Monday, December 15, 2014

Last quilts of the year

Lots of quilts as Christmas gifts this year! 
Sue's Hello Kitty 
 Judy's Butterfly! 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sorry, no updates in forever!

Facebook is easier to post on than blogger but that is no excuse for the months I have neglected to post anything on blogger. Oh well. 
 This is a quilt commissioned by  Kim , a hundred wishes quilt for her 
adopted son. 
 Bags made from animal feed bags for the shelter. 
 Coleman and his quilt in Romania ! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Art Therapy for your creative spirit

This week I found 3 things that will be lifting mine .  I hope you are able to be there in person but several of theses links allow virtual visitation ,
or  maybe arrange to have Scotty beam you up ( over ?) . 

At the Lyndon House on Hoyt St . Check your local listing for times and when I will be there. Just kidding. 

Free eats in a part of the library I haven't been in, 
( possibly  that locked door  found sneaking , no exploring! ) 
 This next is a direct copy and paste , gee, didn't that used to be frowned on ? I used to call it rogueing things from OP 
( other's pages ) . 

So click the links to do virtual, BTW we can also watch those folks eating later on RSL but not me ,  creeeeepy, but I bet it would make me laugh. 

Gather in the Appleton Auditorium at the library on Thursday evening, July 24 at 7 p.m. for Meet and Three: A delicious Look at the Athens Food Scene then and Now will showcase the latest eating trends in Athens. Mary Charles Howard, of Georgia Food Tours Athens, will help us discover why some call Athens the Best Foodie Town of the Southeast. Reminiscing about restaurants and food from Athens past will be Athens historian Milton Leathers, food and event master Lee Epting along with Roy Moseman and Jerry Crawley of the popular Facebook page Growing Up in Athens GA, and a surprise guest from The Last Resort Grill. To top it all off, Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market has donated a $50 gift certificate and a t-shirt for a lucky door-prize winner.
If you can't come in person, you can watch it live from a computer, tablet, or phone or watch it later from the RSL website archiveCLICK HERE to watch it live online. You can watch without registering, but if you'd like to ask a question, we suggest you register before the program begins.
These events are made possible through a leadership grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services called Reflecting, Sharing, Learning, awarded to the Athens Regional Library System and Lyndon House Arts Center.
There is not a charge to any of the events listed here.

Have a great week and quilt calm.Click Here  if you want to read what I read. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happily taking the 5th

 Mum's the word but today I will take the 5th . 
I love fireworks , some of my best memories are of fireworks at Fincastle Country Club in Bluefield Virginia. Fincastle is built in the shadow of East River Mountain .
When I lived in West Va. the view from 
"the club " was unmarked by any houses  save the unaposing family farm house.


And .....................

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Quilt in a day ? Progress Report May 18th

I bought 3  fabrics, 1 yard each, for Coleman a quilt. He likes race cars , green and brown. I compromised with yellow. I played in EQ 6 to help me decide how much to buy for my " 2 color quilt " that is now 3 .  
 I cut my squares 8.5" and decided to float the blocks instead of lining them up. 
 I cut the brown 8.5x3.5

This is the unit. 

Chaining along. 
Waiting for the iron 
The way the seams are pressed. 
One lay out

Another layout

Sewn together awaiting side borders. 

 This is a portion of the back where I drew the label . Labels are often left off 'cause at the end we are tired and want  be done ! For this label , I cut and pressed a square of freezer paper on the back. Then outlined it from the front and just played with fabric markers. I have a line on some new pens for writing on quilts that I will share later. 

Here is a bit of the quilting. I hope to attach the binding today. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

I did it I did it ! 10 Quilts on the way to the Ranch!

I am a tired but happy quilter .  
The quilts are now at Shirley's for transport to the 
Hall County Quilt 
Guild's May meeting. 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Eagle Ranch Quilts

When I joined my 1st quilt guild in '96 I had no idea I was going to find my charitable niche as well as a lifelong passion. I admire those who devote hours of service helping victims of floods , those who build houses for humanity. I will admit , spending 20 hours on a quilt and giving it away isn't always easy. Many times I have to make a new quilt because an attachment has formed with ones who languish in my studio for too long. 
My largest Charitable project by far is underway. My plan is to make a throw sized quilt for each of the families who live in the Eagle Ranch children's homes. I toured last June and realised these  people  devote a year or more of their lives , in a group home with 12 kids plus their own! My quilt guild makes sure each kid who comes to the Ranch gets a quilt. I have at least 10  to finish and am enlisting Hall County Quilt guilds project day to help me. Right now I only have one picture to show but I have 3 quilted and 4 more in various stages of piecing. 

Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Quilting for Hire

Just a few of the quilts I have quilted for hire in December and January. 

New Class at Sewcial Studios Feb 8th and 9th

If you have you ever thought about learning Celtic Applique , then this is a great class to learn the technique. With Scarlett Rose's great pattern,  learn the ins and outs of Celtic with this table runner version of Scarlett's full sized quilt. 
Contact Sewcial Studio to sign up.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cool Beans

Hi and Happy New year ! As always it is fun to cut up a simple block and make something complicated looking. As with the disappearing 9 patch quilts this one is sure to amaze your quilting friends. The Missouri Quilter is the best for tutorials but I took pictures at my quilting group so you can see how many possibilities there are with this technique. Basically you cut 2 big squares , sew a quarter each seam all the way around. Cut this in half on each diagonal , making 4 half square triangles. Heck thats cool enough right there ( do watch out all the edges are bias ) . Take the 4 half squares and make a pinwheel block. 
Cut this block into equal thirds each way and spin around the components to create 6 different blocks.