Saturday, July 23, 2011

More of the Knoxville Quilt Show

I enjoyed a class with Laura W. ...n12
... and started this small quilt of a pineapple in the folk art style.IMG_2503
That iron in the top right corner is my badge for graduating from the "Chicago School of Fusing." Our slogan in that class was "Press On!"
I also had a class on machine quilting with Teri L. She does lovely fine work.Julia2
Coleen & Claire Bleu joined us later in the week.n10
Karen K. Stone's quilts have attracated me with all the bright and bold colors. Polly had a class with her.n11
Karen also had a lecture and let us see her quilts up close, touch them, and take pictures of them. They were a feast for the eyes.n15 n16 n17 n18 n19
At our "Three Mennonite Quilting Sister's" brunch, we met another family with 7 girls and 1 boy. Here, three of the girls pose with Mother and 5 of her 7 daughters.n8
After the show I went with Coleen & Claire Bleu to Georgia. Claire has the neatest decorated room.n7
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I felt so blessed that she purchased my "From New York to California" to display on her wall.
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

AQS Quilt Show in Knoxville

I met Mother, June, Polly, & Barbara for a fun week together. Here we had supper at the Trio on Market Square.IMG_2287
Polly watches me as I shoot the yellow & green umbrellas.IMG_2290
I loved visiting the Sunsphere from the 1982 World's Fair.IMG_2438
There was a great view of Knoxville from the top, with lots of information and historyIMG_2447

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Autumn Understands & Is Grateful

After Autumn got over her shock I tried to explain just how her quilt would look if we left it as it was.Autumn's EQ7 Twister 2
I'm not sure why I couldn't visualize this until after she left last Monday. But, duh. It finally soaked into my brain that this just isn't what we want. I called her dear Mom, Barbara to see what we should do, and that's when we decided to pick it all apart.
Now, yesterday Autumn & I sewed all the blocks back together adding the black in a checkerboard fashion.n3
Then I used my homemade "Twister" template and cut out each block individually.
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Autumn sewed them together and laid them out in rows.n1
And now, TA DA, she has a much lovelier quilt top.n5
We were tired but happy when it was finished.n4
And if you think that's not enough, Autumn is making this quilt to give away to one of her best friends! She is so kind and generous!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Autumn Returns

First we laid out all the blocks.

Then I helped ...

 ... her sew them together.

 Autumn is so fun and it's such a delight to have her around.

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