Gosh it sure took me long enough, but this year’s Blackberry Jam Raffle Quilt is finally quilted! And now it’s out of my studio and off to Teri for binding (did I just volunteer you Teri?).
Tickets will be going on sale as soon as we get them printed; possibly as early as March. So start saving your pennies because this one is a keeper! There will be much more to come on this subject, so not to worry. The Blackberry Jam Festival in Lowell isn’t happening until July….so there is plenty of time.
Tis the season! This scrappy “Twinkle” quilt, made by Jan, is a great example of how wonderful a scrappy, colorful quilt can be. She chose a red flannel for the backing, and the quilting just POPS out on the flannel and is really fun. Each of the stars has a motif quilted in them and the background is an overall Swoosh ‘n Swirl pattern (learned from Sheila Sinclair Snyder).
I spent several days in Tacoma, Washington enjoying the weather (who knew?) while attending my first longarm convention. There were longarm manufacturers, vendors, a quilt show, and lots of classes for the taking. Out of the five classes I took, I really enjoyed the ones given by Pam Clarke and Sue Patten. Skill combined with humor and intelligence in these two women who really made the learning fun. I’ve already put some of my learning to use in my latest longarm quilt adventure (thank you to the lovely quilter from Eugene, Oregon who made the quilt)…see photo above.