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Vicki Marie Anderson Fint

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This month I am featuring my quilt-related articles.

I began quilting around 1970. Because I enjoyed geometry class in high school, as well as art, I found myself constructing quilt block patterns with the help of Georgia Bonesteel's book LAP QUILTING. Although I did not use her lap-quilting method, I found the patchwork design section inspiring and made a quilt for my mother that summer by using the Oh Susannah, Road to Oklahoma, Ruth's Bock, Rail Fence, King's X, and Attic Windows patterns using pastel green and pink prints. That quilt is still in the family farmhouse today.

Since then, I have made over 40 quilts and quilted projects. Mostly these were for gifts or charity. I've only sold a few quilts in my lifetime, mainly to my mother who loved the artwork and insisted I be paid. The money always helped purchase fabric for the next quilt. After her passing, two of the quilts went to my nieces, "Ties of Wheat" was sold to a man whose bow-tie quilt had outlived its beauty, and another went, again, to charity.

I have articles on other subjects, too, but, as I have said, this month I am featuring my ones about quilts.

I hope you enjoy my hubs. Please feel free to leave a comment or drop me a Fan Mail.

Thank you and God bless!

 

 

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    Emile Munier: 19th Century French Painter, a Master of Realism

    11 hours ago

    Emile Munier was best known for his paintings of children and animals that conveyed a romantic and feminine innocence with an expert treatment of light. This hub explores his life and his art.

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    Eye Care: A Holistic Approach

    8 days ago

    Myopia, astigmatism, presbyopia, and mild cataracts are common eye problems. Breathing for relaxation, eye exercises, walking as exercise, diet and supplements, as well as affirmations are presented.

  • 16

    A Day at the Jacksonville Zoo

    5 weeks ago

    A fun article about the author's day with her step granddaughter at the zoo located in Jacksonville, Florida. Literary narration, information, and many original pictures.

  • 11

    Thomas à Kempis and The Imitation of Christ

    5 weeks ago

    Translated from the original Latin, this devotional book is second only to the Holy Bible in its popularity among Christians. Daily reading reminds us to be the perfection Jesus was on earth.

  • 3

    Green Shadows, White Whale: An Interview and Book Review

    6 weeks ago

    An interview of the late Ray Bradbury by Connie Martinson supplements the author's original book review. Two videos compose the interview, which takes place shortly after publication in 1992.

  • 5

    Death and Longevity: Who Are We Really?

    6 weeks ago

    A philosophical dissertation based on Yahoo's Lisa Cool's article about seven surprising predictors relating to longevity.

  • 0

    Backing and Sandwiching a Queen-Size Quilt

    6 weeks ago

    How do you use those left-over fabrics from your quilt top? How do you layer the front, batting, and back for hand quilting? This hub will show you how the process works and explore alternatives.

  • 3

    The Panda, China's Goodwill Ambassador and More

    8 weeks ago

    An exploration of the history, habitat, behavior, China's policy, and popularization of the panda in television, comics, and video games. Two videos showing real panda behavior are included.

  • 12

    How to Fold a Perfect Origami Bird

    8 weeks ago

    Need a new idea for decorations for an upcoming birthday party or something fun for a bored child to do on a bad weather day? Welcome to origami, the Japanese art of paper folding! Let's make a bird!

  • 7

    Ray Bradbury: Writing Fantasy for America

    6 days ago

    Ray Bradbury was once described as a Midwestern surrealist. Before Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, he began his career by writing short stories. This article takes a look at early stories.

  • 4

    Tips for Making the Grade at College

    2 months ago

    You've declared a major at a four-year university and wondering whether you are going to be able to cut the grade. Here are some tips from life experience to help you graduate with flying colors.

  • 9

    Designing an Original Sunflower Quilt

    2 months ago

    This is a presentation on author's original design, estimating yardage, fabric selection, and needle-turn applique. Video on the blind hem stitch and details of the blind applique stitch are given.

  • 8

    Edmond Bordeaux Szekely, Espousing the Essenes

    2 months ago

    Hungarian-born philologist, linguist, philosopher, and psychologist, Professor Szekely touched the hearts of people around the world with his wisdom and biogenic living. Essene Gospel of Peace video.

  • 17

    Dolphins: Our Kin of the Sea

    2 months ago

    Intelligent and social, dolphins have helped mankind in scientific research, military maneuvers, and are known to aid swimmers back to shore. Dolphins in history and their social habits are presented.

  • 13

    How to Make a Patience Corner Quilt Block

    2 months ago

    A simple pieced block using three templates. One-fourth of the block is constructed and rotated. Great for samplers, as a fill-in block, or by itself. Covers pattern, color, and grain of fabric.

  • 16

    Katharine Hepburn: The Madam of Movies

    2 months ago

    Strong-willed and versatile, she received four Academy Awards for "Best Actress" and was honored by the American Film Institute. Biographical details, movies and appealing character traits included.

