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Friday, September 14, 2012

QuiltCam & Kindle Freebie!

Helen Marie sent a link to a really cute book that is running free right now over on Amazon -- I just checked and downloaded it. It's free a of now ---

I figure this will give those who miss QuiltCam something to come look for -- and hopefully it is free for them when they click!

Formula For Murder is free tonight in the Amazon Kindle Store --

Genre: Mystery

Book Description:
Publication Date: June 19, 2012

Formula for Murder is the first in a new series. Learn tips to unmask incompatible mates, or unscrupulous bosses, and maybe a killer along the way with maniac ‘d’s, knotted ‘t’s, and hypocritic ‘o’s. Handwriting is a projection of personality, a mirror of one’s thoughts. It reveals strengths, and weaknesses, and dark secrets…

Formula for Murder introduces Kat, our seasoned amateur sleuth, who blends honesty, handwriting analysis, and chutzpah to uncover secrets and suspects and solve crimes.
A university public relations person wearing Vera Wang high heels with a Birkenstock brain, she discreetly sifts through quirky personalities and private lives to explore the murder of a professor in his laboratory on campus. Kat marches through the investigation seeking an end to increasingly dire threats to all.

Her search pits her against a faceless killer. The list of suspects mushrooms as secrets, jealousies, and private passions are exposed to the harsh light of scrutiny. While gossip unmasks raw desires and bitter rivalries in this not-so-gentle world, romance blossoms with Nick, a mysterious stranger thrust into the fray. Was his arrival the night of the murder coincidental? Or something more sinister?
As for me -- I've got two more blocks left to sew to catch me up with Randy's Sew Along blocks!

I'm going to leave the QuiltCam up for about an hour or so----

*Note* If it says OFFLINE below -- you missed it! It's live streaming, not a recording, so you can't play it back like re-runs, you'll just have to join us next time!

Wanna join me?

Click Below!



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107 comments:

kellsgal said...

I love your Alaska tee shirt. We just moved from there last year. My husband was stationed near Anchorage for 4 years. I loved it. It has a great quilting community and great quilt shops. I so miss my quilting friends.

Sharon said...

Really enjoy Craftsy! doing the block of the month with Amy - can't think of her last name. Gibson! That's it Amy Gibson. She just had twins. And very happy to see that Cindy Needham has recorded a class.

Karen in Kentucky said...

Crud! LOL One of my favorite bad words! LOL

Sherry Walker, schoolnu76@gmail.com said...

I think I must be doing something wrong. I can't watch quilt cam anymore. It is just a black screen with a thing in the middle like it is trying to load. Strange. I tried on my phone also, same thing. Am I the only one?

Gra said...

Hello from Argentina! I am finishing up the binding on a baby quilt for my friend´s "soon to be borned" baby girl. We are having the baby shower tomorrow!!

kellsgal said...

Massages are awesome. I have done anything with craftsy. I have been quilting on a customer quilt today. I have my feet up right now.

Cathy44647 said...

Bonnie - have missed you GREATLY! I'm working on my Jared Takes A Wife borders - queen sized - with piano keys border - took your class in Ashtabula Ohio - back this past June.

Mallorie Anderson said...

Hi Bonnie! I'm working on that hexie quilt again. I actually finished up my husbands quilt top this afternoon :) How do I send the picture to show you? I've watched a couple of the freebies with craftsy, just waiting on one that I just have to learn!

hlberg said...

So glad I could tune in tonight. I am cleaning my sewing/office area, while listening. My machine is currently being cleaned and I can't convince myself to get my old machine out (new one is too fancy).

Heather

Tracey said...

Hiya, Bonnie! Glad to see you again. I am not stitching, but I AM deboning shirts to beat the band! Had some great luck at the thrift shops this week. Including one 6X - yep, SIX for 4 bucks. What is your feeling on light weight oxford cloth - do you use it?

diana569 said...

Hi Bonnie,,, from New Jersey.... working on 1/2 inch hexagons for the start of my hexie quilt... missed you last night

Frog Quilter said...

I am trying the spool blocks and am also sewing a bag of yellow and blue triangles together. Love to hear the hum of our sewing machines. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

OzzieDash said...

Hi Bonnie,
I'm here fixing a hole I discovered in a charity quilt that I found while pinning it. What a bummer!! Had to unpick loads of seams to put in the new patch.
Love your blog,
Dasha in Australia

qltmom9 said...

I'm painting little secrets for next year's quilt retreats! LOL! I LOVE quilt cam!

Lucy

hlberg said...

Bonnie said to try rebooting your computer.

Torie said...

Cannot blog and listen to you at same time, but enjoying listening and making blue scraps for quilts.

All the best from Annapolis!

gmp said...

Hi from Long Island Bonnie,
Glad to "see" you tonight.
Grace

Faith Kayajian said...

