Making crazy 3-D type stuff up in here

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I saw the crazy quilts above at a quilt show in Kalona, then stumbled into the work room of Stitch and Sew Cottage in Kalona and saw this trippy bad boy:

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A super sweet older Mennonite woman was in the work room and she told me there would be a class offered teaching people how to make this Bargello quilt, called Infinity. I signed up for the class and the sweet Mennonite woman, Dorothy, ended up being the teacher. Over the next two Saturdays, she taught me a lot about quilting, remaining calm in the face of a challenging project, finding time to sew, and how to reply "Which one?" when someone asks to pick your brain. Dorothy rocks.

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The last picture in the above group of pix is of a bunch of empty spools. As Dorothy says, a project like this requires "long distance sewing. It's going to take a LOT of thread." You can see I'm not very far yet, huh? And that's after two 6 hour days of sewing like mad, with three nights of cutting in between. Dorothy makes and sells these like hotcakes, all while being a greatgrandmother and working at the shop. Craziness.

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We're moving soon, so I organized my fabric. Then for fun I took pictures of it. Looks to me like I've got enough to wallpaper an entire house from floor to ceiling in fabric. Let's do it!

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