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Winning is F-u-n!

Houses (Large)I entered five quilts in our guild’s recent quilt show and was tickled to receive a First place and Third place ribbon. The third place was for my “Tweet Village.”  Our guild had a workshop with Ellen Guerrant and used her pattern “Tartan Town.” It was such fun grabbing scraps from each others’ scrap piles! I named it because there is a bird with each house – even one owl. Someone special to me rather fancy’s this quilt, so I’ve already set chosen fabrics in a project box and hope to get to it in the next year.

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My first place was the “Pohutukawa” (New Zealand Christmas Tree) that gave me fits in the process, but am so glad I persevered, finished and entered it!

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One of our members made our winning ribbons. Wish I had gotten a pic of all the different ones – each place was so unique! Along with our ribbons to pin on our quilts, we get a corresponding little yo-yo ribbon to pin to our name tags – Don’t we just love bragging rights! Two years ’til the next show – WHEW!!

Sail Into Quilting!

The Lake Norman Quilt Guild presents Sail Into Quilting 2015 quilt show this Friday and Saturday, August 14 and 15, 9 AM to 5 PM at the Talbert Recreation Center, Talbert Road, Mooresville, NC.


Come see 200 quilts! I am always amazed and impressed by the high quality of work the members of this guild produce. You will not be disappointed. And there is a style for everyone: Contemporary, Art, and Traditional and a Log Cabin challenge display.. There will also be a gift shop with hand made creations, books and too many goodies to list.  Vendors will also be at the show so that you may get all your creative shopping done! Bringing a significant other and don’t want him/her to get bored?  A Girl Scout troop will host a café with beverages and snacks. What better way to spend a day!

Quilts & Quilts!


Whew! The quilt show is past for more than a week now, but there has still been much to do. Finally I got pics off my camera and can now post them. Unfortunately I was so busy at the show I did not get many pictures – not even of all my entries or my ribbon winners. I’m going to post a few of my favorites – yes, I had many more, but just didn’t get the camera out.

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The show’s challenge was “Red and White.” There were about 28 entries in the challenge. I did a small Dresden Plate – my first crack at English paper piecing which I really enjoyed.  Any how about Cindy’s red and white Bargello? It was just stunning hanging at the show.

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Laurie did the very large English paper pieced quilt – wow! What an effort! Elyse’s prism quilt looked quite stunning hanging – it can be so much more appreciated hung and at a bit of a distance or through the lens of a camera.

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Greta’s quilt was one of my favorites.  All the colors!  Jean’s labor of love for her gandson’s graduation was quite the paper pieced effort – the eyes of the deer were so tiny! I witnessed her slave away to get it done in time for his special day.

I wish my camera did these quilts the justice they deserved. There were over 200 quilts at the show and they were all wonderful.  Two years until the next show – there’s no telling what this group will come up with by then!

Quilt Show! Quilt Show!

Entries Ready to Go!

Entries Ready to Go!

Sail Into Quilting 2013 in Mooresville, NC is this Friday and Saturday, August 16 & 17 at the Talbert Rec Center, Mooresville.  Over 200 quilts will be on display and Susan Brubaker Knapp, our featured guest artist, will be there with her works of art, DVD’s, books and will be doing some demonstrations. There will also be a beautiful and amazing display of Red & White Quilts – 28 of them! This was the guild’s big challenge for the show.

It has been a busy few months for me.  I have chaired this show and have also managed to get all my entries ready to go! Two of my entries I started about 7 years ago. It is such a treat that they are done.  Two of my other entries I just started this past March at a workshop I went to in WV.  Same pattern, totally different look. There really doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason as to how or when I complete a work or what motivates me, unless it is a gift.DSC03348 (Large) DSC03347 (Large)

Join us – it will be fun and worth the drive if you’re a bit farther down the road. There will also be vendors, an amazing gift shoppe with MANY handmade items, books and patterns and a Girl Scout Cafe with home baked goods and beverages. The rec center is also off a main drag with much shopping including Hobby Lobby, Michaels, JoAnn Fabric, Target, Walmart and too many to list. There is also a great number of eateries nearby.

See you Friday and Saturday!!