Monday, September 13, 2010

More from the Guild!

Thank you Cheryl for setting me straight on Kelly's mother's name, it is Donitta!  Well, with that cleared up, I have a few more pictures to show from that wonderful evening!
Janet thrilled us with this original design!  Janet has several published patterns, and this will also become one added to her original pattern list!  It is stunning!
Karen, who has a blog which many of us enjoy: created this raw edge quilt block quilt.  Karen and I met this summer in person, as we discovered we do not live far from one another.  She came to quilt guild on Friday evening with me and we were delighted with this quilt and her asterisk quilt.  I am truly so lucky to have made such a wonderful new friend and such a great author and quilter.  As some of you may know, Karen has authored the book, "Quilts from the Selvage Edge".  You never know who you will meet or who lives close to you until you open your eyes, ears, mind and heart and take a look!  This was a great guild meeting--a great way to kick off the new year!
If you look on the table behind Bonnie, you will see Karen's asterisk quilt on the left and on the right the raw edge quilt.  Go to her blog and read all about the raw edged quilt and much more!

Well, I need to close at this point to get some other items completed.  Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Busy Week and Quilt Guild

The first week of school has proven to be very busy--even though I feel that my family and myself is still on summer mode!  We are making the transition, kicking and screaming (figuratively speaking only) every day as we wake up at 4:45 to get ready for school and work.  The weekend has flown by so fast that I can't believe it.  Granted it started Friday evening with my monthly quilt guild meeting (such fun and I will show pictures), then on to Party with Patrick and our neighborhood block party all on Saturday!  Today was my husband's birthday--we took him out to eat and let him have a great day!  I also found time to work on Boy Scout Mother's Auxiliary, school work, posting here and working on a Halloween quilt for an exchange I am involved in with Burnt Woods Primitives--it is my first Halloween exchange and I can't wait!  I will show a picture once it is sent off to its recipient!  It has been a wonderful weekend with much cooler temperatures too--we are at 57 degrees at this time--last week we were in the 70's at night and 90's during the day; I am happy for the cooler temperatures though as it truly makes it feel like fall, which is one of my favorite times of the year!

Well, it is time to show some truly spectacular work from the very talented quilters in our quilt guild! 
Isabel pieced and quilted this adorable quilt; I just love that bottom right sheep going the opposite direction, someone is always going against the grain!
Isabel, on the right, also created this beautiful quilt!  Perri on the left is our wonderful President, who always lends a hand to all of the Show and Tell quilters!
This is another one of Isabel's quilts that she finished this summer--she is one busy lady!
This quilt was created by Kelly's mother and it is hysterical!  I have to get her name--I think it is Maggie.  This uses the "fruit" ladies fabric! 

This quilt was made by Pat--an extremely talented and prolific quilter!  Her machine quilting and quilts are all gorgeous!
Here is another photo of Pat holding another quilt.
This is just the cutest baby quilt!  Another made by Pat!
This mandela quilt was made by Pat's daughter--it is her FIRST quilt!  She designed and made this quilt as part of a college degree.  The seasons are all represented between the trees.  My first quilt did NOT look like this!  She is obviously following in her mother's footsteps!  It is so beautiful.
Bonnie creates these great quilts every month for charity!  She brings them in and leaves them with our charity chairperson!  She is such a generous lady--thank you Bonnie!

Well, I am going to stop here until tomorrow, as I have a very special person to introduce and show her work!  Until tomorrow, happy quilting!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Quick Post

This is a very quick post, I do have a lot to catch up on with my computer being down for too long!  I want to catch up with my blog and will probably have a better oppportunity on Thursday!  Tonight was a ton of school work and Boy Scout Mother's Auxiliary work as the meeting is tomorrow evening.  I should be set to get my pictures together and my needed posts on Thursday!  Please hang in just another day

Until Thursday, Happy quilting!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Computer is Fixed! One year of Blogging!!

Yeah, my computer was fixed and up and running Saturday!  It died a quick death the end of August, just as I was going back to school and I have been lost for over a week.  I was able to read messages at various places but could not blog or answer.  It was more painful to me than my computer!

Thank you so much to Brian who was able to quickly diagnose the problem and then install the new parts even quicker!  The poor tired computer needed a new PCI video card and a battery. 

It couldn't have decided to not work at a worse time!  I needed all of my school files to start the new year, I needed my Southford Falls Quilt Guild files, which begins again this Friday evening; and my BS Mother's Auxiliary files which begins again this Wednesday evening.  As President of MA, membership chair at Guild and just teaching, I was quickly going crazy to try to get enough together in case I would not have a working computer......thankfully, I am up and running and getting everything in order! 

I am also able to be back on my blog!  Today marks the one year anniversary of my blog and I didn't even think I would be posting yet!  I am putting together something for a giveaway to mark the occassion--so stayed tuned! 

I have a few things to get in order for blogging so I will work on that today and work that needs to be completed.  I will even try to get back to this post later today!

For now--it feels so good to be back--happy quilting!