Needle Gypsies

Needle Gypsies: The Quilted Rock

August 13, 2014

Driving along Route 29 through Ohio—part of a long, 12-hour drive we take occasionally to visit relatives in Indiana—one can understandably get a little spacey. Here, heading west, the landscape flattens out, and the road straightens, and if you reaaaally like cornfields, well, you’re in for a treat. Otherwise, there’s just not much to see. [...]

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Needle Gypsies: More Stitchy Places To See

April 13, 2014

Sometimes our quilterly eyes are bigger than our quilterly stomachs and we bite off more than we can chew! Such is the case with our current March/April 2014 issue of Generation Q Magazine. Thanks to associate editor Megan Dougherty, we’ve got a fine list of 25 stitchy places you can visit on your upcoming summer [...]

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Iron Quilter Challenge: Rotary SmackDown In Long Beach

August 5, 2013

It was a warm and stormy night inside the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday when three top quilters faced off to compete for the title of Iron Quilter at the International Quilt Festival. The challenge was sponsored by BERNINA of America. Charlotte Angotti, Debbie Caffrey and Gyleen X. Fitzgerald, each armed with drinks and [...]

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Needle Gypsies-At the Eye of the Needle Storm: International Quilt Study Center & Museum

December 5, 2012

Last week we admittedly stirred the pot a bit when we posted about the phenomenally boneheaded editorial (we get to say this because we aren’t a newspaper) published in the Nov. 15 edition of the Chattanooga Times Free-Press. This staff-written, anonymous editorial (which means it meets with at least some management approval) made the argument [...]

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Needle Gypsies: Hit the Road with Your Fave Tools—Just Be Smart About It

September 13, 2011

Some of us can’t bear to be parted from our stitching, even on the road. After all, for many of us a perfect vacation starts with a quilt retreat and ends with classes taught by our fave quilt celebs. And if we throw in a couple stops along the way at some awesome quilt shops, [...]

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