Friday, September 28, 2007

A Small Quilting Bee

John and I, and our good friend Jerry are headed to Red Lodge this weekend for a hand quilting party. We worked on this particular quilt a little this summer at a craft show at the Moss Mansion and had a pretty good time. I think we can get it finished up this weekend. It is supposed to be quite cool this weekend - perfect for quilting.

Here is Kate's latest pre-cut kit in the familiar Pinwheel pattern. Love the stripes! Watch the Catalog in our website for better pictures.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Here Comes Fall

We are back from vending at Longmont, Colorado. Here is a photo of our booth and our NEW Storm at Sea table skirt. Hello again to all the newsletter readers who stopped by.

A drive through Wyoming this time of year is always a beautiful sight. The aspens in the mountains are spectacular but even the humble cottonwoods are colorful and impressive as they line the little creeks and streams along the way. We saw lots of antelope, of course, resting before the hunters start chasing them.

While we were gone, Kate put Another new pre-cut kit on the design wall. If you like stripes and funkiness, you'll want to see this newest wallhanging.

We get to have a quilting bee (and barbecue) this coming weekend; now there's something to look forward to!

Friday, September 14, 2007

New Quilts in "Gallery"

Better pictures of John's three newest quilts are now up in the "Gallery" at This one is called "Super Nova".

We are headed to Red Lodge for a work/rest weekend before we drive down to the quilt show in Longmont, Colorado. Dates for the show are 9/20 and 9/21 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

"Photo Shop"

We spent the weekend at Red Lodge again, savoring "free" time before we hit the road again for the fall shows. Actually, John quilted one quilt, "Dutchman's Puzzle" and got a good start on his red and black Arabic Lattice before his Big Foot broke. He improvised a spare part out of some material we had at the cabin, but we didn't have everything he needed, so we came home early.

We had packed up about 15 tops and quilts to photograph since we have a nice 8'x8' design wall up there. I think we got some good images but still have a long way to go. It was overcast all weekend; we probably should have gone outside - but that breeze!

Brooke pieced some but mostly just read a biography of Thomas Jefferson. Brilliant and contradictory.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Current Projects...

We had a MEETING and decided we need a new table cover for John's demo table in the booth. Kate cut these 20" Storm at Sea blocks out on Friday and John has the table cover pieced except for that last vertical sleeve and the binding.

Kate is so busy; like a whirlwind some days. The latest pre-cut kit she is working on is a bigger version of her "54-40 or Fly" (the one that was accepted in to the 2007 AQS Show). This has a 12" block. It will be a big quilt; queen size, I think. Love these fabrics!

Brooke is still working on her little raffle quilt - now quilted but not bound. Better hurry up.