Monday, October 29, 2012

Aurora Oregon Quilt Show and Jo Morton Class

Aurora Quilt Show
Oct. 2012

I have loved going to Aurora for many years. We have shopped for antiques for The Quilting B and have been to the Strawberry Social in the spring and even gone caroling in the Christmas season. Several years ago my husband and I were checking out the quilt show and bought a ticket for the raffle of a red and white Trip Around the World quilt. Some time later I received a phone call from "Patrick" who said I had won the quilt. I thought my husband was tricking me, but it was really the truth. Pretty cool.

Here are a few of the quilts we saw this year.

This is a friendship quilt with lots of embroidered signatures.

L O N G Bench

I love the old log cabin. If you've been inside you know the warm  fire is crackling and cookies and apple juice await you. In the back part of the house there is lots and lots of stuff to look at! They sell notions and linens and old quilt books,etc. Always fun to see if there is anything that we can't live without.

Loren and Dorothy check out more quilts in the house next door.

Upstairs the little bedrooms showcase more quilts. A stove to keep a family cozy and...

another bed with more quilts.  It was a great trip. More memories tucked away to think about for a long time

Back at home, our cat Henry has taken up residence in a grocery sack in the kitchen.

He is kind of a weird kitty and is getting old. He often sleeps up on the back of Loren's recliner, but this day the sack must have suited his fancy.

On Saturday at Pioneer Quilts, we enjoyed our last meeting of the Jo Morton group for this year. We have been making small quilts all year and celebrated with some fall treats and showed off our work. Here are just a few of the many that were made.

Here is Pam with her tiny squares. If you can make it out in the center, she has arranged the small squares into a heart.

another view.

Love the fall colors in this sweet little quilt.

Gail with her blueberry pie quilt.

Another charmer. Note all the applique. Just beautiful.

Sarah shows her tiny little squares....This is not easy!!

And Sharon with her small quilt. One of the things that we love about the Jo quilts is their small size. In January we will begin a new series using Jo Morton fabric but patterns will be from the
Prairie Women's Sewing Circle. Stay tuned for more information.

Wisdom Words...Contentment is not dependent on your circumstances. Contentment in not a destination, it's a way you move through the universe.

Taken from our lesson by John Mark at Solid Rock yesterday.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October 17, 2012

Just a reminder that the Aurora Quilt Show is going on. You might want to ride out and enjoy the quilts and the antiques.

“Seeing Red”  40th Annual Quilt Show

General Admission $6.00

Groups of 10+  $5.00

Students $2.00

Old Aurora Colony Museum

October 12-21, 2012

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Daily

Today we finished our second class at Pioneer Quilt making the 

Flowers in the Garden quilt designed by Primitive Patchwork.

It was a great class and all the color choices are amazing. Following are pictures that I took today to give you an idea of the creative expertise shown by these great students!!!

by Mary Ann

by Helen

by Pat

by Sarah

by Carol P.

by Carole

by Gail

by Ellen

by Linda

by Carol U.

My picture quality doesn't do justice to how beautiful they all are. We hope to get together in January and see how many of us have finished.

It was a fun class.

As I mentioned before, my daughter Jennifer was happy to have her main squeeze from The Netherlands here. We all got to have dinner together and meet him on Sat. evening before he had to leave on Sunday. We had dinner at the Kennedy School.

Ginny and Darren on the left, Joaquin and Carrie on the right and then Hugo and Jennifer.

Hugo and Jennifer

The food was delicious and the company was fun. He is coming back in Feb. 


Once again we are enjoying a beautiful afternoon. I hope you all get to enjoy a little bit of it.


Wisdom Words:   from Matthew 19 v 26    With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Happenings around October 10

This weekend starts Open Studio in the Portland area. My daughter Carrie aka Carolyn Hazel Drake is a participant and this picture is on the advertisement for the event.

Photo of Drake

Portland artists once again throw open the doors to their studios October 13/14 & 20/21. It's a rare chance to watch artists in their own workspaces; from jewelers, to painters, designers, sculptors and more. Portland Open Studios board member Careen Stoll lets us into her cozy workspace in SE Portland for a closeup look at the process.

Here are some pictures that I took of her work.

Here is a link to see more about Open Studio

In August we celebrated my granddaughters 16th birthday. Our talented neighbor, Rachel, made the yummy cake.....

Here is one and only best ever grandchild

Today at Pioneer Quilts in Clackamas  I taught a class on making yoyos! If you have never had the opportunity to make there, you are missing a real treat!!!! Here is some of the work in reluctant students didn't want to have there faces included so just work-in-progress is shown!!

A couple of weeks ago in a really full class we made some sewing rollups and these two are among the finished ones....Done by Dee and Sharon.

A couple of friends of mine Nancy and Beverly are making the pattern for a sewing box that Beverly designed. It will be available soon and I get to teach a class on making it in January. I think it is wonderful. Here is my version.

My last little bit of news is a picture of my daughter Jennifer and her main squeeze from The Netherlands. He is here visiting until this weekend.

Having a big scoop of Tillamook icecream!!!

Pioneer Quilts is a part of Sew Oregon.


Here is a link for more info

Fun time in the Fall. Take time to enjoy our last bit of wonderful weather. It has been a great run of warmth!

Wisdom Words for today:

From Mark 9 verse 23  Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."