Thursday, May 26, 2011

A new Small Quilts Club project!

I worked on this some yesterday and today. I still have to get the leaves stitched on, but then it will be ready to quilt!  I'm calling it Old Time Crossed Flowers! I think there will be a pretty good size class tomorrow, and the kits are being made today! It's a little different than I usually do, but I like it so far!
   Hope everyone has a great weekend! My husbands family has a couple of reunions that we'll be going to and we will have a Memorial Day cookout with all my family on Monday!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Mark Lipinski Radio Interview!!!!!

Hello, everyone!!!
We're going to be on the radio!!!  You are invited to listen in on the Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski radio show this Wednesday, May 25.  The show is at 3:00pm Eastern Time and runs LIVE for two hours.  Gretchen will be interviewed by Mark, discussing our new magazine!!  Our tentative air time is at 3:20, fyi.
To participate, please go to and click on the "listen live" button on the right hand side of the page.  The podcast with our interview will also be available within a few hours of the LIVE version, via the Show Host page under "Our Shows".  Scroll to find "Creative Mojo" and you will see the latest podcast on the right hand side of the page.
Thanks, and have a great day.....hope you can all listen in!  :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

International Spring Quilt Market!

Hi everyone!  Sister Judy and I are at Quilt Market, in Salt Lake City, Utah! Wow! It is beautiful here! Nothing like seeing a big city, and right behind it a giant mountain! Look in one direction
and they are snow covered! Look the other direction and they are green! Spectacular!  Being from WV, you wouldn't think it was such a big deal, but we have hills and mountains, and where we live it is in a valley, with not much city action! So just to see these mountains just behind a sky scraper, is really wonderful!
    Here are some pictures of our booth, and a far off shot of a mountain!  If you are here at Market, stop by our booth! It is booth number 545!
I know, the loading dock isn't so great but I'll try to get some good pictures of the mountains before we head for home!  Enjoy!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Quilt Retreat pictures!

I'm not the best picture taker, and since I was having so much fun sewing and visiting, that I didn't take very many! We had 5 customer friends at our retreat and 8 family members including myself! We held our retreat at North Bend State Park in West Virginia, less than an hour from the shop! So here are some pictures!  I'm heading to Salt Lake City, Utah with my sister Judy for Quilt Market on Wednesday, and I'll try to keep you posted on how that goes!  We'll be having a booth with the magazine! 
This is Aunt Judy sewing! She is also smiling at the camera in the picture above! She is my Mom's sister. Mom and Bethany my niece are in the picture above with their backs to the camera! You can also see Karen, Vera and Myra in that picture!

The cute little boy is my niece Bethany's son Avery! He was staying with his Grandpa while Bethany got some fun Mommy time! She is expecting another baby and made the cutest little things for her baby to be, and also a nice pirate bag for Avery!  Bethany's mom is my sister Sally who was also at the retreat!
Carolyn's Bunny Rug! Carolyn is a really fast rug hooker!!!

Charlotte, reading a pattern and her daughter, Cherie rug hooking!

These scissors belonged to my Great-Grandmother Anna Sarah Dickson! They have been sharpened so many times they don't cut near the points anymore! What a treasure! I think my Aunt Judy brought them!
Great Grandma was a quilter!

Cousin Jill, Aunt Judy's daughter, sewing on her "lasagna" quilt!
Jill's Lasagna Quilt!  In the background in pink is Aunt Martha, Moms other sister, and our friend Myra!

Karen, Vera and Sally sewing away!

Karen's Sunshine wall hanging!

Karen's Sunshine on my Shoulders wall hangings

Mom sewing on her featherweight!

Sally's Wool Crazy purse!

More sewing! Aunt Martha in Pink, Myra over by the window!

Vera! Making a Sunshine on my Shoulders quilt also! That is her chain of Dresden blades!