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Diagonal String Block Quilt

by SueJean
(Mohave Valley, AZ)

Quilting in an RV is possible!  Here's Proof!!

Quilting in an RV is possible! Here's Proof!!

My quilting space in Alaska is pretty generous and I've been quite spoiled by having all three of my machines easily accessible on a large desk. I have a large cutting table, and two beds - a double and a queen-size to play around on as well as plenty of floor space.

It was with a very heavy heart that I packed up all of my quilting paraphernalia and struggled to cram it all into the "basement" of our fifth wheel RV. I struggled with the idea that my quilting days were over as we headed south for the winter months.

I was blessed in September when we stopped at a friends in Alberta and I was able to do two projects, but the months of October and into November, there was no place to quilt.

Everything remained packed away and my hands ached with sadness.

Finally, I decided to try working on this quilt top at the picnic table outside. I'd finished the top and the back before we'd left home so all I had to do was the sandwiching, quilting, and binding.....right!?!

Despite the real challenges of tiny spaces, breezy outdoor afternoons and the constant struggle to find all of my quilting tools, I was able to finish the quilt. I can't say how much better I feel knowing that quilting and the RV life CAN work together.

Excuse me while I go dig around for another project.......;>))

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Dec 11, 2018
Quilters make it happen!
by: Julie

I love your spirit! And your adaptability!

My mom (who was a partner in my business) used to quilt on the picnic table in their favorite campground in Decorah, Iowa.

On the banks of a clear trout stream, right at the footbridge so she'd see everyone coming and going. She met several quilters that way, that she'd never have met if she'd resigned herself to quilting inside the RV.

Quilter's make it happen!


Julie Baird

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