Friday, March 30, 2012

the winner is...

I didn't get everything accomplished that I thought I would.
 No surprise there.
 My intention of creatively styling and photographing each of the quilts as I returned them to their places was quickly dampened as the phrase,
the in-laws are coming was announced in my household.


The piles of quilts were quickly put away in any available closet or other empty space,
the house  lightly (and I mean lightly) tided up and the weekend began.

First, I have to explain the context of the phrase in-laws. My oldest son's in laws came to town for a weekend full of home improvements and demolition on Grant and Misty's new house.

Rhonda is a quilter, so she didn't mind the mess, or at least she didn't say anything about the piles.

I can take pictures anytime, instead we all got to enjoy a wonderful weekend hanging out together.

I hope the kids need a lot more help on their house so
Bert, Rhonda and Little Bear can come visit us again.

Now for the reason you are really here...
I have an official count as my kids helped me put some of the quilts neatly back in place.

Some quilts were piled in a cabinet because I still plan on  photographing and documenting each quilt, so why should they be neatly organized, Right?

And some still need tending to.
 The bad news is no one guessed the exact number so the winners are the people that guessed the closest with out going over. 

There were 89 quilts/quilt tops in the stack.

 I will be sending Kathie- Make it Sew Modern by Vanessa Christenson
Kathie said...
my guess is 88

I will be sending Quiltjane Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arksion.
Quiltjane said...
87 is my wild guess
March 23, 2012 7:48 PM

and of course there was a tie so I have a surprise
I will be sending Alison a brand new book by Kathy Schmitz

Alison said...
my guess 87
March 24, 2012 9:49 PM

I will let you know when I clean the other rooms and show you those stacks as well. I hope to share the stories behind many of the quilts I have made in the past. It is amazing how styles and colors change.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Quilts, quilts, how many quilts?

In Celebration of National Quilting Day, I thought I would play a game similar to guessing how many jelly beans are in the jar. Instead  of jelly beans, it will be how many quilts are piled on my sewing room floor?
The contest is to see who can guess how many quilts/quilt tops are stacked in the pictures below.
First, let me tell you why my treasures are in such piles and the pictures are such bad quality.
I was leaving town when I found out that there was going to be someone working
 at the house
 in the room
where all these quilts were
 I quickly moved them all into my sewing room.

Stacks and rolls.. These are just some of the quilts I have made over the years. The ones that I do not want  to be used are rolled on a dowel rod or cardboard tube. These tubes are so handy to display in the corners of your home whether nothing else really "fits."
 If I did this when the kids were younger, they probably would have used these "tubes" as
battering rams or some sort of weapon, but I think the quilts are safe now.
Some antique ones in this stack. I use to have a bunch of antique ones but I started getting rid of those to make room for the ones I made and to have money to buy fabric.

Some oldies but goodies including the Ohio Star that was on my 29 year old sons' bed when he was little. The quilt was actually hand quilted and is very well loved.
There was a matching one on his brothers bed also. Who knows where that one is.

I don't even know how many quilts/quilt tops are here, but go ahead and guess. I will celebrate National Quilting Day by counting the quilts, refolding them and finding a new resting place for each of them. 
I am going to choose two winners at random that guessed the correct qty of quilts.
Prize 1

Prize 2
I will announce the winners March 30th. Please make sure I have a way of contacting you.

Monday, March 19, 2012

APQ Radio show with Pat Sloan

I am getting quite nervous but also super pumped. Angela Yosten and myself have been asked to be a guest on American Patchwork and Quilting's radio show on Monday afternoon.  We will be on the fourth segment of the show. Listen in on the 19th.
You can listen on the computer, subscribe by itunes (search American Patchwork and Quilting), or download to a player.
Angela had storms and power outages in her area so she was not able to join us.
I turned the table on Pat a little and asked her about her new line of fabrics with moda debuting at Spring Quilt Market. The show is available to listen to now.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

schnibbles quilt along

Are you doing the schnibbles quilt along  that Sherri and Sinta are hosting?
I decided to jump on in and add one more thing to my plate. I want to make all of the schnibbles anyhow, so why not. I am good with deadlines so here goes.
I have a bliss and a vintage modern charm pack that I am going to combine for March's project.
(vintage charm will be in stores May 2012)

Hope to see you all at the Schnibbles parade that Sherri and Sinta host on their blogs.



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