I had problems the other night and couldn't get on with my I-pad the other night but tonight I am watching with my I-pad no problems. Faith in Maine

Mary W Quilts said...

Hi Bonnie, Happy to report the Ipad s working great tonite!! Cutting a binding for my scrappy Halloween Bargello. Mary in Boston

Anonymous said...

Did you swap out machines? Who is this new beauty??? Linda in Traverse City

Cathy44647 said...

Sherry - Bonnie says to reboot your computer - and clean out your cashe - she hasn't changed anything on her end - could just be ustream. hope this helps!

Anna said...

Hi Bonnie, I have been working on the bow tie challenge and as did some hand work on my hexies. Yes thanks to you I have been bitten by the hexie bug. This is the first time I have gotten to join along with the quilt cam. Have a great weekend and I will see you in Sheperdsville, KY.
Anna

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you will be in Indiana Monday. See you there!

Pat Barnes in Indiana

pk_barnes@hotmail.com

Kim said...

Hi Bonnie,
I'm home alone, pinning logs on Smith Mountain Morning blocks. Thought you could keep me company :) See you in Indiana on Sunday, have a good trip.

Gail said...

Hi from NH Bonnie!
As for the one-hour a day of needle and thread, I'm using my lunch hour. I walk for 30 minutes around the lake near my office and then sit in the car for 30 minutes working on some embroidery.

BTW - can you fly Southwest out of your airport?

Gail :)

Torie said...

Is there a link for the "Hour with Needle and Thread?"

Nancy James said...

How do you plan on quilting your hexie quilt? I really do like your design. It's beautiful!! Nancy

JaneB said...

Question: I washed a light fabric with a hunk of red and the red bled onto the light . . . and I dried it. Any hope of fixing it by using any kind of stain remover or bleach?

Working on pieced borders with cheddar background.

Christy said...

Hi Bonnie! I've heard you comment about how we all wait too long to change the rotary cutter blade. I do that too!! But here's my question... do you save the old blade or just throw it out? I have a drawer full of used blades and I really don't know why I'm saving them!! Does anyone have any use for them? Christy in Kansas

Torie said...

We specialize in showing our Annapolis visitors a good time. My typing speed is getting better, since I don't wan to miss your chat.

Mallorie Anderson said...

Oh no! my son needed me and I missed Bonnie's answer on how to send a picture! Could one of you nice ladies let me know?

Blue Bird said...

How many bowties are you making?

Laura said...

Here we are having a wild Friday night! Just curious, do you ever use your accuquilt for little pieces? I love my easy angle ruler thanks to you, but recently bought a GO Baby! so I can just roll 'em out when I'm feeling lazy. Laura in Sugar Land, TX

Anonymous said...

will you be doing a mystery in Nov lisa

Mary said...

I'm home after 7 hours at the Quilt Festival! Our featured Quilter is Barbara Shapel. Amazing quilts she has to show us. I see the Nearly Insane in the back Looks good!

Anonymous said...

From Di in TN: What a pretty little Singer 404. Great straight stitch machine. I don't have one; mainly because it has an internal motor - can't handcrank or treadle! :)

Polly from Turtle Creek, PA said...

Working on the last three blocks for a queen size Boxy Stars that will go to my daughter. Cannot hand sew because of arthritis and I want to save my fingers to play my clarinet (I even sew buttons by machine!)
Installed Adblock for Google Chrome and so far it's working great! Thanks to whoever mentioned it. Love quiltcam but I can't hear when I'M sewing 8^)

Charlotte said...

hi bonnie just in from San Joses, Jason was working. so now jut some stitching time with you and oh about 330 other quilters.

Polly from Turtle Creek, PA said...

Have discovered that when I post, it shuts off the stream for a moment and I have to click the arrow again.

Brenda said...

My granddaughter, age 6, is spending the night. She is picking out fabric for me to make her some Barbie clothes. Wish me luck on that. Have sewn clothes, but none that small!!

Donna Gibbs said...

Hi from California!

I'm trying to find my machine embroidery stuff. I have a grandson who will be 2 later this month & he desperately needs an apron of his own when he helps mom in the kitchen. I made one for his sister a few yrs ago & they've been fighting over it lately (bet he looks cute in the pink & brown one). His will be red & white. Now, if only I could find my stuff!

Helen said...

Hi Bonnie

I was reading Monday's post and found you were live, wahoo. Silly me, I posted a comment on Monday's post, lol. Then I thought about it and realized the comments you were reading out are from today, not Monday :-)
Hello from New Zealand. It is about 1.30 in the afternoon here. What time of the day is it where you are? I set my pieces out like you and stack them up putting th bottom pair on the bottom of the pile and working towards the top, so the top pair goes through the machine first. Makes it really easy ;-)

Leah said...

