Friday, July 31, 2015

My tomatoes seem to be simmering on the vine~~


  1. I'm all for living in a place that has definite seasons but I am now happy to pass summer and go straight to fall. I don't want August at all. Seriously, we are so much better off than other parts in the country so I will hush now and be grateful for something else besides weather.

  2. My husband, Loren, drives for Providence Elder Care. He has met some wonderful people that provide care facilities and he is so good to their residents that they sometimes give him of their bounty. These he brought home the other day and what a treat to get fresh eggs. They are beautiful in their varied colors. Maybe an idea for a quilt color! 
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The next pictures are from a trunk show that Nancy Friesen provided during one of our classes. She is a favorite local talent who has a great line of patterns. This day she brought lots of quilts that she has done that are mostly Jan Patek/Linda Brannock designs. These are the kinds of quilts that many of us are doing in our Girl Gang class. You are invited to join us, the next Girl Gang meeting will be Monday August 10. The class meets from 10-4 costs $10.00 and I serve lunch.





I think you will agree that she has a great ability to sew awesome quilts...a few more....




We enjoyed Nancy being with us. She is inspirational and lots of fun. Thanks, Nancy

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Mary Ann is working on the Brannock/Patek Collections quilt and is far ahead of the rest of us. Here is her beautiful basket block.


Sandra brought a bouquet from her garden of white flowers. I am saving the picture to take to the garden store to get some for my garden. They are beautiful. Thanks Sandra.


This fall I am going to add a few one day special classes. One of them will be covered boxes. There are so many fun things that you can do. This is one in progress. Next blog will have some finished examples.




It is a lot of fun and if you have seen Rebekah L Smith's new book you will want to come and make some of your own.

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Here is the scoop on the classes for August. All classes are $10.00

***Thursday August 6 from 10-4 is the Fall Class....I am renaming this class the Autumn Fun/Open Sew class.

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There are so many patterns to choose from. Come and be inspired by what we are doing or bring your own choice. Fall is my favorite season and you just can't have enough pumpkin designs to celebrate the end of summer.
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Friday August 7th is our First Friday class. You can bring any hand work and work with us. Need an idea??

Just a possibility.
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Sunday August 9th is Open Sew Sunday. The open sew Sunday classes are the only ones that meet from 11-4. 
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Monday August 10th is Girl Gang. You saw some ideas above. This is the one I'm working on.  10-4



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This week is pretty full of choices.

Thursday August 13 is Maggie Day. We work on Maggie Bononami projects.


Friday August 14 is Whatever Day....We have worked on Reets Rags to Stitches projects and some of us are doing Rebekah L Smith projects. Let's see what you are working on!! 10-4

Saturday August 15 is our Dolly Quilt Day. Small quilts are wonderful to make and so much faster than their larger sisters. Please join us in making some beautiful little quilts.

Just an idea!!
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Saturday August 22 is Spargonian Day...You guessed it...Sue Spargo is our inspiration.


This is from her current BOM..Karla is the bomb!!!

Sunday August 23 is Open Sew Sunday again....11-4

I think that does it for August.

Look for the Covered Box Class in Sept. as well as a Rebekah L Smith workday and something fun to try inspired by Janet Bolton.

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I think it is going to be a great Fall!

Get in touch with me through email   thequiltingb1947@gmail.com
cell #  503 680 7436
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I look forward to hearing from you.


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Just bouquets for you today.

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