Saturday, May 29, 2010

More Pirating Pictures-T Time

Pinwheels and Tea by Janet L.

Tea Garden by Pam C

Asian Tea

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day of the Dead Celebration

Thought I might share the Blue Ribbon with you.. It was shown at the Yosemite Western Arts Juried Show last month. I also won a second for my Ties that Bind - Kite series. There is a lot of beading, clay and glass, skulls, buttons, and appliqued flowers. It was a fun piece to work on. vivian
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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pirating pictures off the web

Broderie Perse by Gwen

Earth Mother by Allie

Three Dog Night by Stevii

For Africa with Love by Deanna

By Ann Rhode

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

alzheimer challenge

I agreed to be a part of of a challenge this year and Ami Sims has recently posted info about this at

I did just start my quilt--due August 1st. If you search further in Ami's website you can see the three quilts from last year. They raised $10,000 with Hollis Chateline, John Flynn and Becky Goldsmith.

Judy Mathieson

Georgann and Barbara Have a Show

Georgann is art quilt curator for the dining room at our local alternative grocery store.
We hung our Arts & Crafts inspired quilts for 2 months.

They were inspired by William Morris, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rennie Mackinstosh and Thomas Jeckyll

If you are in Lawrence stop by for lunch.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Nancy Has a Show in June

Life’s Work: The Quilts of Nancy Halpern
June 25-27
Vermont Quilt Festival 2010

Where There's One There's Another

From the Vermont Quilt Festival Website:

In continuing its retrospective exhibits of the work of well-known quilt artists, VQF is proud to feature approximately 40 quilts made by Nancy Halpern of Natick, MA, one of New England’s best-known and most talented quiltmakers and a leading light of the contemporary quilt world for more than 30 years. Here, in Ms. Halpern’s own words, is a description of her exhibit:

Flight from Bergamo 1998

"From the beginning (the early ‘70s) my quilts have been inspired by the people, places and things I care about, plus the happy coincidences found in the colors and patterns of a heap of fabric. Their designs are essences, stripped down and distilled from more complex realities. Their fabrics (begged, bought and stolen) embody and embellish these essences. Their quilting is the calligraphy that tells their stories."


Hilltown 1980, 71" x 73"

Read more about the Vermont Quilt Festival by clicking here:

If you have news of PB-ite shows or any gossip we'd like to hear, post it yourself or email BB with photos.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Testing and GREAT photos Barbara

I love the photo Barbara, and look forward to a wonderful blogging year...hugs to all Sharona

joining blog

I am trying to see if I am doing this correctly. I have no experience with blogs.

Keeping in Touch

Thank you Barbara, this will be a great way to keep in touch! hugs, vivian

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Second Home Special Exhibit

Kim wants to finalize her  floor plan for the SD Quilt Show. She needs to know who will be sending their 2nd Home Quilts for the special exhibit???

See a detail of Mabry's to the right.

Kim says:

I have several that came home with me in February and would like more. I need to know: your name...the title...the measurements right away if you could email that info it would be great. They need to be here by September 07, 2010.

Please let me know right away so I can have enough room to display them. If you can gather several and send together that is fine as well. Please be sure they have a label on the back so I get the correct signage on them.

See more in the email from Kim: May 8

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sally's May 5th email

We have 41 yeahs for heading back to Point Bonita. That is a majority,

so it is decided! It will be good to have a farewell retreat at the Point!

I would like it to honor Kathy R. for her tireless smile,
compassion and devotion to us over all these years. I think it is fitting to making her OUR Queen for a week! And this is our theme for the week! I will charge an additional $7-$10 to everyone so Kathy can come as our guest. So let it rip ladies...beg, grovel, profess your  undying love, do anything necessary to let Kathy know we want her there!

I will now check with the administration at PB and find out how much  deposit they require. If we get to 60 people, we will have exclusivity at PB. Details to follow.


Once the Queens retire anarchy ensues.

We need some digital communication tools and this blog will help.

My theory is we can all post messages and pictures here. This will be more efficient than email and won't clog up our email boxes.

You need an invitation to post. I've sent one to everyone on the current address file. If you didn't get one email and I'll send you one.

Respond to the invitation that comes in your email and you'll be a posting member.


Once someone starts a post we can all comment.

At the bottom of this post you'll see a small line with the time it was posted and my name. Then a spot that says X Comments. Click on this.
A box will come up at the bottom of the comments already posted with the title

Type your comment in the box and then hit POST COMMENT at the bottom.

It should work. If it doesn't---let me know and I will adjust the format as needed.

At the top of the page see the sign in. If it doesn't auctomatically take you to the contol page use your google account by filling in your email address and password. Once you are signed in....

At the blue line at the top you'll see the words NEW POST.
Click on that
A box will come up:
You can give your post a title.
Then type text in the box.
At the bottom you'll see an orange box that says PUBLISH POST. Hit that and you're done.

Right now everyone in the entire world can see your post so think about that before you hit PUBLISH POST. We can change that after awhile and make it a supersecret blog if we want to.

And once you hit PUBLISH POST you do get the option of editing or deleting.

I think this will be fun and will make it easier to keep in touch.