Monday, January 5, 2015

For Immediate Release

Good News is always appreciated here.  I was very excited to find out last week that my Jubilee Quilt has been accepted to compete at the AQS Lancaster quilt show.  My favorite part of paperwork is the press release which always sounds so official and serious.    According to the release, the contest will include 200 quilts from 36 states and 9 other countries and be visited by more than 15,000 people.

It is such a great way to start off a new year!  I look forward to attending.  Click here for all the details on visiting the show.


On New Year's Eve I cut and laid out the next block in my Alice Payne quilt.  That's a lot of leaves to baste and stitch!

I've been doing some construction work on house blocks for a little swap I'm in.

I've added a Liberated House workshop (with permission from Gwen Marston).  There is a button on my side bar with a link to my lecture and workshops page.  I'd love to visit your guild and sew with you!

I'm making a boy quilt for a family friend.  I decided to use Sujata's book,  Cultural Fusion, as inspiration for these zig zag blocks.  Check out her blog, The Root Connection, to read more about her book.   The book has many wonderful quilts and photos to inspire any quilter.   (the light is bad today and these colors don't look quite right.)

Lastly, here is coco at her "Howl-a-day" party at doggie school.

I don't know why but these photos crack me up.  She looks so silly yet, so serious!  What a sweet girl.

Thanks for stopping by~

38 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I can't wait to see it! I am sure there will be a ribbon attached!
    I love your house block too, very colorful. Is the quilt for a baby or toddler or bigger?
    Coco looks very chic!

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  2. Congratulations, Barb! I am so glad I will be able to see your quilt in person. I agree with Kelly on the ribbon being attached to it. I like the mix of old and new in the blocks you are working on. Thank you for the plug! Looking forward to hearing more about your house swap and workshops in near future.

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  3. That is such exciting news!! I know your quilt will be admired by everyone who sees it. You've been having fun in your sewing room with fabulous blocks, I'd be first in line to do a workshop with you if I was nearby. How funny is Coco!! I don't think I've ever seen her look so serious.

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  4. That's awesome for you! You are completely deserving of the honor. Coco knows how to rock fashion.

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  5. That is so exciting!! It is such a fabulous quilt! I like the look of your next Alice Payne block - I have a thing for leaves - lol! Your house blocks are very fun - I especially like the one in your header with the woman mixing - what could she be baking... :0)

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  6. Congratulations, Barb! Your Jubilee quilt is gorgeous--a winner, for sure! Would love to have you as a lecturer at GSQ :)

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  7. Congratulations, Barb! I hope to get to the show this year.
    I love those liberated houses. I mentioned you when McLean QU was looking for workshop/lecturer suggestions. I hope they contact you.
    Sweet coco!

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  8. Congratulations! I'm so glad that so many people will get the chance to see your Jubilee in person! Good luck!

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  9. Coco was hoping you would give her a "drink" -- that would have loosened her up a bit. She sure looks cute in her festive collar.

    I love your little house block. It's a big reminder for me -- I was in a house swap and someone dropped out and derailed the rest of us -- we need to get back to it.

    And CONGRATULATIONS on your show acceptance -- very well deserved!!!!

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  10. Big congrats!! It's a wonderful quilt that deserves to be shared.:)

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  11. WooHoo! That is VERY good news, Barb!! Congrats to you!
    My goodness, that IS a lot of leaves on the Alice Payne quilt!
    Coco looks like she has reached (and maybe exceeded) her tolerance for holiday silliness. *LOL*

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  12. Congratulations on having AQS accept your quilt--what an honor--and well-deserved I think! I love your little liberated house...and Coco just looks so proud to be wearing her Christmas regalia! Aren't dogs just the funniest "people"??? hugs, Julierose

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  13. What a fabulous way to start the year. It's a beautiful quilt and it will be a stand out at the show!

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  14. Congrats!!! What a great start to the New Year.

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  15. Congratulations Barb. It will be fun to see your quilt at the show!

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  16. Yay, Barb! Your Jubilee Quilt is gorgeous. Hmm, wonder if I can call in sick to get to the Lancaster show to visit it in person. (Good think my boss doesn't read quilting blogs...) Good luck with teaching assignments. I hope you get as many as you want. And love that Coco! She was probably scoping the treat table, calculating her move.

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  17. Congrats on "your" acceptance! I wish I was close enough to go see your fabulous quilt! Love your liberated house - they are so fun to do.

    Love your zigzag blocks! I got Sujata's book for Christmas and am itching to make some of those blocks!

    Coco cracks me up! She does look so serious. I wonder what she was thinking? :)

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  18. Congratulations - very exciting! Would be lovely to see it 'in person'.
    Coco looks like she is focusing on best behaviour for her photo shoot :)

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  19. Congratulations ! That must be a wonderful feeling to get your work into a show like that ! Your pup is cute in her howl a day attire !

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  20. Congrats on your quilt entry! I'll be eager to see it up close and personal as I'll be there teaching all week.

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  21. Congratulations!! Will you get to go and see your quilt hanging there? Fun appliqué, house, boy quilt and doggie dress-up. You always brighten my day. I hope you're staying warm!

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  22. Congratulations for your awesome quilt !!!!!
    Fingers crossed ! ;)
    Coco is so cute like this !
    Hugs !

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  23. Oh, so happy for you. Makes me wish I had entered mine in some shows. Keeping my fingers crossed it does well :).

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  24. You're making a great start to the year, I'm so excited for you.

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  25. Congrats!!! The quilt is stunning in pictures I can only imagine how amazing it is in person.
    Coco does look very serious in her photos. Maybe she wanted to have a really good picture taken of her all dressed up. :0

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  26. Congratulations! What a terrific start to the New Year!

    Love Coco's "outfit"!

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  27. Congrats on the acceptance of your quilt! You definitely deserve it - it's such a beautiful quilt. Coco is funny...I'm not sure that she is in love with her Christmas outfit!

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  28. How exciting to have your quilt in Lancaster! Jill would be so happy for you.
    Love Coco...what a cutie pie!

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  29. Congratulations on having your Jublilee quilt accepted into the Lancaster Show. It is a beauty and deserves to be on show. Coco looks so sweet.

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  30. Oh woww, many, many congratulations on your awesome news.

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  31. Happy New Year, Love the leaves for the block.

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  32. Oh how exciting! Would love to see your Jubilee quilt in person! Good luck too!

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  33. What great news! Of course, having seen it here I am not surprised. I wish I could go to the show, but it's a little far away from me so I hope you can take pictures to post on your blog,

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  34. WooHoo!! I love that quilt and knew it would go far. . .

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