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Saturday, May 08, 2021

Creativity Within!


One of the things I really love to see (Besides the smiling faces, talking voices and loud laughter!) is the abundant creativity that flourishes when quilters (and knitters!) gather to spend a few days away from the world.

They have plotted and planned.  The have dreamed dreams, they have cut and kitted up, and packed as carefully as possible -

And once they start creating and sewing there is no stopping them!

Friday, May 07, 2021

Porch Gatherings and Scrappy Red Bindings!


The Quilters of the Night are enjoying the early evening sunshine as they dine alfresco on the back porch at Quiltville Inn!

This is what this porch was made for - and I admit - it was hard to say goodnight and head on home to my own abode at the end of the day.

While our weather was chilly with drizzle on Wednesday afternoon when they started arriving, yesterday afternoon was lovely with sun and gentle breezes.

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Repair Guys, Cows, Flowers & Quilts! (And a Gift-Away!)


This has been my day since 7:30 this morning!

The post is going live a bit later than normal - simply because sometimes LIFE just gets in the way.

The good news is - that text coming in last evening that said "between 8an and 5pm tomorrow" (Don't you hate those huge windows - it makes it impossible to plan your own day!) turned out that we were the first appointment of the day today.

I got a text at 7:30 am this morning just as I was heading to the laptop to write today's post that he would be there within the 1/2 hour.

which meant - blog writing got set aside and I hopped into the van and headed on over.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Joy, Frustration & A Quilty Box Winner!


This round of happiness came together yesterday.

It's a 10 year old (at least) UFO, folks!

Another conquer thanks to Covid - my UFO bins are SERIOUSLY diminished, and I have changed up the original plans that had projects languishing due to being bored and side-tracked.

My original plan was to do EVERYTHING with Civil War reproduction fabrics (Or at least things that read "old fashioned") but I was bored out of my gourd.

Last fall/winter I pulled the blocks out again determined to do "SOMETHING" with them, and the first something was to spice up the mix by adding in favorite scraps - be they modern, novelty, bright, and a whole round of WOW happened for me.

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

A Bit of Barn Quilt Love!


What measures 48'' x 48'' and holds ENDLESS QUILTY FRIEND LOVE?

A barn quilt painted with the star design from our Frolic mystery quilt!

I am thrilled beyond measure that the Texas Girls would not only think of such a thing - but MAKE such a thing - and then personally drive it all the way to Virginia.

It's big, bold, and beautiful!

Monday, May 03, 2021

Quilt Showing & Sharing with the Scrappy Sisters!


This was the view over the porch rail as evening fell on Saturday -

The sun on the western side of the porch was perfect, and gave all passers-by quite the show!

So many beautiful quilts were brought by the ladies, and it was wonderful to see each one -including many Grassy Creek mystery finishes!  WONDERFUL!

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Straits of Mackinac with the Scrappy Sisters!


The Scrappy Sisters are in the house!

They arrived in an entourage of cars on Wednesday afternoon and we've been enjoying each other's company over the past few days!

While groups usually bring many many projects to work on individually - this group made a decision that they would choose one of my workshops and spend the entirety of their time here working on it together!

Straits of Mackinac from String Frenzy is being created in 12 different ways by 12 different quilters - and it is so exciting to see a workshop situation once again!