Tuesday, March 27, 2012

We have a top!

I can't tell you how long it took me to design and finish these borders, but at long last, here they are!  This is the finished top of "Carla Rose, Katy Marie" and it's off to my machine quilter, Lisa Arndt who confesses to feeling creative these days.  She'll perform her quilting magic as always. 

Lisa's hubby, Joshua Arndt  is working on my new blog/web page, Facebook page and more.  It will all be unveiled in a couple of weeks.  What a talented couple! 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Quilts juried into Paducah, KY 2012 show

I Love the Nightlife (above) and Woods and Wildflowers (below) will be going to the The American Quilter's Society show in Paducah, KY held April 25 - 28.  I'll be attending too of course;  never miss it.  It's also a week of fun at my sister's home in Cape Girardeau, MO where I stay.  Just plain exciting!!!

I've been working like crazy designing borders for Carla Rose/Katy Marie and went through many options.  I think I've settled on a design and will finish soon.  Here is the quilt without borders.  Leo approves.

To recognize National Quilting Day sponsored by The National Quilting Association, I arranged a really nice quilting display at our wonderful local library.  I have to admit, it was really fun to do;  other than crawling around on scaffolding to hang quilts, that is.  Included in the display are the Essence of Self quilts made by the applique group at Your Arts Program.  Photo below. 

And now, it's back to the border.