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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Out and About

Last week, I traveled to visit with the Kokomo (IN) Piecemakers Quilt Guild.  I gave my lecture, Making Do: Honoring Our Quilting Heritage....
... and the following day, taught a workshop, Sugar Mountain, where we put making-do to practice.   

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!  

There were about eight Prairie Women in our class that day, and 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
Thank you, Teresa, for sharing all of your wonderful quilts with everyone!  Keep up the great work!

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!!


  1. I so enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yes, Thanks , those pictures were very good. Some lovely colors and patterns there. I am betting that was a great week-end of sewing :)

  3. That was quite the show of Prairie Women quilts!
    Wasn't Raewyn's post fun? Loved seeing what they did with your blocks!

  4. Wow Teresa sure bought a 'few' show & tells! They are all lovely.
    I am one of the lucky gals in Raewyn's little class learning how to make your marvelous little blocks. I'm the one she describes as Manic!

  5. The Seneca Falls pattern is so striking!

  6. I so like the muted fabrics that have been used on the quilts Teresa shared with you. I am a follower of Raewyn, she has a lovely blog and is such a warm hearted lady and a pleasure to be in touch with her

  7. I used to have an app on my android phone that you put in a city, state and/ or zip code and it would find all the shops in that area. I got it off Google play store.
    Hope that helps!

  8. The app is called Quilt Shops by New Track Media.

    Enjoy :-)


  9. Wow, what a show-n-tell! They are all lovely, well done Teresa. Everyone looks happy and productive in your workshop Pam :-) Thank you for the link up and kind words. It really is a fun block and I think we all enjoyed the challenge. Have a fun sewing few days!!

  10. Pam, here is how to get to the map you asked about:
    1)to to www.allpeoplequilt.com
    2)log in (upper right), or sign up. The screen changes after you're logged in.
    3)beneath the letter head you will see various topics inside the white banner, click on "shopping", scroll down 3 topics to "quilt shop locator"
    :) Jackie in NC