Saturday, July 28, 2012

Comfort and Joy #4

Yep, it’s that time again….time to post our progress on this darling quilt.  

Here’s Sandy’s block:


And here’s mine:


This is our progress so far:


Funny story…  We were in the San Diego area last week for a wedding.   We actually arrived a day early to do some quilt shop hopping.   (Mr. CnW is really great about driving me all over creation to visit new shops.)   

One of the shops that was high on my list was Fat Quarters Quilt Shop in Vista, Calif.   I was wandering all over the shop and happened to go in the classroom to see the quilts being taught.    Well, what did I happen to see?   This….


How fun is that?   Then….a quilter walked in and started putting her blocks on a design wall and guess what?  It was Julie Isa, the teacher of the class. The class was actually meeting that day.   I introduced myself to Julie and she told me that she has also been posting her progress on her blog, Tattered Threads and Willing Hands.  She decided to change up the look of the quilt by using “Jan Patekey” fabrics.  (as she called them).  I love the look of hers.


The ladies in the class are so lucky to have Julie for a teacher.  She was so much fun to chat with. 

Head on over to see what the other bloggers have managed to get done.

Karen, Sharon, Kim, Kaaren, Karen B, Diane, Nadine, and Carrie.

I took a lot of pictures of the shops I visited so will try to get them posted soon.  

Hugs, Anne

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sew Many Quilts, Part 2

On with the show...

Gail and Sharon (shop owners) just love Halloween and there's a whole section of the store dedicated to it.  

There's even a wonderful display of doll clothing samples.   Once a month there's a class for all the grammas to make doll dresses for their granddaughter's dolls.   (Of course, some of them are also there making doll dresses for their own dolls.  LOL)

And, although I don't own a piece of batik fabric (and probably never will), I don't discriminate with my photography!  ;)

There are tons of patterns everywhere you look.

And books too.

Need any notions?

or floss?

How about some thread?

And, I have to end this with my favorite thread for my wool projects, Vadani.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures and if you are in town for the festivities, I hope you get a chance to stop by the shop and say "hi".  

Again, you can check out their website and blog.  

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sew Many Quilts

As I mentioned yesterday, this week is full of activities and classes surrounding the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show which will culminate on Saturday with the largest outdoor quilt show in the world.  Impressive, huh?   There are thousands of people who attend the week long events and, of course, they love to shop.    We are very lucky here to have quite a few shops to visit.

I used to work at Sew Many Quilts in Bend, OR for a few years,  but now I just help fill in during the chaos busyness.    I thought I'd show you some pictures of the shop all decked out for the many visitors and tourists.  (I'll be there Friday and Saturday, so if you're in the area, stop by and say hi)

You know I have to start with the wool section!

This is Denise who can't wait to help you!

Christmas section.

Fun and colorful.

All about kids.

Always fun to find little surprises when you're shopping.

This is the view when you walk in the door.   There's a whole other section just like this.

Quilts everywhere!

Linda, our embroidery expert, is also the purse expert.   She has made so many I bet she doesn't even know the count.

30's reproduction fabrics.


Need a new Bernina?   They are more than happy to help you.

I hang out in this section a lot.   Kansas Troubles and Jo Morton fabrics.   Yummy!

I just got this book and it's wonderful.    But then I'm a huge Kim Diehl fan.

I better make this into 2 posts since I took so many pictures (I really have a habit of doing that, don't I?)

Anyway, if you see anything you like, be sure to give them a call or check out their website.   (BUT, don't call this week because you probably won't even get through on the phone)!

Also, you can follow their blog.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Country Homecoming Block 4

It’s that time again…more houses being built in the neighborhood.    We’ve had a couple more bloggers move in, so you’ll have fun seeing all the custom designs!

Here’s Sandy’s:

And here’s mine:
Life has been a bit crazy around here and I didn’t get mine embellished this month, but it won’t take any time at all to finish it. 

Progress to date:

Now go on over and visit all the other neighbors to see what wonderful touches they've added to theirs.
AnnaPauletteSandy RPattiJocelynCarrieDeb,  and Yvette.

Here in Central Oregon, things are busy, busy, busy with the Sister’s Outdoor Quilt Show activities.   I will be working at one of the local quilt shops, Sew Many Quilts, on Friday and Saturday, so if you’re in the area, stop by and say “hi”.  

(I’m going over there today to take pictures for you.)

Hugs, Anne