Monday, November 24, 2008

A Call to Arms ...

or at least sewing machines.

As some of you have heard, my dear and close friend Marlene of
Mar's Pincushion Diaries is very ill and in the hospital.

I am organizing a quilt for Mar. I know the holidays are a very busy time for us all, so for those that are able to participate and send blocks ...


The block pattern will be a 6" Finished Sawtooth Star (6½" unfinished) to be done in Civil War Reproduction fabrics with Shirtings or Muslin for the background. Use only 2 fabrics in the block - the Civil War print for the star center and star points and the Shirting or muslin for the background.

Do Not sign the blocks, but send a signed piece of muslin. The plan is to piece them in the backing.

If you would like to contribute a block or two, please email me and I will let you know where they should be mailed.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pacific International Quilt Festival

Last month I went to Pacific International Quilt Festival. I actually went on two days, Thursday and Saturday. Marlene and I met up on Thursday and spent a wonderful day at the show. On Saturday I met up with Holly and I had another great day. I am always amazed at things I missed the day before. I did a small bit of shopping on both days, but haven't taken any pictures of my treasures.
The vendors were wonderful again as usual. We did take notice that there were some new vendors this year and also noticed that a couple from past years were not there. Not sure if it was a sign of the economy or that maybe they were vending elsewhere. Hoping it was the latter.

Once again the quilts were gorgeous. The quilt photos below were four of my favorites. As usually it was a very wonderful and inspiring show.

I'm already looking forward to next year. How many days til then ... (sigh)