Sunday, March 4, 2012

Come See Us!

Come see us at the Glendale Quilt Guild's Annual Quilt Show.  They put on a top-notch show with lots of great classes, displays, and of course, VENDORS!

Here is the info:

THEME: Quilting Green
March 16, 17, 18, 2012
HOURS: Friday & Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4
Husbands: FREE on Sunday
Children under 12: FREE
3-day pass: $15.00
Parking: $11.00
WHERE: Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, California

Stay one night at the hotel and earn a FREE voucher for the Mystery Class offered at the 2013 GQG Quilt Show, or take the Mystery Class this year for $65.00.

For more information, visit their website at

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Road to CA 2012

Here is our booth at Road to CA.  I think I took this photo on Sunday.  We were pretty cleaned out by then!  Thank you shoppers.  I love that they carpet the entire show floor.  Thank you Carolyn!

And here I am with my dear husband and partner in crime . . Oliver.  He wrote all the historical narrative for Away From Home.  Teaching Early American History at California State University Bakersfield for the past 30+ years has been good practice for writing a quilt book with me.

I took LOADS of photos of the spectacular quilts. I will try to post those soon.

Two of my hometown girls, Cindy Krug and Molly Hamilton won best of show.  Here they are with their stunning quilt. Cindy taught me how to machine quilt!


Okay, it's been QUITE a while since I have blogged.  Finishing up the Mill Girls' first draft, editing it, cutting shop kits for Amish With A Twist, my first BOM with Marcus Fabrics,  finishing The Mill Girls BOM (again with Marcus), and now trying to complete the Mill Girls BOM patterns has kept me busy, busy, busy.  Oh, and in there was a trip to Ontario, Ca to vend at Road to California, and a weekend vending at the Cotton Patch Quilter's Guild biennial show here in Bakersfield,

I feel like I've been working from dawn to dusk seven days a week!  But what a whirlwind of experiences I have had.

So let me show you a few things from the list above!

Here's the feature quilt for Away From Home: Quilts Inspired by the Lowell Factory Girls.  The book is scheduled for an April 2012 release and is being published by Kansas City Star.
And here is The Mill Girls: 1830-1850 block of the month quilt.  It is a 10 month program that will run in shops starting September, 2012. Encourage your local shop to participate!

A swatch chart of The Mill Girls' fabric collection.  Judie worked with the archivist from Old Sturbridge Village to create a collection authentic of the time period.

Now switching gears . . .

Here's a close-up of Amish With A Twist so you can see some of the quilting.  This is a "flexible" BOM program that is starting now in some shops.  The pattern is for exclusive use with Marcus Centennial Solids.

One of the 5 parts/patterns and fabric that is part of the Shop Kit offered to quilt shop owners.

Once all the five parts are assembled, they are all put together along with a Shop Guide into the finished shop kit. So far I have put together 186 of them.  Yes, I am keeping count!