Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pieces of ME: Quilted Expressions of Human Ties

While we were in UT we went to visit the exhibit at the Church History Center.  It was awesome.  They had a number of quilts to look at, but the most fun part was the center they had the for the kids (and adults).  They had a HUGE magnetic wall full, so you could design your own quilts and blocks using the "quilt" pieces they had on hand.  

They also had a quilt block you could quilt yourself (using seen below).

Liz did a great job quilting her block.  She wanted to stay here all day and get this baby done! SOOOO Cute.

I think I am going to call him an expressionistic quilter.  He certainly has a great imaginiation!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Playing Catch Up

I am "paying" for it.  Now that the vacation is over, work has begun.  My first week back (last week) was a little bit of baptism by fire.  I felt a little crazy, so much was going on, so much to keep track of.  And the worst part, my parents (who I went to visit) weren't even here to take care of me.  I am realizing I am a little too spoiled when I go home.  Oh well, I enjoyed the break.

Now I am home, I am supposed to do things like cook, clean, care for my children, take them a hundred places, and be their summer entertainment.  Oh yeah, maybe I should make one of the quilts I have been working on.  Hmmm, that sounds nice.  But, I'll have to get to that after..... blah blah blah.  You don't want to know my list of boring to do's.

This last week I spent some time with McKayla a young girl from my ward.  I have to say, teaching young people to quilt is my favorite.  They don't have fears, or feelings of inadequacy, they just jump in and do it.  Maybe it's because they aren't experts in anything yet, so they don't feel intimidated by possible "mistakes."  Whatever the reason, I love it.  Saturday we went fabric shopping, and I have never been in and out of a store so quickly, we found what we needed in the sale section (my favorite section of any fabric store), and we were off to quilting.  She is making my Circle of Friends quilt for her sweet sister, Elyse.  Elyse and I have a history as well... I was her YW leader in church...and we have a fairly strong bond.  She ROCKS, and she is getting married soon.

Clearly, she is going to be making it in different colors.  Imagine, Gray, yellow, orange, and turquoise.  I can't wait to see the end result.  

I hope your summers are going well.  I hope your home town isn't as swelteringly hot as mine  (argh), and I wish you all happy quilting.  

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Looking for a deal?

The Fat Quartershop has my book on clearance...lucky you.

There's only 1 left, go for's only $12.50