Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thanks to the Missouri Valley guild!

I want to send out a great big thank you to the Missouri Valley quilt guild for having me come speak last night and for all their encouragement and help! I thought I was all ready and took my camera along to get pictures and discovered that I didn't have my card in it! Grrr! Hopefully some of the gals will send me some pictures and I will post them later.

As I was driving up there, I was thinking I should have posted about going there, just in case anyone new might want to come and see my presentation. I will try to be better about that! Next week, September 28th thru October 1, I will have a booth at the AQS show in Des Moines. On October 10th the Beta Sigma Phi ladies from Clarinda will be here for a luncheon, trunk show and home tour. October 11th I will do a trunk show at the Topeka guild and October 13th I will do a trunk show at the Garrison house in Clarinda for the After 5 club. They are a religious group, so I will be putting a new twist to my trunk show with a few of my stories and experiences.

Thanks again to the Missouri Valley ladies. I made it home safe and sound at 11:20. It only took me 2 hours and 5 minutes going east on the interstate and then south on highway 71. I had several ladies ask how long it took me to get up there, and I thought it was about 2 and a half hours, so I was pleasantly surprised to make it home in a little over 2 hours...that was even with 1 potty stop!This is a sneak peek at some of my display for the AQS show. Thought I'd show it, since I didn't have pictures of the trunk show.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Just had to go out and get a picture of the frost we had the other morning...I think Thursday, September 15. Seems kind of early....had to get out some of my cold weather clothes! Good time to snuggle in and quilt!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dotty Tuesday!

I'm not the best at computer things! I'm trying to link to// She's having a Dotty Tuesday, so I decided to try and link up....hope it works! This picture is one of my many dotty blocks...will have some of these for sale at the AQS show in Des Moines the end of this month....Sept. 28 thru Oct. 1st. Hope to meet lots of you fellow bloggers there!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

2 more samples of Dotter's Puzzle

2 more finishes! Woohoo! These are 2 more of the Dotter's Puzzle samples that I just finished yesterday. Binding is one of my least favorite jobs...the blue one is twin sized, but seemed more like queen moving it around on the machine! I bound the edges of it by machine to save time and hopefully, it will wear better. I will use it on one of the retreat beds upstairs. It is made out of newer fabrics. The pink one is made out of mostly vintage fabrics and is hand-quilted, thanks to my good friend, Diane Ware.
It has been such a beautiful day today to hang the quilts outside. I like to wash my quilts as soon as I get them done to give them that wrinkled look. I try to design my quilts to look like the old-fashioned quilts. Gotta love those antique quilts and hopefully after a few washings, mine will look that way too!

3 finishes in 1 Day!

I'm so excited! I finished the binding on three quilts yesterday! This pink quilt below is one of them. It is made out of feed sack prints and I'll have kits for these at the AQS. The kits will be just the feed sack squares, you can set them together with whatever fabric you choose, or use them in a totally different project if ya want to! I machine quilted this with the pumpkin seed pattern. I'll have to get a closer picture to show you how it looks. Will post other finishes later!