Saturday, February 14, 2009


FIRST.....HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!   'The husband' and I will spend 12+ hours at a Bluegrass Festival we did to come.....some of you may be holding your breath, others your nose.....  I decided perhaps I should become a female bluegrass star like Ronda Vincent......her figure surely must be attributed to her incredible concert schedule and all the bouncing around she does on heels that must be 4" tall....amazing.....she can't possible retain any calories, which explains her figure!

This post concludes the Show and Tell our PTA group did at Georgia Bonesteel's retreat on Thurs.  The Asheville Quilt Guild has pledged to present every baby that is born in Asheville's Mission Hospital on National Quilt Day.  Here's an adorable piece Connie made to donate.  Isn't that a great idea??

Judy Simmons made this darling 'hat' quilt.....I love the fun!

Barbara Swinea loves to piece.....her ability to combine so many different patterns and fabrics into stunning designs always amazes me. If I wasn't so hooked on beading......these are the types of quilts I'd like to make.

How's this for Southern hospitality.....after our visit with the retreat gals, we (naturally) went to lunch in downtwon Black Mountain.  Afterwards, we wandered some of the shops.....our final stop was Marti's Patchwork Cottage.  It's a small quilt shop that truly has everything you might amazing amount of fabric and lots of notions/patterns/books.  Marti was just heading out on an important errand and was going to close the shop for 30 mins. or so.......  BUT....instead....she just invited us in to babysit the shop while she was gone!!  That gave us all pently of time to do more shopping than we might have otherwise....wise business woman!!!

What a small world....Marti is a transplant to NC too.  She said she first saw me lecture at Prarie Star Quilt Guild, in a Chicago suburb......we guessed that was about 17 years ago......  

I'm off to listen to non-stop time to even proof-read this post......hope it makes sense.....see ya all tomorrow.....

1 comment:

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I remember Marti. I met her at a workshop. If I remember right she was making her dad a quilt of all Hoffman prints.