Hey, Bonnie! I'm making Pineapple Blossom blocks for the first time tonight, and THEY'RE SO MUCH FUN! And easy! And everything is matching up beautifully. My new favorite block!

Anonymous said...

From Di in TN: Shout Color Catchers! Has removed red bleeding in a quilt I washed. :)

JaneB said...

Darn Bonnie I missed your answer on my red stain question. The ustream froze for a few seconds. If you can repeat it or email me I'd really appreciate it.

Bev said...

NE Indiana weather should be in 70' during the day and down to 50's at night for the weekend! Lovely weather-night time sweat outs aren't as bad!!! See ya Sunday!

Mallorie Anderson said...

I'm from Indiana :) It's been cool and calling or weather in the 70's this week.

Torie said...

Re typing...I graduated from a Catholic girl's high school in 1979. We begged for typing, but were told that if employers found out we could type, then we would be in the "secretarial pool" forever...Ironically, the same school has required its students to use lap tops for the last 15 years.

You can tell that I've been on a diet for too long. I thought the one listener had washed her fabric with bread and was lost in a nice dream.

Maree mynanamaree@yaho.com said...

tried to turn up my sound and totally lost you between talking about rotary blades and oxiclean ☺ hoping that you include something in the comments about those. thanks for quiltcam!!!

Jan said...

This is Jan! I am here from IN. The weather is warm during the day...low 80's and cool at night...50's, 60's.
jgoppert@bnin.net

Aileen said...

Speaking of nine patches etc. I was wondering how you subcut accurately on the Accuquilt when you are cutting down strips sets into 2" strips

Aileen from FL pronounced capital A then lean
LOL

Anonymous said...

From Melissa:

I just finished my cheddar bow tie quilt! Thank you for the pattern and constant inspiration! I think I'm going to send it to a longarmer for quilting. I've never done that before but I have several quilts in the queue for handquilting and I want to get this quilted so I can enjoy it. Do you have any suggestions for an edge to edge quilting pattern?

Sandra Rocco said...

Hi Bonnie,

I'm here again enjoying your session. I am having a major extension done to my bungalow and can't really settle to any sewing. Watching you is keeping me sane and makes me feel like I'm working on a project.

Sandra in the UK

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie,
The weather man in Indiana is saying 74 and rain.

Pat Barnes

pk_barnes@hotmail.com

Lora Martin said...

Hello from Cali! Great to have you as company while I'm fixing dinner.

marietta gartner said...

Hi Christy- I live in Brisbane (AUstralia) and some time ago I saw that a ldy picked up old blades for ctting paper for her daughter who did paper craft- sounded good to me? Marietta

Blue Bird said...

I was talking about bowties. I didn't start until January so I'm a bit behind. However, I'll be stopping soon. I'll have about 200 si I think I can make something a good size. Spools soon!

sewnsew said...

I sometimes have to push the stop button and then push play again. that usually fixes it.

ForestJane said...

I want to know how many sewing machines you own? Or is that a deep dark secret?

Mallorie Anderson said...

I want to e-mail a picture. You asked to see a finised project when you first came on. :) I can't find the e-mail address though, when I click on the link under the contact it just gives me an error message.

Anonymous said...

From Di in TN: HA! I don't need no stinkin' electricity either. Had to go to basement last year for tornado warning. lost power - put on headlamp and sewed on my treadle! :) Also happened at quilt retreat one year.

Anonymous said...

Bonnie,

Greetings from HOT San Diego (It was 104 here today). When you feed your HST's through, do you match the point and flat sides or alternate them?

Karen in San Diego

Helen said...

That is a great position for the camera, it doesn't cut off your head and we can see what you are doing with your hands. Thanks

Sandie said...

Okay Bonnie, how sick is this... tell hubby we have to leave work by 7 so i can get home in time for Quilt cam.... Of course we didn't leave work by 7, so I had to start watching on the iphone, got home and ran upstairs and grab the laptop so I could watch while fixing dinner. Then had to carry the laptop with Quilt-cam still playing, up to the sewing room! lol!

Sarah Martin said...

Hi Bonnie! Love the live cam! Question: What kind of quarter inch foot do you have set up on your slant shank 401?

Caro said...

Camera was doing funkynthings showing you in two different shirts, one without a watch and the other with one. Crazy...

Amy said...

Bonnie,

It's always nice to see your wonderful smile. Hope you are having a wonderful evening!

Amy

qltmom9 said...

I am only about 40 minutes from where you'll be in Indiana. It rained a little this AM, but has been sweetly ~wonderful~ all day since. It should be PERFECT weather for your visit.

Lucy~

Anonymous said...

So happy I finally tuned in to QuiltCam when you were "live"! What is that gorgeous quilt on the rails of your longarm? Sorry if you've already answered this. Love, Laurie

Faith Kayajian said...
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Mom Quilter said...

