Friday, July 25, 2014

For Someone Special

Some of you may remember that about a year and a half ago, I asked my friends to send a get well card to our granddaughter, who had been in the hospital for an extended period. Friends from my guild and Quiltart Digest along with FB friends responded as only quilters do.

She not only received many cards but small pieces of quilt art as well. After five weeks in the hospital she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. With medication she responded well and was symptom free for a little over a year. In March she had another attack and it was determined that she would need to go on a medication that is done at the hospital by infusion. This has to be administered every eight weeks.

She is a tiny little thing and gets cold easily, so I decided to make her a flannel snuggle quilt to take with her. I am going to make her a bag in which to carry it easily. We are excited that she and her family will be visiting us from CA. in a few weeks, so I will get to see her open the package. She loves hand made items so it will be fun watching her reaction.

Finished the bag today.

This is the first quilt I've made in years, and plan to make all the grands one. It will take awhile but I will eventually get it done.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

On Entering Shows

I just spent about an hour in a thoughtful post about entering shows. Being accepted or not and lost the whole post. My piece "The Waterboy" was accepted in IQA Houston this year. I'm a very happy camper.

I don't have time to regurgitate my lost post so I will just add this, if you didn't make it this year don't take it personal. Enter that piece in another show. Don't give up. I've seen a piece  win in one show, and be rejected from another. It's happened to me. Maybe I'm naive but I always have hope. Sometimes that's enough.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Working this weekend

Hi all from Blacksburg, VA. Yesterday I taught, "Fabricating Faces" at the Blue Ridge Quilt Festival. What a class. We had 21 students, and six hours to create a portrait. Technical difficulty with my printer, overcome with help from my new assistant, AKA dear hubby. It was a busy but fruitful day. I am going to share a few photos with you of nearly finished projects. Enjoy!

I'm teaching again today, the class if Mini Nature. There is still time to come see the exhibit of quilts, beautiful.

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