Here goes a picture review of my great quilt year:
I had a special visit to the Wilkes County Quilters in Boone, NC for the longest show and tell I have ever done with a car load of my quilts. The big surprise was the Sparta Quilters arriving with their finished Tea Pot Quilt. It got a huge round of applause and I was so proud to be the designer. I hope you get to see it in person sometime soon at a national quilt show. Check out http:/teapotsteapotsteapotsblogspot.com
How lucky can we be than to have a nationally known batting company, The Warm Company, right here in our hometown. Tours are available with advance contact with Barry Brown.
Sunflowers have been growing at my Bernina. Finally, I finished the tribute quilt to Marie Webster. Several variations will be on display next summer at the Hall of Fame July 2009 Celebration. 1206 This was my winter Montrat project so many tackled the quilt in several sizes and styles. This year we paid tribute to Helen Kelley in great style. I will always cherish her special walk around tour of her exhibit in Marion, Indiana. It is still hard to believe she is not with us anymore. Our hearts go out to Bill and family as they go forward. Next year we induct and honor Merikay Wadvogel. Come join us. www.quiltershalloffame.net
Eagles were our wildlife topic for the Nine Quarter Circle Ranch this fall. Inspired by the wonderful graphics of Charlie Harper I designed a more modern eagle, Moon Over Mount Eagle. We had a great two week class in the Gallatin Gateway, complete with the annual hike up Lincoln Mountain and trips to Yellowstone. Next years wildlife topic are bison. www.ninequartercirlce.com Between glorious sunrises and a touch of snow the weather is always exciting in the fall.
I end this blog with a favorite wall hanging from my PTA "groupies" made a couple of years ago. It is called P is for Pipeline reflecting the Alaskan pipeline where each the group had to use pink and green corded bias (a good deal purchased at an outlet) plus use a pipe in some manner. BTW-It was designed with Grid Grip, available now only on the Quilt Store link. For any bulk orders for teaching or resale contact: firstname.lastname@example.org