Friday, July 30, 2010

Hawaiian Quilting...A Teaser

So, I'm still in Hawaii but have a random few minutes to post a quick note to whet your appetite for my podcast next week!

When I first arrived in Waikiki (Oahu), I had a free day to wander about and do as I pleased before starting my conference. So I did a hike up Diamond Head (beautiful--see view of Waikiki from the top, at left), and then tracked down a quilt shop I'd found online ahead of time. It was a little tricky to find, but what a find. And...even better...I was able to interview the owner all about Hawaiian quilting!

My husband flew in to meet me when the conference was over and we headed on to Maui for a few days of vacation. Today, on our way to some hiking trails, I was able to visit another quilt shop that I'd found online ahead of time and once again, it was a wonderful treat.

I'm not going to divulge any more here--I'll be talking about my quilt shop experiences and sharing the interview next week when I'm home again. So get ready for the next podcast's a doozy!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Guest Blogger on Quilting Gallery

I'm still away on business but had a quick minute to post an update: I'm the current guest blogger on Quilting Gallery. You can read it here. Check out all the other great features on Quilting Gallery while you're there!

Monday, July 5, 2010

A great video

Listener Deb shared a link to this very amusing video with me. Thanks, Deb!

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Quilt from Episode 17

In episode 17 of my "Quilting...for the Rest of Us" podcast series, I talk about this quilt from inception to it's current state. This was a doozy.

I won't go into details of what I refer to as a quilt's tale of "woe and redemption," since that's what the whole podcast episode is about. You'll just have to listen if you're curious.

But I promised pics, so here they are!

Here's the whole quilt. Or, at least as much as could be held up by two people standing on the ground rather than ladders. It's somewhere roundabouts twin size.

This is a close-up of some of the wonderful quilting by the long-arm quilter at Mt. Pleasant Quilting Company.  (Note the medallion feathered wreath, with the external feathered wreath in the coping triangles, and sort of a starburst effect in the cornerstone squares.)

My doofus dog trying to figure out why Mom is on the opposite side of the fence from him. "What's up with that? Why aren't we playing?"

The road crew for the photo shoot. (My daughter and niece pressed into service, the two dogs observing and just generally getting underfoot, waiting for food or toys to drop from heaven.)