Monday, October 15, 2018

The First Snow Day Sew Day of Autumn!


If you had told me day before yesterday that yesterday would be full of fluffy white stuff, i would have replied “Oh certainly – CERTAINLY NOT!”

But you can’t fool mother nature!

However, we can point out that she is a bit confused at the moment!

And evidently, I am too – because I’m out it in short sleeves (but just for a moment – just for this photo!)

October 14, 2018 at 08_07PM

It sure is pretty though, isn’t it?


We filled our room to full up at 40 quilters -

Everyone was geared up to be making Roll,Roll Cotton Boll from String Fling!


Assembling  blocks with loads of pieces!

(59 per block to be exact!)


The moving on to the alternatel string blocks -

Which soon became everyone’s favorites!


Some in Halloween fabrics! (SO FUN!)


And others amazing in grey!


It was a colorful feast for the eyes!

October 14, 2018 at 09_29PM

The Iowa Contingency is a force to be reckoned with!

And I love that they brought me a shirt from Lou Ann’s Quilt Garden in Oelwein so that I could join in on the quilt-gang fun, too!


Great job, everyone!

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

The snow had stopped falling by the time we were packing up, but temps were hovering at 32 degrees so that snow was going nowhere.

I peeked out the window as soon as it was light this morning – Nope.  It’s still there.  SIGH.  I have this feeling it’s going to be a very long long winter ahead!

On the upside – that leaves room for LOADS of Snow Day Sew Days!


Today – LAST workshop of this 6 workshop, 4 lecture run through Nebraska.  Guild presentation tonight, and one more tomorrow morning and this big visit is in the books!

And it really has been such a fun trip.  I’ve enjoyed meeting folks I hadn’t met before, and reconnecting with those whom I’ve seen on previous quilt trips.

Thanks for making everything such a memorable experience, Nebraska peeps!


Quiltville Quote of the Day -

You can't start anywhere but right where you are! Just keep at it.

Let’s make this Monday COUNT!


  1. We had snow here as in Minnesota as well. Considering we had a snow fall less than 6 months ago, I just can't get all excited about it. Need to quilt more!

  2. Oh no. I grew up in Iowa with snow. It's pretty but treacherous to drive in. Living on a farm made all chores more difficult but we had fun playing in it and snow sledding!!

  3. No snow in Texas’ but it’s raining and a high of 43 for the next 2 days!!! It was almost 90 yesterday...my body can’t adjust that fast!!!

  4. No snow yet in NW Oregon, but we had our first freeze warnings. Winter is on its way.

  5. We have a saying in Nebraska: "If you don't like the weather, just wait 10 minutes." This week is forecasted to be beautiful dry, in the upper 50's fall weather. You never know what might happen this time of year:) Thanks for coming to NE. We loved having you, and you are welcome any time!!!

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  7. I grew up in Elkhart Indiana so I know what snow is and I don't miss it although I like it a little cooler I live in North Fort Myers Florida now in the heat index has been 100 degrees here with 90° everyday four seems like forever so welcoming less humidity and cooler days here love you Bonnie you make quilting so much fun for so many people thank you we got to have you for a couple days in Elkhart several years ago it was so much fun have a great winter look we looking forward to the mystery quilt again

  8. Live in Idaho, and yes we do get some snow in the winters... Always get so excited about the first one. It makes everything look new and beautiful. (And it's a perfect reason to stay in the sewing room and play all day he he he.) Before the snow is done in the spring we are all ready for it to go away. I love having 4 seasons.


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