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All roads in Maine lead to Augusta next week as the Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc. presents its 42nd Annual Show “Maine Quilts 2019” at the Augusta Civic Center. Betty Sadow and I are on our way looking forward to displaying our latest quilt designs and to again taste some of that delicious Maine lobster.
If you are in the area drop by our booth #15 in the air-conditioned center. We’ll need that with the brutal temperatures that have invaded the east.
Hope to see you there,
After a great quilt show in Rochester, NY, we are headed for Atlanta and will be at the Quilt Show & Market presented by the East Cobb Quilters Guild. It's coming up this Thursday through Saturday, so if you are in the Atlanta area, come on out to see us in booth 16.
It's Spring and the quilt shows are in full bloom. I'll be heading up to Flat Rock, North Carolina and then on up to Rochester, New York this month to vend at these great shows. Lots of wonderful quilts and great vendors to check out. Hope to see you there!
This fall I’ve been back to work on new designs for tea towels. I’ve been focusing on the seasons and designs with birds, flowers and bugs. So far I’ve got Summer Blooms, Fall Fest and Winter Charm printed and ready to go. Spring designs will follow in the next month or so.
Sometimes as I’m working on the patterns I do wonder about where my head is… Just after we took the photos for the Fall Fest cover and the cover was being designed, I realized my spider on the candy corn towel only had six legs! Thank heaven for photoshop that saved him from being less than a spider should be…..
But that particular towel continues to be a problem! After the cover was finished and off to the printer, I got busy making more samples of the towels. It was then that I realized that I had mixed up the order of the colors of the candy corn on the original towel. This is while I’m sewing with a generous supply of the candy, one of my favorites, at my side!
Oh, well, I’ll claim it’s creative license but you and I both know that yellow is on the bottom of a real piece of candy corn!
Jill Fischer from Durango, Colorado just sent me a picture of her lovely Ocean Frolic quilt and I'm privileged to share it.
She recently exhibited her quilt at the local county fair and now has two ribbons to show for her effort--a First Place and a Reserve Champion. Congratulations, Jill!
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Michele Cassidy finished her quilted version of Lollipop Lane just in time for Christmas. I'm happy to share the photo of it that she shared with me. Love the way she quilted her house and the way she changed parts of the design to express her own creativity. She said it was fun to make. I think that's always the case when you take an idea and run with it. Lollipop Lane was my first yo-yo quilt and I'm still having fun making them!