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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is Hope Johns!

Hope Johns (woolybunny28, #7249) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning a Beginner Level Quilting Merit Badge!

“A talented quilter in my knitting group offered to teach me how to quilt! I jumped at the opportunity, since quilting has always been on my wish list. We started out with the basics, how to properly cut your fabric, and different methods of piecing (I now love strip piecing!). I learned how to read a quilt pattern and how to select colors for a quilt. I made a mini quilt for my kitchen table using fabrics I had purchased a while ago in the hopes of using them in a quilt. I quilted it on my sewing machine and sewed the binding down by hand.

I LOVE how my mini quilt turned out, and I learned so much. The whole experience was so enjoyable that I have already started on a second quilt—the next one is definitely going to be bigger! I see many quilts in my future …”


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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Fantastic Hope! How wonderful that a friend took the time to teach you the basics of quilting. I wish I could see you first completed project . Enjoy making future ideas turn into beautiful quilts for your home. Post us a photo over in the MJF Chatroom to share. Here are so many other Farmgirls who love to quilt or wish they knew how. Everyone would love to admire your newest project .

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