, covered with batting and flannel.  Set it on top of fabric containers/drawers. Works great.  Now to get my sewing machine and tables set up and in working order again.  

I guess that's enough rambling about all this mess.  Just be patient with me when it comes to new things coming out.  That'll be awhile yet.  You'll all have those 9 patch wonders to occupy you till then.  :-) And the mystery will be finishing soon!

Site-Seeing:  More kids' projects.  Every cat picture that ever here.  A WHOLE lot of stencils to purchase.  quilting news from all over the US


Tag Line of the Month:

  I took an IQ test and the results were negative...

Have a great September!

May you always have a quilt in the hoop, I try to.   


September 2, 2004


    ARCHIVES:  (Please note that some of the links on past newsletters on the Site-Seeing Categories may have expired and are no longer available--in other words--It's Not My Fault!!)
August, 2001- Premiere Issue:  Explanation of Website Categories, Picture of Author
September, 200l - Eden Mennonite Sewing Society, Oklahoma MCC Relief Sale Link, New House Hunting Pattern, New Ozark Mountain Night Pattern, Call for Guest Gallery
October, 2001 - Plett's Plot, Sewing Society Follow Up, New Quilter's Alphabet Pattern, New My Stars & Bars Pattern, Free Block of the Month Project - House Hunting
November, 2001 - HenryCat, My Stars & Bars Free Block of the Month, New Easy Eights Pattern, Granny's Tip of the Month
December, 2001 - MCC Relief Sale, Enid, Oklahoma; Quilter's Corner, Auction Bay, Featured Quilt, Other Quilts, 10,000 Villages, Twilling, Finished Simply Amish Quilt, Free Block of the Month - Easy 8's, New Heart Trio Pattern - Appliqué 
January, 2002New Year's Resolution;  Website Reviews: Bead Creative, Quilting with a Passion, Webshots, Lancaster Gen. Store, others; Quilters Mall Crawl; Free Block of the Month - Calendar Blocks
February, 2002 - Grandma's Buttons Lap Quilt, weather box, Quilt University.Com, Fran Iverson Gonzalez, Hawaiian Ice Breaker, Paypal Added, Connecting Threads, New Pattern - Proud Mamas, Free Block of the Month - Heart Trio Table Runner
March, 2002 - Twilling Quilt Update, Quilt Car, Worm Song, Alex Anderson's Chat Room, Out with Henry, In with Frosty, Free Block of the Month - Simple Scrappy Pleasures.
April, 2002 - Finished Shadow Quilt Top, Yoyo Site,, Snoopy Dance, What Muppet are You?, Free Block of the Month - Proud Mamas, In the Works - Train Quilt & 9-Patch Wonders
May, 2002 - Nite-Nite Express Quilt & new pattern, Mr. Skunk, Frosty Update, End of the Internet Site, Sewing Genie Review, Ground Zero Quilt Site, Internet Bumper Stickers Site, What Simpson are You?, Crazy Horse Site, 9-Patch Wonders new pattern and free BOM, New Logo
June, 2002 - Eden Mennonite's Broken Star, Stack & Slash Tutorial, Gauge your Age, T-Shirt Quilts, What Storybook Character are You?, Holiday/Birthday List Link, Vacation Notice, Quilt Index. Com Mall Crawl
July, 2002 - Our mention in Quilters' Newsletter Magazine, Diana's 9-Patch Wonder Recipe #3, Diana's Simple Scrappy Wall Hanging, Fractal Quilts Link, What Vegetable R U?, Smiley Reference Link
August, 2002 - Homeland Pride Quilt, Winsome Wildflowers Quilt, Gag Gifts Link, What's Your Inner Flower?, Quilters' Survey, Fireworks Link, WWQP Pattern Search Link, Funny Valentine Link, Kansas Trouble Quilt Pattern
September, 2002 - Simple Scrappy Pleasures Finished Quilt, Sharon Caligan's Simple Scrappy Quilt, Friendship Basket Exchange Block, Nickel Cobblestones New Pattern, Kansas Troubles New free BOM Project, Mini Munchkin land Link, Useful Items Link, Quilt Costs Link, Useless Quiz Link, Jeanne Prue's Guest Gallery Link, The Mom's Dictionary Link
October, 2002 - Book One--the First Collection, Basket Luncheon Set, Friendship Basket Swap, Baby Cobblestone in Progress, Site-seeing, 3 Barns Kansas show
November, 2002 - Cobblestone Finished, Another Nite-Nite Baby Express Finished, Jungle Lone Star Finished, Site-Seeing Links:  Kaleidoscope toy, Funky Chicken, Quilt Lid Boxes, Telephone Game, Which Villain Are You?, Weird Eyeball, Pickup Truck Cover, Quilt Block Design Interactive, Movie Physics;  Simple Scrappy Wall Hanging new Free BOM Project;  Bird Hunting and Pieced Flowers In the Works.
