Sunday, March 29, 2015


Our 4-year-old nephew is a lover of all tractors and farm machinery, but John Deere equipment is at the top of his favorites list.

So finding some official John Deere fabric was exciting, and I just happened to have some solid fabrics to coordinate with it.

I've never made pillowcases before, but with some on-line help, I think I accomplished the task, even with French seams.

I think the pillowcases will be just the start of redecorating Dylan's bedroom....

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

LeTourneau retreat

I visited a group of quilters last evening who were enjoying a retreat at LeTourneau camp and retreat center on the east side of Canandaigua Lake. 

The main room provided lots of space and light, along with beautiful views of the lake.

I brought some quilts and jackets to show.

Pictured on the left are Genie Barnes and Caren Betlinski, who hosted the event along with Gail Holmes and Diane Miller.

Caren's lovely puppy, Finn, is also attending the retreat.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Peeps Meeting

It was our regular monthly meeting, and after the business portion, we got to see some work in process.

Jeanne showed us the top and bottom of her newest piece, with the middle to come later.

Nancy has been working on one of her portrait quilts.

We're using Skype on my MacBook so that Anne could participate via long distance.

These are two of the pieces that Bev brought to show us. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

AQS Lancaster

My "RoundAbout" quilt was shown at the AQS show in Lancaster, PA, last week and was just returned home. 

Along with the quilt, I received a copy of the Show Book and was pleasantly surprised to find that a picture of my quilt was used to head the section for large quilts.

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Today was the Collage Making Workshop at Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs.

Brad led the workshop and all the materials were supplied for us.

Everyone was concentrating and working hard!

The student artwork from local schools was on display in the upstairs gallery where we were working.

This collage was done by my tablemate, Dawn.

And this is one I made.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sewing projects

Jeanne and I made some progress on some pieces we're making for exhibit in the summer.  Her piece incorporates some of her deconstructed screen printed fabrics.

I made this black and white piece from an exercise I originally did in a class with Elizabeth Barton.  It's about 36" square.

This is the start of another piece, testing out which fabrics to use.

Monday, March 9, 2015


The sun is out, the temperatures are rising, and the melting has begun!

This ice dam is about a foot tall and probably just as thick, so it's going to be with us for awhile!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Sewing Day

Linda, Nancy, and Jeanne were here for a meeting and a little sewing.

Linda made a few adjustments to her new piece on the wall.

One of Nancy's quilts is on the far wall.

Linda and Jeanne were finishing up their 6 X 6 pieces for donation to the Rochester Contemporary Art Center.
 These three squares are Jeanne's contribution.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Quilts Traveling

These quilts have just returned from participating in the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Virginia.

The first one is "Pueblos" (70"h X 80"w), and the second one is "Tail Feathers ( 56"h X 49"w).

Pueblos has been accepted for the AQS show in Paducah, so it will be leaving again  next month for Kentucky.