Tuesday, December 7, 2010

At This Time of Year

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Happy Holidays everyone!
The Wackies have so much to be thankful for......with all our families and friends and all of our blogging buddies. This year has flown by and was filled with great activities, projects, swaps, purchases, some triumphs and a few losses. 
I wanted to take a moment to remember our girlfriend, Jerri who passed away nine months ago.  There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about her or laugh at something she said or did.  Jerri was such a large part of my life.  She was the sister I never had, the best friend and traveling buddy and she gave great advice, too.  Jerri was the life of the party and I'm so blessed to have known her.
Above is a little movie I made to share with our group a little after Jerri passed away.  It's a snippet of her antics and love of living. I'm sharing it with you in the hopes that it will lift your spirits, make you laugh or just spread a little joy.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Coasters for the Holidays

Check out this link for a quick and wonderful gift for the holidays.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thread Trouble

Kathy found this great article about thread problems on Stitch Fun so we wanted to share it with everyone. With all the new threads out there, pre-wound bobbins, not to mention needles with all their different qualities, it can get very confusing as to what is going on inside our machines and bobbin area.  We hope this little article helps.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Butterflies Are Free

Look at this fabulous scrappy quilt.  It's a great way to get rid of use up some of your scraps.  The tutorial can be found HERE.......enjoy!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What to Expect

Insights From SewCalGal has posted some great etiquette for quilters, vendors and visitors to a quilt show.  Pop over and read all about it.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bag Lovers of America

Greetings from the WackyPac Quilters. 
Kathy sent this link along to our "bag loving" followers and friends, so check it out. You won't be sorry.
We hope that everyone is having a great Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

How To

This is a new segment of the WackyPac blog.

This month's first How To video features How to bind a quilt by "Connecting Threads"

Quilt Binding
Click on the link to view the video.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Great Tutorial

Nancy over at "With Thread In Hand" has a great tutorial on a STAR.  I've been thinking about making this particular star but the instructions were always confusing but Nancy has ironed out all the glitches and done a great job of tell everyone what not to do.
Pop over to her blog and read all about it. You might mention that the WACKIES sent you there....just for fun!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Cindy's Great Embroidery Technique

Greetings All!
  It's been awhile since the "Wackies" have posted.  We hope that all is well and that your spring or fall, depending on which part of the world you're in, is treating you with kindness.
  This post is to alert you to one of our Virtual Wacky-Wannabees, Cindy, who has a great embroidery technique that you really need to check out.  It's so simple and amazing, you'll wonder why you didn't think of it. So hop on over to Cindy's blog and take a look!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Feathered Star Update

Here's the progress so far.
To see everyone's Feathered Stars follow this link then scan downt the page.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bridge & Wackies

Jerri was always trying to get her Bridge and Wackies friends together.  It finally happened.
We'll always treasure the times we shared with our friend, Jerri.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Wacky Pac Quilters

Today the quilting world lost a prolific and talented quilter. Our dear Wacky Pac Sista, Jerri, lost her battle with cancer. She was such a 'trooper' and defied the odds so many times. She passed peacefully in her sleep at approximately 5 a.m. this morning.
Jerri was the life of the party. She was a fine Christian woman who loved the Lord. She also loved life, loved her family and friends and loved quilting. She was always just a phone call away....she had "Peeps" always available to help in any situation.
Jerri leaves behind a wonderful husband, Rex, who was a true angel. He never left her side. A son and daughter-in-law and two beautiful little granddaughters. She also leaves a whole host of friends who will miss her dearly.
My friend, I'll be seeing you on the other side one day. Put in a 'good word' for me with the Big Guy and tell my Mama I said I miss and love her.
I can't wait to see all the beautiful quilts you will make in Heaven. May you walk the golden streets of Heaven with your family and friends who have gone before you. May you never suffer again and always continue that wonderful laugh and cheerful nature. I will miss you, but I will never forget you. I love you my friend. May you rest in peace.

Friday, February 26, 2010

LOVE lookin' at quilts?

Then you need to go here! Fresh Modern Quilts is displaying some beautiful and inspirational quilts on their Flikr group. I have 'drooled' all over my laptop!!! LOL! Go take a look and get inspired like I did.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

Have you ever wanted to make a Feathered Star???? Our Wacky, Molly, is very good at making them and was even a tester for Marsha McCloskey. She worked on the block at a retreat and we kept hearing "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha"! I guess you had to be there -- LOL.
I have stumbled across this blog with detailed instructions and thought some of you may be interested in taking a 'gander' at this person's blog.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Which one do I use?????

Do you ever get confused on which needle to use for certain types of sewing???? If so, Feeling Stitching has posted a great article on needles over at her blog. Go over and take a look -- very interesting.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Go over to Molly's Place and check out her new BOM "Tree Time".  Molly is one of our very talented Wacky Sisters. 

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Did Someone Say Football?????

Since we are in the midst of the SuperBowl, here is a really good dip recipe that Wacky Kathleen shares:

Beer Cheese Dip
1 pkg (8oz) Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup Ranch Dressing
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/4 cup Beer
2 Green Onions, chopped
Beat cream cheese and dressing in medium bowl w/mixer until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Refrigerate for serveral hours or until chilled.
If you like a little "kick" to your dips, add some jalepeno peppers or green chilies.

Friday, January 15, 2010

A Wacky Tutorial

Don't miss the Fractured Diamond Tutorial over that Ravelly1's blog.
This quilt is easy with lots of movemnt (3 points of interest.....stars, diamonds and circles) and no seams to match.

Catfish and Laughter

Pay no attention to the guy between Jerri and Molly.  He's not real.......LOL.....but we won't mention it to them!
Some of the Wackies got together for catfish dinner and plenty of laughter.  At the last minute, we decided to document the fun.