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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Change of Scenery

Well....Hello Dear Reader!

It's been too long since we've had a chance to chat.  Didn't I say in my last post that life was in a good place?  Ah...how a few days can change all of that.  A few deadlines I thought were many weeks away just became urgently needed now.  I wasn't feeling all that great a few days last week...thankfully nothing serious, just really run down, arthritic, and crummy.  In a word OLD!  (Ugh...sigh)   And....a dear friend passed away, so we were involved in that stuff for a few days.  Before you know it, a week has gone by! 

I've been very busy in the sewing room (in between all of the above), and wish I had more to show you and talk about....but that's the problem when I'm working on things that aren't ready to share at the moment.  I feel like I have nothing interesting to tell you about or at least you'd like to hear about.  However...all that is about to change!  Tomorrow, I'm headed for Houston and Quilt Market!! 

I'm not exhibiting in Houston....I'm going to help my BFF Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles, and to see what goodies I can find, look for vintage fabric, visit with friends and generally be submerged in Quilter's Disneyland!  I'm starting my trip by flying to Wichita, KS, where Lynne will pick me up at the airport.   That way we can ride to Houston together, chatting and shopping along the way.  We're making a stop in Dallas, TX, and Lynne is taking me to see the Moda home offices, and shop in the Moda warehouse!  I'm very excited about that!!  I'll have my trusty camera and will report all the goodies I find when I return. 


In the meantime.... my friend, Becky, asked if I would query all of you with smart phones to share your favorite quilting apps.  I don't have a lot of quilting apps, but would love to hear your favorites.
When you comment, please tell us a little about what the app does and why you like it.

I'd also love it if you'd like to share any of your favorite apps.  Here's a few of my favs.....

Audible.com - which has an app for my phone, too.  I download books to listen to....wonderful!!
Pandora - listen to your favorite music over the internet.
Dropbox - allows you to "drop" photos and documents in one device, where they are then accessible thru all devices, i.e., iPad, iPhone, and your computer.
Fandango - access movie theaters for showtimes and movie info.
SoundHound - listens and identifies songs on the radio, TV, and you can hum or sing the melody!
Pinterest - You already know all about Pinterest, I'm sure.

Thanks for sharing your favorite apps.....Until next time......



  1. Pat from Texas offered these Apps:

    Quilt Calc (Robert Kaufman)
    Quilt ref
    Block fab
    Quilt fab
    Quilt Envi
    Quilt index

  2. Wow am I behind! I have Pandora and Pinterest, but I hardly ever go to Pinterest. I like Twitter and Facebook the most. I listen to CD's when I sew or nothing. What do I need apps for, I'm 64 years old!! I'm trying to make better 1/4 seams. That's me goal. Have fun at quilt market! Be careful.

  3. I have the above, but quilt envi is not free and quilting magazines cost when you look at the issues.
    I'll watch to see if any more freebies!
    otherwise, not too many available for quilters!
    Take care, Leslie

  4. I also have Quilt Calc by Robert Kaufman, Quilt Ref and Quilt Fab. In addition I have:

    Keepsake Quilting
    Quilt Shops
    Quilt Tutorials

    All are free!

  5. I am green with envy. Quilter's disneyland, being with Pam and Lynne and Moda warehouse, almost as good as a quilting cruise to Alaska!

    My favorite quilting app is quilt calc by Robert Kaufman because it does the math for you. Google maps does a good job of finding quilt shops for you. Also love Pandora and Amazon Kindle on my phone and Kindle.

    Will be anxiously looking forward to hearing all about market.
    Kathy in Michigan!

  6. Oh Pam, I know you are immersed in Houston Market Quiltland just about now. Thinking about you and Lynne and how much fun you'll be having...a lot of work too, but I know there will be some giggling! I have apps that include Robert Kaufman's Quilt Calc and use it constantly for binding measurements. I also swear by Block Tool...perfect when you want to find a block for an occasion and whip it up in one of several sizes that are offered. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!