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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Shop closing

My favorite quilt shop for batiks is closing and my local shop is for sale. Both shops say the economy is the reason. This is a bummer!

On a brighter note I got to spend the day with two quilting friends spending money at the shop that is closing and we did lunch. Then I went home and planted 30 bulbs--white & pink Asian lillies, Narcissi, and bearded iris. I noticed my bleeding hearts are sending up shoots and so are my yellow asian lillies. Guess my black thumb isn't so black!

Also got 2 quilts for Operation Snuggles quilted, one is bound as well. Two more to quilt and bind before the quilt show May 3rd and 4th deadline.

Well back to quilting....


Friday, April 18, 2008

Quilt SHows`

Good Morning everyone, There are two quilt show coming up in Pennsylvania this summer. One is in Hershey Pa. home of the chocolate factory and it is a wonderful show. Air-conditioned (you need a sweater its so cool) and lots of vendor. That one is the last week in July. The other one I am attending is at the Expo Center in Harrisburg Pa. the weekend after Labor Day. It is a great show. Over 200 vendors (can you tell I like to shop) and very easy to do. It is all on one level , carpeted under foot, easy walking, air-conditioned and food court set up in the back. All in all a great show. Both of them. See you there. Marge

Thursday, April 17, 2008


I wish I could sprout wings and fly around the country to all these wonderful quilt shows!! I also like the the information on quilt shows on this page because I was able to attend a show in Minnesota because of Joleen's posting. I would not have known about it otherwise plus it was a wonderful day for a drive in the country and a great show which was bulging at the seams with so many beautiful quilts.

Enjoy life and keep on quilting, Phyllis in Minnesota where spring I think has finally sprung

Who knows?

Silly me, I noted on my calendar that there's a quilt show in Denver the weekend of May 4-5, but that's all. Does anyone know where in Denver and/or any other information about it?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Quilt Show in Fort Smith, AR

The Belle Point Quilters Guild will be having a show on Fri and Sat April 26 & 27th at Columbus Acres just off of south HWY 71. Over 100 quilts will be judged and on display. There will be a display of Home of the Brave quilts and an opportunity to work on cozy quilts--youth quilts that we make for the police cars in our city. They are given to children found in traumatic situations. We will have a boutique of new and gently used items and 10 vendors.

Hours are from 9-5 Sat and 9 to 4 Sun. Admission is $3.00 for one day and $5.00 for both days. Come check us out if you're in the area!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Quit Show in Trussville Alabama

Spring Fantasy Quilt Show - Presented by the Heart of Dixie Quilters' Guild ~ Celebrating 20 Years of Quilting Together! April 25 - 26, 2008 10:00am - 5:00pm
Admission: $5.00 (Children 12 and under Free)

The Show will be located at Deerfoot Baptist Church - 5450 Mt. Olive Church Road , Trussville AL 35173 (I-59 Exit 143 - Deerfoot Parkway Exit)

Quilt Show Entries will be accepted at the church on Thursday, April 24 from Noon to 6:00pm. All entries must be in a pillow case with the entrant's name printed on the outside in permanent ink. All entries in the judged categories must have been completed since January, 2003. Previous winners from any quilt show will be displayed in the non-judged category. A special section will be set up to display "quilting from the past". e.g. our grandmother's quilts...

The Heart of Dixie Quilters' Guild meets the 2nd Monday of every month. Social time begins at 6:30pm and the meeting begins at 7:00pm. We meet in the Oasis Room at 1st Baptist Church of Trussville. This is next to the gymnasium.

Hope everyone is doing well. I've been very busy here. Way too much to do!

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Disappearing 9-Patch in a Scrappy Layout

On her blog Kristin La Flamme , who currently lives in Germany, shows a very scrappy Disappearing 9-Patch that will be donated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. We've talked about this pattern before, but I hadn't really looked at it as a good way to use up scraps! Yes, I've thought of using larger pieces of scraps, but not smaller individual squares. Consider all the colorways that could be used!

Ahhh! Probably ALL of you are already way ahead of me and have already considered the scrappy alternative. Oh, well, consider me slow. LOL