Sunday, November 19, 2017

A Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek at the Christmas ornaments I’ve been making for a couple of different ornament exchanges I’m doing this year! Oh and I am loving the Lap App!




Saturday, November 18, 2017

More Yoko Saito


Here are some more pictures of the Yoko Saito exhibit in Houston. Check out all of the details on these incredible quilts!!










Friday, November 17, 2017

Yoko Saito


This exhibit at the quilt show in Houston was entitled “Yoko Saito Through the Years, My Quilt Journey”.  Her quilts are absolutely stunning and her workmanship is exceptional.  I hope you enjoy these photos!  I’ll have a few more photos of her quilts tomorrow :)





Julstjarna (Poinsettia) - made in 2009






Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sue Spargo


Sue Spargo had her own exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Her work is amazing and so inspiring. It was fun to see her work “through the years”. I visited her booth a couple of times and she signed her new book for me! I love her stuff!













Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Silent Auction


There was a silent auction at the Houston Quilt Festival of miniature quilts, made by teachers and quilt artists, to benefit the International Quilt Association.  I was so tempted to bid on some, as I have in the past, but the process to bid this year was a bit overwhelming.  You had to fill out a two page form and leave your credit card information.  Hmmm.... maybe not.  I hope the auction went well for them.  I did not bid, but here are some photos of a few that I really like!




Paisley Promise by Bethanne Nemesh





Above:  Cappricio by Ricky Tims



Right:  City Limits
by Enid Weichselbaum








Below: Split Decision by Gilbert Muniz and Janet Stone


Ferns Rocked by the Breeze
by Marisa Marquez












Below:  The Coral Reef
by Linda Steele



Summer in the City
by Robin Gausebeck


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Deer Block is Finished!



I have been working on the deer block this month for my Woodland Whimsy block of the month and I finished it last night!  I just love how these blocks come to life as I work on them.  Once again, I'm pretty happy with those bees :) I really like the colorful flowers at the top too - those are appliquéd with cotton fabric.


Here are three of my favorite quilts from the judged quilt show in Houston.  This one reminds me of my granddaughter!  Cute little pigtails, same sense of style :), combing her Daddy's hair before he goes to work.

Scene from an Ordinary Life
by Rebecca Lilly Segura from Texas


I've been trying to learn Spanish on Duolingo so I knew comer is eat and dormir is sleep and repetir is repeat.  I did not know what coser meant .... duh!  SEW!

It's called The Recipe of Happiness
by Anna Orduna Pons from Spain

SEW, EAT, SLEEP, REPEAT

Sounds like happiness to me!


Doesn't this quilt just look good enough to eat??

Contraste de Sabores
by Montserrat Forcadell Blasco, also from Spain




I have been out Christmas shopping this afternoon!  Yes, the mall is already decorated for Christmas :)

Monday, November 13, 2017

More Winners!


These are the last of my pictures from the Winner's Circle - next I will just share some that I took at the judged show, and the special exhibits.

Lines of Communication #7
by Anne Hammond of Maryland
won First Place in the Art Abstract Large category

See the Leaves for the Tree
by Marilyn Farquhar of Canada

Judge's Choice (Judge David Taylor)




My Town and Country
by Shirley Guier of Missouri
Judge's Choice (Judge Stevii Graves)




Mesa Verde Cliff Palace
by Kathy Adams and Joanne Baeth of Arizona
won First Place in the Art-Pictorial category


Adventures in Wonderland
by Fabia Diniz Mendonca of Brazil
won First Place in the Merit Quilting Machine-Stationary category

This quilt is amazing!  I wish the picture did it justice...




And here is a thought for the day from The Quilter's Lodge in Utah :)