I was pleased for many of my clients who displayed their prize-winning quilts at the 4th of July Small Town Quilt Show, and at the county fair. (One of them won a Sweepstakes prize!) My little Hexagarden even received a blue ribbon. :)
Mostly, though, I was so proud of all our 4-H kids from this summer's Quilt Camp, whose cute Pixelated Chevron quilts stole the show at the county fair. I adapted the Rainbow Baby quilt pattern by Cynthia Brunz (Quilty magazine), to use with charm squares for our 9- to 12-year-old beginning quilters. Wish I had more / better pictures of these cute kids and their adorable quilts, but here are a few. Super quilts, super kids!
Thankfull), who won a copy of my Tree Skirt pattern and some other fun loot in the recent HoHoHo blog hop!
And, thanks to all those who hopped my way - I loved hearing from you. By the way, I located the pattern for the little Santa bottle cover - It's in Nancy Halvorsen's Cottage Charms book.
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Now for more THANK YOUs!!
Last week, I taught a couple of classes (Snippets, Hexagami) for my local quilt guild. Susan, the guild president, sent me home with this lovely jar of Lavendar from her garden.
Mmmmm, I love that Summer scent! Thanks, Susan!
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She's a terrifically talented designer and wonderful person. Here we are at last year's Sewing Summit - she gave a lecture on Believing in Yourself - finding your passion... and she made a sweet pincushion for everyone who attended her class. Her current line of fabric is Madhuri, featured at Quilt Festival in Portland, where she had a prize-winning booth. Her next fabric line? An adaptation of my favorite line, Twice as Nice. Awesome!
A big THANK YOU also goes to Madame Samm and to OLISO for sponsoring a giveaway at SewWeQuilt... and CONGRATULATIONS to my daughter Lauren, aka La-Li, who won one of these beautiful irons, which I immediately
But we've been putting it to good use in the days since, working together to make a special project for Lauren's special someone... more on that subject later. ;)
And finally, I
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|Soldier son with his quilt and his dog, Christmas 2012. |
p.s. Can you tell we live with quilts??