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.