Monday, October 24, 2011

VQM Quilt Museum Fundraiser

  What fun I had on Saturday. I was privileged to do a fundraiser for the Virginia Quilt Museum.

  Folks could meander through the house visiting all rooms where quilts were on display.

Pinwheel Spin

Whirling Stars

Quilts in hallways,

back porch,



and even in bathrooms.

Explosion of Sunflowers was displayed on the front of the wood shed.

Power Play was on the clothes line.

Glowing Splendor was on the front porch.

Sawtooth Digest

and Star Shuffle were in a tree.

And this is what you saw when you came in our back door.

My back door is always my front door where my family and friends are always welcome.
I didn't show you all the quilts but maybe I can do another open house some day.
My dear husband parked cars and made people feel welcome and directed them where to go.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Open House

Just a sneak preview on the quilts to be shown on Saturday for the Quilt open house.

"Diamond Chain" featured on the front cover of "Star Struck Quilts"

Work in progress.

This picture brings back good childhood memories. Picture taken outside the door where I grew up. My brother Oren Jr and I played in these woods and climb to the "Big Rock" many times

Another memory is swimming in the river.  The tree on the left I would crawl up so no one would throw me in the river. Other memories were jumping and diving out of trees, playing on inter-tubes, skipping rocks, catching cray fish and seeing how far I could swim under water.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Last weekend my good friend and co-worker, Linda invited me to join her at the Extra Ordinary Women's Conference in Lynchburg.

We had a lot of fun and were inspired by well known Christian artists.  In the end we got to see and hear Sarah Palin.

Here are a few of the Quilters Guild of the Bluegrass ladies in Lexington Ky. who took my class Chinese Checkers this summer.  It is always a delight to see finished quilts.

Carla is working on "Star Spin" quilt at Patchwork Plus.   

Autumn has done a lot of the mowing this summer.  I am amazed at how fast the yard can be mowed with the zero turn.

Benjamin and Autumn tuning up.

Next weekend I will be doing an open house in my home for the Virginia Quilt Museum.
 On Saturday, October 22, 1-4 pm I will open my home for a show
of  quilts. There will be quilts that have been featured at the

Paducah Quilt Show, Quilt Odyssey, Mid-Atlantic and Hoffman

Challenge as well as quilts from my book “Star Struck

The tour includes refreshments and
the cost is $15 per person.
Call the VQM at 540-433-3818 or email them at 


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Home and Relief Sale

Melissa, Benjamin and I making paper flowers.

Young adults bagging Chicken for the Mennonite relief sale.

Autumn and friends checking out quilts at the relief sale.

More quilts at the relief sale.

Rebecca making her special raspberry filled cinnamon rolls.


Grilling chicken for Hannah and Mikes wedding along the banks of North River. 

Timothy Yoder trying his had on Melissa's cello.

So glad to have Parla home for a few days.  Rebecca and her friend Abe.  Saturday morning all my chillins were home for a brunch along with some other special folks.

Benjamin and Melissa changed their wedding date to January 28.  They are excited about moving the date up 84 days.

Christian listening in on all the chatting going on in the living room.

Autumn with her friend Jesse.

Timothy and Dianna.  So glad to have them in our home over the weekend. 

Rebecca and her two good friends having a cup of tea before the wedding

Mike and Hannah's wedding day. For more pictures go to Hope's site.

An official testing to see who likes Cline apple butter.

Cline grandchildren.  We got together Sunday for a cookout since Parla was in from Canada

Special people with special friends.

Kathy just finished hand quilting "Amish Grace" for me.  I have always wanted to piece a quilt using all solids.  In piecing I used my diamond chain which runs between the sampler blocks and around the border.

A close-up of Kathy's quilting.  I was so pleased.