Sunday, October 29, 2006

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Fund raiser top is complete and backing is ready, now to baste and start the quilting.


Progress to report on the fund raiser quilt. The applique is complete and quilt is layered and ready to begin the quilting. Only glitch was when I tried to dye the backing fabric, it didn't turn out very well. Ended up ordering the same batik that is used on the front of the quilt. It will add a bit to the cost of the quilt, but will be worth it in the end. (I hope)

Have been out of the loop for a week as I strained my back last Sunday, so have been spending loads of time on ice packs. Ugh. Haven't done this for years, but its healing up fine, so am thankful for that.

Finished my CPQG challenge quilt. If I can ever figure out how to get pictures onto this site, I will post pictures. It takes me a bit to figure things out.

Supposed to be 70 degrees out today, so will require that I take a walk in the warm air. I do not expect many more of these Indian Summer days as it has been rather chilly for the last month. In a way I look forward to winter as I get lots of stitching done when not interrupted with outside events.

The only major event for winter will be CPQG retreat in February. That will be more work this year as I am on the committee. I think we have it mostly planned, but the last minute details will take away from some stitching time. Everyone has to take their turns at being on committee though. The last time I was on, the dates got switched and I had to miss as I was hosting a bus trip to Chicago Quilt Festival. That is the only time in 15 years I missed retreat.

Wish I could explain to my body that daylight savings time changed. grin-- I still wake up at the same time so now instead of waking at 5 I will be awake at 4---grrrr. But morning is my favorite time of day, so thats ok too.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Another week is gone. CQC retreat was this past weekend. I finished 5 sets of postcards to swap, plus a tulip stained glass small quilt. Shirley taught the stained glass workshop. 14 attended this year, so was a good attendance for our small group.
We had Bonnie Kucera at our Norfolk guild meeting this past Monday. She brought lots of her quilts to show. Bonnie is a former member who moved, so it was nice to see her again.

First snow today. Just flurries around 5 AM, but it is the first snow of the season. If the old wives tale is correct we will have 18 snows this winter. OH I hope its not correct!!! Not that happy with snow.

Started my Norfolk challenge and have the top ready to stitch down the applique. Its to be a small Christmas Quilt. Should be fun seeing what everyone comes up with.

Back to laundry now, then plan to finish the small challenge quilt.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Quilting Design

Finished perforating the quilting design for the fund raiser quilt. Will use the heat removable Quilt Pounce to mark the design on the feathers.

One more beautiful day, then cooler for a few and possibly some rain. Hope its nice for Threads on Friday and Saturday. My demo's are ready, just need to pull together a few things in my demo basket and clean and oil my machine. Should be a fun time and hopefully we will raise lots of $$ for the Quilt Study Center in Lincoln.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Job accomplished

Finished getting my posterboards ready for Threads. One a step by step on how to make fabric postcards, the other with samples of 20 different cards I have made. Should give everyone a good idea on how to get started. Will demo them on friday and saturday. Should be a fun time and hope we make big bucks for the Quilt Study Center.

Need to run a few loads of laundry through, so had best get with it.