Let me introduce you to our cat Scott Hastings, who passed away last month. Now, don’t be swayed by the photos – he was not exactly a little cutie! He was a remarkable guy who blew through his nine lives in about two years and lived the next 16 years on borrowed time. He almost died from a million things including being shot by a BB gun many times, broken
If you haven’t gotten down to the Museum of the San Ramon Valley in Danville to see the Quintessential Quilts – a Floral Fantasy show, you still have ten days to hustle down there. I’ve worked with the museum volunteers to create a really beautiful collection of quilts which showcase flowers. We were able to gather quilts with flower appliques, flower fabrics, painted flowers, embroidered, embellished and everything in between!
It’s true. I am very patriotic. I don’t have pictures of Uncle Sam all over my house or anything like that, but when it comes to the old red, white & blue, well, it definitely runs in my veins! I do love to hang the Stars and Stripes at my house, especially on holidays! Years ago I made a picnic quilt to use on the Fourth of July. I made
Zippidy Do Da was one of the classes I taught up at the Quilter’s Affair teaching week as part of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt show week. It was planned as a kids class, but we had lots of grown ups sign up, too! That turned out to be a great combination for me, as everyone’s work inspired each others’ and we had a lot of fun. My youngest student, pictured
The trip to Sister’s Outdoor Quilt Show was amazing, and I have so much to share! I couldn’t have been happier with the beautiful framing job that HighDesert Frameworks! created for my quilted fabric postcard. You will recall my earlier post, where I agonized about working in such a small scale, but it was all worth it because the postcard sold at the full donation price of, wait for it,…
High-Ho, high-ho; it’s off to Oregon I go. La la la la la la la la and all that! One of the classes that I am teaching at the Quilter’s Affair up at Sisters, Oregon, this year is called Zippidy Do Da. The quilt is made up of twelve scrappy, string-pieced, ten-inch blocks. Originally, we wanted to offer a relaxed-style quilting class to young students and kids at the Quilter’s Affair,