Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Missing Post - ooops

I found out I wasn't supposed to share even a sneak peeks on social media - ooops.

I'll share here the other parts of the post.....which isn't much.

I found another great example of Large Baptist Fan quilting on this antique log cabin quilt.
I've been nursing a sprained back (which is a bummer)!!  But with a little help I got my seedlings planted along with some pansies.
 my nasturtium seedlings :)
 potted mint for tea and a little solar mason jar I picked up at the hardware store.
Sale on Etsy.  I have a 20% off everything in my Etsy store through June 5th.  I don't think you need a code, but if you get that prompt it is FANFUN.
Did you watch the Preakness?  Justify is quite a horse!  He likes to get muddy.
Could he be the next Triple Crown Winner?  I'm gong to root for him for sure!  It's been three years since American Pharoah.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sharing - All Quilts Matter

All Quilts take planning and time to create.  They are all a reflection of the makers vision.  I would not be the quilter I am today if Quilters before me had not shared their work.

A group of Berry Basket Quilters shared a whole day with me making Liberated Houses. They were such a talented and nice group!  Thank you for spending the day with me.
here are some of their houses~
Blair brought her beautiful basket quilt to share with me.  She is quilting it with my Baptist Fan Stencil.  I love her smile!  and Carole is obviously in awe behind her.
Susan shared her Evening Star quilt.  I've made this beauty twice.  Her version is spectacular!
I recently heard from Quilts Inc. that my Mother's Garden quilt was accepted to exhibit in Houston this fall.  I'm so happy to be sharing this with a wider audience.
Janet of Mrs. Sew n' Sew blog took my encouragement to heart and entered her fabulous Bird of Paradise Quilt and it will be on display this year!  This quilt will be shared with so many people who will be inspired by it.
I am so happy that they offer a place to "exhibit" as well as  "compete".  Just because you might feel a quilt isn't "prize worthy", or  even good enough to get in a juried show, doesn't mean that it doesn't have great value to viewers of the show.

Like quilt shows?  Enter a quilt!  My favorite show is a Guild Show.  That is where I see (achievable) unique and original work.  Here is some from the Northern Star Quilters  recent show.
 I think this was my favorite - there is a charming little mistake in it which made me smile.
 Best in Show
Wonderful version of Florence Peto's Calico Garden quilt - this one is for you Barbara S.
 I loved this unique modern quilt!
I entered my Snowflower OBW quilt.  I loved every single part of making this quilt.
My friend, Elizabeth, won a red ribbon for her version of a Sue Garman applique' quilt pattern.
Norma won a HM for her charming Witch Quilt.
Speaking of sharing, Lori of Humble Quilts shared our mutual friends, Susan McD's quilts from the QuiltFest of NJ.  Click the link above to see and read more.
We as a community should take time to share our quilts and to support our sister quilters.  Go to shows, enter shows, read blogs and leave a comment.  Be encouraging.

As you can tell I'm very passionate about this subject.  If you are too, consider sharing this post to Spread the word of Sharing!