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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Contacting Me =)

Hi everyone...I have been asked for my mailing address a few times and now I am ready to include one directly on my blog =)

Please, please don't junk mail me, I am not looking for coastal land off of Arizona...hahaha or any adult dating info...I am married and do realize that Arizona does not touch the Pacific...LOL =P

Tiffiny Quilts aka Smilie Mommy
PO Box 81
Rising Sun, MD 21911

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

International Quilt Block Swap IQBS ~ Guest Blogger to Be ~ Stephanie S.

 Hi everyone!  Remember me?  I know it has been way too long since I have written on my blog or even sewed for that matter.  But I do have tons of projects going on (in my head at least) HaHaHA =P "Sew" finally this past weekend I unpacked my sewing machine!  Wooo hoooo, big news I know!  Whispers...I did need to buy a new iron today since mine is missing at the moment...hehe =)
Well, back to the reason we are here today!  I have the pleasure of introducing a very sweet friend of mine in the quilting world whose name is Stephanie S., she will be my first guest blogger (to be).  She hasn't taken the official leap yet of starting her own blog (She needs to, she is wonderful), although she has helped organized an awesome group for us called IQBS ~ International Quilt Block Swap via Facebook.  It is exactly how it sounds, we will be swapping quilt blocks internationally!  I am so thrilled to be part of it.  I will let Stephanie explain the group herself below.   
PS...If you need this translated, I have a gadget on the top right side that should do this for you.  =)
Hugs & smiles, Tiffiny =)
 International Quilt Block Swap
Administrator: Stephanie S.
Social media has broadened our worlds. It’s as easy to chat with another quilter in Spain, as it is to chat with your sweetheart about dinner plans. Out of this idea grew a new group, The International Quilt Block Swap: IQBS. We are a group of quilters from around the world sharing our love of quilting. Members of our group come from Australia, Indonesia, India, Sweden, Spain, America, just to name a few. It’s an exciting project for us and I feel fortunate to be the administrator of such a diverse, talented and genuine group of quilters. It’s wonderful to see the different fabrics and techniques that are used in other countries. For example, Ana, who lives on a tiny island in Indonesia, works in beautiful batiks that are native to her country. She creates gorgeous original designs. Emanuela, who lives in Rome, is a master-quilter, whose personal designs win ribbon after ribbon. One of my favorite members is a brand-new quilter, who lives in a small town in Australia. She was reluctant to join but I’m glad I reassured her and she joined us. I can’t believe that she is a beginner. It’s rewarding to help her with her designs and to see progress on her projects. Some of us live in the US like Qurrat Thakur, whose block is featured in this blog. She lives in Austin, Texas. We met through our Facebook group but she lives just a few miles away from me! She has a lovely way of combining colors and fabrics. We have members of all skill-levels, working in many design-styles, contemporary, modern, and traditional. We come from all walks of life, city and country, rich and poor, new and experienced but we all share a love of quilting.  (More pics & description, click read more) =)
 Block designed by Ana Srihadiana of Indonesia