Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Red & White Quilt Show

Hi Everyone,

As promised, I wanted to let you all know how wonderful the Red & White Quilt Show in New York City was -- in a word --SPECTACULAR!!! Fran & I took the train up and back, making for a very easy and enjoyable trip to the big city. The cab ride up to the Armory was thrilling - like a car chase scene in a movie. I told my hubby that he couldn't complain about my driving fast around corners any more :o) We got to the Armory all in one piece, so I guess those cabbies know what they're doing but I sure wouldn't want to drive on the streets with them. They don't even slow down for yellow lights and hardly even stop for the red ones. As a pedestrian, you take your life in your hands crossing the streets - wonder how many accidents there are??? Anyway, back to the quilt I said, we arrived safe and sound and this is what we saw when we went into the Armory...

...quilts hanging from floor to ceiling arranged in huge circles, back to back. There were 650 of them - all unique and in great shape. This show was a gift to the city of New York by Joanna Rose on her 80th birthday - actually I think her husband was the one who gave the gift. The show was FREE - can you imagine that!!

Fran's friend, Mettie, joined us for the show and so did my granddaughter, Morgan. We had a great time together enjoying the beautiful quilts. Now that Fran & I have taken the train to NYC, we'll probably do it again since it was so much fun.

Hope you all are having a great week - and keep smiling -

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lookie, lookie....

...what the mailman brought today. It's my winnings from the Strawberry Mallard blog!! It's so much fun to receive a surprise in the mail. Thank you, thank you, Nancy, and also thanks to Lynn at Rocky Creek Scotties for helping out, too. Duncan and Hamish are fighting over the dog collar charms!! They are so cute and will add a touch of "bling" to their neckwear. Thank you so much again for your generosity!!!
Now, on another note...last Thursday several of our guild members took a bus to Lancaster for the annual quilt show. What fun - and a quilter's dream with vendors and quilts galore. Here are a couple of the quilts that were on display - very inspiring. I also took the plunge and invested in an 18" Husqvarna longarm quilting machine. Now I won't have any excuse for not finishing my quilts!! It should be delivered in the next week or two, so I'm busy getting my quilting room ready and finishing up some quilting projects so they'll be ready to be quilted. Now if my hubby is looking for me, he can just hollar down to my quilting room 'cause that's where I'll be :o)

Hope you all are having a good week and do keep smiling -

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I'm Excited!!

Friend and fellow quilter, Fran, and I are going up to New York City to see the Red & White Quilts display at the American Folk Art Museum on March 26th. I can hardly wait!!! We're taking the train up and back and it should be a fun adventure for us. We'll go up early in the morning, see the display, and then come home at night. It will be a fast trip and I'm sure we'll be tired...but happy :o)

The quilts on display (650 of them) are all from one collection - INCREDIBLE!!! This is the largest exhibition of quilts ever held in NYC and I'm so glad that we'll be able to take it in. I'm not sure if we'll be able to take photos, but, if so, I'll post some for you all to see.

Hope you all have a great day and keep smiling :o)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Happiness is.....

....a clean bed to sleep in - or half out of.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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