Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Quilt Cruise to Alaska

  2018 Alaska Quilt Cruise - including Glacier Bay
 Cruising Alaska at the best part of the Alaskan Season
August 4-11, 2018
With Allison Aller, Patt Blair, Barbara Cline, Sujata Shah, Bonnie Sullivan 
Supporting Leukemia Research
The workshop information is here World of Quilts Travel
Here are the classes I will be teaching:

 Under the Sea one day workshop

Just a Square one day workshop 

Magic Add-A-Strip Triangles
Choose from 1 of 4 
 one day workshop
  I hope you will join us
 for a wonderful cruise!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Two new E-Patterns

I am trying to converting a few patterns to e-patterns. 
Here is the website to order them.  You need to
 scroll down through the patterns to find the e-patterns.
4 In 1 Pattern 
This is the technique that is in my latest book Magic Add-A-Strip Quilts
 Pinwheel Pizzazz

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Yearly Family Sewing Retreat

This years sewing retreat was in Mississippi 
at my sister Julia's house.

 Here are a few pictures from the week.
Sister-in-law Cheryl's dog wall quilt.

One of my projects was sewing my second 
Pinwheels quilt for bunk beds.

 Polly working on a quilt for a grandchild.

 Emily showing mother her cow quilt.

 Mother's project was making chenille pot holders.

 A birds eye few of our week.

 One of my projects was a Texas Long Horn.

What fabrics do I choose for the long horn?

Here I am cutting black fabric strips to outline the cow.

 At this point I am not sure it will turn our.  I was discouraged.

 By the end of day two Mr Long Horn was quilted.

Coleen made a wall quilt of dress scraps from her husbands mother.

We truly had a blast.

Back Home Again
This is a very special gift I received at Christmas from my son-in-law. He made this adorable sewing machine for me. You can crank the wheel  and the needle goes up and down. It is so cool.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Winter Fun

Ice skating on the river beside the home where I grew up.

Doughnuts, coffee and hot chocolate were served to those who enjoyed the Sunday afternoon of skating.

My brother Oren Jr. took me on an air plane ride in the airplane he built.

After our airplane rides we were served
 cinnamon rolls by Oren Jr's wife Cheryl.

The grandchildren over Christmas enjoying their cousins.

The children playing games over Christmas.

My Canadian grandchildren enjoying there stuffed toys.

Rebecca came and spent the day with me making doughnuts.

Autumn and Adeline came and spent a weekend with us.

Since the two girls came home we went to Cracker Barrel
 with the mommy's and the little ones.

Granddad roasting marshmallows with Rowen and Leo.

In November Terry and I went to India.  This is at an orphanage.

This is at one of the church services

Life as a Quilter
This winter I finished quilting Great Aunt Mary's Quilt.