Sunday, October 16, 2016

Another Quilting Adventure....


This block really spoke to me last week as I reflected on and prayed for the victims of Hurricane Matthew. The storm caused such devastation to so many people.


On Friday I had the pleasure of attending a very special Quilt Exhibit with dear friends at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Pictures were not permitted - but the exhibit was truly an amazing collection of Art quilts that depict significant stories of African American history! If you live in Virginia or plan on visiting within the next couple months - I HIGHLY recommend you take in this amazing collection of quilts!

It's mid-October - that means it's Show & Tell time over at the SVBAQ Sew Along blog.
There are a LOT of beautiful block pictures posted.
You can find them all by clicking HERE

every quilt tells a story....

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Welcome October!



I look forward to the first week of each month.
I get to spend quality time with my very special friends and Bee sisters.
This month we took a trip to the DAR Museum in DC.

Then off to lunch and shopping at a couple wonderful quilt shops.
No matter what we do each month, it's always a fun and memorable day.

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone effected by Hurricane Matthew!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Anniversary Block and a month of Treats

This is my October block for the Shenandoah Valley Botanical sew along.
The name of the block is Kings Crown.
This month marks the ONE year anniversary of the SVBAQ Sew Along!
Time sure flies when you are having a wonderful time!


This was my final Dutch Treat block for September.
Despite a busy month, I managed to complete one block per week.

Wishing you a Happy and Stitch filled start to October!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Klosjes from the Netherlands & Botanical Block

Above is my September block for the Botanical Album sew along.
The next block will be announced HERE on Saturday.

I received a very exciting package in the mail from Ingrid of Supergoof Quilts.

It contained Klosjes templates that I ordered. (for a future project)

These templates will allow you to create tiny klosjes or Spool blocks that measure approximately 2.5" finished. The design of these templates is super clever, allowing you to mark inside the seam allowances for hand piecing and fussy cutting your fabrics.

Ingrid also has templates for tiny tumblers/thimbles and diamonds. To see her beautiful work with these templates you can visit her blog HERE, and HERE.
She has a TRANSLATE button on her blog, (you will have to scroll down a bit) on the right side bar to find it.

Ingrid's blog is always filled with inspiration, amazing quilts in progress and lovely pictures of everyday life in her beautiful homeland. It's always an adventure when visiting her blog!

every quilt tells a story...

Friday, September 23, 2016

Apple Season


We took our grandson apple picking last weekend.
Young children have a way of turning any outing into a joyous adventure.
He thought he might need some help so he brought along the perfect friend for the job. Fireman Kevin is a very good tree climber.

And his Papa gathered up an Apple Picker to assist him as well.

Here is Alex taking inventory of what was gathered (so far)

We finished the day in celebration by making a homemade Apple Pie.

Although Summer weather has decided to overstay her welcome here, I am already embracing the Fall season. Wishing you a wonderful start to Autumn!

every quilt tells a story....

Friday, September 16, 2016

Dutch Treats and Spooky Quilts ... Oh My



Here is our volunteer Team hard at work this week setting up a new and exciting Quilt Exhibit "Midnight in the Garden of the Quilt"
This special event is curated and presented by Polly Fogle Mello.
(can you see the snakes slithering down the sides of this baltimore style quilt?)

Take a walk down the dark side of quilting with Polly Mello's Collection:
"Quilts That Go Bump in the Night"!
Here's a sneak peek of another one of the quilts on display.
How strange to see Buzzards as the birds of choice for this block.

The VA Quilt Museum is currently closed for Exhibit changes but will open again on Tuesday, September 20th. For more information about this quilt collection, Exhibit and Seminar click HERE and also HERE.

Do you own a Mourning Cloth/Quilt or really spooky Quilt?
I'd love to hear about it!

every quilt tells a story...