Friday, September 29, 2017

Summer 2017 Lingers


The Year of The Owl at the Nine Quarter Circle Ranch. MT
"Being Human is Challenging, So Be An Owl"
 Students made both a wall hanging and then a nifty, easy method for a pillow.

 Class picture, August 2017. So many trails,
so many fish and so many rides and fun Happy Hour. In between we managed some good bridge games and even Rummicube.

Thanks to Kim and Kelly with Kameron now on board for this amazing experience.

Come join us next year as Charlotte and I ponder our next project!
A Lap Quilt revisited! Now there is hope for those quilted squares tucked away in closets.
My seamstress friend, Esther, does a great job on putting together blocks for that long awaited competed quilt. Shoot me an email and I will put you in touch with my finishing seamstress.
Another Quilt Block on our Henderson County trail. They just keep getting better and brighter.
We are up to 26 now and very proud to decorate the community with color and graphics.




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Summer, Catch Up 2017


Montana Here I Come! Our annual Nine Quarter Circle Ranch event is coming the last week of August. Every year a new project usually planned around nature. This is the year of the Owl so we are doing a pieced owl set in a beautiful printed panel. The title "Being Human is Challenging, so be an Owl". Charlotte Warr Andersen is doing an amazing scenic rendition of the Taylor Fork River that runs close to the ranch.  www.ninequartercircle.com
 We keep adding to our Quilt Trails. The latest at the Curb Market on Church Street.
Designed by Barbara Webster the pattern is called: "Rising Moon Over Magic Mountains"

 The monthly meeting of our PTA (Professional Textile Artists) met at the Book Store in downtown Asheville by the Grove Arcade. A time to show and tell, get advice, brag a bit, and  of course drink some tea, coffee and wine!
 Putting those antique nail containers to use on our sun deck. Pete drilled some holes in the bottom and I had to rescue them from a hungry ground hog so now they live on our sun deck. Great for my basil and zinnias.
This has been the summer of the charity quilts. Here is the Red Wing Blackbird wall hanging made for a fund raiser for the Park at Flat Rock. Glad to know the proceeds will go to further the walking trails. Come walk our park if you have not tried it and search out the block on the Welcome Center now part of the Henderson County Quilt Block Trails.

Another charily quilt. This time made for the Parkway. Son, Paul Bonesteel, at www.bonesteelfilms.com is on the board so I answered the request for a denim quilt for the Denim Ball. I decided to duplicate, kind of, the quilt from Easy Does It Quilts, page 41, since it is one of the 12 quilts that were lost in their home fire.  With the contributions from some of my Freedom Escape friends and long arm quilting by Debbie Beaver from Beginnings Quilt shop it was completed.

Friday, February 17, 2017

"Groupie meetings" February 2017

"Groupies" definition: The opportunity for like minded quilters to congregate with their show and tell, hints and suggestions while engaged in food and liquid refreshment. Oh what fun we have?
At Linda Cantrell's home where she was the chosen host, we get to meet her latest Boston Terrier up for adoption. Sure hope she has found a home since otherwise she lives on her lap. How can one quilt?

 Ruth brags on a wonderful large quilt that was actually finished at the meeting for our Cover Lovers.
 A newly installed Block for the Firefly Art store in Flat Rock, NC We are soon to launch our Quilt Block Trails so we are thrilled this block met the deadline. This activity is in conjunction with Travel & Tourism and the Western North Carolina Quilt Guild. They will have the maps at their location:
www.visithendersonvillenc.com
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Too Busy To Blog, 2017

A Blog 2017 resolution! Blog More! At least I have some fellow PTA members who are current. Do peruse both https://marystori.blogspot.com and www.judysimmonsfiberart.blogspot.com blogs.
Lots of good stuff there!
Now, for a fall update. The Lone Star Ranch quilt was just a top so my goal was to enlarge an enhance the pattern. Now for the quilting. I also finished the paisley teacher sample. More quilting!
That Moda Purebred fabric was so pretty and perfect for the background.

 Welcome Winter at QuiltBuilt Yeah, my BERNINA in full power. As a result I finished a half fan motif from Spinning Spools, Volume I-Pioreer Days #4. It was named Wheels but there must be a more exciting name now.

Welcome a new adventure for me. Actually, one of the reasons we moved to this wonderful town was due to the Curb Market. My parents had retired to Tryon years ago and would always take us there, especially in the summertime, to get our veggies and choice crafts. Fast forward, 40 years, and I have my very own booth there. It is called Georgia & Friends so it gives some of my creative friends to also sell their quilts and related items. You will find pillows, wall hangings, purses and quilts.  Come and visit every Thursday and Saturday-9 until 2:00 until the growing season when we add on Tuesday too. It is on Church Street in the middle of town.



Yes, I even have my
little BERNINA in my booth so as not to miss a stitch.

Here is Cathy with my very first sale.
One of my first seta color fabrics turned into a pillow.

Below is what I did with random toile fabrics to spruce up an old mannequin.
Mod Podge worked great here.