Just who does she think she is? Queen of the quilt room, that's who. Guess my Bernina gets nice and cozy when it has been at full speed for awhile and she just wanted to perch up there. Just had to take the picture.
Monday, November 11, 2013
My class this fall at JC Campbell Folk School <www.FolkSchool.org> was worthy of bragging rights. With the pedal to the metal these ladies designed their own Crazy Patch blocks, pressed the coded templates out of varied fabrics and stitched away. This what I call predictable crazy patch rather than the 'ol sew and flip variety. Check out my class next April on the Folk School web site.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Off to the Lake Norman Quilters Guild in Mooresville, NC when around the corner was this beautiful cotton field in bloom. This translates to more fabric and quilts, yes, yes.
With an invite from the Mt Vernon Quilt Guild, <http://mvquilters.blogspot.com/> I took the opportunity to tour Mt Vernon. So many updates since I had been there years before but the flowers and trees just keep on growing and blooming. Of course, George and Martha were there to greet us.
Saturday, November 09, 2013
What happens when a Cover Lover member moves away? Well, we make her a special wall hanging
for her new quilt studio. Barb's love of Kaffe Fassett fabrics is depicted in a traditional block from each of the members. Carry on, Barb.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Yes, the horse goes round and round. A day in Bozeman is part of our Quilters Retreat. So many nifty stores and restaurants that we go to town with a list.
Notable artwork from the staff: "Asking a quilter to mend is like asking Picasso paint your garage"
Baby Block construction stitched in rows without those tedious "Y" connections.
We all felt so touched to be there and hear the testimonies of she has enhanced the area. Carry on, Barbara!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Sitting on our front veranda this is the peaceful, (pieceful) pretty scene..many phlox going wild, our fountain, humming bird feeder,etc
BTW--When you come to the Asheville Guild Quilt Show, September 2, 28 and 29 you can partake these sandwiches in front of the Ag Center. See you there! www.ashevillequiltguild.org
Saturday, July 06, 2013
Forget Blocks on Barns, how about on downtown Asheville City buildings. Love the bright painted stars on brick right off Lexington Street, in fact, across from Bonesteel Films.
A fund raising event at Bullington Center (www.bullingtoncenter.org) prompted a stroll through the amazing gardens with all plants properly labeled. Do not miss the one of a kind fir trees.
Below are the same angled boards with a caterpillar painted going to the new gazebo and coming back the same boards with the evolving butterfly. Now how can I use that in a quilt?
The annual Barbara Swell Pie Contest was the best ever. Location: Haw Creek, Asheville, NC Imagine over 70 pies all tempting your palette. My contribution: a Vidella Onion pie with bacon. First they were judged and then we tasted. I voted for the vintage aprons on the clothes line. Wonderful
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Take a day trip out to Highlands, NC for a winding, beautiful drive into the mountains. Do visit The Bascom, a center for the visual arts. www.the bascom.org where I was fortunate to view an amazing collection of garments made by Nancy Judd, Santa Fe, NM. If you are a quilter you can not help admire the unique manner of recycling for these clothes. Everything from tires to nails to leather airline seat covers.