Thursday, September 26, 2013

SAQA Auction

Only 2 more days until the SAQA Auction will be over.. I am happy to say that my dog quilt "Billy" made $150 for SAQA.. That is always so exciting.  You can see the auction quilts here..  Quilts go down to $150 tomorrow at 2pm and then $75 Sat. at 2pm.  All of the quilts are pretty amazing... I bought 2 last year and just love them.
I am excited to say there is an article in the Fall SAQA Journal about collecting quilts.  The author of the article asked me about my collecting experience and you can read about it and see some of the quilts I have collected.  The organization is so good for me.. There is so much information on the website, in the journals, and the yahoo group is always buzzing about something... Consider joining SAQA.  You will be happy if you do.  If you have any questions please send me an email.  I might have the answer.. If I don't know it I can get it for you.  All of the artists are willing to share their knowledge.  Here is my quilt Billy that was sold last week..

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Hi all... I'm so excited to show you the most recent quilt pattern from Toni Whitney.  Sea Turtles.  Most of you know how much I love turtles and tortoises so I am thrilled with this new pattern and can't wait to make it.  
I have a very busy schedule coming up.  I'm vending at the Quilts in Bloom show  in Hoffman Estates on Sept. 20 and 21

I'll be giving a lecture in McHenry on Oct. 3rd with a possible workshop on the 5th.  

I go on retreat to Green Lake (Pilgrim Center) with my guild Oct. 17 - 20

I will be vending at the Northshore quilt guild show Autumn Splendor on Oct. 26 and 27

So if you like the pattern and want to purchase one either visit me at one of the shows or shoot me an email.  You will love it.. 

I have a retreat coming up in Dec.  5- 8th... at my friend Chris Daly new quilt retreat.  Woodland Ridge Retreat in Downsville, Wisconsin .. if you would like to join us visit the website and sign up and pay.. We are going to have a really great time...

I had a great time at Quilt Expo in Madison!!  I think my lecture on Thread Sketching and Bead Embellishment went over very well.. I had so many nice comments.  Here I am showing Machingers Gloves to the students.  It was very hot on Saturday so I was kind of dressed casual...

Here is a photo I took of my quilt Zak that was in the show.