Beth Strand is a writer, quilter, mother and cat concierge who believes that quilting is merely a socially acceptable obsessive compulsive disorder.  (And has absolutley no wish to find a cure!)

9 responses to “About

  1. Sue of the twin White Treadle --PeEll

    Such a wonderful blog, Beth! Your room is inspiring me to hit the sewdio of mine and do a re-vamp as fast as I can. I want to spend my days and nights treadling too but I am going to get into your game of 50 ufos done . I have at least that many in so many stages and I also have twice that many pieces of fabrics for personal clothing that I want to revamp my wardrobe. Not to forget I have a g-grandson now to make many little pairs of jeans and matching shirts etc etc. Sue

  2. Happy Holidays, Beth! I sew enjoyed reading your blog. I came by way of Carol Doak’s PP group. I am curious about the Area 51 name. What is the significance of “Area 51?” I think I will take your mother’s advice (and my mother’s, too!) and tackle my living space bit by bit and consistently! As it has all gotten away from me much too much so! Then I too will join you on the ufo completion journey and stashbusting. You have been an inspiration tonight. Thanks so much for sharing! Cathy vonJess in Acton, MA.

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  4. Sent: Friday, June 17, 2011 11:16 AM
    Subject: Re: [A Quilting Reader’s Garden] New comment on Freedom’s Wings is finished..

    You got it, Beth! I just don’t like blocks that have 70+ pieces – LOL. This one in Freedom’s Wings only has 17 near to my max.

    Send me your snail mail address and I”ll send out your fq.

    Quilty hugs,
    Angie at lvbfan(at)sbcglobal.net

  5. Thanks for helping me find your blog, Beth. I subscribed to your posts.
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on mine.
    Do your realize that your treadle and handcrank will probably be a lot quieter than your Featherweight? I used my FW over the last couple of weeks, and despite the fact that it’s much quieter than most modern machines, after using people powered machines, it just seems really noisy–although its the same sound I remember from years ago.

  6. You won my Pay It Forward giveaway over at Army Quilting. But I couldn’t find your e-mail. Please, e-mail so that I can send you all the details!

  7. Beth, I noticed on a different site that you had issues with appliqué. I use heat and bond light. But the real trick is this: rough cut around your traced shape, then cut a portion out in the middle of your shape. “Think donut”. Now press to your fabric and cut precisely on your traced line. This will give you the “dimension” you are after. I just appliquéd a bunch of leaves and once I stitched the veins they already showed “life”. Hope this helps.

  8. One of the better “ailments” to have!

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