Monday, August 15, 2011

Mother & Emily

Mother made an amazing 100 squares of velvet for me while she was here to visit.IMG_2674
The fabric is not just velvet alone, but anything that shimmers & glistens, brocades, or something that pleased my eye. Thank you so much, Mother. And thank you to each of you for your choice of setting the squares. We chose the zig zag effect in the diagonal setting. I appreciate each of your thoughts and input in this matter.
Mother was a trooper while she was here. Some days I had to work and she just loved staying here , relaxing, reading, and sewing in the quiet of the day.
My Mother & I!IMG_2677
And then it was time for her to go home. We met my sister, Emily and shopped at a quilt shop in Ackerman and then zeroed in on the thrift stores along the way home. Emily has been bit by the "quilting bug" and it's great fun watching her put together fabrics. I love her taste. We decided to use a few of the same fabrics and each make something and not let the other see our end product until we both have them finished.IMG_2683
It's been a great week!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Mother & Emily Visit

 Emily brought Mother down to Mississippi from Virginia last Friday. Amy, Ashton and I meet them in Corinth for suppper ...o15
... and for the night.o14
We also did some Thrift Store shopping and then stopped at fabric stores and a place called The Quilt Shop Gallery just east of Booneville, MS. Here's Emily with her purchases.o9
Mr. Claud was a friendly man who used a carpenters square and pencil and then Ginger scissors to cut our fabric. He scoffed at using a rotary cutter and mat. His shop was full and overflowing with quilts and fabric ...o13

... and depression glass.o12
Today, Mother is sewing velvet squares for me to make a small throw.o8

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

State Fair Sampler ...

... made by Possum Town Quilters.PTQ State Fair Sampler
Our Possum Town Quilters have some of our quilts on exhibit at the Rosenzweig Art Center in Columbus, MS for the month of August. You are invited to come and view the quilts during their hours, Tue. - Saturday 9:00 - 5:00. Closed Sunday and Monday.
You are also invited to the opening reception on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. It's free and open to the public.
Come and bring your friends.
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