Monday, September 16, 2019

Where was I??

Ever feel like you are all over the place?  One place I was happy to be was the  New England Quilt Museum to view Sue Garman's exhibit of 37 quilts..
 This has always been my favorite Sue Garman quilt.  It speaks to me on so many levels.  The thoughtfulness of the elements is a wonder to me.
I took this silly selfie to remember that I saw this quilt in person.  I wish I could have met Sue and told her how much I love it.
I always think of her applique quilts, but she was an amazing piecer.
 Wonderful borders here and those mini blocks!
 I could sit here all day - literally....  I really lucked out and had the place to myself for an hour.
 This was also a favorite of mine.  I love her mix of prints.
 I was surprised she had made another one, and added applique' !  Amazing.
 This just happened to be the last one I saw, and when I read the card I knew it was the perfect ending to my visit with Sue and her quilts.
The Quilt world lost a lovely lady, an incredible quilter and a generous teacher.  Luckily there is a legacy of quilts to be loved for many years to come.

Thank you Miami Valley Quilters!  I had a great time visiting your guild and sharing my Quilts! I met Debbie and she brought two Fun With Barb Swap quilt tops.

Nine Patch Modern Swap Blocks.  The Blue Denim color sets them off so well.
 Modern Churn Dash Blocks.  Great Color placement and setting Debbie!
 I also met Patti J too.  She's a FWB Swapper in both groups.  It is so nice to meet quilters in real life!
 We had a fun workshop day building liberated houses of all types and styles.
pardon my cute shoes from Famous Footwear.
 The pretzel house later got a companion hot dog wagon mate.

The cabin and outhouse got a barn too.  Check out the Wine Igloo 😁  they are just all too fun.
 The house in the lower right hand corner is going to be a memorial quilt for a beloved and recently lost yellow tabby cat; Chester.  Isn't that sweet?
 Every house has its own little personality.
Yay!  I'm teaching Liberated Houses tomorrow at the Warwick Valley Quilt Guild.

Welcome new blog readers and Thank You to all who left a comment on my Meet and Greet Page.  I hope one of you wins the Grand Prize and the extra prize from me.

Nutmeg is really growing up!
 Can you tell she's about to race off?
See you next time.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Quilters Meet & Greet 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Quilters Meet and Greet!

This event is being hosted by Benita Skinner of Victoriana Quilt Designs.  Thank you Benita, for inviting me and for offering wonderful prizes.
Hello! Welcome to my Fun With Barb Blog.

I have been quilting for about 30 years and I love all styles and techniques, but primarily I am a traditional quilter who loves hand work.

I live in rural Connecticut with my husband, son, chocolate lab, Coco and new kitten, Nutmeg.

I've picked my Jubilee Quilt to share and tell you more about.
I made this quilt to commemorate my 50th Birthday which was in 2012.  It was inspired by a quilt at the Newark Museum in New Jersey.

Jubilee won Best Hand Quilting at the Vermont Quilt Festival and was a Finalist at AQS Lancaster and AQS Paducah.  It was also on display at the Houston Quilt Festival and Chicago Quilt Festival.
It won Best at my local fair and also Best Hand Quilt in Connecticut Fairs in 2018.  So it has been well traveled!

I enjoy hand work and needle turn applique.  This quilt is hand quilted using wool batting and all the berries are stuffed.
Here are a few more of my recent quilts~
I invite you to look through my archives and check out the tabs at the top of this page.  I have some tutorials and instructions from past block swaps that I have hosted.

Benita is offering an amazing Grand Prize to all visiting participants.  You can see all the prizes on Benita's Blog by clicking here or click the box below to enter.
If you enter and win a prize and have left a comment here, I will also send you a prize! 

Thank for visiting Fun With Barb!  I offer several Lectures and Workshops and would love to visit your guild and share my work in person.    Just have your program coordinator visit my page or email me at

Head over to the main page to meet the other bloggers and enter to win!  
Have fun and Good Luck!