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Quilting Haikus
Joyce Rodenhiser called my attention to a quilter named Renae Merrill, who makes something called Haikuilts (Haiku
+ quilts).  What is a haikuilt?  It is a small art quilt that accompanies and expresses a haiku- the ancient Japanese
third.  For information on Renae's haikuilts, see her website at
RenaeMerrillQuilts.com
Here are some of Renae's quilting haikus:

Tiny squares of love
My soul rings with every stitch
Flowers fill my heart

Too many pieces!!
Too much hair being pulled out!!
WOW!!  What a great quilt!!

Little girl dresses
Memories in every piece
Stitched by loving hands

Anyone want to try writing one?  Here's my attempt:

Beautiful fabric
Measure before you cut, then
Measure one more time!

-Dottie Macomber
Linda Anthony has developed a technique and the accompanying formulae for making narrow fabric wide enough
for a quilt back without the waste that usually results when two pieces are seamed together to make a backing.  This
tip will help you figure out how to make one piece of fabric wide enough for a 48" x 60" quilt using only one seam
and not having a bunch of fabric left over!  The link to Linda's instructions is below- give it a try!
Favorite Quilting Quotes
(from various and sometimes anonymous sources)
Sign seen recently in a sewing studio: "Yes, I really do need all this fabric!"


"There's no crying in quilting."  
Oh wait, that's baseball... (from the movie, "A League of Their Own")


"If a fabric is still ugly, you didn't cut it into small enough pieces!"
-Quilter and Teacher, Bonnie Hunter


"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep."
-Scott Adams, cartoonist and author
Favorite Quilting Tips