Get a load of this CAKE!
Oh, this CAKE!!
Our mystery quilters in Chandler, Arizona are at it again for their SECOND year in a row – the Saturday after Thanksgiving has become their “Sew Together” day to kick off the year’s mystery!
This year, it is Grand Illusion! ((Why do I keep on wanting to type Celtic Solstice?!))
Andee sent along some photos to share of their day along with explanations of what is going on in the photos.
Today was our Second Annual Quiltville Mystery Kickoff! We got going on Grand Illusion in style!
We doubled the amount of folks participating in our party this year too! We held our party at the Chandler, Arizona Police Station--no quilt police in sight though!
We spent the entire day gabbing, cutting, sewing, getting opinions, laughing, planning and just plain having a good time! We had folks doing scrappy, yardage, civil war, modern, batiks and everything in between! Some did your colors and others changed it up--all will be beautiful!
We had a show and tell of last year's Celtic Solstice and wore them like capes, then posed with duck lips--can you tell this is a FUN group?One gal didn't get in the group shot with her CS so I got a shot of her on her own with her longarmer (Kathy and Barb).
One picture is a hodge podge of blocks from most of us!
We managed to get a group shot before lunch too:
Top row: Ashely, Candy, Ann, Sheila, Celeste, Kelly, Kathy, Laura, Marguerite, and Ros.
Bottom: Terri, Angela (me), Jeanette, Laura, Kathy, Jennifer, Andi, BJ, Andrea and Limbania. Not pictured: Barb who came later and Karen who took the pictures.
Each guest was gifted with a quilt label for Grand Illusion and we had a fabulous cake with Bonnie's Grand Ilusion picture on it! We are all so happy that our love of you and all things Quiltville has brought this group of diverse women together!We all made new friends today and strengthened bonds with the old ones. Many of us our looking forward to your visit to Nimble Thimbles and AQG in January and two of us have plans to go to Italy with you!Thank you Bonnie for your generosity, talent, and beautiful quilt designs and for bringing us all together!
Andee in AZ
I know you guys are here looking to see what is going on with everyone’s progress for this week’s Grand Illusion, Part 1. I’ll get to that in a minute.
I just wanted to remind everyone of the Super Cyber Sale that is going on over in my book store right now. It’s only good for a week, and all books and even seam guide rulers are 20% off. Click HERE to learn more.
Let's Link Up!
If you have never participated in a Link-Up before, the first thing I want you to do is to read the entire tutorial I wrote about Link-Ups HERE so you can know a few things before you dive in head first.
There is a lot of good information there that will help you understand things like WHY we need the address or URL of your individual specific post, not just your main blog address. It will show you how to FIND the correct URL and link it correctly.
Remember, if you link to your main blog, and not the specific post I will have to delete your entry and have you try again because I can’t fix it for you.
To find the URL for the specific post, go to your blog and click on the title of the post you want to link. Look in the address bar at the top of your browser. The address of your post should end in .html NOT .com!
PLEASE LEAVE OFF the http:// part at the beginning of your blog address when you fill in your info below . The form auto-adds that for you. If I were linking, my address would start with Quiltville.blogspot.com/, not http://Quiltville.blogspot.com/
Also: If you are linking from a mobile device -- delete the last /?=m from the URL before posting! Those of us on a computer will get a really awkward looking page if you post your mobile URL from your tablet or phone.
*NOTE* Your blog address does NOT include the @ symbol! That's for email addresses only, and that won't work in the linky either!
Your blog must be view-able to ALL, not just a handful of people that you have invited. If your blog is private, please don't link up. It's frustrating to those who click to view and are told they can't.
If you don’t have a blog you may link to your Flickr photo or Grand Illusion Album that you have created (Not your whole account, please make it specific) Or a photo you have posted on Pinterest sharing your progress ((Also specific, not your whole profile)) You can not link to facebook. Any posts linking to a facebook profile will be deleted.
You can link ANY progress of ANY step on any of the Link-Ups.
For instance, if we are on a Link-Up for part 4 – and you are just on part 1, you can still link that. Just SHARE where you are!
In your post – PLEASE include a link back to THIS POST http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2014/12/mystery-monday-link-up-part-1.html not just to Quiltville.blogspot.com. I post more than once a day, so if someone clicks a link on your page to just my main address – they likely won’t find the link-up. That will only take them to the most recent post on the blog. They won't find any of the other links that people have taken time to place on this page. It will be a dead end street for them.
Don't BE the DEAD END STREET!
Make your links (Both yours and mine) post specific.
New links can be added until Thursday, December 4th at 11:55pm EST.
Have at it, Peeps! I’m anxious to see what you've been up to!
OH! And there WILL BE Quilt-CAM Tonight at 9pm EST! See you back here then!