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Quilting Links

Take the pieces cut with care
Throw them together with thread in the air
Combined with love to put in form
All meant to keep you nice and warm

Here are some quilting links to encourage you in your quilting endeavors

Going to Pieces Quilt Company -  http://www.goingtopiecesquiltco.com/ Located in Appleton, Wi this store is owned by our dear friend Joanne and her fellow master quilter.  These ladies can get you going on any project you desire.  Joanne is the one responsible for starting me on my own quilting journey.  She abounds in patience with the new quilter speaking so you can understand while switching to the technical terms for those who have gone way beyond the ordinary creating their original works of art. Congratulations ladies on being a feature quilt shop in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Quilt Sampler!

Rio Library Quilt Guild - We are a group of quilters in the Rio, Wisconsin area dedicated to preserving our quilting heritage by gathering for monthly meetings and hosting events. All proceeds from our bi-annual quilt show go to support the Rio Community Library. I belong to this quilt guild (from afar now) and can honestly say they are the nicest group to be associated with.  There is no charge to be a member or go to meetings.  See our website for more information.

Voice of the Martyrs - This organization works to help our persecuted brothers and sisters.  They have a program where they will take your blanket or quilt along with other items you provide in an Action Pack and distribute them with a Holy Bible to those in need.  Some of the countries receiving the Action Packs are Iraq, Syria and Sudan.  Please see their site for more information. http://www.persecution.com/actionpacks   

Beaver Dam Area Arts Association - Gathered together, this group supports the arts in the Beaver Dam, Wisconsin area. They host many art shows for their members and the arts community.  The fiber arts are encouraged with this art association, if you are a member, you can show your quilts if they meet the theme. They host a variety of classes to encourage you in the arts. http://www.bdaaa.org   

The Ultimate Guide to Quilting - http://www.giftplum.com/quilting-guide.html This site was recommended by a visitor, Thanks for the input, this has so much about quilting, you could take a quilting vacation just finding all the treasures buried inside.

Nancy Zeman (Sewing with Nancy) - http://wpt.org/sewingwithnancy/ When you want to learn something new, this is a great site.  If you have never been to the Quilting Expo in Madison, Wi then you have missed one of the best shows in the Midwest.  To join in the fun start at this site and you never know where it will take you.

Cheri's Fabric to Quilt - http://www.cherisfabrictoquilt.com/ This is our local quilt shop in Mercer, Wi owned by a wonderful friend and fellow Lioness.  Cheri can help you with your projects and creates her own unique designs just for us!  Stop in when you are in town or visit her website for more inspiration.

Fabric Patch - http://www.fabricpatch.com/ Located in Ironwood, Mi it is just a short drive from Mercer.  Joanne has an amazing assortment of fabric.  She teaches classes also and is part of the Northern Lights Quilt guild.  Just one of the special quilt stores located in the Northwoods!

Around the Block Quilt Shop - http://aroundtheblockquilt.com/ This charming store is located in Minocqua just off the beaten path. You will find a wide assortment of fabric, frames and other unique items.  Dianne has searched far and wide to get you items not found in other stores. One thing I have found in the Northwoods, the stores don't repeat what each other has, they are all special in the variety and items they carry.   

This site has information on basic sewing techniques and other links for sewing.  I received a recommendation from Bella to add this resource.  Thank you Bella!  I hope you are having a joyful time teaching others how to sew.  When you can sew, you can make yourself clothes, curtains, even a tent.  If you make something neat, send me a picture and I will post it on my site for you.  

Plum Lake Quilts - this new quilt store is located in Sayner, Wisconsin.  Pat is top notch with her long arm quilting.  She has a bountiful supply of wools and other unique fabrics.  If you are interested in just a place to social and do some sewing, Plum Lake Quilts is hosting open sewing on Wednesdays.  Come on over and have some fun with fellow quilters. www.Plumlakequilts.com

Elizabeth's Woolery (13th Colony) - located in Minocqua, Wisconsin.  Located right on Hwy 51, the quilt store features wool fabric along with regular quilting fabric. You have an antique/collectibles store attached which all type of American inside.  It is fun to roam around and get inspired like our forefathers and mothers did when they came to the new world of America!  http://www.the13thcolony.net/elizabeths-woolery

River's Edge Antiques and Quilt Loft - located in Hayward, Wisconsin.   http://www.shopriversedge.com/  How about a quilt loft which overflows to the downstairs and bordered by an Antique store? Filled to the brim with beautiful fabric, inspiration in both traditional fabric and in wool fabric.  I first made it to the River's Edge Antiques and Quilt Loft when I completed my Row by Row quilt in 2017.  What a wonderful adventure it started!  You will not be disappointed with any of these quilt stores, they are truly gems in the northwoods of Wisconsin and Michigan!

Quilt Elements - located in Ashland, Wisconsin.  Joe has really taken his store and made it his own.  Filled with gorgeous colors and kits.  Joe specializes in long arm quilting and has a machine set up for you to try out.  He carries on his mothers tradition of having quality fabric and patterns.  https://www.quiltelements.com/  

Quilting Jr - one of the ladies who has this site sent me a message with some great links for kids and hobbies.  Check out her site and what she has to offer with tips on working with kids and quilts.  Thanks Martha! http://www.quiltingjr.com/
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