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Friday, December 31, 2010

UFO Challenge

With a little encouragement from Lynn of Lynn's Obsession,  I have decided to jump into the UFO challenge being sponsored by Patchwork Penquin. 

In order to do this, I need to make a list of ten projects that I want to complete during 2011.  Here is my list.

1.  Triple Irish Chain - 30's reproduction fabrics
2.  Donations for Cornwall Manor Bazaar
3.  Community Service Project for Lebanon Quilt Guild
4.  Hana Wall Hanging
5.  Pillowcases to slash stash
6.  Quilt using my Daiwabo fat quarters.  Pattern TBD
7.  Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilt
8.  Project using collected selvage edges.  TBD
9.  Quilt kit with Australian aborigine fabrics from Lancaster Show
10.  Quilted Jacket from Lancaster Show

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lebanon Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Show

During the first week in December my quilt guild held its annual quilt show in conjunction with the Festival of Trees.  There is so much talent in our guild.  It was a great show.  I took a few photos of quilts to share.  I apologize for the quality of some of the pictures.  My hand must have been a little shaky.

         This quilt was made by Connie Wilson.  It is a variation of a Ginny Beyer Pattern.

Georgeanne's quilt made with original feedsacks

JoAnne's Blooming Nine Patch

Close up of Annette's scrap quilt

Maggie demonstrating hand quilting on her frame at the show

Rosemary demonstrating her postage stamp quilt

Georgeanne demonstrating how to make fabric flowers.  Her twister quilt is behind her.

Myrna's Quilt

Close up of Myrna's Quilt

No Time

Time is such an elusive thing.  I just don't know where it goes.  Sometimes (like now) it seems to be moving so fast and at other times, it crawls.  I have been so busy trying to get things done for Christmas.  Making gifts, writing cards, shopping, cleaning and so much more.  The list never ends.  In my mind I had my schedule all planned out and everything would get done.  Now, the days are just a blur and I still have so much left to do.  Today I did finally get the Christmas cards done and also finished up some fabric gift bags that I have been making.  Goals for tomorrow - gift wrapping, working on fabric flowers and tissue covers.  If I can accomplish this then I'll be making a new list for Thursday.  Wish me luck.  I'll be back with some photos.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The Remarkable "Miss Lynn"

My friend Lynn is an incredible lady and just about everyone who knows her would agree with me.  Lynn would be the only one that would wonder why and probably dispute this. 

Lynn is the most prolific quilter I know.  Right now she is in the midst of  making quilts for Project Jimmy for the long term residents at Wilkes-Barre, PA VA Hospital.  She is making them in honor of her brother-in-law who resided there and needs about 70 quilts.  Right now she is up to approximately 50.  With the exception of  just a few, she has made all of these quilts herself..  When I say made, I mean from start to finish including the quilting.  To her credit, most all of the fabric used came from her stash.  Her deadline is Valentines Day.  She is working hard to finish them.  There is no doublt in my mind that she will.

Lynn and her quilts!

Did you notice that the quilts are all different designs?  I wish I had better quality photos so that you can really appreciate the beauty of these quilts.  Each one is unique.

Lest you think that all Lynn has been doing is making Project Jimmy quilts, you should also know that she has been working on and finishing many other quilts as well.  She finds time to come out and party with her friends, take care of  her family, read and a myriad of other things.  All of this she does with a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye.  Oh, did I mention that she is a really caring and generous person?  Is it any wonder that I feel honored to call this lady my friend?

Lynn, you are one hell of a lady!

If you want to get to know Lynn better, check out her blog