Monday, October 31, 2011

International Quilt Market/Houston

International Quilt Market/Houston - This is the time and place for your shop to buy, buy, buy. So you can buy all the new stuff!One hour after Market closes the picture is very different.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

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

Savannah's Architecture and History

Savannah's architecture and history are internationally known, as is its reputation for Southern charm and hospitality; for example, the city's former promotional name was "Hostess City of the South," a phrase still used by the city government. Each year, Savannah attracts millions of visitors from across the country and around the world. Savannah's downtown area is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States.

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

Savannah Georgia

Lots of beautiful oak trees with Spanish Moss.

Interesting ruins at the Old Sheldon Church

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Be sure to check out Fabrika,

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


Grits for breakfast, oh my!

Hilton Head Island
Dipped my toes in the Atlantic Ocean

Saturday, October 22, 2011

This ones for you, Dear

People, Places & Quilts

People, Places & Quilts. Downtown Charleston: Located in an old, neighborhood grocery store. Cute store. Lots of different fabrics, good variety.
1 Henrietta St
Charleston SC
(843) 937-9333

Friday, October 21, 2011

Savannah Georgia

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


I treat myself to a couple of retreats a year. The kind where you just sew!! Fall it is by the sea at Seabeck WA. We sew and make a big mess. Lots of laughter, fun and sewing go on there.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Presser Feet to the Rescue! - Thread Details

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

the Greenwood Public Library quilt raffle

I just received this email from Judy at the Greenwood Library:

Hi Melody,
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.
Judy Foucher
Greenwood Public Library

Congratulations to the winners!

Second prize of a lap quilt was won by Rickey Norwood of Calgary.
2011 Lap quilt winner
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.
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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

Presser Feet to the Rescue!

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

Ansel Adams & Johsel Namkung

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

April Showers

Okay so I like to embellish. I finally got my act together and finished this decorated piece. It should end all questions about me and my embellishment stuff too. Got lots of it!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Stitching Throught the Layers

I had a blast quilt the ten new quilts for Stitching Through the Layers.
Move your quilt one big step toward stardom! This book will help you decide how to maximize the ‘wow’ factor by using the right stitching in the right way and in the right places!
From one happy reader: "Congratulations on your latest book. I LOVE it! So easy to read - fabulous photographs and a lovely encouraging tone! Thanks for the nice inscription which made me smile!! I can't wait to whip up a simple pieced quilt and try your terrific ideas for the quilting!"

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Wholesale inquires welcome

Saturday, October 1, 2011

For the Love of Fabric – Pacific West Quilt Show October 15th at 8:30am and 11:30am

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.