Thursday, January 28, 2010

Quick Handle Bags

Here is a link to a cute and easy grab bag that I will be making this weekend at Memories Manor. They have other fast and easy patterns too so have a look around their web site for more projects.
Will post photos when I get the bag done.

(I'm back and here is the photo of the cute bags I made. I am donating a couple of them to the Ilderton Skating Club so they can raise money at their silent auction this weekend)

Friday, January 22, 2010

I Believe BOM at Quilts and Calicos

I am just quilting this adorable BOM from Quilts and Calicos. They will be offering it soon so that we can all get a jump start on our Christmas projects and get them done in time! Here is a picture to tempt you add just one more project to your list.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Patterns

Well I am back shopping on line again. Here are the first patterns to arrive. I am sure the others will be here next week and I will post them too. I must have been in a tree/ leaf mood when I bought these 3.

Friday, January 15, 2010

One Year ago today, US airplane in the Hudson River

I watched a TV show earlier this week where the pilot of the US airplane explained how he had to decide where to land his plane that had lost power. There were only moments to communicate with the air traffic controllers and attempt to land at any closest airport or runway. I think we have all seen the news coverage of the plane land in the river and float there as the passengers were rescued. Last May while I was at MQS one of the entries in the quilt show was that exact photo turned into a quilt. Here is the news photo and the quilt photo. The hands that were quilted truly tell the story of the landing.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Anglican Fellowship of Prayer Quilt

Grace Church and St. George's Church are participating in creating a quilt block for the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer quilt. Lynn Trute embroidered the praying angel and I pieced the block. Here is photo of the finished block. Once it has been pieced I have offered to do the machine quilting. It will be interesting to see all the blocks from all the different churches.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Jane's In Stitches is Expanding!!

WOW, What a busy weekend. On Friday I went to visit my friend Jane in Niagara on the Lake. She is expanding her long arm quilting business and has purchased 2 additional quilting machines. Jane will be offering classes at her studio and bringing in long arm teachers from the United States as well. In February she will also host a SOLO meeting as it has been forever since all of us long arm machine quilters have gotten together.

We spent all weekend organizing her quilting studio, moving everything around and then bringing in the 2 machines and setting them up. We also found time to quilt on the new machines and decided that I should visit more often so that we can quilt together.

Here is a photo of her studio and then of the 2 new machines. Can't wait to go back!