Sunday, December 6, 2015
I was honored to have been chosen to be the featured quilter for my guild's, (Pine Needles Quilt Guild of Wrightwood, CA) annual home tour that was held yesterday. I had approximately sixteen quilt throughout one of the four houses on the tour, but most quilts were in the main room. As you can see, I am not married to a single style or technique, however, I really do like using Patt Blair's method for inking quilts - the ballerina is her design although inked and quilted by me. The top three quilts and the lighthouse below the cat are all my original designs. I painted the fabric for the sunflowers, coneflowers, and chicken quilt in a Phil Beaver class and the quilt with the starbursts off to the right in the background is a Valori Wells pattern...I love paper piecing, too!
I got to talk to a lot of great people and loved the opportunity to show my work.
On November 7 I visited the Havasu Stitchers Bridge of Friendship quilt show with several friends and was pleased to see the Route 66 quilts on display...one of the quilts, "Service Cucamonga Style" (below, bottom row, second from left) is mine. I believe this was the last show on the traveling show's tour: the quilt should be coming home soon after traveling the country for three years. There was a really nice article about the collection in the October/November 2013 Quilters Newsletter.