Friday, November 10, 2006

Summer Blog Update

Remember Anna Bonesteel's entry in the Asheville Quilt show? Well, she won an Honorable Mention. Congrats, Anna.

Come along and travel with the Lap Quilter.

Marion, Indiana was the place to be this July, 2006.


The Quilters Hall of Fame honored Virginia (Jinny) Avery with a great celebration.


She was in her glory with eloquent words and jazzy garments on display. Those of you who have studied under her would have been very proud. There were toasts, exhibitions, lunches, vendors, rewarding panels about the Art Quilt world, a jazz concert with Jinny at the keys and most impressive of all--19 members of Jinny's family.

Those of us former members, yours truly, Bets Ramsey, Jinny Avery, Yvonne Porcella and Donna Wilder all agreed Jinny had the most fun extravaganza of all. She has always made it right to dress with flair, color and dash-at any age! Put that July weekend on your weekend travel calendar. www.quiltershallofame.net


A PS to this trip: I was proud to note a brick from the Western North Carolina Quilters Guild and my Freedom Escape quilters supporting the Marie Webster home and garden.


All year we look forward to our Nine Quarter Ranch quilt retreat. This year was special for two reasons-we drove to Montana and twenty six students awaited Charlotte Warr Andersen and I to teach.
America, the beautiful certainly rings true as we wandered across the plaines. We visited friends and family with a favorite stop of mine in Nashua, Iowa at The Little Brown Church in the Vale which is a reminder of my church days with my grand parents.
Once at the ranch, climbing Lincoln Mountain is always a challenge.Fortunately there is a side trail which is better on the 'ol knees. My new favorite friend on the trail is a walking stick. Yes, we were in class each morning with extended stints at our work stations between fly fishing, horse back rides and hikes. This year moose was our project with mine being Moose Over the Mountain and Charlotte's Moose In the Mist.See her wall hanging on her web site at www.charlottewarrandersen.com
You can see these on display in the silent auction in Houston this November at the IQA show.

Some other favorite album shots at the ranch are:






Special Recognition of completed Moose's:








A stop over in Boulder, Colorado area found me at the Columbine Quilt Guild. It was only fitting to repeat the Moose project in an all day class. Everyone there had their own moose story. Why, one sort of pet moose just wanders the Boulder neighborhoods. But we were warned about moose encounters on the road. Not a good thing with an animal with such long legs.

Back home and a trip down Atlanta way. Three cheers for the hard working Southern Crescent Quilt Guild in Fayeteville, GA. I taught my strip picture piecing workshop with great results that included great landscape colors and a few "out of the box" fabrics too. I am awaiting the emails of finished designs.

What's Next? Future calendar posting includes the Sparta Teapot Museum for the year 2008. Yes, I am designing the quilt for the museum opening and the Alleghany Quilters Guild members will be stitching towards completion. www.spartateapotmuseum.org


Freedom Escape Quilt Retreat continues on for the 23rd year at a new location in Black Mountain, The William Black Lodge. www.williamblacklodge.com
The first week is full, but the second week, Friday, February 2 to February 16th has openings. Email or write Lee Roskamp Lundahl at 2278 Kings Pointe Dr. Largo, FL 33774 or 20lgr4491@aol.com Our project this week is a redesigned quilt from Spinning Spools, Volume #3 called Cane Cousin using the many exciting strip fabric now available. We leave the lodge one day for a special tour of Hendersonville, Flat Rock, my QuiltBuilt studio and much more!

March 31st, 2007 will be a very special first time One Day Quilt Conference at Winterthur in Delaware. Come see their historic collection and learn at the same time. www.winterthur.org
There is so much to see in the area--Longwood Gardens, Andrew Wyeth Museum and you can even kyak on the Brandywine River.

If you are touring in the area, put Burnsville, NC on the itinerary. Barbara Webster has completed and installed an amazing wall hanging in the city hall. Well worth a viewing! www.starforestquilts.com


A reminder---Every 4th Monday I conduct a Quilt Coffee Clatch at My Quilt Shoppe. It is a fun bring and brag session where we share and I get to teach a bit. Do come visit--open to all and it is free!

Check at www.myquiltshoppe.com
for any changes.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more info on my blog,

Georgia.