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I just have to “share the love” about my dear friend Wendy. I had the awesome pleasure to do a meet-up last year when DH and I were traveling on the East Coast. She is absolutely the sweetest gal and an uber talented quilter………….and, now she has authored a fab book!!!! Check it out!!!!!! My fmq journey is still in its “infancy” but is, and has been, inspired and nurtured by her through her blog and encouraging notes. I know there are many exciting days ahead for her. Huge “Congrats”, dear Friend!!!!!!!!
Originally posted on Ivory Spring:
… about my upcoming book Recreating Antique Quilts! Yeah, the Pat Sloan!! I still can’t quite believe it, the very very FAMOUS Pat Sloan and I chatted a bit on my book! Thank you, Pat, for spending a few minutes with me talking about my book!
Click here to listen to the podcast of the interview. You will hear a little more about Ivory Baltimore, one of the projects featured in the book. Could you detect that slight Southern drawl mixed in with the Asian accent in the way I talk? I get that comment quite often. So I am just curious if you get that feeling too…
Meanwhile, you can also read about Landauer’s Meet the Author feature on little ol’ me here. While you are there, feel free to add to the comment section. In fact, I would love for you to do so.
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And “Quilter’s Garden” quilt shop. Kati had relocated her shop next door to her old spot and today I discovered what had gone in that shop space. It’s a retreat center for crafters!!!!!
Yup. It’s the cutest, coziest space that contains all that’s necessary for some really serious “production”!! This front room is a no-nonsense well equipped, and extremely well lit, “work” area. The flannel/design walls are well located and numerous. Joni (one of the owners) was working next store at the quilt shop and so graciously gave Carol and I a quick tour. Cutting mats, iron, all ready to go. But, of course, one would need to keep up their strength with a “goodie” prep/cook area and this was super convenient and well appointed! Right down to the specially embroidered towels…… This inviting eating area will serve well…………………. But, of course, one does need to take a bit of time for dreaming of that next piecing! The dorm style sleeping accommodations were at the ready with their own back entrance. A cute little shower room complete this crafting/quilting oasis. Wouldn’t it be a treat to spend some time in such surroundings, conveniently located next door to a great quilt shop, and sew, sew, sew (or whatever!)! So, if you are reading this in reasonable proximity to N.E. Iowa/Cresco, maybe a gathering of like-minded friends could……….well, you know………………..
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Now, back to my quilting……………………………………….
Of last Monday’s (local) quilt group meeting. It was at Margaret’s home. She is one of the original gals in this group and the teacher of the quilt class that resulted in our deciding to meet for all these years. We began the time with a “bed turning”……she shared quilts that she will be selling at an upcoming event and she displayed them layered on a bed in her guest room. The quilts are hand pieced and hand quilted by her.
Carol demo’d her disappearing hourglass quilt block (also shown here). And here are some of the other’s work………..
Guess that’s about it for this month’s gatherings. I missed the meeting of the LaCrosse (WI) guild last Tuesday night. Just too much catching up to be done!
Til next time……..Happy, and productive(?), sewing to you all…………………….
This is the pattern I blogged about here and is available for free download here. Yesterday, after returning from the river in the afternoon and making a couple of apple pies, I wanted to get started on this pattern. (As if I don’t have enough “irons in the fire” now!!!!!) I’m thinkin’ that the sashings and border will be either a muslin or some type of off-white fabric. I made this with one more row (6 total) than the pattern describes. “Square” quilts are just not ‘my thing’. I’m sure this is far from the final arrangement of these blocks, so, stay tuned…………………….