Tuesday, September 25, 2012

International Quilt Festival

Going to Houston?

Every year Houston, Texas hosts the International Quilt Festival.  I've never been, it's on my bucket list.  Three of my quilts will be there.  AAQI will have a booth and sell priority quilts.  My quilts are numbered 10235, 10236, and 10237. 
10,235 - Bliss 10,236 - At the Bottom of the Sea 10,237 - Ouch!

If mine aren't quite what you are after, there will be hundreds more to chose from.  Help find a cure for Alzheimer's buy a quilt.

Happy Quilting

I'm alive...

I am still here.  I am working so I can start a pattern business.  It's my first time working retail.  It's a lot of fun, but I am exhausted by the time I get home.  I am working on some really cute patterns in my small amount of free time.  Don't forget to check back on Oct 16 for the Glorious Autumn Block Party.

This week's blocks can be found:

9/25  Sew Joy
9/26  Harding Hill Designs
9/27  Butterfly Angels Quilts

Happy Quilting

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


I mailed 3 new AAQI quilts off this morning.  Can't wait for them to show up on-line.

While your here ... let me tell you about a cool Auction coming in November at AAQI.

Celebrity Invitational Quilt Auction
Twelve world class quilters have each made a quilt for AAQI's Celebrity Invitational Quilt Auction, to be held during the first 10 days of November, 2012.

This is an online auction. Everyone is invited to bid.

Celebrity Invitational Quilt Auction
Row 1: Alex Anderson, Hollis Chatelain, Caryl Bryer Fallert, John Flynn.
Row 2: Diane Gaudynski, Becky Goldsmith, Pat Holly, Libby Lehman.
Row 3: Marsha McCloskey, Sue Nickels, Mary Sorensen, and Ricky Tims.

Some of the quilts are already pictured online.  They are great.  Check the AAQI website the first 10 days of November and remember to bid.  It's a great cause.  Help find a cure for Alzheimer's.

Happy Quilting


Friday, September 7, 2012


I don't normally do this but....

Over at Family Patchworks  Jan has made 100 quilts for AAQI.  That is an amazing accomplishment.  So go over to her blog and congratulate her on this feat.

And if you have not made a quilt for AAQI now is the time to do it.  They are small Priority quilts.  The are only 9 x 12.  That's a little bigger than a sheet of paper.  Most important- it is for a great cause.  Sew make a quilt and help find a cure for Alzheimer's.

Happy Quilting

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Musings from a wannabe designer....

I just finished piecing the top of my first quilt that will be (hopefully) for sale....soon!  Sewing for  possible profit is different than sewing for enjoyment. Here are a few things I learned:
    1)  I draw out a yard of fabric and mark off how much I use.  (I need software:)
    2)  Measure twice and cut once is actually a good thing!
    3)  I  marked my background for the applique instead of  'winging it'.
    4)  I pinned, trimmed, and ironed like crazy.
    5) the end results, my corners actually meet.  Shocking I know.

Now I have the fun part: quilting.  This is the point where I think, "My quilting will either add to the quilt or totally screw it up!"  I'm hoping for the first.
I've been keeping track of materials and instructions, I just need to put them in the computer and have a buddy check them.  I hope to have the pattern ready in the next few weeks.

In other news...

I started a small wall hanging, for me, yesterday.  I have about half of the top finished.  It was pieced very wonky and has some fused applique.  I think it's really cute.
Happy Quilting

Sunday, September 2, 2012

I can see the sun...

Issac has left and we are starting to dry out.  Keep those in Louisiana in your prayers.   They have had terrible flooding. The sun was out today and it was glorious.

Speaking of glorious....
I have finished my block for the Glorious Autumn Block Party.  I am still tweaking the directions. It is so cute, I can't wait to show it to you.  But you will have to wait.  I will also have a giveaway, but you must comment on October 17 (that's my day)  and be a follower!   Pat Sloan will start the fun off Tuesday.  Followed by Benita on Wednesday and Lenna on Thursday.  Be sure to drop by each site, there will be lots of giveaways between September 4 and December 13.

This is my first block that I have designed for a blog hop.  I am so excited and so nervous.

Happy Quilting