January Tea Time at Beginnings, continues

An antique basket top, partly hand and machine pieced, got lots of raves. Note how the blocks are set so there is not an up or down. Clever woman of long ago.

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Judy did another Real Trip Around the World for a service person. She included some tan blocks for the Army.

Judy did another Real Trip Around the World for a service person. She included some tan blocks for the Army.

What a beautiful top about to go on the long arm machine with MaryAnn quilting. A star quilt for a special son.

What a beautiful top about to go on the long arm machine with MaryAnn quilting. A star quilt for a special son.

Connie always steals the show with her scrap quilts. A Feed sacks wonder.

Connie always steals the show with her scrap quilts. A Feed sacks wonder.

A Drunkards Path has never looked so pretty. The long arm quilting in such a simple fashion sets off the border. By Connie again.

A Drunkards Path has never looked so pretty. The long arm quilting in such a simple fashion sets off the border. By Connie again.

More from Connie. Those hour glass center squares really set off the simple rectangles.

More from Connie. Those hour glass center squares really set off the simple rectangles.

What to set off the variety of show and tell than a T shirt top for young lady. How clever the original block with putter and ball.

What to set off the variety of show and tell than a T shirt top for young lady. How clever the original block with putter and ball.

The grand finale from Connie, again. Known as the Pizza quilt but done here in more feed sacks. Note the half cookies on the table brought from Connie as my Half Birthday to share with all. So fun and meaningful to sign lots of my new Scrap Happy Quilts book for fellow quilters. Stay tuned for next month.

The grand finale from Connie, again. Known as the Pizza quilt but done here in more feed sacks. Note the half cookies on the table brought from Connie as my Half Birthday to share with all. So fun and meaningful to sign lots of my new Scrap Happy Quilts book for fellow quilters. Stay tuned for next month.

One last 2018 Show and Tell

I can’t let 2018 pass without a “shout out” for the Christmas PTA party. Show and Tell is the best as Kate shows off her Batik accomplishments.

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Did you ever collect the great cat design in fabric? Leigh Ann found a great way to use it.

Did you ever collect the great cat design in fabric? Leigh Ann found a great way to use it.

Barbara Shows off her wine wall hangings. A white wine for sure.

Barbara Shows off her wine wall hangings. A white wine for sure.

Finally, I got to brag about my Ranch wall hanging assembled after “stewing” on the design wall forever. Now to make the quilting decisions.

Finally, I got to brag about my Ranch wall hanging assembled after “stewing” on the design wall forever. Now to make the quilting decisions.

We were all excited to know that “LINDA is BACK” AND THIS TIME IT WILL BE A NURSERY Ryme story quilt. One hilarious block after another.

We were all excited to know that “LINDA is BACK” AND THIS TIME IT WILL BE A NURSERY Ryme story quilt. One hilarious block after another.

Each block will have a story, for sure!

Each block will have a story, for sure!

Cabin Fever, December Snow Storm, 2018

Six days of snow hibernation led to some necessary activities. First, I promised myself to organize years of collected photos; made a RTAW ( short for Real Trip Around the World) small lavender sample from my own new book and make a pumpkin pie since I gave our new Publix some business for Turkey Time. Early on I at least got the front walk shoveled but then it all turned to ice. Oh, welcome rains please some!

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Tea Time and more

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Terryann excited about telling us about her Denim Doggie bed. Best hint: Fill the inside with a stuffed pillow case ( in Australia I noted stuffing done with old, clean clothes) that can be removed from the velcro closed bad for laundering. Also Joan shows off a musical patchwork done with nieces featuring musical notes from their marching band; then she reveals a great quilt for her husband done with those 2 1/2” rolls. I got to show off one of my Real Trips Around the World from my new book made especially for my favorite and ONLY graphic artist and his wife. Can’t wait to present this to him along with my book. Just a week or so for delivery!!

Folk Art Center, The Parkway

The start of another star quilt at a demo for the Fiber Day, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC. The special fabric, Paint By Number, by Moda was the spring board for this quilt along with a Nine Quarter Circle Ranch class project. But I never guessed where I eventually want it to end up on a bed. After seeing James Blunts Bonfire Heart video I knew that was it’s destination. For sure I recognized all the roads around Yellowstone Park plus the horses, etc. Now the question? How do I get this quilt to him in person, of course. Maybe I will leave that up to my grandchildren who know the concert etiquette.

Yes, it was exciting to get a picture with Mark Dunn, President of Moda Fabrics at the Asheville Quilt Show. He related to me that it was his daughter who designed the fabric. Very good!

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Here it is complete finished in 2016 and longer quilted by Debbie Beaver. Hope you make your own Lone Star quilt via my new book, Scrap Happy Quilts!