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For whatever reason, too many teachers are receiving pink slips. In other words, being terminated. We need to personally support these hard working souls with humor, caring, or just a quick thank you. Sometimes a teacher just likes to laugh. Here are some suggestions:
 “You know how to tell if the teacher is hung over? Movie Day.” Jay Mohr
“School is like a lollipop. It sucks until it is gone.”
“I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.”
Gym Teacher or Coach
“As long as teachers give tests, there will always be prayer in school”
School’s out for Summer!

Biology, Botany, Science, Ecology
“A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money.”
To buy these and other quilted items, please visit my shop: quiltingcafe.etsy.com
Quilting Cafe, where something is always brewing
Just finished another quilted wallhanging in my Wisconsin pan fish series:

 

Angler’s Delight


Each fish is an original design.

Using my own design, I choose a fabric for each part of the fish.


The fish is then machine appliqued leaving raw edges for extra dimension.

Each fish block is paired with a plaid flannel.Black Kona Cotton is used for the sashing.
Each fish is then thread painted with variegated metallic thread.

Each background is tea dyed and stipple quilted which makes
the fish puff out, giving it added dimension.
The back of the quilt is a golden wheat flannel.
My favorite part is adding each fish’s eye.
It’s when they really get their personality.
This quilt is 39 inches square. It’s hanging sleeve already has a wooden lat in it with a saw toothed hanger attached: ready for immediate hanging.
Wouldn’t this make the best Christmas gift for that angler on your list or maybe someone with a cabin. It will be an immediate eye catcher and conversation topic.
It is sold on quiltingcafe.etsy.com.

Quilting Cafe, where something is always brewing

This is the way to catch fish. No worms, no hooks, no mosquitoes to mess you up. Not only are this great to look at, each fish has its own personality. One of these quilted panels would look great in your cabin, bathroom,or child’s room.

Each panel is 11 inches square ready to be hung with a dowel inserted in the back. Check them out and others on my site: quiltingcafe.etsy.com.

Quilting Cafe, where something is always brewing

My oldest daughter requested ballet lessons at the ripe old age of 3. I acquiesced and continued on for the next 11 years with classes, costumes, and recitals. This wall hanging emulates her style when she was little in the ballerina panels and the modern sashing represents her style today 20 years later.

       
I really enjoy beading and adding dimension to my quilts and wall hangings. Each panel has been echo quilted to signify movement. The three yoyos add a bit of whimsy. It has a hanging sleeve on the white and red toile back. Please check my etsy shop to purchase: quiltingcafe.etsy.com

Quilting Cafe, where something is always brew
Grammie & mimi’s Baby Geniuses Grow Up is great fabric designed by Linda Carlson and Diana Henage for Benartex. I made two charm quilts from this collection. These pictures really cannot depict the vivid colors and dynamic patterns of the fabric.
The first quilt is 21″ square with a heavy, brightly colored flannel back. Just right for a security blanket on which to change baby or play I Spy with the patterns. Actually the light blue background is white…am going to have to retake those pics.
The other quilt is a bit larger and predominantly turquoise and green with the same brightly colored flannel back. This quilt will never go out of style, because my teenagers and 20 somethings love these too.
Check these quilts out on my site quiltingcafe.etsy.com
Quilting Cafe, where something is always brewing

My cousin recently order 4 postcards with this picture of her and her sister on it. She gave me the quote and I added different fabric backgrounds for each card. This picture was taken in 1958 at the family farm in Joliet, Illinois. It is part of picture of the whole dining table. Although it was chilly day, we still had an outdoor picnic. The rest of the day was spent raking and burning leaves.

If you have an idea to personalize a postcard, let me know and we can work on something just as endearing. Quilt.cafe@yahoo.com

Several months ago, I started collecting these brown and pink fabrics.I scoured quilt shops, Internet sites, and my stash. When I saw this pattern I knew it work very well with these fabrics.
I have never made a quilt with curves before. The instructions were clear and precise and I made use I pinned and pinned and pinned. By matching centers and ends, then continuing inwards, the blocks turned out perfect each time. I made sure the gathered section was next to the feed dogs. The fabric moved quite well through the needle. I removed each pin as I sewed.
I actually found the border fabric after the blocks were finished. They were the exact brown I needed. The large flowered print certainly compliments the geometric circles. When I finished the quilt, I thought they looked like chocolate cover cherries, or cherry cordials. They are named Cherry Cordial I, II, III.
I had some smaller squares from another project so, I decide to make a matching baby/doll quilt adding fabrics from the first quilt.
The first quilt had so many left over convex and concave pieces, I decided to use them to make a smaller quilt that work great as a wall hanging.
The set of all three can be purchased on my site at quiltingcafe.etsy.com

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