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Thursday, May 29, 2014

June Calendar Page

Hi all,
Can you believe June is almost here?  I can't.  The older I get, the faster time goes by.  I have been working on some quilty fund raiser things, but mostly my time is spent going to the Dr. and getting tests.  What a bother.  Let's see if I get a definitive answer to some long term health issues.
About the above quilt.  It is a doll quilt I made quite awhile ago.  It was before reproduction fabrics were so available.  Back then you had to scramble to find fabrics that looked "right."  Much easier these days, that's for sure.  I started quilting in about 1986 and over the years there isn't much I haven't given a shot.  So, English Paper Piecing was a method that seemed interesting.  (It is currently making a huge resurgence with people doing hexagon quilts.) It is a method that is very accurate, but I don't enjoy doing it.  It takes too much time.  People ask me about hand piecing and the time it takes, but I have to say that for me it is much faster than any other method for making doll and miniature quilts.  It always seemed to me that two quilts could be made in the time it took to make one English Paper Pieced one.  But, as I have observed before, that's the wonderful thing about quilting - there is something for everyone!
Till next time.........
Sheila  

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Calendar Page - A Little Late!

Well, May hit before I knew it!  I have been recovering from the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah.  What fun and the weather was wonderful.  Remember this little guy?:
I am happy to report that it sold for $400 and I am thrilled and happy to help raise money for the National Quilt Museum.  It was sort of the "what if I throw a party and no one comes" type of thing - what if I put this miniature on the auction block and no one wants to buy it!?!  
Other museum news - I gave a miniature to Gerald Roy and he has just donated it to the museum and so now I have 2 quilts in Paducah - hooray! (Keeps it even with IQSC&M, as they have two, also.)  It is a four block applique with pieced border that I neglected to name.  He called it Scherenschnitte, as it is a folded paper cut work thing. I thought I kept a photo, but can't locate it right now.
Well, that's it for now........
Sheila