I received an email from Edda with the most glorious setting of Wild & Goosey blocks I’d ever seen!
I LOVE this!
She has taken 4 blocks, joined them together into big blcoks, and sashed them inserting 9 patch cornerstones.
Isn’t this fabulous?
I am so inspired when I see what you do with a simple ((Or in this case kind of intricate, not so simple and paper pieced!)) block from my Addicted to Scraps column with Quiltmaker Magazine!
I’ve loved these blocks so much ---and I know you have too, because they are all over the place, especially on our Quiltville’s Open Studio group on Facebook ---
My Wild & Goosey block appeared in the May/June issue in 2013! You can find and print the pdf foundation pattern HERE!
And I’d love to see what you do with it.
But if you think all of this fussy tiny paper piecing isn’t for you, I have a special opportunity for you to win Edda’s Quilt!
Isn’t it lovely!!
My dad lives in memory care at Bickford Cottage in Portage, Michigan. Every year they have a fundraising event with proceeds going to Alzheimer's research.
This is the second year I've made a raffle quilt for this event. Tickets are $5 each and can be obtained by stopping by in person (4707 W. Milham Ave.) or by contacting Janna Ritter or Cheryl Harris at 269-372-2100.
The drawing will take place on August 14. The quilt is 86" x 110" and fits a queen sized bed. It was inspired by your Wild & Goosey block. My hope is that we will be able to make a great contribution to Alzheimer's research.
EddaI wanted to share this special quilt with you because I have dear friends who are also dealing with the effects of Alzheimer's in aging parents. It is devastating to watch this disease slowly claim the person we once knew until they are barely recognizable.
If you feel so inclined, know someone with Alzheimer's and want to take a stand of support, or if you just want a chance at owning this beautiful quilt, you have the contact information above.
Of course, it’s always great to just look at this lovely quilt and be inspired!
Thank you, Edda – for getting my eyes off of my own problem and seeing things through yours. Much love to you and your dad!
So – here I sit at the airport because last night I just couldn’t sit at the computer. I’m trying to look at the bright side of things. It’s almost too easy to hit google and read every little thing about any syndrome out there ---but I did find a site with easier to understand “more normal people” verbage about Mac Tel 2.
Click HERE if you are interested.
But from this moment, since there is nothing I can do about it – I’m putting my worrying on the back burner and just going on with my life as best as I can!
I’m headed to Burlington, Vermont for the Vermont Quilt Festival!
I’ll catch you from there.