Sometimes life hands you lemons and you just need to make lemonade with it. Or you get a pile of scraps and then you make a quilt. You get off your schedule and you just have to get back on. As you can see, I’ve been off schedule since I didn’t blog for the last two weeks. We went on vacation to visit the grandkids the first week so I have a legitimate reason for not blogging. That and I haven’t taken the time to figure out the Word Press app on my iPad yet. It was more important to spend my limited time with the kids. Last week, I have no excuse. I just haven’t gotten back on schedule. I’m still a bit off my routine but am working on getting things back in order so here goes.
This week I had the opportunity to (more…)
It’s been a great week. Last week I promised I would share what pattern I decided to use for all the wonderful cat fabrics I’ve been collecting. I’ll pull back the curtain and reveal what I actually started at this year’s annual “Fun Days” hosted by our Lincoln County Piecemakers Quilt Guild. Before I get to the pattern and book I chose let’s talk about what we did at Fun Days.
It’s always a wonderful time to get away with your quilting sisters and (more…)
What an awesome week it’s been. On Monday I wasn’t even sure I’d have a job in two months. Then I found out I was moving laterally to a new challenging position with lots of interesting opportunities. And I’ll be working with all the same great people I work with now. You just never know what a day will bring.
I spent Saturday at a wonderful local quilt show with Denise Panter from Count it “All” Joy. You can read about our experience at the show on her blog. I will share (more…)
A long time ago I realized I could never use all the quilts I made so I searched out ways to give back to others. Of course everyone in the family has several quilts each. On average I make new quilts every 5 years. That still leaves me lots of time to quilt with lots of finished quilts……………. what do I do?
As a member of several guilds I jumped into the middle of whatever charity program they offered and I made quilts for the local Police and Fire Departments who hand out quilts to children in crisis situations. A friend announced there was a need for (more…)
Hands of Faith
Thank goodness, I finally figured out how to add pictures to my posts. This one will be short because I wore myself out trying to figure this out.
I thought I would share a short story about a Charity Quilt I completed in 2010. A co-worker approached me about making and donating a quilt to their son’s elementary school’s annual fund-raising benefit. I do a lot of charity quilts and I thought this one was a worthy cause so I said yes.
We purchased some fun fabrics and fabric paint. The teachers helped the kids dip their hands in the fabric paint and transfer it to precut muslin squares. I had no idea (more…)