Sunday, September 30, 2012

Shenadaoh Valley Produce Auction and Quilt Class

Mother and I went to the Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction.

Young guys enjoyed their jobs of unloading crates and taking the produce to the bidders' trucks.

Grilling and visiting.

                  Because it was customer appreciation day, lunch was on a donation basis.
 I love soft serve ice-cream.
I treated myself to a cone!

                Mother and Ann Rohrer have been good friends                        since they were teenagers.

Here is Glenn and Ann with Father and Mother when they were young.  I just love this picture.  Their family and our family were frequently back and forth when I was growing up.

 Pies of many kinds to pick from.

 The old order Mennonites are many of the produce growers.

 The young and old alike come on bikes.

Tractors with produce ready to go through the drive through auction.

 Tractor loads of pumpkins were auctioned off.
 Mother and I had such a fun morning eating and visiting with many friends and relatives.

What a blessed time I had with my friend Candy.  This weekend I went to Salem, VA to teach a class.

Candy thanks for a wonderful time.  Your children are so well mannered and so sweet.

Leigh Ann was in my quilt class "Spinning Pinwheels" last year.  She brought the finished quilt to show me.  Such a creative way to display the "flowers" in the vase.

 Here are the 12 ladies who took my class "Chinese Checkers".  They were a hoot and a barrel of fun. 

Winner of the "Simple Christmas Star Tutorial is Pauline K. She will receiving the following in the mail:
And Creative Grids 60 degree ruler.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Autumn - Quilt - Friends

 Autumn left for Germany for 6 months with Youth with a Missions. This is her early birthday supper.  Looks like she is going to miss Grammy.  We will sure miss her.

Autumn made this Disappearing Nine Patch quilt for her friend Vanessa's birthday.

Autumn also helped her friend Sam make this quilt. I even got to help with the binding.
 Rebecca and Autumn helping Mom shell lima beans.
Mother blanching lima beans for her freezer.

A few shots of close-up quilting.


Taking advantage of the circular print fabric.

Straight Lines

Circles in the border and continuous triangles for the background.

A finished table runner.

A special time in Baltimore with my friends. Mel, thanks for a wonderful time.
Kyra, Melanie, Krista, Lincoln, Cheryl and Max

Monday, September 10, 2012

Winner of My Blog Tour

The winner on my blog tour is Joanna.  She has won my book "Simply Triangle" and the Creative Grids 60 degree ruler.  "Bursting Forth" is a quilt featured in Simply Triangles book.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Simply Triangles Blog Tour

Thanks to everyone who participated in my blog tour.  I am so grateful to C&T Publishing and all the stops along the way. This is the last stop of the blog tour.  Here are some quilts made from Simply Triangles book.

What can be done with the "Shenandoah Star" quilt?

 Make a wall quilt from one of the hexagon.

Make two quilts and quilt them together, one on front and one on the back.  Half the amount of quilting.

A smaller version of "Pinwheel Spin".
Check this quilt out that
American School Girls Quilt  made by using the repeats of fabrics. The pattern is "Fall Stars" in Simply Triangles.

A blue rendition of "Simple Christmas Star" in Simply Triangles book.  An overlay is on half the star diamonds to give the quilt dimension.

 A zigzag stitch is used over embroidery thread to accent the star.

There is still time to post on some of the blogs for a chance to win "Simply Triangles" book.  Click on the stops below and see if you can still add a comment.
Sept. 5 Jan Krentz 
Sept. 6 Connecting Threads 
Sept. 7 Coleen Sr. Xanga 
  I have a tutorial on "Simple Christmas Star" wall quilt (See right top tab of blog).  Make this small wall quilt by October 1 and receive a chance to win all the following books and patterns:
Just email a picture of the finished "Simple Christmas Stars" that you pieced (does not need to be quilted) to and you will be entered in the drawing. 

To win a copy of  Simply Triangles, and the Creative Grids 60 degree triangle,
leave a comment before midnight Sunday, September 9. Double your chances by being a " follower this site". (Scroll to bottom of blog and click blue button)
A winner will be randomly selected on Monday, September 10.
Rules: One entry per person. 
Winners from outside the U.S. will receive an electronic copy of the book.
You must provide a valid email address so that
we can contact you if you win.

 This is a picture of the Creative Grids 60 degree triangle which makes cutting triangles a breeze. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Blog Tour

My blog tour begins today on my book
Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars.

 By visiting these blog stops, you will learn what the book is about as well as a little more inside my life as a quilter, teacher, wife and mother. To have a chance to win the book make  a comment at each blog stop. C & T Publishing is giving away one Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars book at each stop. Winners from other countries will receive an e-book. Here are the stops on the tour:
  April Bonnie Hunter
   Canton Village Quilt Works   
April  Julia Graber
April Jan Krentz 
Sept. 7 Coleen Sr. Xanga 
On April 31, the last stop of the blog tour, there will be a chance to win my book Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars.