Tuesday, April 8, 2014

March Quilty Madness. A recap.

Thanks to all those who took the time to comment on the giveaway the other day to share how you began your quilting journey - and what quilty things you did in celebration of National Quilt Day this month!  Wonderful stories - lots of creating and sharing going on in the quilt world - one stitch at a time.

Around here, we definitely honored National Quilting Day/Week/Month, all month long!  Here are some highlights:

Daughter Chelsea made this batik Star Medallion lap quilt top about 6 years ago.  She drew out the quilting motifs for me to quilt and calls it her "Carpenter's Daughter." She's my binding expert and finished it herself. Yay - it's done!

Visited a Vintage Fair:

Added a new sewing machine to the collection...  Isn't she a cutie?

I finally set about organizing the sewing room chaos in to a respectable space to welcome friends, complete with little stores of chocolate.

Even my husband pitched in.  First he worked on my Mom's old buffet, then he got out a rotary cutter (!)  I know, right?  Bless his heart.  He's been cutting out more Carpetbag kits.  Maybe it was the chocolate?

Daughters, friends, neighbors and guild sisters have stopped by.  Some of them stayed into the wee hours (one friend and her daughters quilted all night long!), because we just can't get enough quilty goodness, I guess.

We've tested a few new patterns.
Hosted a few classes.
Made a few bags.
Worked on some UFOs.

In addition, I attended the annual USU Sewing Training for FACS (Home Ec) teachers and 4-H leaders from around the state, teaching  my version of an orange peel / faux cathedral window table runner from the RBD Circles video.


My girls and I presented our trunk show, "Generations" for a group in Salt Lake City. "Hearts Stitched Together in Unity and Love" was the theme.

Attended my Longarm Quilt Guild meeting where someone I didn't know had found my free pattern online, made it, quilted it and brought it for Sew & Tell!

And then, of course... I received my advance copies of Quiltmaker May/June '14.  Sew Happy!  And in honor of the little Hexie Meadow on the cover, the Riley Blake goodie bundle winner has been chosen and notified.  I'm still waiting to hear back before I can announce...

Whew, what a month!  And like one of the comments the other day, "Isn't every day Quilting Day?" My answer is YES.

Happy Sewing!

3 comments:

  1. I spied you in the Choir! It was fun to see you Saturday and Sunday on my TV. You have had a very Busy Month. Hope you get a few minutes to rest now.

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  2. you certainly had a great march, so much to enjoy there. The faux cathedral window runners look so good ut is amazing how different they look from one another with the different fabrics. Usually I too try and have a bit of sewing every day, yesterday I am afraid I failed as had to tackle a mountain of weeds in the garden!

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  3. Love the blue Japanese machine. Cute! Cute!

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So glad you stopped by for a visit!

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