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Brenda Bernard
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I am an awesome:
I am a full-time working wife and mother of 2 adult girls. I have three grandchildren, two girls (eight and thirteen monthes) and one boy ( five yr.s old). I wil be a grandmother again in August. I love being a grandmother. I have sewn since junior-high, but started quilting in 1996. I loved sewing, photography and painting when I was in high school. Now I love color, in any form. I am very interested in traditional quilting, but am intrigued with quilting as an art form. I have yet to actually make an art quilt. I am currently interested in quilting, genealogy, scrapbooking and phoptography. All projects that I have done have been gifts. I need to make something for me next. Although the hardest thing for me to do is to FINISH a project, I am never at a loss for ideas. I was born to design.
My sewing interests are:
garment, drapery, home decor, quilting, cross stitch, embroidery
My sewing machine(s):
Brother Pacestter NX-400 and Brother Pacesetter Embriodery Machine
I am interested in patterns such as:
I use many brands of patterns. I buy the brand that has what I want. Vogue is the best for fit and I love their design style. I also use Butterick, Simlicity and McCalls. I find that I have to do more fitting with these pattern brands.

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Fall Resolution

Posted on October 9, 2010 at 9:55pm 0 Comments

I will do something everynight that is related to my passions - genealogy, quilting and scrapbooking.

Last night I emailed a fellow family historian that shares my families surname. I am trying to find a surname connection somewhere. Tonight I went online to "Sew What's New?" to check out some blogs and see if I had any messages. I work twelve-hour shifts so by the time I get home from work I never really want to start any project work. But come Sunday night I plan to work on…


Joined a Quilting Group

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 7:32am 0 Comments

Hello again. Monday I attended a quilt group my dear friend had just joined. I had a great time. Learned how to do machine caligraphy. How cool does that sound. I am excited to try it. I need to make a name tage for the meetings. I am going to use the caligraphy technique. I will post it when I have it done.

Girls'-night-out-sleepover update

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Our sleepover was a blast! I was up until 2am, then I has to sleep. I cut and prepared blocks for three different quilts. On Saturday I sewed the quilt for my granddaughter's "Fairy" quilt. Yes I have it all sewn together. Now I will have to get it quilted. Now, it is on to the next piecing project. Have fun sewing! I will.

A cold day in Minnesota.

Posted on March 13, 2009 at 8:00am 3 Comments

It's cold today. I am keeping warm by running around the house gathering and packing. I am going to a "Girls Night" at my sister's...we are never to old for a slumber party!

It is always a fun time. I have been gathering projects, picking out fabrics, cutting strips and blocks. Preparing for a day-and-a-half of quilting and socializing. Later this afternoon I will fix a treat to share. There will be refreshments, treats and good company. I am taking projects to work on that need to get… Continue

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At 10:18am on July 11, 2016, Arub said…

Hi Brenda... It has been way to long... I hope you still post here. Hope to talk with you soon. I looked in my box and boy do I have some catching up to do!

At 10:49pm on October 9, 2010, Laurie said…
I forget to take pictures. Made the cutest baby quilt, bumper pad, crib skirt and quilted curtains for my grand daughter back in March. The curtains were made so that in a few years, they could be torn apart and put together to create a full size bed quilt for a "big girl" bed. The baby quilt would then become a wall hanging that would still coordinate with the room decor. Will have to get some pictures of the ensemble to post. Have about 6-7 quilt tops pieced and waiting to go on my long arm for finishing.
At 9:22am on October 9, 2010, Laurie said…
Thank you for your comments. I appreciate that my work is appreciated, especially by fellow quilters. Love the Fairy quilt you made.
At 6:24pm on July 19, 2009, ClaireSky said…
What a beautiful quilt! At first I thought... how in the world did she put the quilt together. After studying the quilt for a bit I figured it out. Ah.. a lot of work and skill. Thanks for sharing.
At 1:29pm on June 26, 2009, Warna said…
Hello Brenda: I saw in an earlier message that you were looking for a pattern and wool suggestions for felted booties. Did you ever find one? | have just found out that my youngest daughter is expecting her first baby. \I would love to make up some booties just as a 'congratulations' gift. Any suggestions??

Another thing I was thinking of doing was making a small baby quilt up out of her favorite blouses, skirts, bedding etc. from when she lived at home. Any suggestions?? I have a new embroidery machine so could do some great embellishing on it too.

Anxious to hear from you.
At 11:49am on June 19, 2009, Susan said…
Thanks for the comment on the car. He's working on another one this time it's a 1948 Ford Truck. What can I say he has his toys and I have mine. LOL
At 2:45pm on May 26, 2009, nakpunar said…
I use satin for my yoyo's and cotton or felt for my Emery Filled Pincushions...

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