When I began to quilt, I took classes at an amazing quilt shop; The Country Quilter, in Somers, New York. The teachers were so knowledgeable and experienced. When I first began, I only knew how to sew a button on a shirt, and I remembered how to thread a sewing machine from my 7th grade Home Economics class.
This shop was in a cute little house. I loved looking at all the bolts of fabrics. There were so many. Mixing and matching the colorful bolts of solids and patterns, was so much fun.
I had one teacher who loved her family, friends, and her cats. Of course on the back of each quilt there was a label, with a dedication. She also told me that she dedicated a quilt to each of her cats. I know she had a few over the years, but was not a crazy cat lady either.
What a beautiful thought to do that for your pets.
The cats didn’t sleep on them every night or actually use them. But I decided to adopt this tradition. So I dedicated this first one to our cat Josie.
I was really excited when I learned I won a box of Aurafil threads from Sara Lawson @sewsweetness.com and Brenda Ratliff @justalittlebitfrayed, and Pink Castle Fabrics. To participate in this give-a-way, a feedback survey after Sew Pro, needed to be filled out and entered.
As you can probably tell, I enjoy each phase of opening a gift or a surprise. First it came in a pouch, that my husband brought in from the mailbox, when it was pouring rain. Thank you!!
The winner of the give-a-way is Nancy Scott.
Congratulations, Nancy!! Your are the lucky winner of Mastering The Art of Fabric Printing and Design; Techniques, Tutorials, and Inspiration, by Laurie Wisbrun. Please e-mail me at email@example.com, with your snail mail address, so I can mail this out to you.
Since returning from Chicago and Sew Pro, it’s been a whirlwind of catching up on project, several WIP’s. It’s probably better if I don’t count them, because I will feel overwhelmed. My strategy is just to schedule X amount of time on two to three projects per day, as well as working on writing articles too.
Today I’m focused on finishing September’s block instructions for the Meadow Mystery Quilt. I’m almost ready to sew my HST’s into the blocks. The fabrics I chose for this project I normally wouldn’t have put together, but I am happy with the way they look. Actually ecstatic!!
The give-a-way for Mastering The Art of Fabric Printing and Design; Techniques, Tutorials and Inspiration, by Laurie Wisbrun is open until this Friday. Please see my September 21st post and enter. Click here to go to that post.
A quick post of some lovely Charm Packs made by Moda Fabrics. I purchased these three beautiful charm packs on sale through Green Fairy Quilts; a fabulous online quilt shop. Check in with them on Monday, for weekly promotions and great sales.
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I loved one of them so much, I bought a fat quarter bundle. Can you guess which one it is? I’ll let you know next week.
Check my last post for a book give-a-way about fabric design authored by Laurie Wisbrun.
Linking up today with Sunday Stash @ MolliSparkles.
Tomorrow is the first day of autumn, and this is when the Hudson Valley really shines with color and happiness!! I am really proud to live in an area with so much natural beauty.
I will post photos as the Hudson River becomes rimmed in magnificent colors, and the advances of the gorgeous changes in color through the end of October. Lots of inspiration.
On another note, below are two blocks I made for a charity quilt for Hudson Valley Modern Quilt Guild. Others members are making and adding blocks, and I hope show more them as the quilt progresses. Additionally, one of the members designed the pattern.
Block One is 16″ x 16″.
It was an absolute pleasure attending the first annual Sew Pro, in Chicago on Friday, September 16, and Saturday, September 17. Again my thanks to Sara Lawson @Sew Sweetness, and Brenda Ratliff from Pink Castle Fabrics, and A Little Bit Frayed.
Below are the contents from my welcome bag, which were amazing.
I finished cutting my fabrics for the Meadow Mystery Quilt sponsored by Cheryl Brickey. This was taken Sunday night.
This is going to be a short post, because I have a lot of WIP’s to share over the next two weeks. And on Wednesday, we will be leaving for Chicago for the first annual Sew Pro, and visiting with family.
If I am able, I will post. I will be sharing photos on Instagram and Facebook.
Lots of progress is happening with Hannah’s quilt. The fabrics are all cut, and sewing the HST’s is moving along. I finished prepping and pinning late into Friday night.
I love this stash of fabrics and the way they are coming together. Today I am linking up with Sunday Stash at Molli Sparkles, and Main Crush Monday @CookingUpQuilts.
I want to begin with the 15th year anniversary of 9/11. It’s hard to believe it has been 15 years since that unthinkable day. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, friends, all the emergency workers, rescue dogs, and countless citizens how were brave and helped others, because heart and soul led them to help in any way they could.
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We will never forget you.