I love to quilt the quilts that remind me of days gone by and my grandmother, but then again, I love to quilt all quilts!
It's time for another survey..... Food or No Food?
As you all know, I am a quilter and not so much a cook. Therefore, my retreat center doesn't provide meals. In my travelling around trying to spread the word about this great retreat place, food being provided seems to be a really big deal. I've been retreating for several years with various groups and we have always coordinated our food so providing food has really never been on my list of things to provide. However, I have a very dear friend who is also an excellent cook and she has agreed to provide a menu of meal options for those who would like to have meals provided at the retreat. There will be an additional cost of course and my survey question is, would you be more likely to book a retreat if food being provided is an option?
Our thoughts are.....not quite set in stone yet but tentatively.....When you book your retreat you will have the option of with food or bring your own food. If you choose with food, you will be provided with a menu of items to select from. For a typical stay (3 days, 2 nights) you will select three meals from the list along with two desserts, ( i.e., Friday evening, Saturday Lunch & Supper) you will be on your own for breakfast. There should be enough leftovers for a brunch on Sunday. The food will be at the center when you arrive and you can heat and eat on your own schedule. The cost for food for the stay will be an additional charge of $55.00 per person. If you stay is longer, it will be an additional $15.00 per day per person and would provide you with an additional lunch and evening meal.
So the question is food or no food and if you want to provide any comments on desired menu items that would also be appreciated!!!
I finished this blended quilt for a customer yesterday. It is an Edyta Sitar pattern made using blended fabrics instead of the traditional batiks that a lot of Edyta's patterns use. My customer's request was to define each of the sunflower blocks. I'm pleased with the end result!!
It's countdown to Paducah time! One month from today we will be traveling to Paducah (Quilt City) for a week of quilts, classes, food and fun! If you have never been to this show, put it on your bucket list!
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After a visit to the Dallas Quilt Show on Friday, a work trip to Marble Falls on Saturday, I finally finished up the feathered star quilt (Logan's Crossing) on Sunday, and then a couple of edge to edge quilts on Monday. The first edge to edge quilt is a memory quilt. The top is made from the young man's clothing, including boy scout uniforms, toboggans and p.j.'s that he wore and the back of the quilt contains his baby quilt, graduation sash and his favorite tee-shirts. Such a truly memorable memory quilt. The other is a bright and happy star quilt. Not sure of the name, but love those colors!
A few of my customers entered quilts in the Dallas Quilt Show this past weekend and received ribbons, yay! Congratulations to Ramona Griffin, Diane LeClair and Connie Hanson on their awards!!!
There were so many pretty quilts on display this weekend and here are some more pictures of others that caught my eye!
This quilt is SUPER impressive! At first glance, you see all that fabulous color and wonderful quilting, but when you read the description card, (which I failed to get a really good picture of), you then find out all that quilting is done by HAND!!! AWESOME on a whole new level!!!
Whoo-hoo!! Three of my customers, Kay Dombi, Connie Hansen and Gail Smith, got their quilts accepted into the Spring Paducah 2019 AQS Quilt Show to be held in April! We are all going to get to be there to see them hanging in person, another fun trip to Paducah is just ahead!!!
I've made my decision for the Christmas in July project and there will be two! A Santa Table Topper and a Santa Tree Skirt. Both are pretty simple and you should be able to get them both completed in the weekend! I'll post a picture of the tree skirt later, but this is a picture of the table topper we will be making, too cute! Hop on over the the Events page to get all the details and reserve your place!
This is the label on the very first custom quilting I attempted. It is on a quilt that belongs to my long time friend and obviously I did not enjoy the process then! However, I didn’t give up on it and even though my style has changed significantly since my first attempt, I’m glad I kept going and didn’t let the little bumps in the road deter me from pursuing my dream!
Hi! Angela here! I've been sewing all my life and quilting for half of that! I'll be sharing here some quick snippets of projects (mine and customers) that I have completed along with other fun stuff I stumble across along the way. I hope you have fun following along!