Last week, I traveled to visit with the Kokomo (IN) Piecemakers Quilt Guild. I gave my lecture, Making Do: Honoring Our Quilting Heritage....
I L.O.V.E spending the day with quilters. It's a guaranteed fun day talking about all kinds of interesting topics. All things piecing and sewing, of course, and cooking, great books, travel, blogs, websites and Apps. The list goes on and on!
Teresa Gish blew me away with her Prairie Women's Sewing Circle show-n-tell. In the photo above, she is holding Mrs. Olson's Hatbox tablerunner. She brought "just a few" more quilts to show me and I'd like to share them with you.
|Prairie Huswyfe ~ Journey Two|
|Seneca Falls ~ Journey One|
|Next Door Neighbor ~ Journey Two|
|The Quilting Gathering ~ Journey Two|
|A Light in the Window ~ Journey Three|
|Leap of Faith ~ Journey One|
|Old Settler's Way ~ Journey Two|
|At Mama's Knee ~ Journey One|
|Heartland Crossing ~ Journey One|
One of the ladies shared a wonderful "something" with me at the workshop, and I didn't get all the info about it while I was talking and teaching. Figuring I could find it later, I didn't stop what I was doing (didn't want to be rude, ya know!) to get all the info, but what she showed me was on Facebook, and it was a shop finder by AllPeopleQuilt (American Patchwork & Quilting) of all of the shops that have been featured in The Quilt Sampler magazine! It had a map of the US, and you could look anywhere on the map and it would tell you what Top Shops were in the area. The map of my dreams! Does anyone know what I'm describing? I did a Facebook and web search, went to allpeoplequilt.com, and still didn't find exactly what she showed me. If you find it, please share with me and I'll share with everyone else!!
One of the many pleasures of writing a blog are the friends you make with your readers. There are wonderful, talented and kind people all over the US, and around the world who drop me a note every now and then. Raewyn is one of those people. She lives in New Zealand and has a blog of her own. She sent me an email this morning with a link to her blog, and I think you'll really enjoy her post. She invited several quilting friends to a challenge using one of the blocks from my Orphans & Scraps Pocket Patchwork Sew~Along. Take a look at Raewyn's blog...I know you'll enjoy it!
Today, I'm packing up the car for a trip to what I call (tongue in cheek, of course) the "holy land" of quilting. I'll be shop hopping my way to WI where my pal, Tara Lynn Darr of Sew Unique Creations and I will nest ourselves for three days of sewing!! Follow us on Facebook for pics and news from all the places we'll be stopping, and perhaps get a sneak peek at what we're working on.
Come back on Friday for another block in my Nabby's Dowry Sew-Along!!