Friday, April 29, 2011

Quilts In The Barn 1st Birthday!!

l've been missing in action for the past week, enjoying the sights and wonderful weather down in Tasmania. Here is a sampling of what we enjoyed over the last week.

And while l was there, Quilts In The Barn had it's 1st birthday. So l visited my good friends,
Leonie and Deidre,  at The Quilted Crow, you can see their wonderful shop here,
 and picked up some of their weekender patterns, to have a birthday giveaway.

Its simple. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me which photo from above
 is your favorite and why, and l will put your name into the draw.

l will be picking 4 winners, ( 1 pattern each) randomly, next Saturday 7th May.
Now don't forget, if you are a no-reply blogger, l can't email you to let you know you have
 won, so please leave your email address,  just in case. I will post anywhere in the world.

Its been a busy few weeks, and there is lots to catch up on, so stay tuned.
Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The people you see in NYC!!!

My friend Bev arranged for a group of quilters to get together at the
Russian Tea Rooms on the first night the exhibit was open.
The Bloggers -Lto R- Lori- Humble Quilts, Jo Morton_ Jo's Journal, , Mary KovalSue from l Sew Quilts, Me,  Diane- Quiltmaker, and in front, Vicki and Jan - What a Load of Scrap

This photo below is a group shot, minus the DH's who were taking the photo's.
l count 18 women, but l think a few were missing. You can just imagine
 the quilty talk around the table that night!!!!

Then on Sunday we had this group shot at the exhibit.
From L-R Randi, Bev, Lorre, Me, and Kathie from Inspired by Antique Quilts.
It was a great delight to finally meet Kathie. We have been emailing for many years.

On the Sunday, we were joined by some of my quilting friends from back home.
Chris and Sandra also made the trip, and we enjoyed many wonderful times together.

Well, our time in NYC was amazing, almost as amazing as some of the quilts we saw.
Its been a busy few week since l came home, lot's been happening, and there is lot's planned for the next few months, so while l hate to leave the red and whites behind, its time to move on to other  STUFF!!!
l still have to go back and fill in the few days between here and when we arrived in NYC!! Wonderful times  happened in those few days, and they deserve to be shown.

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


l stood in amazement at the door to the exhibit.

There was a woman to my left with tears in her eyes. And l completely understood!!

Amazement at the generosity of Joanna S. Rose and her family.

Amazement at the volume of quilts hanging.

Amazement at the diversity of patterns.

Amazement at the variety of reds.

Amazement at the execution of those patterns.

Amazement at the condition of these quilts.

Amazement at the hand quilting on these quilts.

Amazement at the creativity of those women.

Amazement at the workmanship of SO MANY women who came before us!!

Amazement at being able to stand among such history of quilting.

This exhibition has made a huge impression on me.
It will influence my quilting for years to come.
And l will continue to be amazed!!!

Thanks for visiting.

P.S. Don't forget to click on each picture for a closer look at the design and quilting.
Just amazing!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011


 The word that keeps coming back to me with this collection of quilts is


A structure of interwoven fibers or other elements.

The distinctive physical composition or structure of something,
 especially with respect to the size, shape, and arrangement of its parts:


Distinctive or identifying quality or character:

The quality given to a piece of art, literature, or music by the interrelationship of its elements:

 To give texture to, especially to impart desirable surface characteristics to

Take this last photo for instance. Look past the quilt in the middle, 
 and see the layers of texture from the many quilts you can see.

l just might think TEXTURE is my new favorite word!!

What's your favorite word to describe this exhibit?

Thanks for visiting,