Wednesday, August 31, 2022

August Monthly Mini

 My plasma infusion sessions (4 hours a day for 4 straight days) started the Monday after our state show. It worked well enough for me to muster enough energy to put this little guy together. I just took what I made in Barb's (Fun with Barb) class and made a few lollipop flowers and voila! I was going to call it “Pineapples in the Sky”, but then thought of a much better name: “Vedder Home and Garden”! 

I used this fun toile with grapes and wine bottles and quilted in diagonal organic lines in honor of Barb!

Thanks Barb, for such fun classes! I highly recommend her classes. She is a fantastic teacher! 

Once again, I have set this to automatically post on August 31. Screen time bothers my eyes right now, so I apologize in advance for not commenting again this month. I will have a lot of catching up to do after surgery!! Thanks for hanging in there.

 Let’s see what summer has brought to our fellow minimakers.

Quilting Babcia (Amity Quilter)

Randy (Barrister’s Block)

Cathy (Big Lake Quilter) 

Cyndi (Busy Thimble)

Grace (City Mouse Quilter)

Barb (Fun with Barb)

Gladi (Gladi’s Quilts)

Shasta (High Road Quilter)

Nancy (Joy For Grace)

Joy (Joyful Quilter)

Julie (Julie K Quilts)

Kathy (Kathy’s Quilts)

Katy (Katy Quilts)

Sandy (My Material Creations)

Meredithe (Pomegranate and Chintz)

Angie (Quilting on the Crescent)

Barbara (Quilts, Gravestones and Elusive Ancestors)

Janet (Rogue Quilts)

Tazzie (Tazzie Quilts)

Kyle (Timeless Reflections)

Cynthia (Wabi-Sabi Quilts)


Wednesday, August 17, 2022

What I did on my summer vacation.


My summer has been like a 1950’s sci-fi movie – “The Energizer Bunny Meets Slothra”.

 So much has happened while I have been moving at a snail’s pace. My eyes (and energy level) won’t allow me to go into detail now, but exciting news from Dawn Cook-Ronningen (Collector with a Needle). She is having a special exhibition of quilts made from her patterns at Houston.

The amazing news is that her quilt, “Catherine’s Garden” is the featured quilt for the entire show.

It is on the cover of all the show material. Congratulations Dawn!! I'm honored that my Petaluma quilt, made with Dawn’s Fig Leaf and Flowers pattern will be there. 

I’ve been featured in a few magazine articles (I will have to post more on that later) and am included in Pamela Week’s fabulous book on potholder quilting, “Portable Patchwork” (more on that later as well). 

I was so looking forward to our state show this year. I had 2 years of catching up to do. And, my friend Randy (Barrister’s Block) was coming to visit. I had signed up for all 3 of my friend Barb’s (Fun with Barb) classes (before my diagnosis) and there was no way I was going to cancel!

 So… Randy arrived and off we went! It was great to see friends I hadn’t seen since our last in person show in 2019! Barb’s first class was “Pretty Pineapples”. I made a feeble attempt to concentrate and only made it through lunch before spending the rest of the day in bed. The next day’s class was “Liberated Houses”. What fun!! I really wanted to last all day, but alas, Randy whisked me back to the hotel for a long nap to rest up for dinner. The last class was the “Lollipop Garden” quilt. Oh, how I love Barb’s Lollipop Flowers!! I had unfortunately reached my limit so Randy graciously took the class instead. I didn't accomplish a lot, but I think I have a good start on a future monthly mini! 

We had a fun weekend and I was overwhelmed when they presented me with this fabulous quilt to keep me warm and comforted after surgery next month.

They pooled their orphan blocks and Randy assembled it and had it quilted. I adore it and it really helped last week during my plasma infusion sessions (4 hours a day, 4 days in a row). Friends are the best!! 


Have a wonderful winding down of summer!!