  • 5

    The Lowly Jicama

    3 months ago

    A gluten-free vegan tries jicama. Thoughts, observations, nutritional research, and a few ideas about how to use this Mexican vegetable, as well as common names and a bit of history, are given.

  • 10

    How to Make a Basic Apron

    3 months ago

    A good, basic apron can be a wardrobe-saving garment when cooking and cleaning around the house. Step-by-step instructions for a lined, pocketed apron from pattern to finish are presented.

  • 5

    Legend of the Mistletoe

    3 months ago

    Balder (Baldur, Baldr), the God of the Summer Son in Norse Mythology, sees his death in a dream and confides in his mother Frigga (Frigg). "Legend of the Mistletoe" is researched creative writing.

  • 7

    How to Piece a Love Ring Quilt Block

    4 months ago

    The Love Ring, also called Drunkard's Path, is a block using only two curved templates. This article covers drafting instructions, fabric selection, and a video showing various pattern layouts.

  • 23

    Marian Anderson, First African-American Operatic Singer

    2 months ago

    Though classified as a contralto, she was able to sing three octaves. Her favorite songs to perform were patriotic and spiritual. Her most publicized performance was at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939.

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    How to Fix Dangling Prepositions

    4 months ago

    Although speech is the language and language is ever changing, good writing follows rules and can serve as reference. Preposition lists, sentence examples, and a quiz are given to aid the writer.

  • 9

    Shocking Oats by the Full Moon

    4 months ago

    A first-person account of one late August night in 1962. A bio-sketch of the author's father and a detailed description of the family's old farmhouse in Tawas Township, Michigan, are included.

  • 7

    Plant Poems: Talk to Your Plants

    7 weeks ago

    A poem dedicated to each--the wandering jew, coleus, and hibiscus. Scientific names for the plants and a video with growing tips are presented. Talk to your plants (and trees)--it's good therapy!

  • 6

    Hummus with Walnut Butter

    5 months ago

    Always trying out substitutions when the basics are not available, I came up with this recipe for hummus using garbanzo beans, walnuts, safflower oil, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and olive brine.

  • 10

    Critiques on Three Classical Poems: Housman, Kilmer, and Magee

    5 months ago

    A discourse on three classical poems: With rue my heart is laden, Trees, and High Flight with background of first publications and poets' bio-sketches relative to their writings.

  • 8

    Korean Ginseng Tea

    2 months ago

    A product review of an instant Korean ginseng tea. Ginseng is well known among herbalists for supporting the immune system, increasing energy, aiding weight loss, and enhancing sexual response.

  • 10

    Tales from the Old Country

    2 months ago

    My grandmother's birth certificate read "Austro-Hungarian Empire." Here are two stories she passed down to me through my mother. The Waternick (audio only on video) is by an unknown author.

  • 7

    Comma Usage and Syntax

    4 months ago

    Modern language uses minimal punctuation, and the most commonly misunderstood punctuation mark is the comma. This article discusses how syntax affects uses of the comma and includes a helpful quiz.

  • 4

    Altering a Waist for a Smaller Fit

    6 months ago

    Weight loss rewards the dieter with a smaller figure, but what can one do with those favorite shorts that are now baggy and no longer fit? The seamstress-author takes you step-by-step for a solution.

  • 5

    Embraced by the Light

    2 months ago

    This book is a classic on after-death phenomenon as Betty J. Eadie shares her experience with great detail and compassion. Those in bereavement can surely find solace and inspiration from her story.

  • 13

    Pearl S. Buck, American Author of China

    4 months ago

    Fourth woman and first American woman Nobel laureate, Pearl S. Buck has touched the hearts of generations. Her legacy continues through the East West Foundation and Pearl S. Buck International.

  • 4

    Ear Candling: A Different Way to Remove Ear Wax

    4 months ago

    One experience with an ear candling product, also known as ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy. The cause of ear wax and various means of controlling or removing ear wax are presented.

  • 8

    Altering a Sleeve to 3/4 Length

    7 months ago

    How to alter a cuffed sleeve using another blouse as a model. Well illustrated, useful tips, and ideas for alternative methods are included. Useful for adding a fresh look to the wardrobe.

  • 4

    Archangel Michael's Rosary

    2 months ago

    A review of Archangel Michael's Rosary and commentary on the rosary's potential in eliminating planetary war, cataclysm, degenerative diseases, child abuse and neglect, and infanticide.

  • 7

    Mary Magdalene and the Divine Feminine

    10 days ago

    This book offers an in-depth discourse on early Christian influences and thought. Reviewer includes a personal foreword and epilogue, as well as additional information on holy female persons.

  • 3

    What's Really Undermining Our Economy

    8 months ago

    An opinion piece about office politics and how social attitudes contribute to economic instability in the United States. Lifestyle changes are absolutely necessary to balance the nation's debt.

  • 10

    Blue: Reinforcing Your Purpose and Strength

    4 months ago

    The significance of the color blue in strengthening will power and a sense of purpose is explored through its popularity, the science of light, psychology, art, music, metaphysics, and the Trinity.

