Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Raffle Quilt~~

This is the quilt that the Stitchin Babes (
Is raffling off during Relay for life at the Ross County Event June 10 & 11th, 2011. The person who wins the quilt will be drawn on the 11th at the event.
I made the quilt and was quilted by Wanda Stivison from Union Furnace, Ohio. This quilt is a work of art~~ If you'd like to purchase raffle tickets they are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 the proceeds go to the Relay for Life - Stitchin babes group. If you'd like to purchase any you can contact me via email or send me something through my blog. You can send the money through paypal & i'll send you the receipt/ticket stubs. If you'd win I'll mail the quilt to you via ups with insurance~~ Your more then welcome to join us at the event which starts at 6 pm on friday. Our motto is "Stitch by Stitch we can cure cancer"

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Welcome Rita to Blogging

Welcome my friend Rita to the blogging world. She is the owner of Creations Sew Clever in Chillicothe. She also does demo's for creative grids, is a published quilt author and tons more. Here is her blog so be sure to stop over and say Hi, welcome her to the blog world. Here is her blog
Ohio's Weather is crazy~~ after teasing us with warm short/capri weather we are back to jeans and jackets, plus throw in rain gear. We've had so much rain I'm going to have to get my dad's pontoon boat just in case needed. Good thing I have lots of quilts I can snuggle over if it gets too cool out. Keep warm~~

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Another Quilt Retreat Done

The Annual OhioQuilters Retreat is finally done~~ It was so much fun this year. We laughed till we had tears in our eyes & our sides ached. There was some great wonderful ladies there this year as always. We had some good food, both brought by the gals attending and the cater. The things everyone was working on was very inspiring to say the least. That is one great thing about a quilt retreat is charging your quilt inspiration batteries so to speak. We have such across the board quilters from some working on batiks, flannels, 30's reproductions, novelty and kansas troubles, in all kinds of patterns. I can't wait till the next one in 2012. I was really thinking of no longer putting this retreat on since I've done it over 10 years, I was getting burnt out but this year was so great, no drama, no stress, and it reminded me of why I do the retreat. I hope everyone else had a great time as much as I did. Now I'm looking forward to a get together with some close friends in June then onto Knoxville Quilt Show. I was debating whether or not to go there this summer since we had to replace my son's car since his was destroyed in a horrible accident. Then I found out this is the last year it will be held there, in the beautiful state of Tennessee ( one of my favorite states). It will be held in 2012 in Michigan. Closer to home but still...not the same. My goal this summer is to get most of my quilt tops sewn & bound, which I need to work on my binding skills. Binding is not thing I just don't enjoy it. I wish there was a good binding tool out there to make it easier and I can use with my Janome.