Quilting Humor

 

Ah, quilters! We are obsessive about fabric. We brake for quilt shops. We store mountains of materials in our homes. Quilting tools and gadgets catch our eye. We pour over patterns, and delight in seeing each others’ creations. Some of us are even quite competitive about these things.

We are the people who cut perfectly lovely, large pieces of fabric into tiny pieces, just to sew them back together into large pieces again! How can we NOT find a lot to laugh about (or at) in our pursuit of creating quilts?Needle and thread line copyright The Curious Quilter at WordPress dot com

Taking Up Quilting May Make You A Happier Person

DISCLAIMER AND WARNINGS: Quilting may not have these positive benefits for all people and should be taken up with the support of family, friends, and retailers. Should you find quilting to be helpful to you, but annoying to your friends … Continue reading


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Hello World, Again! My Blog Turns One.

Time flies when you are having fun! I launched The Curious Quilter one year ago today. That first post, a simple hello, had seventeen readers. I suspect all of them were friends and family, and very few of them were … Continue reading

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Finally Spring, Time to Sing

Just one week ago the temperatures here in Minnesota were struggling to reach the low 40′s, and my back yard was still covered with a few inches of dirty snow. We have had one of the snowiest winters ever, with … Continue reading

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The Fabric Whisperer

Do not try to tell me that fabric is not a living entity. Of course it isn’t. But fabric speaks to quilters, and we all know it. And sometimes we speak to it as well. Maybe you don’t, but I … Continue reading


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The Zoo at the Fabric Store

There I was, at the fabric store once again. Thinking in my own particular way. Watching people, pondering about all the times I have watched shoppers and thought about the various behaviors they (we!) exhibit. I have decided that there … Continue reading


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Football and Free-Motion Quilting Together? Arghh!

Being a Minnesota gal, and a Vikings fan for many decades, the U.S. National Football League Playoffs last weekend posed a true dilemma for me. Who do I cheer for? Do I care who wins? When your home team’s two … Continue reading

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Resolutions, Intentions, Hopes, and UFOs

‘Tis the season for New Year’s Resolutions. I made a short list of some UFOs I intend to deal with in the coming year. I sent it to the moderator of my favorite quilt group, hopefully thinking that I will … Continue reading

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Christmas Tunes from The Curious Quilter Glee Club

The CQ Glee Club simply cannot resist a chance to share some holiday cheer with you. I hope you will all sing along loudly, in any key or language! In November, The Curious Quilter had a giveaway, and people shared … Continue reading

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Going in Circles, Scattered Brain Syndrome?

Somedays my distraction level amazes even me, and I am glad my sons are not around to comment. I walked into the kitchen and stood there, noticed the pile of trash. Gathered up the bag, wondered why I had come … Continue reading

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Attention Quilters, Your ‘To-Do’ List Has Given Me Nightmares

Quiltblogdom, I think we have a problem. (There’s a song or something in there! wink wink) For the November Scrappy Giveaway, now closed, next giveaway starts 12/31/2010, I asked readers to mention some items they are trying to finish before … Continue reading

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The CQ Glee Club is Touring, and I Am Housecleaning.

Housecleaning day at my house, with my music cranked up to keep me energized! Time to clean the threads off the floors, air out the winter coats, and put away the summer clothes. Music and cleaning always go hand in … Continue reading

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I am The Curious Quilter, and I Approved This Message.

