I want you to meet BETTY!
Betty is shown on the right, next to her daughter Shelia, and between the two of them they are quilting up a storm in South Carolina.
From what I’ve been told, Betty WEARS OUT sewing machines with all of the beautiful work she does, including featherweight motors!
She is a power house of productivity, and everyone knows that Betty will take any and all fabric strips and strings and sew string blocks to her hearts content –with all of the blocks being made into quilts for local charities such as habitat for humanity.
The world definitely needs MORE Bettys!
Last night after my presentation with the Nimble Thimble quilters in Mauldin, Betty brought up FIVE beautiful quilts for show & share that she has made from my designs.
And let me tell you also – Betty does not do ANYTHING on a small scale!
Take a look:
Betty and Texas Braid
She has a beautiful sense of what works when working with scraps – I think I’ve met my match!
Roll Roll Cotton Boll from String Fling!
And Celtic Solstice with a smile!
If you are looking for the pattern for Celtic Solstice, it’s found in the Digital Downloads section of the Quiltville Store.
Wait, Betty! Come back here!
I’m not done with you yet!
Betty’s lovely Easy Street from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders!
And to the oohs and ahhhs of the crowd -
Betty’s Orca Bay also from String Fling!
Check out the back:
Fishies!! So awesome!
Betty, it was just wonderful meeting you and getting to spend the last 3 days with you and your guild family here in South Carolina. I can’t wait to come back and see what you have sewn since I left!
There are many other wonderful show & share photos in the slide show. And be on the lookout for Connie's completed Allietare top which made an appearance! It's wonderful!
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|Show & Share, Mauldin, SC 2016|
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
While release may be good for the soul, it's only good if you put yourself back together, pull yourself up and move forward to something better! Thanks, Allison for the quote! Vintage 36 patch quilt found in Dallas Texas.
When Allison handed me this quote, I was dealing with a bit of a heavy weight and I realized that while it is good to unload and get it out, it isn’t good to stay in that place. If you find yourself wallowing, MOVE ON before it sucks you under! We all go through things, but the objective is to GO THROUGH, not take up residency. Leave your baggage behind, and GO FORWARD.
Thank you, my friend!
And with that, I’m packing up Shamu and headed North East toward home, with a whole day to call mine. There will be antique mall wandering. There will be Mary Jo's stopping, there will also be a craigslist pick up that I will talk to you more about –tomorrow!
Have a beautiful Tuesday, everyone!