I wanted to take a couple of minutes to thank two dear friends who took the time to feature the Quilting Gallery on their web sites this week. Your kind words, enthusiasm and support mean a lot to me. Thanks!
First up, Kari Ramsay from Fresh Cut Quilts Pattern Co.. I had the pleasure of meeting Kari at Spring Quilt Market earlier this year and we’ve managed to stay in touch via email. You’ll find lots of triangles and fun, whimsical appliquÃ© in her patterns. Kari wrote a wonderful blog post about this site and the Quilter’s Cookbook. I wasn’t havingt a great weekend, so this really cheered me up. Thanks Kari!
Next up, my dear friend Susan Murphy. Ottawa has a very strong community of web folks on Twitter, and that’s how I met Sue a couple of years ago. She’s been a great help to me as I grow this site. She’s a fantastic communicator and listens really well. She helps me see my own potential and encourages me along the way. This morning on Twitter, I saw she had a new blog post. Of course, I clicked to read it. Imagine my surprise to see that she’s featured me and my site in her People Doing Cool Things on the Internet III weekly feature. Thanks Sue!
Ottawa Creator Camp
UPDATE: Plans change and I will not be presenting at this event after all.
For my local friends, I’ll be doing a trunk show of my quilts at the first-ever Ottawa Creator Camp next week. When I registered for the event, I was so jazzed to read “quilters” actually mentioned in the event description. (Hey that’s ME!) Last weekend a few friends and I were talking (Sue above too!), and they encouraged me to do a presentation. Oh my!!
I’m not big on public speaking, in fact, I’m terrified… but I’m going to do it anyway (I can always hide behind my quilts!) While most of my own quilts are not here in Ottawa, I have several that are in flimsy stage or even just blocks and I’ve received so many wonderful quilts from around the world doing the swaps. I’m sure I’ll have more than enough to talk about and show off. I’ll probably be the only one bringing in a suitcase or two to the event. I hope someone will help me carry it up the stairs. :)
If you’re local, I hope you’ll join us. Register here!
One of the quilts I have to show, is this gorgeous antique that’s hand quilted. Based on the fabrics I’d date it around the 1930s. My mom purchased it at an auction near her. When I saw it, I went a little crazy over it, so she decided since I loved it so much, it should be mine. Thanks Mom! Some of the patches need to be repaired, but structurally it’s in excellent condition. There aren’t any holes all the way through and the background fabric, binding and hand quilting are extremely good. I’m so pleased to own this quilt.
Question: Does anyone know the name of the block used? I’m terrible at names, but I just know someone will ask me and I’d like to be accurate.