Geoff's Mom Blog

Saturday, June 4, 2016

What's been happening here?



Hi Friends!

Spring Market came and went.. we had a great time visiting with old and some new friends! 

I've been busy since arriving home. I have been making kits for 

"Table Conversations" 

Watch the website if you would like to place an order. 

I'm also trying to kit "With Liberty and Justice for All"  but I'm waiting on some fabric. Hopefully it will arrive soon and I can finish up these great quilt kits!





Farmhouse Threads is having another Blog Hop! You will not want to miss out on this one!!!

It will be Harvest blocks!
 Autumn pumpkins and all things Fall! Don't you just love the Fall?
My block is finished and I'm getting it written and making kits! (for once I'm early..lol)


Week 1, June 17 – Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads
Week 2, June 24Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs
Week 3, July 1 Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings
Week 4, July 8 – Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan
Week 5, July 15 – Joyce Weeks, Geoff’s Mom Pattern Co.
Week 6, July 22 – Kathi and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms
Week 7 July 29 – Kathy Campbell, Heart to Hand
Week 8, August 5 – Shawn York, Rusty Crow Quilt Shop
Week 9, August 12 – Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs
Week 10, August 19 – Gloria Parsons, Olde Green Cupboard Designs
Week 11, August 26 – Linda and Donna, My Red Door Designs
Week 12, September 2 – Finishing Instructions from Farmhouse Threads


Oh.. not that I let any grass grow under my feet... I bought The Quilt St. George Retreat! 
SAVE THE DATE:  August 29, 30, 31, 2017 
I'm changing up the retreat and it's going to be a blast. Lots of sewing time with friends! Make N Takes.. Basket weaving.. Quilt classes. Prizes! 

One more thing happening in my life... I bought a new house last weekend.. more room for a studio and guests! Woo Hoo!

Life is good! 
I'm happy! 
Make it a great day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Snuggle Cakes ..name patterns win a prize!

This is my newest published pattern called "Snuggle Cakes" It is made using layer cakes and added fabric. I made 3 of them for family and friends. Krystal (step daughter-in-law) is holding it in my backyard for the picture
Below is another new pattern in the works...

Block 1 


Block 2

Block 3
I love this new line of fabric called "Christmas Gatherings" by Primitive Gatherings. I haven't figured out a name for this quilt... I'll try and get another picture when the quilt is done. If any of you out there in blog land have an idea for a name please let me know... it could win you a FABULOUS prize!


I started starching my fabrics with spray starch... it really does make a difference in your piecing!


In February Krystal and I went on a cruise with Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings and Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin... We had such a blast! Can't wait to do it again!!!



Off to the quilter... new pattern coming!


"Planted...Now Bloom" new pillow... pattern coming soon!


No name again... suggestions? Table runner.. pattern coming soon.. off to the quilter.


I've been doing a little decoration painting.. I painted the "wash" sign for my laundry room... yep the room is bright orange and I love it!

As you can tell by this post... I've been busy and have lots more new stuff to show you at another time. 
Leave your comments with pattern names and I will pick a name or two and send out a couple of prizes to the lucky winners!

Have a great day and keep on stitching!!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy Everything!

Happy Everything! Christmas! New Year! The Works!


My Kids got married as many of you know I took Robert in to our home through his High School years. Geoff has a "foster" "other" "real" brother. Krystal his new wife is the best! She goes with me to all the trade shows. She knows my patterns and is so strong and helpful. Tiny but "mighty". I love them all. Picture from left to right Geoff, Jeremiah, Krystal, Robert and Darren. Love having these kids around!

 In November, Rhonda McCray and I went to "Primitive Gatherings" retreat in Temecula, CA for 3 days! OMG it was a blast. We stayed in a Nunnery and it was quite sparse. Those Nuns really didn't have or should we say  didn't need much. The food was wonderful and it was beautiful. We met so many new and wonderful friends! We can't wait until next year! Lisa Bongean is a super teacher and we made fun projects.. I need to find the pictures for the projects. I think many of them are coming out in her new book "Christmas Gatherings"  

 There are wineries all over... I didn't know that Temecula was wine country... That made me a happy girl! I bought a few bottles and brought them home for Christmas. 


After the retreat I stayed and sewed with Rhonda at her studio. She is the owner of Farmhouse Threads. She is so talented and inspiring! 
I made 3 of these quilts while I was away. I am currently writing the pattern They were Christmas presents. I love working with "Wool & Needle Flannels". 

 Here is Rhonda working on her projects! I told her to smile.. she isn't fond of having her picture..be she is so cute and nice!

Lisa hard at work teaching!


 Wonder what she is teaching there????
 I bought myself two Christmas gifts this year... this is a light from Lumino.. I saw it on Shark Tank and had to have one. I love it! It is really bright and I tought it would work well in hotel rooms where they are alway too dark. It folds like a small book and is easy to carry.
 My other Christmas gift to myself was a "Juki 2010" sewing machine. It is a work-horse! It stitches so fast it almost scares you! It has needle down position, thread cutter, and just does straight stitching. I can tell my piecing is going to go much faster and I seem to be more accurate. This is a great purchase! 
I went to my girlfriend Louise's house for Christmas. This is her husband Kenny and he doesn't let dogs in his house. Well.. love me love my dog. Louise made and executive decision that my dogs were invited in the house to be with all of us on Christmas!. We all thought it would "tip" Kenny over but he did great! That goodness the dogs were well behaved! 
This is the first project made using my new Juki 2010. I will be teaching this in San Diego at the Quilt Show! Please come and take the class and have some fun with us!!!