Saturday, May 12, 2007

On the quilting front!

Yesterday was my first day with the quilting bee. They are the ladies I had mentioned that belong to my guild and, well, they do like a good time! They meet every Friday. The last Friday of the month is dedicated to charity quilts. Sounds good to me! One of the gals, Laura, is part owner of our LQS, Loose Threads, and I'm guessing that they provide the fabric as she said to bring nothing! I think it's wonderful that I'll have an opportunity to help my community while having fun!

On the quilting front, I thought I would share with you my chicken quilt, Against the Grain. I just couldn't hold it in any longer. I did want to surprise you with the finished project, but it's just taking too long with school guilt and all! This quilt is the result of seeing Darlene and Wendy working on those beautiful embroidery blocks Miss Louise, a lady with chickens. And if that wasn't enough of a tease, there's Connie who posted a chicken quilt from one of her quilt shop adventures, which by the way I have the pattern compliment of my wonderful friend Cheryl in Oz. I had e-mailed her the link to seek her wisdom and knowledgeable she is. She's my quilting hero! Cheryl knew exactly what the name of the pattern was, The Early Bird. She had the pattern and graciously sent it to me. So, guess what my next quilt is going to be? I just love chickens! I don't know what it is about them, but I do. I have even thought of having a chicken coop in my back yard. Yes, this city girl is going somewhat country! lol However, zoning will not allow it! I really don't know where they get their idea for zoning, as far as I'm concerned I live in the country! lol

On the famous or infamous quilting teacher front, guess whose coming to Glens Fall in May 2008? Ricky Tims and company! WOW!!!! I'm going for three days. I already gave a heads up to hubby, way up! Glens Fall is about 2.5 hours south from Champlain. I will be boarding with two (2) other ladies from my guild, the one's who like a good time! It should be a blast.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I wish you all a wonderful weekend! Happy Mother's day!

11 comments:

Darlene said...

Chickens?!?!?!?!? This is too funny, Carole - I love chickens. In fact my kitchen is decorated with chickens and roosters. My grandmother had a chickent coop behind their house in "town" and on their ranch in deep South Texas. I grew up gathering eggs twice a day! Ahh - the memories!

I'll have to find my very, very simple chicken quilt I made several years ago and post a picture on my blog.

Dawn said...

I love your chicken quilt so far! I can't wait to see if grow!

gwen said...

It seems that you Do have a busy life these days. All the more we appreciate that you still find some time to sew and show us quilty stuff. I think the colours of the chicken quilt look very elegant. I am looking forward to seeing more. Take care.

Bonnie said...

Love the chicken!! Happy Mother's Day...

Bonnie

Leigh said...

I love the chicken quilt that Cheryl sent you. It hilarious. I can't wait to see it when you do it.
You are certainly getting around these days. Sounds like these Friday girls might lead you astray, lol.Good for you!! Keep it up!

atet said...

What a great chicken -- and the trip to the bar sounds like a wonderful distraction, um, inspiration.

Connie said...

Carole, Sounds like you are finding some relief from the paper-writing. I'm interested in hearing about the chicken pattern too sometime.

Kim said...

I'm a chicken nut too--my husband teases me all the time about it. I love your chicken block and am looking forward to seeing what the quilt will look like.

Sounds like you've been having a good time--good for you! You deserve it!

Wendy said...

Excellant chicken block, can't wait to see more.

swooze said...

Look familiar?

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/swooze62/detail?.dir=bb94re2&.dnm=8818re2.jpg&.src=ph

Have fun!

Libby said...

I've had the chance too see Ricky Tims at a retreat two times - he is so entertaining and inspiring. May someday I'll get the chance at a class, too. Enjoy *s*

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