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I’m working on samples for Quilt Market and will post photos of my new collections soon.  In the meantime, I thought I’d post some general silliness that brings a smile to my face.  I hope it will yours as well.


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And some fun quilting thoughts/sayings to bring a smile!

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Proquiltination – the art of putting off till tomorrow anything and everything except quilting

Quilting fills my days – not to mention the bedrooms and cupboards

One quilting project, like one cookie, is never enough

You know you’re a quilter if there’s more fabric in the house than food.

I’m a fabric accumulation expert

You know you’re a quilter when your ironing board is always set up but you never iron clothes.

You can’t buy happiness but you can buy fabric.

If I quilt fast enough, does that count as aerobic exercise?

Dear fabric store worker:  Stop asking me what I’m going to make with this fabric – I’ve run out of different ways of saying that it will go in my fabric stash.

Fabric is so addictive that it should be a controlled substance.

You know you’re a quilter if you pet fabric.

Creativity is intelligence having fun – Albert Einstein

Her needlework both plain and ornamental was excellent, and she might have put a sewing machine to shame – James Edward Austen-Leigh, about Jane Austen


Karen Combs is a internationally known quilt teacher, author and fabric designer. Visit her web site at

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#stilllife #tulips  #saturdayafternoon #home On my way home from a delightful visit with the New Mexico Quilt Association. I had a wonderful class and  lecture with them.  I had a little free time this trip and took in some of the sights. Loved being with all of you!  #karencombsstudio