Archive for July 2017

Review of Go Big Go Bold by Barbara Cain

I know I was influenced to buy this book by my class at Sisters. Heather Jones encouraged us to go big, think big and sew big. I liked it, a lot! I know that my grandchildren will go through several stages of quilts as they age. I don’t want to work a year on blocks... Read more »

Undercover Quilts is a stupendous Quilt Store in Seattle, WA

I revealed that I had found a nifty new store in Seattle in my last post. It was pretty obvious that I had encountered a new Quilt store but I needed a whole post to brag about it so I waited for the next installment of my trip to the Pacific Northwest. In our explorations... Read more »

I want to hang around with Stephanie Plum

Tonight is blogapalooza, a monthly event where we get a topic and an hour to publish. Tonight’s topic is delicious: “What fictional character (or characters) would you most like to spend time with and what would you do together?” This was really too easy for me as I have thought about my book friends far... Read more »

What else to see and do after the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

My husband and I had previously visited Portland and the Oregon coast. I think those places would be ideal to pair with a trip to Sisters. We wanted to visit a new part of Oregon we have never seen before. I will share with you what we decided to see and do after the Sisters... Read more »

Review of Intuitive Color and Design by Jean Wells

Jean Wells is a legend in the quilt world for a multitude of reasons. I am a new fan, having gotten myself to this point via her shop in Sisters, Oregon. Now I could kick myself that I have not had my eye out for her at other quilting events and shows. However, better late... Read more »

Favorite Scenes and Quilts from the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Here I am, ready to start. I have good shoes and water but no hat! I eventually bought one.
I think you may have gathered that I had a spectacular experience in Oregon. I really enjoyed myself the entire time we were there. There were quilts up in nearly every business we visited during that week. There were quilts, many of them actually, at our hotel. And obviously there were quilts in town for... Read more »

Heather Jones is an inspiring Quilter and Teacher

Are you familiar with Heather Jones? I am a new fangirl of hers. I liked the picture of the quilt that I saw in the brochure for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show so I signed up for her workshop. To my delight, I discovered Heather Jones is an inspiring Quilter and Teacher. When I saw the... Read more »

I loved my visits to the Stitchin' Post quilt store in Sisters, OR

I knew that I would visit the Stitchin’ Post quilt store in Sisters, OR, I just didn’t realize I would visit it twice. I not only loved my visits to the Stitchin’ Post but it solved all my problems. I had forgotten to order the kit for my Friday class. Uh, oh, naughty quilter. How... Read more »

Sisters, OR is a marvelous town to visit

I just got back from a trip of a lifetime and I want to tell you that Sisters, OR is a marvelous town to visit. I loved it even before the largest outdoor quilt show in the US. Combine a terrific town and a fantastic show and it was the trip of a lifetime. We... Read more »

Summer laughs with a wrap up of Quilt memes

Quilt memes are fun for me to find, read and create. I post them once on my Facebook page and then maybe on Instagram or Twitter. I like them so much I want to play with them more. Hence this post of summer laughs with a wrap up of Quilt memes. How did I choose... Read more »
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