Farewell to Michigan ~ Hello Tennessee

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On June 30th, we said farewell to our home in Commerce, Michigan and hello to our new temporary home in Tennessee.  One of the first events we did after arriving was to go to see a baseball game between the Tennessee Smokies and the Jackson Generals. The Smokies won the game and there was an awesome firework display after the game on the 4th of July.

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My friend Janice from Quilts of Compassion said, “Never say, Good-bye… Always say, See you soon…”

Corn Bags


We had staged our house with some of our friend’s furniture while they built their house.  After they moved in, we delivered the furniture to them and I helped my friend make the muslin corn bag and fabric cover for her friend, Barbara.  Still inspired to make more corn bags, I made this Michigan corn bag for our daughter Jacki when we returned to Michigan from Tennessee.  I had this block all made when I was designing the 2015 row for CQK.  I didn’t use it for that purpose so I re-purposed it into a corn bag cover.  The corn bag cover front is quilted.  Now Jacki can no longer say, “Everyone has a corn bag except me!”

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Pillowcases for Mother’s Day

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This fabric was purchased in Appleton while helping my Mom during her second knee replacement.  I made these pillowcases on May 4th, 2016 and gifted them to my Mom on Mother’s Day.  As with with most gifts I make for my Mom, she either puts them away or gives them back.  So, when we set up her new furniture in the Douglas house, we placed them on her bed.  Now I just need to make a better quilt for her bed.