Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What's on your cutting board??

My friends in Hawaii have just had twins( a boy and girl). I thought I would make eye spy quilts for them since I have a lot of fish/marine material. Here is the first one withaout the borders. I'm not going to put batting in them, just back them with flannel. Now I wonder if I can talk DH into delivering them in person.....

Check out my sewing machine. I'm in a hurry to finish these 2 7/8" log cabin blocks for my "Quilt Walk" quilt. (Pictures will come later.) I want to take the finished quilt and other parts with me this weekend when we go to Willimsburg for vacation. I'm running out of time.

Yes after you look at my mess, don't you wonder how I get anything done??? What's on your cutting table??

What's on your cutting board???

My cutting board is FULL! It is an antique drafting table that is huge and very high, which is wonderful for me being so tall. It has an antique cast iron from that is very unique and it tilits if you need it to! It is wonderful for cutting, sleeping (Missy and Big Boy, my sewing companions), stacking, displaying and just plain dreaming of quilts to come!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Here are more photos' from our Wednesday night sewing group.
Donna ia a beginning quilter and is just having a ball learning to cut a Turning Twenty Quilt

This is a quilt that Shannon is appliquing on to her border. Lots of patience required, but totally awesome!

Kenda and Shannon are doing beautiful wool applique. We are all jealous.

MaryLou brought quilts that she has made at previous Quilt Walks. Above is her Mexican Star and below is her Purple Mountain Majesty
It's fun to see what everyone has done!

The Quilt Walk Festival website is full of fun classes . Check us out!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sewing with the girls

One of my stash buster quilts.

Mary Lou's quilt projects

These are two of Betty's projects. She is like the Energizer Bunny. She never quits.

On the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, you will find me down at the Senior Citizen center with a wonderful group of ladies who bring their projects and sew for a few hours. It's the end of a busy day and what a perfect way to unwind. We all have lots of ideas and lots of projects that we are working on. The Quilt Walk's theme this year is "to stash or not to stash . that is the question" so... many of us are working on down sizing our stash! I say "working on" in an abstract way as our stashes are extremely large and will take major over hauls to see any difference in them. We always show what we are working on so here are a few pictures of tonight's projects.

Mary Lou is one of our teachers for the Quilt Walk. She will be teaching a Beginning Piecing class along with Roxanna. They are really fun and have great ideas to inspire and help beginning quilters.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Check out the wonderful giveaway at www.jaybirdquilts.com
There are so many fun ideas out there. Hard to keep up with them all!

Here are two pictures of our statue. The first is the minature, and the second is the lifesize face. It will be a full size man throwing a fullsized quilt and walking on a fullsized quilt. It's truly awesome!
My gosh the wind is blowing hard today. It's surely bringing in a storm. I hope we don't get too much snow. I still have 2" of ice on the back deck! This is my first attempt at a blog and I am really excited. I read blogs all the time and I have learned so much. So to be part of the blogging community is really exciting.

I am one of three chairman for the Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival that is held in Panguitch, Utah the second weekend in June. This is our 12th year and a very exciting year for us. Check out our website www.quiltwalk.com and see what we are doing. Lots of classes, trunk shows, quilt show, historic home tour, dinner theater are just a few of our fun events!

The Panguitch Quilt Walk was started to commemorate the historic event that saved the pioneers that settled Panguitch in 1864. The winter was long and the wheat had frozen in the fields. Food was running low and families were starving. Seven men volunteered to take a wagon and a team of oxen from Panguitch over the mountain to Parowan. They made it about 10 miles out of town when they realized the snow was too deep and they couldn't go any further.

They were at a loss as to what to do. They pulled some quilts out of the wagon, spread them on the ground and knealt in prayer. After they finished their prayer they realized that they had not sunk into the snow while kneeling on their quilts. They left the wagon and oxen and set out walking and when they couldn't get through the snow they would spread their quilts out and walk across them. Leap frogging them the remaining 30 miles to Parowan and the 40 miles back to Panguitch, saving their families from certain doom. It is recorded in the familes diaries and a very important event in Panguitch history.

This year we are really excited about our festival because we have been raising money for a statue and this year it is going to be dedicated during the Quilt Walk Festival. Stan Johnson from Parowan is our sculptor and has done a magnificent job. It is headed to the foundry in Lehi shortly. I can't believe this is really coming to fruition.