Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Quilt Show in the Barn Begins.....

Grandma's Garden by Michele Knight
Posey Patch by Margo Ward

Springtime Blessings by Trudy Shipp

I particularly loved this bunny.

Sprigs and Twigs by Jeannette Martin

A Kim Diehl design
Home Comfort by Marilyn Cowan.

Houses with quilt blocks.....I'm sorry but I did not get the name of the creator of this beautiful quilt.

Pin Wheels by Gertrude Muecke

The raffle quilt made by the quilt group.


In the Meadow we can Build a Snowman by Pam Pierce.  She asked to pose for a picture since I am the designer of this pattern.
This is just a tiny taste, there will be more goodness tomorrow.
I was asked to recommend a good basic quilt book.  I love The Art of Classic Quilt Making by Harriet Hargrave and Sharyn Craig.  It is a go to book for information and inspiration.  I especially admire and adhere to the advise given under the heading....Why Quilters Have to Collect Fabric.
"Quilters are constantly telling us that if they buy one more yard of fabric, their spouses will go off the deep end.  As a result they are always trying to justify their fabric purchases.  We believe that we need to reassess our thinking and give ourselves permission to be involved in an art that requires working materials.  A fabric collection is no different than a stamp collection or a collection of fishing tackle."  And, you can take that to be absolutely the truth and very well presented....don't you think?  Makes perfect sense to me! :-)
"Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts.  This is the secret of success."
Swami Sirananda


  1. Wonderful quilt pictures - Thanks so much! I can't wait to see more pictures tomorrow!

  2. What gorgeous quilts - thank you!

    I think fabric stash should be compared to paints. You wouldn't expect a painter of fine art to only have a few colors, would you? Plus, "new" fabric inspires us to create, don't you think?

  3. I made the small version of the raffle quilt - how fun to see it super sized! Great quilts - ALL!

  4. Beautiful inspiring quilts! I did purchase the quilt book and am enjoying it, thank you.

  5. Gorgeous quilts! I recognize the Kim Diehl quilts and I love In the Meadow We Can Build a Snowman. It's one of my favourites. Thanks for sharing!

  6. All Beautiful thanks for sharing!!