Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fundraiser For Shriner's

Today my ladies group held a luncheon to raise money for helping the children at Shriner's Hospital here in Greenville. Each of us who chose to do a table were given a calendar month and were to decorate our table to represent that month. My month was July, so of course I did patriotic theme. Here is my table.

I invited my bee girls to be my guest at the table. we had a great time. I also made patriotic mug mats for each of them as their gift from me. I made them heart shaped because each of them have such big hearts. thanks ladies for helping me in my mission to serve the children of Shriner's.
Left is Regina, right is Suzanne. Regina's sister was a patient at Shriner's Hospital in Minneapolis as a child.

Me and Mom (Betty)

Debbie in her patriotic jacket.

Michelle, Suzanne's sister-in-law an honorary bee girl.

Suzanne left, Sue on right.

I am very blessed in my life to have such wonderful friends who enjoy and share my love of quilting.

Now to see more of the calendar month tables.
Easter table

November Thanksgiving table

Look at the cute little turkey's made out of candy corn

February Valentine's Table

Another November table with autumn theme

October table which used the Breast Cancer awareness theme. Wonderful!

August table which was the table decorator's birthday month so she made it a birthday party table with a mickey mouse theme, she invited her grand children to her table.

March table wich used a St. Patrick's Day theme.

December table who did two tables and used winter/Christmas themes.

Special table was one to represent Shriner's Hospital. The hostess was the nurse doll.. How cute.

Another specialty table was a Clemson/Carolina college table to symbolize the upcoming rivalry game.

Lot's of talented ladies and lot's of fun spending time with my friends.

Happy Quilting,

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Roger

A Very Big Happy Birthday To My Wonderful Husband Roger.

My life is so blessed to have you beside me.  Hope today is a wonderful day for you. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Quilt Guild Inspiration

Last night was my quilt guild meeting and Quilters Gallery from NC was our speaker and trunk show. Wonderful quilts that are alot of inspiration.
This quilt used a motified drunkards path for the piecing. Wonderful effects.

Anyone up for some applique...

Kaleidoscope pattern. Always interesting to see the curved effect you can get from the straight seam piecing.

Border prints used to get a great pieced look border.

The border on this shows how she pieces the border as she pieces the rows so that it is done when the rowsnare sewed together, great idea. Let's you use more of your scraps for borders.

This border below used Marti Michell's star border piecing.

Dash to the finish pieced with churn dash blocks. Extends the sashing into the borders, more scraps used.

Anyone for some half square triangles???

Batiks and black, beautiful.

BQ blocks. Use your conversational prints or those you don't want to cut into small pieces. Quick to piece.

More kaleidoscope quilts.

Curved piecing....not for me.

Now I have seen this Cotton Boll quilt several times and I love it.

Boxes anyone?

More applique, halloween with two fabrics.

Drunkards path. The used orphan nine patch blocks to cut the curved pieces. What an interesting effect.

Many pillowcases to get made, guess I will be sewing in Florida in a couple of weeks.
Another crazy day today, hopefully Wednesday will be better. Until next time.......
Happy Quilting,

Monday, November 14, 2011

YIKES!! Help Needed

Time is flying by and I can't believe that it is only a few weeks till Christmas.  I have to get the pillowcases done for Shriner's Hospital.
Anyone willing to make a pillowcase or two please let me know.  I need a total of 120 and mom and I have only gotten 24 made so I have a lot of cutting and sewing to do and must get them done by December 10th to be given out to the kids.
Above is a picture of some of the pillowcases from last year.  The children at Shriner's Hospital loved the cases and I know they will be thrilled with the new ones this year.
Better get busy cutting.
Happy Quilting,


Here's Roger Jr. and Daniel at the Gator Homecoming Game in Florida.  They had a blast.  Sure miss them when they are not around. 

My trainer Heather asked me to make a small quilt to be used in a basket they were auctioning off to benefit Juvenile Diabetes.  So I used a chinese coin setting using 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch rectangles from my stash to quickly put together this quilt.  She is using it in their "princess" basket.  Hope the winner likes their new quilt.

At bee Friday night Susan was working on her double wedding ring quilt, she has been working on it on and off for about 10 years.  She was really grumbling by the end of the night but isn't it Gorgeous!!
 Here is our newest bee member Regina or we call her Gina.  She was hand quilting on a flannel quilt for a family member.  We had such fun, she is a great addition to our Friday madness.

I was working on some mug rugs to be used for my table at our annual luncheon to benefit Shriner's Hospital for Children.  I am making a mug rug for each of the eight ladies who will be at my table.  I think they turned out cute.

We are doing tables this year of the different months.  I got July so my theme is patriotic which is awesome, except that that theme is hard to find at this time of year.  I think I have everything else that I will need for my table.  I'll post pictures of the event and the different tables represented.  It is always a fun event.

Happy Quilting,

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Pay It Forward

This morning while combing throught the blogs that I love to read I came across Pay it Forward again.  It has been on my mind for a long time and now I am going for it. 

It is a simple game. Here's how it works (copied from Clover & Violet):
  1. I will make a little something for the first 3 people who comment on this post. It will be a surprise and it will arrive when you least expect it.
  2. I will have 365 days to do it in. What's the catch? To get a handmade present from me, you have to play too! This means YOU pledge to send a little handmade something for 3 readers of your blog. It doesn't have to be quilty - just handmade.
  3. You must have a blog.
  4. Once you comment here, you must post about your Pay It Forward on your blog to keep the fun going - with the Pay It Forward badge.  Also, feel free to join the Flickr group to see what else is being sent!
Simple huh? That's what I thought, and the best part is that I have 326 days left to think about this and create something lovely for the first three to comment on this blog.
So who is going to Pay it Forward with me????????  We'll see.  Remember the first three to comment will this year receive a gift from me.
Happy Quilting,