December, 2002 - Thirteen Flowers Finished, 4th Nite-Nite Express Finished, Pat Katnik's Nite-Nite Express, Site-Seeing Links:  Quilts Stolen, Paint by Number, Sarah Mylchreest, Snowmen, Giggles, Mugshots, Canon Cards, Twelve Flowers New Free BOM Project, Snowball Poem
January, 2003 - Bird Hunting Pattern and Quilt done, Site-Seeing Links:  Google View Search & Bill Coleman's Photographs.  Addition of Guest Gallery, Beaded Egg,  Scrap Quilts in the Works
February, 2003 - Nancy Adams' quilt, Juliana Winegarten's quilt, Tulsa Volunteer Blocks, Site-Seeing Links:  71 Reasons to Buy Fabric, FBI Watching You, The Weedeater Quilt
March, 2003 - Just Quilt It! Feature Story; Site-Seeing Links:  12 Flowers Block Swap, Quilt Judges, & Where words come from; Plaid Mad in the Works, & Peacocks in the Works
April, 2003 - Pretty-Boy Peacocks Finished; Site Seeing Links:  Owl Cam, Eagle Cam, Old-Fashioned Living, People/Dogs, Armed Services Banner;  What's New Decisions/Decisions
May, 2003 - Muskogee Quilt Show, 2003; Site Seeing Links:  Leather Thimble, Evil Squirrels, The Weird Chronicles, Iraqi Information Minister, What's New Ducks in a Row, My Stars & Bars free block of the month.
June, 2003 - Penguin Quilt, Site Seeing Links:  QuiltMaker program, Baby crib quilt racks, Quilter signs, Carjacker raccoons, Avoid alien abductions, EQ4/5 Tutorials, What's New Lone Star Basics Pattern
July, 2003 - Darcy Ashton in T-Town, What's New Caddo River, Appliqué Wall Hanging Top, Site-Seeing Links:  Easy Circle Cathedral Window, Falcon's Bird Cam, Snowflakes, Lunch Boxes, Invisible Thread Review
August, 2003 - Lone Star Appliquéd quilt, Site-Seeing Links:  Classic Couches, Digital Clock, Singing Horses, Stress Test;  What's New:  Shopping Cart, ShortnScrappy Pattern, Picture Frame New BoM project, Buster Licking
September, 2003 - Precut Kits, Other Kits, What's New Toy Box Baby quilt coming up, Site-Seeing:  Fly Swatter, What Kind of Storm Are You?, Interactive Kitty
October, 2003 - Eden Mennonite Church Fall Country Festival, The Spellchecker Paragraph, Site-Seeing Links:  Wrap them in Love, EtchASketch, Marie Webster Story, Interactive Shapes Board Site, Car Handbags, More Fractals, Urban Legends Detector Site; What's New Toy Box Baby Quilt Pattern free, Patches/Scrappy Photos.
November, 2003 - Short & Scrappy Photos, Site-Seeing Links:  Test Results of Fusible Web, Terrell Designs, Clean Your Sewing Machine; What's New Baby Steps
December, 2003 - The Buttonhole, Sew Natural, Henfeathers, Site-Seeing Links:  Marsha McCloskey, Porky Sings Christmas, Daily Devotional Site, Which Biological Molecule Are You?, Nice Christmas Card
January, 2003 - Bandana Quilt, Site-Seeing Links:  Dancing Paul,, Chicken Purse
February, 2004 - Absolute Beginners' Series, Fine-Toothed Comb, Site-Seeing Links:  Color Trends, Quilters' Husband, Hand Quilting Frame, Hypnotizing Balls
March, 2004 - Absolute Beginners' Series completed, Site-Seeing Links:  Kameleon Quilts, Note Pad Graphics, The Original Laughing CAT; Christine's Cat Scan..ner
April, 2004 - Mary Covey Feature, Site-Seeing Links:  Fling the Cow, Owl Cam is Back, Tomato Pincushion, Paint a Wall quilt
May, 2004 -Muskogee 2004 Quilt Show, Site-Seeing Links:  Batting in a Can, Many uses of Freezer Paper, Senses Test, Chiseled in Cloth. com, Boy Scout songs, Pass the 3rd Grade, The Wedding Dress Guy;  What's New:  Mystery Free
June, 2004 - Pups N Pails, Site-Seeing Links:  Serial Quilter, John Flynn's Backing Formula, Are You As Old As You Feel?, Computer 101 Lessons, Office Supplies Attack, Snoopy Happy Dance;  What's New?  Mystery of the Half Moons
July, 2004 - Quilt Frame Corner Stands, Site-Seeing Links:  Marvin the Martian, Organizing Tips, Scouts Crafts for Summer, Baby Shade Tent, Liberty Fireworks
August, 2004 - Nine-Patch Wonders II, Site-Seeing Links:  Bargello Design Program, Freezer Paper Project, HP Fabric Printing, Cow Tipper Game, Penguin Game, Paper Snowflakes, Timed Typing Test, Penguin Slapping


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