Archive for October, 2009

25
Oct
09

new block of the month starting in Jan.

Civil War Tribute

Honoring the upcoming 150-year anniversary of the American Civil War.

Create a reproduction quilt that recalls the drama of this significant era. The Civil War Tribute Collection by Judie Rothermel encompasses the historical accuracy and current appeal for which Judie is well known. Highlights include an antique toile-inspired design and a commemorative print denoting key battle locations and leaders, depicting both southern and northern points of view.

 The program runs from January through December, 2010.  

The finished quilt is 100” x 112” so it will fit any size bed—a double-size bed will have enough available to cover the sides of the bed and the quilt will also comfortably fit a king-size bed.


Civil War Tribute

 

Monthly patterns will include the following:

• Detailed cutting and piecing instructions to make the blocks needed for that month;

 

• Historical notes about key battles in the Civil War including source material and quotations from prestigious university librar

ies including Duke University, Notre Dame, and others;

• A swatch chart so you can identify the fabrics used in the blocks.

If you sign up to receive our monthly kits, you’ll also receive generous cuts of fabric to make the block sections each month. By the end of 12 months, you’ll have all the fabrics needed to complete the top and binding  The price of the pattern and exact fabrics to make this quilt is $24.00 plus a minimal shipping to your location.

 Pattern only will be $60.

Make sure you have this special fabric for the backing of your Civil War Tribute quilt. A gorgeous, intricate scenic print with drawings of soldiers and generals and war scenes along with battlefield listings and quotations. A mini-history lesson on one piece of fabric! Beautiful colors of deep red, soldier blue and tan are the perfect complement to your quilt top. You’ll need 9 1/4 yards of this regular width fabric for your back. scenicweb_smallOrder backing when you sign up for BOM and receive 20% off.  This special goes for any kit you order in our shop if you buy the backing at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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25
Oct
09

Houston…Market and Festival

It is nice to be home from Houston, it is fun to go, but always nicer to come home.  We have been home since Monday and now tomorrow (Monday) we leave for Des Moines, IA, for our last show of the year.  Nick & I are going alone, so hopefully it won’t be too crazy in our booth!  Our booth will mostly be the same as the last one, with a few new things the girls at the shop  finished while we were gone to Houston.

Here is a photo of our booth  …lots of stuff in there.  We basically had a few days to restock and get back out.  

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Before Market opened Tina was able to get a hair appointment in the big city, to get her new “look”.  She is too busy dyeing wool to go before we left.  Here is her before and after.

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Here are a few of my favorite quilts from the show in Houston..              

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I LOVE THE LITTLE ECHO QUILTING ON THIS FEATHER QUILT DESIGN.  I TAKE PICURES OF QUILTS FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF REASONS. I ALSO LOVE THE HALF LOG ANTIQUE QUILT BELOW.  NOTICE THE QUILTING IN THE LIGHT PART…  

 

 

HERE IS A CLOSER SHOT.

 

LOOK AT THE LITTLE BLOCKS IN THIS QUILT BELOW…HOW COOL ARE THEY…LOVE IT!

 

 

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I SHOULD HAVE CROPPED THIS PHOTO…BUT THIS QUILT HAS EVERYTHING..

I LOVE SCRAPPY QUILTS…HERE IS ANOTHER ANTIQUE QUILT.  WE MIGHT HAVE TO MAKE SOMETHING LIKE THIS…ONLY A LITTLE MUDDY-ER.               ALL FOR NOW…TAKE CARE AND SEE YOU WHEN I SEE YA!