It is the middle of October, and in Minnesota the fall color has given way to falling leaves. Football is now sharing air-time with hockey. Pumpkins are on doorsteps, Halloween goodies in the stores. And, with an election less than … Continue reading

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The Curious Quilter Glee Club Rehearsal Time

Sip your lemon tea and loosen up your vocal chords, The Curious Quilter Glee Club is ready to rehearse! It has been a few months since we learned our rousing anthem in the introductory session of The Curious Quilter Glee … Continue reading

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Football and Quilting

I am a football fanatic. Every Sunday afternoon during football season you will find me riveted to play-by-play action, channel flipping, and even tracking scores and stats online. College football rivalries intrigue me. I have been known to stop at … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek

Ah, back to school time. My neighborhood is full of little ones heading off to school next week. You can feel the excitement in the air. Of course the wonderful displays featuring school supplies will soon give way to Halloween, … Continue reading

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Gathering Dust

I have never shared with you the status of all, ok—some, of my UFO’s, WIP’s, and other assorted projects. Well, here goes! Blue Batik Quilt – sandwiched, in need of quilting Maple Leaf Quilt – needs border Pieced Peace Quilt … Continue reading

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Binding Gone Batty!

Like a good part of the world, we are having a hot summer in Minnesota. And the humidity has been oppressive. Combine those and you get storms, and they have also been abundant this summer. Yesterday was no exception. Thunder … Continue reading

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One of THOSE Days!

I did a really stupid thing today. Surely, there must have been some outside force at work, I KNOW better than to do what I did. Yet, I did it. Perhaps the incessant pounding of the jack hammers drove me … Continue reading

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Mini-Quilt Madness

Want some quilting advice? Do not make four queen sized postage stamp quilts in a row. Ever. I have decreased my two inch treasure stash by 12,512 squares, but that is merely a drop in the bucket. I think I have an … Continue reading

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If Quilters Wrote Spam

The first definition of email spam that I recall seeing showed up online in the 1980′s, naming spam as a Stupid, Pointless, Annoying Message. Many far more humorous explanations of the acronym abound. In marketing circles it is sometimes call … Continue reading

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The Curious Quilter Glee Club On Tour at Stash Manicure

The Curious Quilter Glee has traveled over the Stash Manicure today, to share a rousing new tune and inspire more quilters to sing while they work. Join in a new veriosn of “My Favorite Things”… Continue reading

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The Curious Quilter Glee Club

Welcome to the first session of the Curious Quilter Glee Club! Warm up your voices, tune up your guitars. Today I invite all of you to join me in song. Everyone welcome, no critics here; opera stars and tone-deaf singers … Continue reading

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The Ladies’ Ripping Society

In junior or senior high school, did any of you have Home Economics classes that required a beginning sewing segment? I did, and the instructor gave me the first failing grade I ever… Continue reading

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Stash Manicure

Stash Mismanagement 101: Rae Ann Nilson over at Stash Manicure kindly invited me to be a Guest Blogger today, Wednesday, July 7th. What a treat! Do hop over and check out her great site, and let me know you came to visit. One … Continue reading

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Secret Dealings

“Meet me in the parking lot behind the strip mall on 114th street in one hour. Watch for a white station wagon. Bring cash.” “How will I know you?” “Hey, I’m the one with the goods. How will I know … Continue reading

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Speaking of Stash…

Two Inch Fabric Squares Drawing Ends Sunday, June 27, 2010! Only a few days left to enter the drawing to win the set of 500 different Two Inch Treasures! Leave a comment on the site to enter, winner will be … Continue reading

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Behold the Steadfast Steam Iron

Win free fabric! Give-away continues: Entries for the drawing to give-away a 500 piece set of pre-cut Two Inch Treasure Squares are welcome through June 27th! Read all about it under Two Inch Treasure Drawing below or on the right. … Continue reading

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Thoughts from a fabriholic. No obsessions HERE.

“Hey, I am cleaning out my mom’s house, and she has old fabric in drawers.  Could you use it, Mary?”  Quilters all know the correct answer to that question! Between 1980 and a couple of years ago, I worked off and on … Continue reading

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5 Responses to Quilting Humor

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  2. Donna says:

    Oh thank you for putting these all together! I know I could click on a tag and get them, but I love telling my friends how to find them. .this makes it so much easier!

    I was at a class at a quilt shop in Omaha, Nebraska the other day (visiting my mom) and someone read your “Secret Dealings” post aloud. It stands the test of time well!

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