Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Quilter's Harvest-What a Blast!

               Nanette provided so many great fabric pieces to choose for our button cover.
                                  Melissa teaching Betty how to make a Felted Wool Magnet
I love to see mothers and daughters learning a new skill together.

We had our first ever Quilter's Harvest activity on Friday.  It was so much fun.  Teachers Amber, Nanette, Melissa and Amanda all did an incredible job.  I feel so privileged to know these creative women.   The workroom space easily accommodated a class of 15.  So it is good to know it will work well for a group of 8-10 for a three day quilt retreat.  We had four irons going at a time and did not blow a fuse (always good to know)!

                                                                     Such good food!
One of the best perks of the day was having a “personal chef” cooking up delicious meals all day long.  Really can you think of anything nicer than that!  Laura of "Be My Guest" is such a good cook.  

Good friends, some old some new, great food and crafty activities.  What a great day! I look forward to doing it again in the spring.  Hope you all can come.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Winners for Quilter's Harvest Tickets

Congratulations to Joleen and Melissa 
Joleen and Melissa have each won a ticket to Quilter's Harvest on November 12th.
Your complimentary ticket is for Group B.
Please email me your contact information so I can get the ticket to you.
Thanks to all of you for your comments and for following the blog.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Blogger Quilt Festival--Elephant Quilt

I met Amy just one month ago. She is very clever!  She came up with the idea of a Blogger's Quilt Festival.   Be sure to go look at all of the great quilts that are posted there.  I have spent hours looking!

One Summer our family decided to travel to Zambia, South Africa.  We were there for three weeks and most of our time was spent working with Mothers Without Borders.  As I always do, I had taken some applique work with me to keep me entertained on the long flight. While there I met Jessie.  Jessie saw me working on my applique and wanted to learn a new skill.  Over the next few nights I taught  her how to applique and embroider.  The two of us came up with some simple animal shapes that she could make.  When I left Zambia I gave Jessie some while cotton fabric and some embroidery floss.  She already new how to hand dye fabric.  A few months after returning home, I received these cute elephants in the mail.  I assembled them into a baby quilt.  It is one of my favorite quilts.  I love the colors Jessie used for the elephants.  She has done some other animals for me as well and they are waiting to be assembled into a quilt.