Monday, November 23, 2009

Give Me Your Heart

The Quilter's of South Carolina group has another wonderful project this year with quilts that will be traveling around the state. It's the Give Me Your Heart project. 6 members of my quilt guild have quilts in the traveling exhibit, including myself and my mother (Betty Adams). We were both very excited to be able to participate in this challenge.
You can view the quilts online at
You can also request the quilts as a trunk show at your local guild or quilt show.
Happy Quilting,

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Go Gator's

Today I have to be a Gator Girl. We are playing the University of South Carolina in SC.

So don't let me down today Tebow!!

Happy Quilting.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

New Year Challenge

I'm all in and I have 8 projects that I want to get finished before January 1st. Wow that is a lot of work. Some are big and some are small, but all I would like to finish.
I'll post pictures as I progress toward this challenge.
Happy Quilting

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Joy In The New Year Challenge
Jacquie over at Tallgrass Prarie Studio has issued a challenge to get UFO's finished (unfinished objects aka unfinished quilt projects). I'm all in for this and will post my list of UFO's so you can help me stay focused. Christmas is so close and I have sooooo much to get finished.
You too can join in on the challenge. Just use the link above to pop over to Jacquie's blog and join.
Happy Quilting

Busy Day Ahead

Today will be a busy one. I worked in the ER until midnight last night and up early today with my husband working on our roof. I've got some insurance policy stuff to do for my parents today, then I'm working tonight again.
Hopefully a few minutes in between to get a few stitches on my cathedral window quilt. My goal is to get it finished before our quilt show next September.
Happy Quilting Today

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wonderful Quilt Show

We had a wonderful quilt show this year as usual. Here are some of my quilts that were in the show.
This fall mantle runner top was made for me by my secret sister Sandy Yaggi last year. I quilted it while on my statcation this summer. I quilted maple leaves in the white areas. It looks great hanging on my mantle.

Pinky Do Dah is a very old UFO. It is actually the 2nd quilt I ever pieced. It was pieced in 1993 and I quilted it this summer. So never say never. I think that she turned out beautiful.

For My Love- was made from a collection of charm squares. For years I had participated in charm square exchange at our guild. I decided to do something with the valentines/heart squares. The vase in the middle has a piece of tatting from Charleston SC of a horse drawn carriage. This quilt is always drapped over a white chair in my dinning room every February.

The Fall quilt below is from a round robin type exchange in my guild. I made the log cabin blocks at the top and the FALL words. I also pieced 2 other blocks in the top. I love this top also, it is now drapped over the white chair in my dinning room for fall. It looks great in the same room with the mantle runner.
Scrappy Stars was started in a class in 1995. I pieced the stars in 1995 and finished the quilt this summer. I think it turned out great.

The last entry I had in the show was the Alzheimer's Donation quilt that I made for their auction. It will be auctioned off in the spring to raise funds for Alzheimer's research. It is dedicated to Roger's Uncle Morgan Chandler who died of Alzheimer's disease. It's name is Escaping Memories. The pinwheel blocks are slowly escaping.

And now I have to brag a little. My Grand daughter entered her 2nd quilt in the show. It is a 4-patch swirl. She pieced and quilted the entire quilt. She won a Blue Ribbon for her quilt. I'm such a proud grandma.
Happy Quilting,


Friday, October 2, 2009

Quilt Show

I just have to give a plug for our quilt show. We have over 165 quilts in the show plus the two exhibits. I am so excited. Our fat quarter basket has 235 FQ's in it. Someone is going to be very happy come Sunday evening when we draw for the winner.

Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild presents the 13th annual Aunt Het Festival Quilt Show
"Bit by Bit Piece by Piece"
When: Oct 3rd- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Oct. 4th 12 noon to 4 p.m.Admission is $3.00 per person.
Where: Fountain Inn Activity Center- 610 Fairview Street, Fountain Inn, SC
Featuring two unique exhibits: The QSC Artful Bras and a special challenge section "Forget-Me-Not Quilt Challenge" to raise awareness of Alzheimer's Disease. These challenge quilts will be donated to the Alzheimer's association for auction to raise money.

For Additional Information: Please contact Suzanne DiCarlo at

Happy Quilting,

Saturday, August 8, 2009

What's Going On This Week?????

I've been working on my donation quilt for the Alzheimers Auction. Our guild has a challenge out for you to make a quilt to be donated to the auction. This is what I've been working on this week.
I've been running a lot of names through my mind trying to decide on a name. I then decided to add a tiny block to the escaping ones.

Do you see the tiny pink spinning block trying to escape??

Hence there comes the name of my donation.
Escaping memories. Doesn't that seem fitting for the Alzheimer's auction?

Standing across the room from the top on my design wall you really see the tumbling black falling out of the border.
I kinda think I like what the final product will look like.

Happy Quilting,

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Fun Giveaway

Hello everyone,
Hope you are into a cute giveaway today. Run over to Kim's blog and get in on the cute giveaway she has for one of her Moda Bakeshop bags. It is the Charmed Gift Bag. You'll love it.

I haven't done much quilting this week as work has kept me very busy. I'm almost finished with my blocks for the Halloween Spooktacular with Jane. I popped over and looked at the blocks she has received so far, they are gorgeous! I can't wait to get all of them back. Take a look at Jane's blog and see the blocks....spooky......

Happy Quilting,

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Halloween Swap Progress

It's been a busy week this week but Mom and I have managed to get a lot completed on our Halloween Swap Blocks.
Here is my 9-patch for the swap.

