Saturday, July 14, 2018

Wonky Wishes & The Brown Trout Festival!

While we were fishing for JUST the right scraps to go together in our Wonky Wishes blocks, there is another kind of fishing going down in Alpena, Michigan – and this is SERIOUS stuff, folks!

From what I understand, the Brown Trout Festival is in its 44th year, and I got to wear the commemorative tee shirt!  Thanks, Jean!

Gosh, I love this – small town festivals and all that goes with it from music and dancing under the big tent, to people watching, the anticipation of the fishing that starts TODAY -

While all of this is going on in town around us, there was NOTHING  fishy about our quilty fun held in the big meeting room at the Holiday Inn Express in Alpena.

Start your engines, ladies!


fun with fabrics and accidental fussy-cuts!


See how they sparkle??

No Big Brown Trouts HERE!


Looking great, girls!


How about a load of Halloween fun!




Before we could say “Big Brownie!” string sashings were under way!


Wonderful job!

You’ll find the rest of our day’s fun in the video below.  Click to play:

This morning I am out the door at 9:30am and heading for Art on the Bay, as part of the Brown Trout Festival for some last minute local flavor before heading off to the Alpena airport to start my long day’s journey home.

There are no mid-day flights from Detroit to Greensboro on a Saturday, so my crazy route will take me from Apena to Detroit to Atlanta and finally on to Greensboro landing about 9pm.  Whew.


I wonder who will catch Big Brownie!

It’s been a delightful visit, and we’ve had a great time!

July 14, 2018 at 06_46AM

Quiltville Quote of the Day!

Vintage quilt found in Alpena!

Don’t just look for the best in SOME people, but ALL PEOPLE!

Have a lovely Saturday, everyone!


  1. "Seek to have eyes that see the best in people" - LOVE that! Love the wonky stars and especially the Halloween version :) I hope you were able to get a good fish dinner! :)

  2. Art and Garden Faire here today. Right now at 7 am it's overcast and cool, hope it warms up. I will be sewing at our guild's monthly open sew but it's right acriss the street so I can do both.

  3. Fun Wonky Wishes blocks! Scrappiness abounds in your workshops! Fishing puns are hilarious.

  4. Small town festivals are the best!

  5. Lots of Money to win at those fishing things. Not my thing but, it is for my Mountain Man. I enjoy Making Jigs. lol

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