Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Wrap-up

Happy Friday to you all!  Just going to post a few items to keep us all up to date.....

First of all - make sure you read this post on Moda's Blog - The Cutting Table about quilts for Hurricane Sandy victims.  I'm sure we all have a spare quilt or two hanging around.  I know I do.

This month starts Polly's and my whirl-wind travelogue.  We have about 7 trips planned in the next 6 months and each one is better than the last.  First - we have the Homespun & Holly event at Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe in West Linn Oregon.  That is next weekend and we CANNOT wait.  Those folks at Hollyhill sure know how to treat customers - and teachers alike.  I will guarantee a good time will be had by all.  Here is a snapshot from last year's event.

I'll post the next trip too..... as I might not have time to do it beforehand.  You see, I fly back from Oregon next Sunday and the following day I fly to Dallas.  Whew.  It's a family thing - you know, turkey and all the trimmings - BUT I will make some time to be at Happiness Is Quilting in McKinney Texas on Tuesday, November 20th at 4pm for a Spirit of Sacagawea book signing.  Happiness Is Quilting is doing the Sacagawea quilt as a BOM for 2013!  Make sure to stop by if you are in the area.

Happiness Is Quilting is one of my favorite shops and I'm so tickled that they will be doing this quilt as a Block Of The Month.

What else?  Well, Polly wants you to know that you can expect some rug hooking kits to be posted in the next couple of weeks.  Whee!  These are all small rugs and we think you'll love them.  Watch here and our website for those.

I've been designing quilts this week.  Just me, graph paper, pencils, lots of erasers, and instant photos and emails to our CrackerJack digital pattern person - Lisa.  You see, I draw - old school - on paper and Lisa transforms it into the pattern you see.  Yeah, Lisa!

Nothing to show you yet - as we don't even have digital fabric to make digital quilts out of.  (Who knew that this would be a sentence I would write one day).

While designing and other stuff.... This is my Mrs. Billings Coverlet so far.  I'm prepping lots of hand-piecing for my upcoming travels.

Have a great weekend.  Bill and I are going to make a little time to see this....



Laurie

9 comments:

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I'm glad you left your first border in place-it really makes the center pop! I hope you post a review of Skyfall--if it's not a "must see" I'll wait for the DVD.

JoAnne said...

Laurie,

I've been following your blog for a while. I don't remember that you shared that Polly's house was featured in the Country Home Holiday 2012 Magazine. Maybe I missed it, but I bought the magazine and was excited to see it! Have great travels!

Queenie Believe said...

Safe travels!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Janet said...

Mrs Billings is looking marvelous!!

Logan O'Bier said...

Loving the quilt! Have a safe trip:)

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Karen Styles said...

Hi Laurie, Mrs B is looking fantastic... It was a real pleasure to meet you in Houston. I cant wait to see more as you post each border. I look forward to catching up again soon, Karen

IzzyR said...

Hi Laurie, I finally brought out the strips of Indigo Crossing fabric that I won from you, I ironed each strip and there were lots of them !! And I knew what kind of quilt to make and my sewing machine breaks !!No more machine for a while..Izzy

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Hotquilts said...

Is there a chance that I might find out the yardages of Ellen's Sewing Basket quilt? I've found Independence Trail fabric on sale & am ordering the pattern. My LQS doesn't have the pattern so I have to order it. The sale won't last long; I'd like to get the fabrics today. Thanks

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