Geoff's Mom Blog

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hi Friends. Things are looking up. Having a giveaway!

Now that I am FLU-less.. not sure that is a word but hey I am feeling so much better!!!! I can now get back to my sewing, designing and friend time! I have missed you but as you will see by the pictures below I have been away and very busy!
I went to the Lake Powell Quilting Adventure and we had a super time. (except for that dang flu and I couldn't teach a class but Louise is always there to pickup my pieces)
 
 These are 5 Navajo sisters that came to the retreat.. they were all so cute and excited to be there.
 

This is a picture of Louise and her family.. lots of laughing and sewing was done...

 
Here is a picture of my North Star Class.. Louise taught it for me.. I started but had to leave to go to the doctor (that was a real bummer). But everyone had fun in class and got at least one star made. I can't wait to get pictures of some of the finished blocks.

Here are two new quilters... it is always fun to have the younger generation excited to make quilts.
Holly and Katie had a blast.. thanks to their mom Diane's Christmas present.



Nikki made a whole quilt while at the retreat there was no stopping her.



Here I am with the family. Sometimes we adopt new families (not that mine isn't great) but I have bonded with Louise's sisters and entire family. We tease each other and have lots of fun. I love the southern Utah draawwlll... they don't think they have it but they really do. Ha Ha!

 
Let me introduce you to Dottie.. I love this lady! She is my proof-reader and does such a good job. She is such a wonderful support to me and as you can see by her smiling face she is always willing to help.

 Nikki with her finished quilt top.

We had a wonderful room with lots of tables to sew at. It was so much fun to be able to sew together. I always learn so much when I sew with others. You can pick up techniques that you might not have known and it is free! Diane and Julie were always working on a project.. no stopping their progress.

This quilt is called "The Summer Quilt" it was designed at my cabin one summer.

Sorry about the blurry photo.. but this quilt is called "Simpler Days".. this quilt using lots of woolie flannels and some wool applique. It is a favorite of mine.

 
QUESTION of the day????? Does anyone know that name of this quilt block. We were in Marcia's quilt shop in Richfield, Utah and a woman brought in this block to show.. she didn't know that name and neither did I but I just love this block.. it has so much "movement". I suggested that she applique it down to muslin or a shirting of some kind to finish it. She said she found it in her grandmother's belonging when she was cleaning out her house. I think she found a real treasure..



Circle Of Spring
 
Day before yesterday I really felt like Spring was around the corner.. then I realized that is was the calm before the storm because we had snow last night! Yuck!
I know it is a bit early for spring but I am ready to have some springtime projects. I thought of this pattern and decided I would give it away to a lucky winner!
Leave your comments and if you have ever won on my blog you will know that lots of times there is more to the giveaway than just the pattern. I like to surprise my quilting friends!
 
Have a great day friends!
Enjoy your day!

13 comments :

Kathy said...

I'm glad your feeling better. I do love Circle of Spring as appliques are my favorite quilts.

Jeanne said...

I'm anxious for spring too! Love the tulips -- I'd be delighted to win Circle of Spring!
Thanks - Jeanne

Michelle Kulwicki said...

I love your Circle of Spring quilt! I am actually finishing another quilt with tulips right now that was started by my grandmother- she is unable to quilt anymore so my sister and I picked up where she left off on it :)

Diane said...

I am SOOOO ready for spring! I am sick of the snow and we are expecting more next week. I would be very happy to enjoy the pattern even if the weather doesn't cooperate. Thanks for the chance at a lovely pattern!

Jodi Connors said...

I am brand new to your blog, but I have found so much that I am in love with, especially this Circle of Spring Quilt pattern. I love to applique. I am glad that you are feeling better. I love the Simpler Times quilt too, where would I find this one?

Jodi
mtnfamily2013@yahoo.com

Mary said...

Love this quilt. Just breathtaking. I love to appliqué and would really like to win this pattern. Thank you so much for the chance! have a great weekend.

Mary

Gayle said...

I love the circles on your Circle of Spring quilt - and baskets are always a favorite of mine! Sounds like you had a great time at the retreat - it's so fun to get away with like minded women, huh?

Anna said...

I have to say I long for simpler days...where cells phones didn't exist and you walked over to your neighbors for a cuppa coffee...sweet times!

Me and My Stitches said...

So glad you are feeling better - sounds like there has been a lot of really nasty flu this year. Love you Circle of Spring quilt - what a perfect name!

Lynn said...

I would like to think spring is around the corner, but I can't get out of my house because of the snow and cold! Would love a chance at Circle of Spring pattern. Thanks!

Cathy said...

Glad you are feeling better. The flu is not fun. Love your quilts and Circle of Spring is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs

Rose Marie said...

Circle of Spring .... so pretty. It will be a few more months before warmer weather will come around. The snow banks are rather high here right now. A little bit of spring would be most welcome. I hope I win!

Karen said...

The tulip design reminds me of a Pensylvania Dutch design. Combined with the basket border, looks oh so good. I would love to win the pattern.