Gretchen

Author's details

Name: Gretchen Firestone
Date registered: September 6, 2012
URL: http://120blocks.com

Biography

I am a retired public school teacher and media specialist and University lecturer. Total retirement is new to me, but I'm adjusting.

Latest posts

  1. Catching Up — September 17, 2017
  2. Yep, I Have Been Sewing — September 8, 2017
  3. Craftsy All-You-Can-Watch Day — September 4, 2017
  4. Enough About Famous Quilters, Let’s Talk About Me! — September 1, 2017
  5. Last Batch of AQS Show Quilts — August 30, 2017

Author's posts listings

Sep 17

Catching Up

It has been a busy couple of weeks around here – at least in the sewing room. And on the couch while watching football games. Want to see some pictures? First, the second Rosette 2 of La Passacaglia is done and pressed. The center started out with cool colors and then it heated up on …

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Sep 08

Yep, I Have Been Sewing

And using my machine to embroider! I mentioned the two Quinceañera pillows. I have gotten as far as getting the designs finalized and one of the fabric squares for a pillow actually embroidered. I just have the bigger pillow to embroider and then some fancy assembly. I’m hoping to get those finished by the end …

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Sep 04

Craftsy All-You-Can-Watch Day

Quick, get busy watching! It is now officially Craftsy’s All-You-Can-Watch Day until 11:59 PM MT! That is, it is if you’re reading this on September 4, 2017. (If you aren’t, I’m sorry you missed it.) Click here to get started! Quilt on!

Sep 01

Enough About Famous Quilters, Let’s Talk About Me!

Yeah, for those of you who know me in real life, that is some sarcasm. Just a little. Oh, and before I get to that, some exciting Craftsy news for those of you who do not want to spend money right now. On Monday, September 4, 2017 starting at 12:01 AM MT and ending at …

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Aug 30

Last Batch of AQS Show Quilts

I have so many pictures of quilts from the show that I could fill several more posts. Maybe I would if my photography skills were better, but I tend to hold my iPhone at a strange angle and the quilts look wonky. So this will be the last batch. First of all, this quilt is …

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Aug 25

AQS Show – Quilts by People I’ve Heard Of

When you go to several of the big quilt shows, you see quilts by the same people year after year. This is kind of fun because you can get used to their color choices or their quilting style. And sometimes you see quilts by people you’ve actually met. The quilts in this post are some …

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Aug 25

A Craftsy Class Sale

From now until 11;59 PM MT on Monday, August 28, Craftsy is taking the savings and making them even sweeter! Shop hundreds of classes for only $19.99, plus 50+ of our favorites for under $15. Click here to check it out! And then, of course, Quilt on!

Aug 24

AQS Show Quilts – Picture Quilts

Since this is the kind of quilt that my friend Carolyn likes best, I’ll start with picture quilts. These are a few of the pictures I enjoyed at this show. Not all of these are realistic pictures, but they are all pictures of something. This little bird comes from the guild challenge section. She was …

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Aug 23

I Know

I know that you are waiting for eye candy from the AQS Grand Rapids show. I fully intended to post each evening I was there, but by the time I got back to my room, I had no energy left. So, you had to wait until now. Let me just start the parade of posts …

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Aug 18

Craftsy Makers Black Friday Sale

Okay, that is what they’re calling it, but this sale lasts all weekend long. It started this morning at 12:01AM MST and ends Sunday August 20th at 11:59 PM MST. It features the lowest prices of the year on supplies to make gifts for the upcoming holidays. Click Here to take advantage of the sale …

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