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A Quilty Cannery

Bringing the best of the past into today

Welcome! It’s a pleasure to welcome you to this passion project of mine... chronicling a quarantine spent growing and preserving food and making quilts to keep the people I love warm and cozy up. Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn, or a seasoned professional exploring new ideas, A Quilty Cannery is here to inspire. Check out the latest posts below.

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Good Morning!

It's Juneteenth, and the start of a new week. Today, my l love, I meet with the funeral director at the Cremation Society. I also need...

The Love of a Good Dog

One thing that has been especially tough since you left us is how bereft our baby girl is without you. She seeks you out, she is on...

A Sudden Turn

I started writing this blog, a year ago, as a personal journal and a way to share with my beloved husband some of my thoughts and...

The Start of the 2023 Garden!

And with a little soil and a mist of water, the first seeds are planted! Our last average frost is April 30th, and it's usually warm...

My First Gracie Quilt!

And the longarm journey begins... With the start of February, I decided to finally finish the "Among the Stars" top I had started in 2022....

Waite Waite! A Puzzle Haul

Last Saturday, we took a drive up to Waite Park, MN to Crafter's Direct, because they have a huge inventory of White Mountain...

The Winter Carnival Orchid Show

It wouldn't be January with out the Saint Paul Winter Carnival... and for me, it wouldn't be the winter carnival without the Orchid Show...

A Chippy Puzzle

We started and finished another White Clouds puzzle this week! This all about potato chips, and was really fun and fast to put together!...

Monthly Recap: January 2023

January in review January started out with required home isolation, and lots of time on my hand. My new longarm machine was also...

National Parks & Puzzles

This time of year is a great time for a family activity in the game room. We started a tradition of a puzzle around Christmas a few...

Prime Rib Beef Stew

It's a cold (6 degrees F) and windy late January day, and we just cleaned out our deep freezer. When I saw the frozen leftover prime rib...

A Linty Juki!

In January, I completed two entire quilt tops: the Tula Pink Mad Hatter's quilt, and and the Lockport Illusion quilt. Before the start...

Sewing Room - Decluttering Day 2

This week, I've been inspired by Karen Brown from Just Get It Done Quilts to begin the sewing room project I've been avoiding. She is...

First Stitches with Gracie

A new journey written in thread... I was watching some YouTubers and their free motion and longarm quilting advice. One thing that came...

Making Progress with Gracie

I made some progress on putting together my longarm and frame this long holiday weekend! Not as much as I was hoping, but I'm okay with...

Throw Back Thursday!

This week, it was finally time to take down the Christmas Quilt that was hanging in the front hallway. Normally, I put up either a...

Stacked Spools: Another Quilt is Done!

I finally made the time to put the binding on this Spools wallhanging that I started in 2022. This beautiful wallhanging (for the wall...

Better than Takeout! Chinese Fried Rice

Last night, I tried a new recipe from a home chef YouTuber that claimed that it was "better than takeout" chicken fried rice. It looked...

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