Come to my house Bonnie! I'll take you to Culver's EVERYDAY!!! Jo Anna

Bev said...

Culvers are in Fort Wayne, not even sure if any fast food places in North Manchester!! So, if you are flying into FWA, have your ride stop at Culvers on west Jefferson before heading out to NM. (Got lots of little pieces of fabric for you to "adopt") Oh, yes, have several of the old fabric you are showing-not sure why I am keeping them-may actually use them one of these days!

Marj said...

Bonnie I just love listening to the whir of your machine. It makes me want to hunt for one of my own.

Torie said...

Pray for me. Husband and son just came home from being the Refs for three soccer games. Even when they step out of the room, their odor lingers.

Cousin Jill said...

Hi Bonnie!! Thanks for keepin company as I drove home the North East Crazy Quilters weekend sew! Still plugging away on Star Struck!

Anonymous said...

I understand the smell coming from your son....mine moved back home in June.

Terri in BC said...

You don't seem to have an accent to me at all, and I am Canadian. However, like you, I moved around (I'm a military brat)I'm from Ontario originally, and I have lived all over Canada, including an American air force base where some of my best friends were Southerners. Perhaps it's being exposed to so many different accents that makes me oblivious to yours!

Torie said...

I can honestly say that my daughter's feet were worse in High School. The uniform code required the girls to wear cotton tights and heavy shoes. She could clear a room.

Anonymous said...

There's a Culvers in Elkhart to.

Pat Barnes

pk_barnes@hotmail.com

Mary said...

So I missed the last Part of Quiltcam with ads. What project did you mention at the end? Have a good week-end.

Janet said...

Hi Bonnie! My daughter(27 and new to quilting) and I go to class once a month and stop at Culvers for ice cream on the way home. Please consider doing a class on Craftsy. I would be first in line to sign up. Love the fact that I can rewatch class and catch all the tips.

Marcia said...

Bonnie,
Are the direction for the green and pink border on Nearly insane on your site anywhere? I saw you working on it, but I need more than just watching.

Becky G said...

Thanks again Bonnie! For some reason the other night lots of us using Apple products had trouble with feed. But tonight, worked like a charm... Worked on last little bit of hand stitching binding to queen quilt for my son & his wife. Travelling Mercies. B

Mavis said...

So enjoyed quilt cam tonight. Got home from work, DH had to head out so poured some Shiraz, put the feet up and sat and watched you sew your two blocks. That's all I needed this Friday night. Thank you Bonnie. Have a great trip to Indiana.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

I missed it too...last night that headache was so awful after working on the puter all day I had to beg out. Felt much better today :)

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Email me a picture at quiltville@gmail.com

Bonnie K Hunter said...

I'll use fabrics of varying textures. I just try to have everything 100% cotton or other natural fibers if at all possible.

Tami C said...

I would love to see you do a class on Craftsy as well!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Planning on baptist fans...I always love them, they are my go-to edge to edge hand quilting preference!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

I too use them for cutting paper foundations from phone book pages!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Try having two blog tabs open...one for watching, one for leaving comments :)

Bonnie K Hunter said...

I marked perpendicular lines across the die using a silver sharpie marker. I line them up on the lines.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Baptist fans are always good! Any pattern that has fairly dense quilting would also work well. The patches are small, and I want the quilting to run through every patch and not leave big un-quilted areas.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Yummm! What's for dinner!?

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Make as many as you want to make! There is no set number.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

I need to get me one of those headlights! LOL!!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Asking a quilter how many machines she has is like asking a woman her age or her weight ;c)

Bonnie K Hunter said...

you can email me at quiltville@gmail.com

Bonnie K Hunter said...

I use the easy angle to cut...so one tip already has the dog ears missing. I keep all the missing dog ear ends at the top, so the next blunt tip will butt with the pointy end of the one in front of it.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

LOLOL!!! Oh Sandie, this is SO FUNNY!!!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

My machine is a 404 -- and the foot it came with (I think it's the original to the machine) is a 1/4" foot!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Thank you Amy!! Thanks for joining in!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

No Marcia, those are in the Nearly Insane book.

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Thanks Mavis! Have a great weekend!

ForestJane said...

Nooo, It should be like Jay Leno and his garage full of cars, a point of pride! A working vintage THIS, and a completely detailed THAT and a refurbished OTHER ... plus the Mercedes and the Hummer, and... lol

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I did use the easy angle to cut and your suggestion works so much better. This is way cool

Torie said...

There is a poltergeist in my scrap basket. I would have sworn that I did not have any of the Easter dress fabric, since I was not quilting then. Lo and behold, when I went to the scrap basket this AM, there were 20 pieces. I had scraps from a Guild meeting and they wer in that pile.

Enjoy Culver's...we do not have any in Annapolis, but I've been to one in Crystal Lake, Illinois.