Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
I have supported Ami Simms and the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative from the beginning. This year's quilt for sale at the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative booth is Blaze. Stop by and check it and the other 999 plus quilts for sale in the booth. Dig deep it is for a good cause!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The city's location offers visitors access to the coastal islands and the Savannah Riverfront, both popular tourist destinations. Tybee Island, formerly known as "Savannah Beach", is the site of the Tybee Island Light Station, the first lighthouse on the southern Atlantic coast.
Loved the details. It was believed that dolphins were good luck and prevented evil spirits from flying up the downspouts.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Visiting Savannah? Be sure to check out Fabrika, It's a locally owned fabric & sewing supply store located in the heart of downtown savannah. They carry a large variety of cotton prints and solids, in addition to luxurious high end fabrics- wool, cotton, linen, & silk, plus an array of interesting natural blends (bamboo, seaweed, pineapple, etc.).
140 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31401
*that's between Oglethorpe & York
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Established in 1733, the city of Savannah was the colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia.
Savannah's downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District and 22 parklike squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States. Established in 1733, the city of Savannah was the colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia.
Staying at the Planters Inn, gracious, colonial, elegance.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
There are many types of thread available to today’s quilter. There is no longer one 'correct' color. It is appropriate to use more than one color on the same quilt. Metallic threads require some special handling but are frequently well worth the effort.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Just to let you know--the Greenwood Public Library quilt raffle netted $2,093 this year. We had many wonderful comments on the Star Bright quilt, and it was won by my neighbours! A young couple with 4 children aged 1 through 7, so they will put it to good use for sure.
Thanks again for your help with the pattern.
Greenwood Public Library
Congratulations to the winners!
The draw was held on September 19th, and we are pleased to announce the winners of this year's quilt raffle.
First prize of a queen size quilt was won by Erich Schneider of Greenwood, show here with his family enjoying their prize.
Second prize of a lap quilt was won by Rickey Norwood of Calgary.
Third prize of a tote bag, complete with an assortment of adult and children's books, was won by Gerry Harcus of Greenwood, who picked up her prize on her way to a Red Hat Ladies' meeting.
Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets and supported the library!
Special thanks to those businesses and individuals who sold tickets for us: Caba's Quilting Cottage and Heart 'n' Sole Quilts in Grand Forks; Tomorrow's Treasures and Merlin's Music in Greenwood; Wine Country Quilters Market in Oliver; Rags, Relics & Rutabagas in Rock Creek; Jewel Lake Resort in Jewel Lake; and all the staff members, board members and volunteers from the library.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
My new power point Lecture/Demo Presser Feet to the Rescue! is now complete. It has been great fun for me putting it together. You are going to love it. I'll be presenting it at Quilt Festival in Houston, Wednesday morning, November 2. There are just a few spots left. Sign up now!
Presser Feet to the Rescue! #347
Your stash of miscellaneous presser feet has the potential of becoming your new best friends. Come to this lecture/demo and discover how these odd-looking beasties can make your sewing life so much easier while lending amazing technical assistance to your creativity.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Visited Woodside/Braseth Gallery saw a great exhibit, "Masters Behind the Lens". It will be there until October 15th. The gallery is at 2101 9th, the corner of 9th and Lenora, Seattle WA.
Ansel Adams is always good, but the Namkung's were spectacular!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
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Saturday, October 1, 2011
For the Love of Fabric – Pacific West Quilt Show
Nearly five thousand quilt enthusiasts converged on downtown Tacoma in August for the 3-day, 2011 Pacific West Quilt show. The excitement in the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center was palpable as more than 500 traditional quilts, innovative quilts, art quilts, pictorial quilts and wearable art from 18 US states and Canadian provinces were put on display. Winners of the juried and judged event were chosen from 227 finalists.
With unprecedented access, KBTC public television went behind the scenes to capture the well-organized preparations for the show, including detailed footage of the judging by professional National Quilt Association Certified Judges. This is a process that is often not revealed to the public, so enquiring minds - who might have wondered what quilt judges are looking for when they award their ribbons - will get some answers.
For the Love of Fabric – Pacific West Quilt Show premiers on KBTC public television Saturday,
October 15th at 8:30am and 11:30am.