Posted in Local, Shows

Diamonds in the Rough Quilt Show 2021

Diamond in the Rough Quilt Show

Planning is under way for our 2021 quilt show in July. This is our 17th Annual and we haven’t missed a year yet. While a lot of shows closed up show last year or went virtual, we had an outdoor drive-through show and it was a total success. A big thank you so my loyal team that were able to show up and help, even during the pandemic. Nothing will stop the Pine Needlers!

So we’d love to see you out at the show this year! We are going to be a nice large gym, with plenty of airflow and all COVID protocols in place. Come out and see our beautiful raffle quilt and all the varied quilts we will have on display. We typically have over 100 quilts, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

To support our FREE event, you can purchase raffle tickets on our Eventbrite site. For more information on the show, or to enter your quilt, check out our show website. It’s FREE to attend the show.

Posted in Life!

Hiking in the Willamette National Forest

Memorial Day Weekend: warm weather and a beautiful day to hike. We took a 2 hour stroll along the Middle Fork of the Willamette River, below Diamond Peak. The hike was mostly level and shady, which was perfect for an 80 degree day.

We were making our second attempt to reach the Diamond Peak trailhead via our car, but three weeks ago snow blocked the road from the north, and now snow again blocked our path coming from the southwest. Guess we’ll need to try again in another month or so. We got so tantalizing close!

At the point we got stopped, there was a large tree that we squeaked through, but only got another hundred yards up the road when the snow stopped us. So that was our lunch spot. There was a beautiful waterfall and view of the valley below. Not a bad place for lunch, eh?

Happy trails!

Posted in Classes, knitting

Calling All Knitters

Yes, I gone to the “dark side” and am now quilting and knitting. Who knew? But really I like the portability of knitting as I can easily bring projects with me in the car, on trips, etc. And after my last experience of forgetting my entire quilt project on a quilt retreat (who does that?), my knitting project saved the day as I had something to work on. Is it me, or do other people do silly things like that?


Anyway, click on the image above to head to Craftsy and check out their Memorial Day sale items, and knitting classes.


Posted in Books & Patterns, Sale

eBook Fans?

Are you crafty AND an eBook fan? Then this sale might just be the thing for you. Going on now, and ending May 31st, they are having a 50% off all ebooks sale. Click on the image above to take you to C&T Publishing. Use the code shown above at checkout.