Thursday, August 27, 2015

You Are Invited....

Please join us (Dawn and I) for a Sew-Along reproducing the
          Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt (SVBAQ).

Thank you Virginia Quilt Museum!
Pattern by Josephine Millett for the museum.
Thank you Virginia Quilt Museum! Pattern by Josephine Millett for the museum.
Part of the antique quilt...See the full quilt on the new blog
There is a dedicated blog you can subscribe to:  HERE
  • Pattern ordering details are on the blog main page (digital or paper)
  • You will be able to participate in the blog once we all start stitching
  • The first post is loaded with participation details - as well as tabs on the block organized by subject.  So much information....
  • We have contributions from Quilt Historian Neva Hart

There is a dedicated Facebook Page:  HERE

The Sew Along begins on October 1st - giving you plenty of time to prepare.
Use up your stash or purchase monthly kits from participating Quilt Shops found HERE.
Traditional, Trending, Batik or Modern - there's a shop on our list to accommodate you.    

This is a wonderful opportunity to support our quilt heritage and the Virginia Quilt Museum's 20th Anniversary
All proceeds benefit the museum!   

Monday, August 3, 2015

July travels & a Journey's End

The month of July was a crazy busy time for me!
The only constant and predictable quilting experience was Dutch Treat.
Happy to say I completed my goal of 2 more blocks.

I traveled to Morgantown, West Virginia with friends during the 3rd week of July.
We attended the Ricky Timms and Alex Anderson Seminar and it was Fabulous!
My friend Patti and I were counting down the days for several months with great anticipation. How awesome that 2 of our dear friends decided to join us just a few days before our departure. It was a wonderful surprise and an exciting adventure for all of us!

Seeing Ricky's Rhapsody quilt up close, was a highlight of my trip.

No rest for the weary. No sooner was I home and unpacking than it was time to pack up my suitcase once again. Yep, the last week of the month I was on the road again, this time heading to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. My friend Lisa was attending a Tuffet certification course for a new business she is starting. I was able to attend a "student" class while there with her. I completed my very first Tuffet. It was so much fun to make, I look forward to making another one in the near future.

The first picture is of my tuffet, the 2nd also showcases Lisa & Ellen's tuffets.
Notice Lisa's Gnome Journey, he travels with her wherever she goes!

And earlier in July the Jane exhibit that I was fortunate to curate at the VA Quilt Museum came to a close. The exhibit displayed 32 Jane quilts and artifacts. All 26 full size quilts were completed by my students in less than 3 years. Most of them completed their quilts in an average of 18 months. Here are just a few pictures taken of the exhibit:

I am so blessed for this wonderful experience and have Brenda Papadakis to thank for getting me started on this amazing Journey with Jane. Her book "Dear Jane" has brought so many special quilters into my life over the past 14 years. I'm sure it will forever remain my most memorable of all class programs I've had the pleasure of teaching.

And as one Journey ends, another begins....

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