Friday, September 16, 2011

Historic Flat Rock Village


For those traveling quilters please put Flat Rock, NC on your destination. Great shopping, food at Hubba Hubba barbecue, Dean's Deli and The Flat Rock Village Bakery. Love those scones!  



This is our little answer to Rainbow Row right here in western NC.



The Book Exchange now carries all four of my remaining books in their store. Hours are 10 to 4 Monday through Saturday. Please contact me ahead of time and if I am in town I will gladly come greet you and "talk quilts". I live right around the corner. You might recognize this Old Post Office, circa 1844-45, from my book New Ideas for Lap Quilting, page 103. Since our quilt shops have closed in town this is an opportunity to at least buy books. I really like it that the Ladies Aid Society proceeds are used solely for the less fortunate in our community. Charity starts at home. 



Our Village Hall of Flat Rock. Another restored village in town, where our government resides. Do visit this building as the quilt below is a feature in one of the conference rooms. 



The History of Flat Rock in Needlework, dedicated in 1999  Every residence tells a story. A booklet in the room where the quilt hangs claims the story and the person executing the needlework. Bravo, ladies!

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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

More from the Ranch

Happy Hour every day gets us away from the sewing machine. Also it is a time to hear of any spotted wildlife on those trail rides. 



Does Marcia look happy or not?



The big scare this time was a roving grizzly. This sat for three days but they did not catch him. He broke down the stable door to get grain but then decided to evade the trap. 




Show and Tell with projects from home is always a fun time. Here is Nancy proudly showing off.



Bunny amazed us with her prolific work. 



Wendy and last years project, now completed. Yeah!

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Nine Quarter Circle Ranch Workshop


Every combination of the Interlock pattern was successful in color renditions. A Ropin and Ridin quilt top.



Valeria pushed the color combinations so well.



Ann even went further combing red and rusty orange.



Wendy is pretty proud to have finished.



Hopefully, they are all home working on their applique long horn border.

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August at the Nine Quarter Circle Ranch


Pete, my husband, wetting a fly on the Taylor Fork in Montana. 



Pretty nifty weed taken on a walk to Meadow Lake.



No wonder it is Big Sky country.



A storm a brewing over our cabins.



A big welcome at the Bozeman airport. They upgraded the airport terminal and just wonderful to come and go there.

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September Update

Fabric matching 2011. When is the last time you took an egg into a quilt shop to match fabric. Yes, that is right, I am finally making my chicken quilt. Just the beginning so stay tuned. It was a sad trip as My Quilt Shoppe in Hendersonville, NC is closing. Go quick as there are some good deals and it will be shut down by September 30th. Also another quilt shop closed recently too, Material Things, so we are in need of a quilt shop here. Someone get busy!

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