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08
Oct
09

ready or not…houston here i come…

boy it has been a busy week… i just finished doing the dishes from the Monday Night football game…I know I shouldn’t admit that, but that is how busy I am…it is Wednesday night… i am running brochures for fall market in Houston, trying to pack, can’t leave any dishes in the sink…and oh yeah..take the garbage out…just too much stuff…laundry…don’t leave anything in the washer..hey minnesota…i hope you go to the Superbowl!!!!!    Can’t forget to pack some sewing for the airport and hotel…think i have to check 2 bags…too many brochures and samples that i have loaned out and did not get back in time to make the trailer…speaking of trailer, Hubby is in Houston, watching the Yankees by himself in our Hilton Hotel room.  did i mention i finished that quilt!  As the crow flies….see all  those lines…that is hand quilting! all 66×66 inches of it…Now really it wasn’t that bad, i just think i can alway do one more thing…DSC02572I got up at 4:30 am today to finish binding!  I did treat myself with a massage at 10am, for getting it done! and to get all the knots out of my neck and back…as i sit here i actually am sore in my back where she was working them out..first time that has happened.  I am a little bummed about going to Houston for only one reason.  I started working out 2 days a week with Sargent Brenda show here below…( I made her flex for my photo)  I work  with her on tues. and thurs..I have had 4 sessions so far and survived…I want to keep going, even though she made me almost pass out the first session, guess you have to eat before your go work out…who eats at 7:30am??? But anyway… I am pretty serious about getting another 20lbs off.  I did 2o last year after Houston, so I am starting earlier this year, because it is going to be harder. I also go to kick boxing on monday and friday and on sat or sunday I will do Flow which is Yoga/Pilates/ti chi class…i love this class you don’t move off your mat hardly but i sweat just as much. So in Houston, I have to try and workout as much as possible…yah right!  Its always a challenge, but hopefully I can do it…the Sarge, gave me a little w/o to do in the Hotel gym….anyone want to join me??? I let you know who joined in…I will try to blog while in Houston..let you know what is going on NEW in the quilting world. My plane leaves at 6:15..way too early to have to get up for that…

Sargent Brenda...oh how i lust to have arms like this...

"Sargent" Brenda...oh how i would kill to have arms like this...

04
Oct
09

natural encounters…a new place to shop

A couple of weeks ago, Carole dragged me out of the house to visit a new store that one of our customers, Sharin Lauren, opened up.  Sharin’s husband does concrete counter tops, in the lower level of the barn…  It was totally amazing.  I loved the outside gardens with it’s beautiful water falls and inside was full of home mades, funiture, lots of home dec and much more…so- here are my purchases…the bag…i am assuming the fabric came from our shop..but it is just nice, sturdy and short..so my stuff doesn’t get lost in it..it also has lots of pockets…it was made by Kerry’s Kreations, I think it is Kerry Olsen,who I think is Sharin’s sister…but anyway the bag was  worth every penny I paid for it and i don’t even lie when people ask if i made it…Nope..i bought it!…I want to see if I can get her to make me another in black..i think i know where I can get some fabric for her to do it in…then, of course a treat for the birds in the garden..a new birdhouse.  Here is their address:  Natural Encounters   2002 N Lynndale Dr    Appleton, WI 54914    (920) 731-2500

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Here is a photo of the outside of the building…great huh! then a shot from up above looking down on the store….go visit…hwy A (Lyndale Ave.) in Appleton.  It is set back off the road.  You will see a house with a gazebo and this is in back of it… I will get the address and post it later..

still..hand quilting..the trailer is packed, Nick will be leaving tomorrow morning…i will be flying with this quilt and its patterns!  Oh well…it just didn’t happen the way I planned.

02
Oct
09

a good friend…who knows what we would do without them…

As i am trying to get all my quilts done for market and knowing my deadlines before the trailer is leaving, my very talented friend Carole told me she would quilt this little vintage tulips for me.  I gave it to her on wednesday and it showed up today (friday) with the  most beautifullest quilting on it, better than it deserves. I could not ask for a better friend, someone who truly cares about me and my mental health. All i can say is WOW!  ps. I know most beautifullest isn’t a word but it is for this…vintage tulips has 4 1/2″ blocks so it is little.  Hope you can see the quilting…now i have to get the pattern done!

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