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At First Presbyterian Church we invite people to follow Jesus Christ in a community where we EXALT god in Worship, EMBRACE one another in love, ENCOURAGE spiritual growth, and EQUIP every person for ministry in the church and world.

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Easter Butterflies

The Monarch butterfly is done in reverse applique. You do that by putting the color you want to show under your top color. You first sew around each area you want to cut out. You very carefully take a nip in the top fabric to cut just the top layer off. After I cut out […]

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Palm Sunday

The background is hand painted and the lettering is die cut letters. The palm frond is quilted down with the hope there is some fraying to make it look more like a real palm leaf. It is 4’ X 5’ Symbology The sunset symbolizes the end of Jesus’ life. Palm: The palm began as a […]

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Easter Banner

I used Caryl Bryer Fallert’s method of making the main part of this piece. Her method makes a flat piece so I can add to it for my three dimensional parts with ease. The cross and sash are machine appliqued down but the sash is free to move around within the folds I put in […]

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Stitching Post: Organizing the Studio

Today was the start of my studio face lift. I have gotten it to such a point that there is no way to really work in it. I have many sewing projects that are finished and ready for Christmas but I still have to wrap them up. After that I will have to put them […]

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Stitching Post: Hand sewing Yoyos

November 3, 2015: Today was a day for hand sewing yoyos to get all of the right ones so I can make three “Yoyo Al” owls. I am making them for gifts and I thought that I had all of my different size circles made. When I sat down to finish up the last of […]

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Stitching Post: Pin Baste your quilts

November 2, 2015: Today I pin basted 5 small pieces. Using my curved safety pins and tool called “Kwik Klip”. This wonderful tool helps to keep your fingers from getting poked by your safety pins. You start with a piece of batting and backing fabric 1″ larger then top piece all the way around. I […]

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