Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Challenge

By Bettina

The Pilgrim/Roy Invitational Challenge for 2012 features some people we know. The rules: use fabrics selected by Hancock's of Paducah plus one other fabric. They asked people with distinctive styles to participate and got distinctive looks.

For Sharon & Paul
by Karen K. Stone

Nine Dog Night by Nancy B.

The show opens in Paducah (when?) and travels for the year. At the end the quilts will be auctioned to benefit the National Quilt Museum.

Glendora's Star by Judy M

Here is the first leg of the schedule:
Laurel County Public Library, London, KY 01/01/12 - 02/02/12
AQS Show Lancaster, PA 03/14/12 - 03/17/12
Illinois Valley Quilt Guild, Utica, IL 03/23/12 - 03/25/12
See more here:

The River The Montain The Home by Joe

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Competition for a Cause

Whirling Star by Judy

Judy M is again competing with a team in the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.

See more about her quilt here.

Here's whats happening:

2011 Stanley Cup Quilt-Off

"For the first ten days of November the "Feed Dogs" and the "Rotary Blades" will go head-to-head in an online quilt auction benefiting the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. To the winners go the spoils: bragging rights for the team and the individual who raise the most money for the AAQI.

Playing for the "Dogs" are Alex Anderson, Hollis Chatelain, Becky Goldsmith, John Flynn, Renae Haddadin, and Sue Nickels.
On the roster for the "Blades" are Caryl Bryer Fallert, Pat Holly, Libby Lehman, Judy Mathieson, Mary Sorensen, and Ricky Tims.

It's all about bragging rights and raising awareness and money to fight Alzheimer's disease. Proudly announce your support for the teams or individual players by buying this commemorative merchandise. "

See more here.  

Ami has organized this charity effort in exemplary fashion. You can form a team with your group to compete and raise money.
And there's lots of stuff to buy on the site.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

August 2012 Summer Getaway

"Broom Drill at the Normal"

The August Event:
Sunday 8/12/2012- Sunday 8/19

Sally has confirmed dates and cost with the Y.
Sunday, August 12 (includes lunch) to Sunday, August 19 (includes breakfast)

We are guaranteed the Bothin Work Room (The Factory and Wi-Fi accessibility), one person per table and sleeping in that same building.

Fee is $675. Deposits $50.

This August's campers have first right of refusal. Please confirm by November 1st.
The rest of us: First-come, first-serve basis.

Guaranteed spaces for 20 quilters. The Y would like numbers in addition to the 20 by November 30th, so time is of the essence.

If you have forgotten how much fun it was and how much you will need the week off next August check out these posts and pictures.

Thanks to Sally.
See her email of September 27 for more.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Sue F. sent a link to husband Karl's website

Where we found pictures of him playing his Japanese bamboo flute
in front of some familiar textiles.

And atop some familiar textiles.

Says Sue: I just helped my husband Karl put together his new cd cover and put my quilts on it. When you have time go check it out on his website at and click recordings and enjoy samplings of his new jazz cd which he plays the Japanese shakuhachi (bamboo flute.) He also wrote me a song called "Sues's Blues". The quilt I used for the cover is " green tea" and the one inside is a detail of "noh code"

 Here's what Karl's site says about his music.
Karl Young is a shakuhachi and shinobue player with a wide range of experience playing solo, and in traditional Japanese classical and folk ensembles, as well as playing jazz and modern western music in a variety of contexts. He is available for solo performances, accompaniment for readings, traditional Japanese folk music and dance with the group Ensohza which he cofounded, traditional Japanese ensemble music