Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Quilt Show Coming

Good morning quilters...it looks like the rain has stopped for the moment here. I was just about ready to get the ark built. The rivers are high and everyone's yard is a big pile of mud and water. My poor critters are slogging through the mud like crazy. I will be so happy to see some sunshine and warm weather. Our Camano Island quilt show is this weekend. It should be great, and the vendors and quilts will make for a great weekend. I have to get things loaded into the car for my part. Hopefully the rains will stop long enough for that.
I hope the diamond quilts cheer you up....I just got that one pieced. It is from Kaffe's last book about stunning quilts from simple shapes...I will be teaching it in Woodinville, WA this quarter. I had a chance to use lots of my Kaffe stash...you can never have too much Kaffe....by the way, they are starting a new book. I just got about 5 pieces to quilt. They are going to do a lot with stripes and shot cottons this time around. I decided to use foundation muslin to strip piece my diamonds instead of just fabric and spray starch! It is a little heavier, but it does make it fast and easy to piece.

The Alaskan quilt is for the cruise to Alaska. I hope to be teaching this August on an Alaskan cruise. It is sponsored by Parkland Parish Quilt shop in Tacoma, WA. You can check their website for more information. Since I can't figure out links, I can't put one in my blog...so sad....and for all of you who are kind enough to leave comments...I don't know how to respond the them either. Yikes....I was never meant for this electronic age. My buddy Opal is trying to get me to text...don't know how, don't want to figure it out. Besides, my phone is way old, and if it goes kerflooey, I am in big trouble. I don't like those new skinny phones with pictures flying all over the screen. I was looking at electronics yesterday for a new tv remote....all I saw was i pods, iphones, some kind of games thingies, and more stuff than I knew existed for computers and phones...oh, and those funny new electronic books....as for me, I like turning real paper pages....and smelling the smells of a book. I still have not gone into libraries since they did away with card catalogues. Something about those cards and smells....but I did buy a card catalogue at U of Washington when they sold all theirs from their libriaries. I love it and use it for all my small threads and goo gahs.

Well, gotta slog over to the pasture and feed the critters and then work on a Kaffe quilt. I hope to mail it today.

Have a great day, and for all you local folks, hope to see you at the Camano show this weekend.

Happy quilting.....jude

1 comment:

  1. Hi Judy, I just found your blog by chance. I LOVE the diamond strip quilt in the photo! It's exciting and dynamic... and fun!

    I "feel your pain" when it comes to modern technology but I do have blogging down pretty solid, so if you have any questions or need help on anything feel free to contact me.