Saturday, November 27, 2010

Judi B: New Quilt

Judi Blaydon, Sub Rosa: Venice II 2010

If y'all need "filler" for the blog, here's a picture of the finished quilt I was working on at P.B. last year.

Just got Juror's Choice Award in the 2010 Quilts=Art=Quilts Show at the Schweinfurth (Memorial Art Museum in Auburn NY)
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Don't Forget to Pay

The deadline for sending your fees for the 2011 Getaway is December 3rd.

You don't want to miss the fun.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Kim Wraps It Up

Hey There: It was a MUCH better day today. The route was pretty easy to walk, and the weather cooperated much of the day, but was a bit wet at times. It was a very emotional day as this journey came to an end. It is incredible to see all of the walkers, all sizes, shapes and speeds. The event crew of volunteers was FANTASTIC, from people directing us along the route, serving food & drinks, medical helpers and especially law enforcement that made sure we were all safe and sound and could keep our feet moving as much as possible. There was even a crew from the San Jose Police Department that volunteered to come down and help out. They have been doing it for several years and are really an asset to the event, very enthusiastic and a ton of fun in their tu tus, with their music and friendly encouragement.

It is amazing to see all the people lined up along the route cheering everyone on and handing out all sorts of goodies and mementos to the walkers. It is incredible and motivating. One of the people I was walking for was in the crowd, and I missed her, sorry Coral ! Many of you have kept me in your thoughts and prayers and I really appreciate all the support.

The closing ceremony was very moving and emotional and another year is ahead to find a cure for this disease. The Komen Foundation vows to find one and the sooner the better.

For all the survivors, and for the people I walked in memory of, it wasnt' soon enough. But hopefully SOON so future generations won't have to deal with this in the near future.

Again, many thanks and for now, Kimberley

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Kimberley Walking for the Cure

Notes from Kimberley
Yes, I'm doing it - I signed up for the 2010 Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure! I am walking in honor of many survivors and in memory of those I / WE have lost.

This event isn't easy, but I promise you, I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't believe 100% that it was worth every sore muscle, weary night and training walk!


Greetings all...One down and two to go!!! All went well today, my knees and heels are sore, but all in all O K. We took a beautiful route through Del Mar, La Jolla, Pacific Beach and ended up at Crown Point. Looking forward, I think, to tomorrow where we will again hit the coast but further south: Ocean Beach & Point Loma. Rain is in the forecast, looks like a cold and wet day. We will see.

Keep me in your thoughts and THANKS SO MUCH for your support. Kim


Well it was a bit wet and very blustery today. One of those so unusual for us in Sunny Southern California. The water was rushing down the streets of Ocean Beach and Point Loma like I have never seen. For those of you not in SO CA, the whole county is soaking up the rain. I didn't get as far as I would have liked to today but it was just to windy, wet and slippery for me, so I didn't make it to the finish, but plan on giving it another shot for the third and final day tomorrow. My hat is off to those that went the distance, but I know my limits...

Thanks for all the good thoughts and comments. I'll give you the wrap up tomorrow. Kimberley


Saturday, November 20, 2010


Here's what you can find out about Stevii on the internet.
She wears lipstick sometimes.

She has papillon pups

She published this book in 2005
Cindy Walter and Stevii Graves, Contemporary Quilting, WI, Krause Publications, 2005.
She was a judge last February at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXI
She's a teacher on a cruise to Bermuda next May:
Here's a list of other books Stevii's written:

Stevii Thompson Graves (editor), Visions: Quilt Expressions, Nashville, Tennessee: Rutledge Hill Press, 1998.

Stevii Thompson Graves (editor), Visions: Layers of Excellence, Lafayette, CA: C&T Publishing, 1994.

Julie Scribner (editor), Stevii Graves (Technical Editor), Sew with the Stars, Burlingame, CA: P & B Textiles, 2002

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Heart Art & Treasures

Notes from the Auction Committee:

Remember to send Deanna the list of your three favorite charitable organizations for the 2011 auction. She'll make a list and identify a list of 5 for the general auction. The deadline is November 20th, so click here right now and email her:

As usual you want to bring treasures for the charity auction, which will be on Tuesday, Feb 1st. This year you will hold on to those treasures until the morning of February 1st.

Special Heart Art Section
The committee is planning a special section. All are invited to make something wonderful, so "you" that your friends and admirers will wage bidding wars over it. It doesn't have to have any hearts on it.

By Helga Strauss

Bring a pre-addressed envelope with the name of your favorite charity organization on it. The lucky bidder for your item will write a check for the winning bid's amount and mail it to that organization in the envelope. They don't say whether you should put a stamp on the envelope, but it would be nice.

Questions: ask Judy M (the chair), Brenda, Deanna, Shirley, Babs and Mata

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pt Bonitaites at Market

Sharona and Deb R ran into each other at Quilt Market in Houston in early November.

Other Pt. Bonitaites we ran into literally and figuratively:
Bobbi had a reproduction quilt in the American Quilt Study Group exhibit on stars.

And so did Janet. She was inspired by a quilt from Julie Silber's collection.

Allie got 2nd place in the Embellished Quilt exhibit.

Barbara has a new line of fabric (on the right) that will be out in time for Pt.B. in January
 (she can always hope.)

Stevii runs the thing but she moves so fast in her golf cart you can't get a picture of her.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Flaming Furniture Quilt

You may recall that in 1994 Barbara asked for help with the Flaming Furniture quilt

Nancy H. and Kim made blocks

The whole long story is....
In the 1980s there was a store in Kansas City called the Julien Flaming Furniture store.
Our artistic muse Nadra wondered what went on in there.

We decided to make a quilt. It was the perfect Dada-esque project.

Above: clock by Georgann
Bed by Laurel

Later we found out that Flaming was someone's last name.
It was just a regular old furniture store.

Television with panther by Carol J
Easy chair by Barbara

Avocado stove by Bobbi
Washing Machine by Odette
Magritte hat by Laure

We made several blocks in the mid-1980s
The project languished.
Pt.Bonitaites made several more in the mid 1990s
The project languished.

But lately, we have re-ignited it---so to speak.
See this blog for more....later.