WOW!!! Do we ever have a lot of show & tell to share!!! Let's start off with a "BANG"!!! This is an adaptation of "Susan's Dresden Garden" made by Josephine de la Cruz Keasler from Riverton, UT.
This is "Hocuspocusville" sent in by Melinda Maw. She wrote "I got the idea for the added color (an element in each block) when one day my granddaughter came over and was up in my quilting studio. The black outlined/embroidered blocks were all arranged on my design wall. Mia picked up a red crayon and began to color neatly within the lines of one of the cats (I'm sure she thought the cute little house looked like a perfect coloring book page). Her mother gasped and yelled, "Mia, that's MaMaa's quilt!" I calmly said, "That's fine Mia, that makes it look even better. I'm going to sew that in just like that..." Melinda donated this quilt to the Primary Childrens Hospital Festival of Trees Quilt Auction. She says she's going to have to make another one for herself. Beautiful Melinda, and such a great thing to do with the quilt, too!
This is our free heart quilt (they were free patterns on the website a year or so ago) made by Martina Schaefer from Germany (if I'm reading her email address correctly). You did a beautiful job on this Martina!! It's only the second one that I've seen completed. I love the way you added the year to the banner in the corner!! Beautiful, beautiful!
These last four quilts were all made by Helen Belcher from Huntsville Texas where she is a Historical Interpreter at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. I've actually been to Huntsville many times! We drive through there to get to and from Quilt Market in Houston!!!...I know...It's goofy of me...but I love being able to get a picture in my head of the places people come from. Anyway........The Winter Wonderland and "Bluebird on My Shoulder" were shown in the Airing of the Quilts in Huntsville and she will enter them in the Walker County Fair next year. The second "Bluebird" quilt is called "Tea and Bees".
WHEW!!.........did I forget anybody??? There were so many emails and pictures I hope nobody fell through the cracks! Thank you all for taking the time to send us an email with your images!
Well....I'm getting ready to leave for the Walla Walla Quilt Festival this weekend...I'm taking tons of samples and will be doing demo's of crayon tinting. Come and say hi!
Sheila is going to be at the EE Schenck Trends show in Portland this weekend. Since I was busy this weekend, she agreed to go over there and represent us for the show and do a make & take series! I'm so proud of her and if you're going to be there...stop in and say hello & give her a hug. It's her first time stepping out on her own and could use a little bit of encouragement
(translation....she's scared stiff!)
OH! Thank you to Shabby Fabrics for honoring me with a designer profile on your website! My heart's all "a'flutter"!! And thank you too, to Hoffman Distributors for doing a designer profile on their website (this may just go to my head!! LOL!!)
Remember, come say "hi!" in Walla Walla. I can't wait to see all of the quilts!!!!