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Welcome October

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Welcome October

Hello October! This is one of my favorite times of the year.  I absolutely love when the days get shorter; the nights and mornings are cool and crisp; and the as you walk the crunch of leaves are underneath your feet.  All my favorite things to do seem to be at this time of year! What are my favorite things? I love taking a walk in the woods.  It’s where I get my centering.  Something about being amongst the trees in nature allows me to see just how small I am and that there is a much higher purpose to...

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Tis the Season for Shop Hopping!

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Tis the Season for Shop Hopping!

Here at Cottage Grove Quilt Company, we are enjoying meeting all the quilters on the All Missouri Shop Hop.  It has been so much fun.  If you are a new quilter, you may be wondering what is a shop hop?  A shop hop is organized around a collection of brick-and-mortar quilt/fabric stores.  The shops (like Cottage Grove Quilt Company) come together to create a fun experience for shoppers.  Shoppers have a “passport” with each shop listed on the passport. Then the shoppers travel around (hopping) stopping at each store and collect stamps.  Once all the stamps are collected then the...

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Planning for Success

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Planning for Success

Planning for Success I have often heard the saying “planning for success”.   When I hear this, I think – YEEES!!  That is so true.  To have success I must plan for it. Let’s talk about what does planning for success mean in our lives personally, professionally, and quilty.  Recently, I have started taking a more active approach in taking care of my body.  I have fought the battle of the bulge since my teenage years.  As a youth, I would get a little pudgy, lose the weight and was good till life stresses hit me hard.  Then I would crumble...

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Christy's Corner: Color Play

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Christy's Corner:  Color Play

Happy Monday my quilty friends! This morning I wanted to talk to you about color play.  This past weekend I was working on a 3-yard quilt sample out of our brand new Halloween Fabric.  Our idea was to pair this fun fabric with our luscious chocolate fabric.  Great idea - all chocolate, what could be better - right?   As I started putting together this fun project, it felt dark and lost.  The orange is Halloween Orange; pairing with the black background Hershey fabric then adding the background of chocolate it was too dark.  Then I started to ask questions, am...

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Christy's Corner (April 11, 2022)

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Christy's Corner (April 11, 2022)
Learning how to do a pieced Mariner's Compass

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