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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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July's Temperatures, in Fabric

I knew it has been a hot and dry summer, but to see July, really pulls it all into fabric. As a reminder, this year, I started a...

A Quick Pickle!

We got three large cucumbers in the CSA box... and hate to eat cucumbers in salads. So I decided to do a quick/refrigerator dill pickle....

A Year of Potholders: #9 Connecticut

After writing yesterday's post about previous quilt hop fabric that I haven't used, I decided to get ahead in my potholder project and...

Quilt MN Shop Hop & Fabric!

Tomorrow starts the annual Quilt MN Shop Hop. This year's fabric designs are fun and festive. I love the panel designs! The orange in...

A July Garden & CSA Update

We are starting to get cucumbers and zucchini in our weekly Pahl's CSA box, along with some unusual things like Bok Choy and Napa Cabbage....

Moda Blockheads: Week 13

This is the most complicated Moda Blockheads block I've done yet. I took the small version, added three more, and played with the layout...

Moda Blockheads 4: Block 18

This week, the design of Block 18 is Crowning Glory, by Betsy Chutchian: The original pattern called for one of the fabrics to be...

Building A Pattern

While I've now been quilting for about 28 years (although, admittedly, there were some years where the sewing machine was barely...

Fog and Breakfast

On our final morning here, this trip, the fog returned, and blocked all views of the bridge and canal. But even that can't keep us from...

On the Lake

Keeping up with our "there is a lake in Duluth?" series, today found us on board the Vista Star (part of the Vista Fleet) on a Duluth...

Almost Crashing a .... Groom's Dinner!

On our drive into Duluth for a wedding the following day, we started looking for a place to have dinner before checking in to our hotel....

Look, There IS a Lake!

Last night, we headed "up north" for a weekend in Duluth. The true destination is the wedding this evening of the daughter of our very...

Cat's Cradle: Teaching a New Quilter

Earlier this spring, I finally finished the quilt that I started in 2013 with my niece, Ren, and immediately asked her younger sister if...

A July Garden Harvest

It's early July, so the only things I'm harvesting are green and leafy (with the exception of one lone green bean that was ready to go). ...

A Canning Jamboree

Today's blog post represents a weekend of canning... and is more in the style of a "day in the life" update to keep track of what I did...

The Start of the 2022 Jam Season!

It's July, the CSA has started (through Pahl's Market in Apple Valley, MN) and the very first garden hauls (still tiny, as we're in...

Gardens in a stormy sky

Last night, the sky was a million different hues, including a brief stint as golden yellow. This was a great opportunity to get some...

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