This is my "soul food" book, most appropriate for sad and happy times, and if someone will sit still and let you read them a story. A group of Ozark Mnt. women are quilting and telling the tales of…Continue
"15 years or so my Mom and I went to a quilt retreat at the Hunting Camp at the Isthmus of Catalina, out the back window of our room was the Orient, and the door opened onto the CA coast. On coming home we all put our luggage and sewing machines on…"
"Rogue, you have made me a little homesick. One of my library jobs was at a private boarding school in the San Bernardino Mountains. The library window looked West, and on the very rare clear days I could see Catalina, over 100 miles…"
"That blue sounds relaxing. The sun room has (will have) walls paneled with wood from our own land, pine and cedar. I think I will live with it natural for awhile and see how it ages. Poor Paul is having to re-size and plane and…"
"Paint selection is so tricky. We are turning part of the front porch into a sun room, and took out a living room window to turn the wall space into a french door. Fortunately we messed up the surrounding wall enough to need…"
Retired Librarian, grandmother of 4, living the good life on 5 acres in the mountains, with original husband-Paul and multiple pets(all rescued at advanced ages). Currently making 2-4 raffle quilts yearly for local causes, and working on an endless Community tapestry project celebrating the unique place we live.
Mary, I see there is a quilt show in Grass Valley this weekend. Are you going to be there or do you have some quilts on display there? I am going to see if I can talk my daughter into going up to see them with me.
I am so sorry to hear that Mary. You just hope that they have a conscience and think of stealing it every time they look at it. Well I am sure they don't or they won't of stolen it to begin with. I feel very bad for you.
I did get one of yours wonky house blocks, Mary. Your granddaughter is very talented. The first Internet swap I did many years ago included blocks from quilters in other countries as well as U.S. quilters. It was great seeing where they came from. That was a chicken block swap; very fun. I did it twice and have 2 queen-size chicken quilts to show for it.
Mary I absolutely loved your comment - "how will 218 of us get a word in edgewise"- so funny. I love your sense of humour. thanks for making me laugh while I was exploring doing this modern mystery quilt. Happy Quilting!! Irene in Canada
Thank you for the thoughts, that board that my husband uses to take my quilt pics is just that -aboard with some of those paper clip things. Wish I had a better way to display my quilts and share them, but you got to do what you can with what you have.If any body has any suggestions on a cheap way to do this I would appreciate it.Alot of my quilts end up being queen to king size so it makes it hard to hang them where you can see all the detail.Love to hear from ya and your thoughts.
thank you for your reply. i have seen hawaiian style done using reverse applique, also. either way...it is a beautiful quilt. hope you are having a lovely weekend. i grew up in ventura....a long time ago. always thought that in my later years i would return to so cal..i still miss the rollong grass covered hills. the surf. but we have moved so much, visited or lived in so many beatuful places around usa...i don't know where to land any more lollollol!!
Glad you liked the photo's from IQF., and that you have such fond memories of Galway. After looking through your photo's, I see a very talented lady with a good sense of fun, a powerful combo.
I am a late starter - newbie quilter, appreciate that I have a great deal to learn, but am enjoying the process. Also found out in Galway that quilters worldwide are a friendly bunch and it was a joy to meet them.
Have found a Quilters Group quite near to me and have been invited to join them, so looking forward to Sept., when they meet again. I am sure I will learn a lot from them as well as enjoying their company.
Yes, that's my buddy! My only grandchild and I have him spoiled rotten. I was trying to photograph his quilt and he decided to photograph me! I named the quilt Radiator Springs "Low and Slow" Car Club because it was on the fabric that I pieced into the back. The Cars characters were leftover scraps from fabric that I used to make him a duffle bag. I appliqued them onto fabric that looks like sand.