Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Road Trip- The Details

Here's a little corner of Carriage Country Quilts, which we stopped at on our way to N. Seattle. 

 My brother has a simple little condo on echo lake. Here is the view from the balcony.
 Here's a view from the dock.
I picked Michelle up in Portland after work on Friday- she had Monday off so it made it worth her coming on this quick trip. 
After picking Linda up Saturday morning we went to Laurie's where she took over the driving duties. But before we left her house.......
She shared her finished Camelot quilt designed by Trish Harper and published in 
4 parts in Quiltmania. It was gorgeous!

 Her home is always good for a little photo op!
A darling quilt with great use of the madder border fabric!
Our first stop after Laurie's was Quilters Coop. JoAnn used to own a quilt shop in Temecula, but now she is in Stanwood. She mostly does online, but she graciously opened her doors for us. 

We had the place to ourselves, so we made ourselves comfortable. Linda and Michelle were especially happy to dig through the fat quarters.

Linda was on the hunt for a red to go with her sampler blocks. Of course, we gladly gave our opinion!

Here was a beautiful quilt on display.

JoAnn and her husband live on this beautiful lake and they are building a quilt retreat home! 
I know it is going to be spectacular!

 She was as sweet as can be!
A final photo before hopping in the car and making our way to LaConner Quilt Museum, now called Pacific NW Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum. 

Those photos will be shown on Friday~

We met Merry  and Sharon at the museum then we all went to lunch. 

 It was so much fun and the food was great!
Then we made our way to Two Thimbles Quilt shop in Bellingham. 
I adore these reproductions that Lee was inspired by a vintage quilt that I remade. 
You can see mine HERE. 

And here is the display of the Year of the Rooster challenge! Must get busy on mine. 

 More of Two Thimbles.
 Love her shop! Thanks Lee for making us feel so welcome.
Two Thimbles Selfie!

It was a full and fun day!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Road Trip

I made mention that I'd be taking a road trip to North Seattle. Here's a taste!

After I picked up Michelle in Portland our first stop was Carriage Country Quilts in Des Moines, WA. Very cute shop, friendly help. 
Saturday we picked up Linda and headed to Laurie's in Marysville.
We about passed out when we saw Laurie's Mrs Billings quilt! What a masterpiece!! 

And we enjoyed seeing a few of her antiques too! Look for more in a blog post on Wednesday. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Gwennie Inspired Medallion Exhibit

We are good to go for a First Friday Exhibit at Quiltworks for the month of May! I have the 5 of us who chose the rounds, Katy, Wendy, Cathy and Cynthia and myself and Juliann has committed her quilt.  There is  room for 8-12 quilts, depending on the size.  The first Friday in May is the 5th and she would need the quilts before the 1st. What I would need you to commit to is sending me your quilt before the end of April with a good description, and money for me to return your quilt after the quilts come down. They will be displayed for the whole month of May. Because there isn't room for all of the quilts to be shown, I will need to take them in the order you commit to the show. No hanging sleeves necessary. 

I better get mine completed! I only need to make a label and attach binding.

 I sent this quilt off to Sharon, Grass Roots Quilt Studio and we had a bit of back and forth with it. She really didn't want to do this style of quilting, but we are both glad she did! I didn't know what I wanted, but this was it!
 I'm sure I could have quilted this myself, but I'm not sure I would have had the guts to "just do it!" It has a modern, loose feel to it, that I really think suits the quilt very well.
The backing is a bit crazy and loose too!

 Be sure to contact me if you are interested in sharing your quilt at 
Quiltworks in Bend, Oregon for the month of May!

Here's my Instagram feed for the week. Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

First Friday Exhibit at Quiltworks

The featured quilter this month was Jackie Erickson. She is super talented and does a lot of diverse quiltmaking.  I'll let her quilts speak for themselves.

Fun quilts, huh?! 

The group exhibit were quilts based on the book, "All the Light You Cannot See". I know many of us have read and enjoyed that book.

I've written to Marilyn at Quiltworks about exhibiting our Gwennie Inspired Round Robins! If you have been waiting to finish your quilt, now would be a great time!

Have a lovely Wednesday. 



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