Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Quilting on the third Dutch Treat quilt is going slowly so nothing to show in the quilting line. 

Had so much fun tonight at our church handing out candy and hotdogs to the little ones and not so little ones.

The Great Pumplin, aka Tom

Sunday, October 23, 2011

County Fair Quilter's Quilt Show

A beautiful weekend to attend a great quilt show in Claremore, Oklahoma.   The Country Fair Quilt Guild hosts an annual show and they do a fantastic job.  There were about 200 entries, lots of demonstrations, bed turnings, vendors, etc. 

I didn't get pictures of everything..even forgot to take a picture off my Dutch Gold which won another blue'd I forget that???????????????

But here are the pictures I got with labels indicating the winning Best of Choice and Viewer's Choice quilts as well as those entered by members of our Pittsburg, Little Balkan's Guild.

Enjoy the show  by clicking here

Friday, October 21, 2011

Five Generations, Times Three

It's hard to believe it's been 2 weeks since I've posted.  Thanks to those who have inquired about my welfare.  I'm's just been an insanely busy time.  I think all will settle down now.

One of the fun things going on was a visit from my mother and sister who live in Iowa.  They were here for five days and last Sunday we were able to gather together five generations. My mom had yet to meet the newest great-great grandchild and it had been five years since she had seen the other two.  All together we have five, with the other two living on the east coast.

In the picture above are my mother Marie (Iowa), son Mark and granddaughters Ashley and Caitlin (all MO), great-grands Aly, Jeramiah and Maison (all MO) and myself in Kansas. 

And here is Mom and I with the little ones

We are fortunate to be able to enjoy five generations but believe it or not we actually had six living generations at one point in the 1980's! 

Perhaps now I can get back to some quilting.  Quilt show in OK this weekend!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

All Those Feathers From Just 3 Birds!

My Baltimore Album Sampler is finally done..5 years after starting the applique blocks.  About half of them were done 2006-7. Then the project got put aside for a few years.  I finished the applique blocks last year and once again set it aside to be quilted. Got most of the quilting done before we left for Iowa last week.  Monday and Tuesday I finished quilting the borders with lots of random feathers.  Yesterday and today I put the binding on. 

I'll have to get better pictures when I have help holding it up or a rack to hang it on.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Home Again

We're back home.  Enjoyed seeing family in Iowa and had a terrific time at the AQS Show in Des Moines on Saturday.

It was such an honor to have my Dutch Gold hanging in the show with so many awesome quilts.

I'm restricted in posting pictures of the show quilts without owner's consent, but you can view the winning quilts on the AQS site by clicking here. 

The Des Moines Area Quilt Guild also held their show in an adjoining building.  My camera battery decided to die shortly after we started viewing the quilts and I left my spare in the car so I didn't get many pictures.  This was one of my favorites of those I did get

I think ultimately there will be pictures from the show posted on the guild's website and it will be worth your time to take a look. There were some really great quilts!

Gorgeous weather, gorgeous quilts, time with family!!! It was a good week.

Now back to quilting.