Monday, October 28, 2019

New Quilt Pattern and Life

Terry and I took a trip to the New England states.  This is at Bar Harbor, it was a beautiful and calm evening by the sea. 

This was the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Maine.

In Acadia National Park we took
 a hike one morning around the lake.

It was interesting and pretty to see the leaves in all there beauty.

At the end of our trip we stopped at our daughter's home in Pennsylvania for a few days.  I gave a quilt lecture and trunk show at the Buffalo Mennonite church.

Adeline sure enjoyed the water color painting.  

Back home again.  
One day a month I get together with quilting friends and we chat, quilt and have a great time together.

We each work on our own project.

Here is Jane. I will let the picture speak for itself.  I like the way she matches the quilt in the background.

I just finished designing and making this Modern Star quilt.

Another year of making apple butter up at Terry's home.

The boys cleaning the kettle.

Our 10th grandchild Marcy was born the 
day after apple butter boiling. 

She is welcomed by two other sisters. This is Adeline and Marcy.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A Full Life

 The Mennonite Relief Sale is coming up soon.  Here are two items I will be donating.
 Table Runner

 There are three wood cravings donated by
 my Uncle Daniel Heatwole.

We took our daughter Autumn and her family to Canada to see our daughter Parla and her family.

Terry and Laban helped Dave build a garage 
while us girls caught up on life.
The children playing barber shop.

 We brought Brighton and Asher home to Virginia with us.

A lesson at Church Retreat about snake saftey.

Asher found a ring neck snake.  They played with
 him for a day then turned him loose.

They each made a little money and got to go shopping.

It was fun to see their creativity in designing 
and making these masks.

I made crawfish/butterfly nets for the children.

A day down by the river.

They each made an art quilt that will be featured
 in my new quilt book.

Feeding chickens with Aunt Brenda.

 At the end of the 3 weeks we had a family campout in our backyard.  We went swimming at Uncle Jeff's pool one day.

Had supper down along the river.

Or we just hung out in the house.


Snack time.

Playing in the gravel.

Granddad reading.

I am ready to rest!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Quilt Cruise

Come join in of the fun for a 
Quilt Cruise to the Caribbean
February 12-23, 2020
The workshop information is here at
 World of Quilts Travel.

Here are the classes I will be teaching:
Caribbean Delight
Build a unique star with smaller twirling stars. You will be dazzled by the way this quilt is designed.  In this class you will learn  basic skills for how do make inset seams. 

 Delightful Diamond Star
Discover how fast and easy it is to create this beautiful diamond chain star quilt.  Learn how strip cutting diamond sets is fast and fun, and how easy it is to make large star points which are behind the diamond chain star.  And an added bonus is there are no setting seams.

Scrappy Pinwheels
Gather your scrap fabrics and make this intriguing quilt of pinwheels. Learn the tips and tricks of sewing a triangle block layout together to create pinwheels by making a one block design. You will not believe how a simple block can do such wonders.
Bring a friend and join in on the fun.  Go to World of Quilts Travel
to learn more.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Introducing a new pattern 
Diamond Chain Star E-pattern
41" x 41"

Discover how fast and easy it is to create this beautiful diamond chain star quilt. 
  Learn strip cutting diamond sets and how easy it is to make large star points which are behind the diamond chain star.  And an added bonus is there are no setting seams.  

To order e-pattern go to Delightful Piecing E-patterns

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Ordinary Days of a Quilter.

Even though I am a quilter there are more important things in life, like the grandchildren.  This day we got baby turkeys and I had these little ones for the day.

 I took their boots off.  This was helpful because they didn't want to step in the wooden shavings, therefore they stayed put.

My mother is visiting with my grandchild Deacon.  This helps keep the generations connected.

A fun evening spent at a Barn party with some bluegrass music, food, and fellowship.

One day I went to Lancaster, PA  and spent the day quilt shopping with friends. Another day I volunteered at the Mennonite Central Committee Quilt Room. 
Some of us sewed while some cut fabric.....

....and others quilted.

Theses comforters were squished and compacted for shipping to send to other countries in need.

Comforters ready to ship.  I find it interesting in my quilt travels that the tied quilts are only called comforters in the Mennonite circles.

There was a group of Amish ladies quilting in the other room.

My trip teaching quilting in Denver CO was a quick one. 

This is the sight that welcomed me as I flew into the
 Shenandoah Valley.  Home sweet home.

 Here are two close-up pictures of  projects that will be... my next book.

I am excited to be teaching at Road to California.