  • 4

    Kinuko Y. Craft, Fantasy Artist

    2 months ago

    Knuko Y. Craft is well known for her illustrations and paintings, a unique combination of oil paints over watercolor. A biography, a few art samples with commentary, and a video interview are given.

  • 3

    Solar Panels and Wind Generators: An Initial How-to Product Review

    7 months ago

    Author's initial impression of Power4Patriots' Prime Energy instruction package with her explanation for buying it and her vision for the future of renewable energy.

  • 12

    Florida's Fabulous Flora

    9 months ago

    The author shares information about six flora around her northeastern Florida home. Subjects include trumpet and passion flowers, mimosa tree, canna plant, liriope, and the lantana.

  • 26

    Developing Character: The Value of Fairy Tales

    9 months ago

    Fairy tales can reinforce good values in the developing child. Major topics include Grimms' Fairy Tales, Cecily M. Barker, and a video clip based on Hans Christian Andersen's "Thumbelina."

  • 5

    Unusual Housemates: Three Pit Bulls

    2 months ago

    An entertaining, yet interesting story about one woman's observation of and developing relationship to three Pit bulls while living in her daugther's and son-in-law's home.

  • 7

    Archangel Uriel

    6 months ago

    Archangel Uriel serves God's sixth ray of ministration. He tended Jesus in the desert and greeted the two women at Jesus' tomb. Milton's Paradise Regained lines and a Rome Reports' video supplement.

  • 4

    My Achilles' Heel: Eyes

    7 months ago

    Plagued by poor vision, the author explores her life experiences and embarks on a plan to master visual acuity.

  • 3

    Understanding and Recapturing Innocence

    2 months ago

    As a parent encourages a growing babe to take its first step and lovingly assists when there is a fall, so the Heavenly Father encourages us when we make mistakes. Recapture your innocence!

  • 8

    Poetry: Blank and Free Verse

    3 months ago

    The author summarizes some history of blank and free verse in poetry and offers examples from Marlowe, Whitman, and Sandburg.

  • 9

    My Quilt Album and Quilting Basics

    3 months ago

    A quilter-author shares nine of her quilts. A basic chart of colors, suggestions for beginners in choosing colors and fabrics, and a Kay Wood video are included.

  • 12

    A Quilter's Rite of Passage

    2 months ago

    An essay by a quilter-author describing her experience in making this queen-sized, machine-pieced but hand-quilted quilt.

  • 7

    How to Make Tofu for Tofu-Collard Casserole

    5 months ago

    A YouTube video shows how to make tofu at home and is followed by information on collards. A recipe for tofu-collard casserole using the herbs basil, cilantro, and marjoram is included.

  • 5

    Making Low-calorie, Refreshing Citrus Coolers

    8 months ago

    A list of orange and lemon varieties, as well as the herbal sweetener stevia, for making the featured Summer Citrus Cooler recipe. A brief, manual ceramic juicer demonstration is presented on video.

  • 2

    Make Some Soy Butter

    10 months ago

    Inspired by President Clinton's decision to give up fast-foods, the vegan author shares this recipe for spreads, sauces, and dressings. Isoflavonoids and genetic modification of foods are discussed.

  • 1

    Boston at Dusk: A Story About Bereavement

    7 months ago

    A fictional story about an woman attorney who loses her widowed mother and has to overcome bereavement. A poem by Kirsten Preus dedicated to the loss of mothers is presented in a musical video.

  • 2

    The Rewards of Volunteer Work

    8 weeks ago

    This is a discussion of why you should volunteer, where to find volunteer work, and the deeper, spiritual aspect of volunteering.

  • 3

    Hiking on the Pathways

    9 months ago

    A literary poem combining a bit of mythology and nature inspired by several trips to Ogemaw Hills Pathway near West Branch, Michigan. Beautiful harp music is included.

  • 2

    Carob Brownies Recipe

    6 months ago

    A caffeine-free recipe for vegans. The brownies in this recipe have a nice, moist texture. A nutritional comparison table of dark chocolate, carob powder, and unsweetened cocoa is included.

  • 1

    A Spiritual Medley for Meditation

    5 months ago

    The medley incudes a fantasy essay, inspirational poem, and excerpts from the author's spiritual journal. A soothing harp music video with pictures from nature is included.

  • 3

    The Rewards of Community Gardening

    6 days ago

    Presents benefits for community gardening, a video on different types of community gardens, Parks and Recreation phone numbers for five cities, and a list of recommended gardening tools.

  • 3

    The Power of Words: A Spiritual Perspective

    4 weeks ago

    A reflection on how speech creates the speaker's reality. References are made to Jesus, Archangel Michael, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, and Kuthumi. Patricia Evans talks about verbal abuse in the video.

  • 10

    An Afternoon on the River Bank

    5 months ago

    An essay uses literary imagery while visiting Irons Park in West Branch, Michigan. One gets the sense of being at the river while watching a flock of ducks. A discussion of alliteration follows.

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