Then Mom was able to get her 9-patch done.

These will look great with the swap. We can't wait to see the other blocks from all the swappers.
Then onto our other blocks for the swap. Mom chose ghosts for hers and I chose bats.
That is the Ghosts for mom's blocks. I think they turned out great. Can't wait to get one of those for my quilt.

A close up of the bat's eye's. Scary hugh! I had fun making these creepy little guys.
This Halloween swap is going to make a wonderful quilt. We should be able to get things in the mail to Jane by the end of the week. Now to wait on the swap exchange and that surprise package arrival in the mail!!
Happy Quilting,

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Camera Problems

My camera is giving me problems so I am not able to post pictures of the projects that I completed this week while on vacation. It has been a very productive week.
I'll post pictures when I get the problem fixed.
But in the mean time, Helen at Hugs and Kisses is having a wonderful giveaway. Check it out at her blog.
Good luck to everyone,

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Quilting Heaven

Today is the 3rd day of my Stay-Cation and I am in Quilting heaven. Today is my 20th Wedding Anniversary. God truly blessed me with a wonderful man who appreciates my quilting passion. This is a wonderful vacation and I am so glad that we decided to spend our time with the projects we love to do. I'm quilting and my husband is building his dream garage. Adding 1800 sq ft to our existing garage so he can work on his antique cars. Old cars and quilts truly make a good pair!
I've quilted 3 projects and have the 4th in the longarm now.
Above is one of the projects that I've finished quilting. It's a scappy bargello using Bonnie Hunter's pattern. It finished in one day and was easy to quilt. I've attached the binding and now just to whip it down.

I also completed 2 quilts for my mom, first a scrappy butterfly quilt she made a couple of years ago and a 4-patch swirl from the class that she and my granddaughter and her took together from Lynn Busbee. We had a great time and hers turned out beautiful. I'll try to post a picture of it later.

This is the project that is currently in my machine. It is my gift from my secret sister at quild last year. She made me a fall mantle cover. I love it and hope to have it finished early this morning.

Mom, Susan and I went to Longcreek Mills and Mary Jo's yesterday....we had a blast. Spent lots of money at both places. It is so much fun to travel with friends and fellow quilters.

Better get back to work so I can get something else finished and loaded into the machine.

Happy Quilting,


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

1 Day Until My Stay-cation

I can't wait until my vacation starts. Some friends will be dropping by during the week to quilt and have fun.

I will have 9 straight days to quilt, quilt, quilt! Who could ask for more?

My husband is working on the addition to his garage during the week also. We decided instead of spending alot of money going somewhere for our 20th anniversary that we would stay home and do the things that we love.....of course quilting is top of the list for me.

I'll post pictures of my progress through my UFO's for the week. I hope to get many projects finished during those 9 days.

One of the days of my vacation some of my bee friends and I are going to J-Creek Fabrics in Waynesville, NC and on up to Mary Jo's fabrics in Gastonia, NC. An all-day shop-a-thon.

I have so many projects that I want to get quilted so I can enter them into our quilt show Oct 3-4, 2009. I'll post more about the show later. It is going to be great.

Happy Quilting,

Monday, June 15, 2009

Race For The Cure

Today we formed our team for Race for the Cure, Susan G. Komen foundation. I'll be walking the 5k race on September 26th. Please join me in helping support this cause. Below is the link to my pledge page. Will you help me support this foundation and sponsor my walk?
Thank you for helping us with research and providing mamograms to those in need.
Please help me by posting on your blog also so we can reach this goal. The lives of so many quilters have been affected by breast cancer. Thank you for your generosity and for passing this on to your blogs.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Landrum Quilt Show

Today Debbie Fenton and I went to the Landrum Quilt Show. We had a great time. The quilt put on a beautiful show which was held in an elementary school. They also had 16 vendors with beautiful fabrics, books, hand dyed yarns, beads, you name it they had it.

Isn't this just a hoot! The black birds looking over the quilts.

This one was beautiful called "I remember mama" You could tell alot of special love went into every stitch.

Sorry for the sideways photo, can't quite get it turned for some reason. It was a beautiful hand appliqued and hand quilted piece. Alot of love and devotion went into this beauty.

After the show Debbie and I ate lunch at a really cute restaurant. I hope that you have also had a quilty dad today.

I liked the little fellow above since it is so HOT the 90's here. So here's to a little cool breeze.

Many blessings,


Friday, June 12, 2009

Thank goodness it is FRIDAY!

Boy am I glad that today is Friday. It has been a whirlwind of a week and tomorrow I get to go to the Landrum Quilt show. My mom and 3 of my friends are all going in the morning to see this wonderful show. They have 16 vendors coming so YIPPIE!!

Congratulations to Bonnie Hunter and her new mystery quilt that just came out in Quiltmaker magazine. Look at the special offer available from Quiltmaker by reading their blog
Bonnie is a wonderful quilter and one of the favorite links of mine, check out her site.

Got to run now, but have a happy quilting day......only 7 more days until my quilting vacation starts.....9 days of quilting, quilting, quilting.....what could be better?

Friday, June 5, 2009

Where does time go?

I can't believe that it has been soooo long since I posted. Time has flown. Now I'm back and ready to keep blogging away. So many things have happened since my last post. I'll try to update as the days go by. But for now let's have some fun!!

My mom and I are signing up for the Halloween Swap I think it will be great fun. I'm doing bats and mom's doing ghosts.

Hope you can join us also. Are you ready for some spooky fun??

Happy Quilting