Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Votes for Women

Yipee!!! A New Block of the Week starting this Fall! 
Barbara Brackman plans to host another on the topic of the fight for women's rights worldwide. 
Visit her blog here and stay tuned for more details!
Becky is already working on the blocks
I had so much fun making the Civil War BOW quilt in 2011. It was a wonderful experience with a great group of quilters. Looking forward to making this new quilt this Fall :0)

Exercise your right and VOTE!!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Thank you to all our troups past and present and thier families for all they have given for our freedom

Flag Quilt from Jan Patek
Jan Patek's Girl Gang
Jan's book Flags of the American Revolution:

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Fair Trade indeed

My friend Brandie was working on a big quilt. She is a really good quilter and quilts on her home Juki. Does a beautiful job of it however, I convinced her to quilt this one on my longarm. We worked on it together and it turned out great! It's a blue and white quilt and she choose an all over tulip design. Perfect... It gave the quilt a Delft feel which made the Dutch girl in me happy :0) Check out her quilt on her blog ~ abc!

She asked what she could offer in return. I am always getting in trouble for not having a name tag at guild meetings so that is what I asked for. I knew she would make something wonderful, her applique is to die for, much better than mine. However this was beyond my expectations! Just look at what Brandie made!!!

Her inspiration is a China Red Poppy from my yard... my favorite flower with it's purple pollen. My favorite colors, red/orange and purple. Beautiful feather quilting, also my fav. She's a keeper!!!
I've been grinning since Thursday nite :0)

Brandie took me out for dinner that evening after we worked on her quilt and the next day gave me a Delft collectors thimble she had in her collection. And the name tag... Wow! I'd say we made a very fair trade!!!  

Happy Birthday today Brandie!!! and Happy Mother's Day tomorrow!

Have a Great Mother's Day Weekend :0)
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