Saturday, February 2, 2013

Giveaway Winner and Road to California

Congratulations to Kathy MacKie!  She is the winner of four pink fat quarters.  I'll send them off to you as soon as we get an address.

Stay tuned for an update on the Road to California show. It was an experience I will never forget!  Partly because I took 797 photos.

This is John Flynn, who taught an heirloom handquilting class.

Below is a stack of quilts from the Searching For Clues class I took with Mary W. Kerr

It was wonderful to be in the company of 20 lovely ladies all of whom are interested in quilt history. Each student in the class brought two to three items to study, and we surely did study them. In the class the students poured over 44 quilts in six hours. I can't wait for the next quilt study opportunity. That alone was worth going to the show, but there are so many other reasons too! 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Civil War Quilts and Dixie Diary

Today I head to Ontario, California for the Road to California Quilter's Conference and Showcase.  I am excited to be able to attend this annual show for the first time, finally! Of course, I am enrolled in so many workshops and lectures that I may not be able to even see all of the quilts in the show, but I will be sure to give it a go.  The plan is to return home inspired and quite likely exhausted.

Before I head out the door I'd like to share my first Dixie Diary block.  I have not yet added the applique to this, not sure; I may let the stripe be the focal point here.  Thoughts?

Her Flag Flying

As a monthly block, this is a more manageable pace for me (would love to have more free quilting time, but grateful to be employed and put first things first!).  I am still working on the Civil War Blocks of the week shared in 2011. Eventually two quilts will be done, but for now I am enjoying the process.
Kentucky Crossroads

Oh, I am so excited and grateful that my sister gave me Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler for Christmas since some blocks featured on the blog were not included in the book and there are some additional blocks in the book that were not on the blog.  There are 50 blocks in the book with historic tales and there are 53 blocks on the blog. 

Oh yes, and be sure to go here and leave a comment if you would like a chance to win four cute pink FQs.  What would you make with them?