Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Guild Talks

When you pack a car with quilts, product, workshop supplies, sewing machine, laptop, projector, extra large light box, cart you have one full car.  I even pack a extra shirt in case I spill something on me before I get there.  It hasn't happened yet...but soon as I don't I'm sure I will be doing a talk wearing ketchup.

Last week I did two quilt guild talks.  We don't do any retail shows except market where we sell to our wholesale and distributor customers.  I always meet the most wonderful quilters.  I always come home so happy.  So if you are feeling sad go spend some time with a bunch of  zany fun loving quilters!

These are my fun ladies taking my workshop in Lancaster, Kansas.  I had to practically beg them for questions they were that good!  The Quirky Quilters Quilt Guild meets once a month and once a year they invite a speaker in for a trunk show and I was it.  I felt very honored!

I then went just a little bit south to Baldwin, Kansas.  The last time I spoke to them was 2004.  I now find myself being a repeat speaker to guilds. Yea!  I love getting to see quilters again.  This is a very active group.  They call off the roll to see who has show and tell.  When they do this everyone gets to see the person with the name and the show and tell.  It's a great way to learn names.

Sharon brought this quilt for her show-and-tell that was made up of "Crown Royal" bags for a customer.  I think I heard that the customer was a bartender because that's a lot of drinking!

Kelly emailed be some photos of her recent quilts using my patterns. She used mainly batiks.  I love how batiks cut and don't fray.  They are a dream to work with.  Kelly did a great job!!!

1 little, 2 little, 3 little quilters
Everyday is a Shopping Day
Have a great week!  Amy

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Antique Store Trip

I took my granddaughter Rowan to her piano lesson last week and I spent a quick 45minutes at a nearby antique store for some retail therapy.  It was 85% flea market 15% antique store but I still enjoyed it.  With getting ready for quilt market and calving, I will take any escape.  I took a bunch of photos of things that made me smile so maybe they will bring a smile to your face too.

Does anyone need storage for their pantie hose?  Does anyone have or wear pantie hose anymore???

Remember fur collared coats.  Mine was black when I was little.  I felt like a million!!!  We have had the weather for these coats.  It has dropped down in the 30's a few nights.  This is the month of April!

How about a fur stole?

Before Google.

What color did your trolls hair have...mine was yellow.
Remember watching Captain Kangaroo every morning with Mr Greenjeans.
My Grandma had one of these tile ashtrays and a coffee table covered in these little tiles.
Baby beds have changed.  This looks more like a animal cage.
The inside of the bed.  Yikes!

This is a fancier model but definitely not regulation.
I love the tray size on this one.  Does that mean less food on the floor?
Toy doll buggy
My one year old grand twins all clean and pretty before their birthday cake and party.
Norah enjoying cake!
Nate.  Nothing like carrots, peas and chocolate cake....yum!
Our Easter Pattern under sale items.
Enjoy your Easter and don't forget to eat a chocolate bunny!  Amy

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Busy Busy and Being A Very Very Bad Blogger!

This last week we had twins...the four legged kind!  We are in calving season.  I am the daytime checker while my husband is at work. It keeps me busy doing this and working on my next quilt design. Next month is quilt market in Pittsburgh, Pa. and I will be really busy getting ready.  Don't tell my husband but I enjoy this chore of getting out in the sunshine and walking around our pasture. It is a chance to stretch and not be hunched over a sewing machine or cutting table.   I need to come up for air...I mean out of my sewing studio. I just get too excited working on new stuff!

Our twins grand kids will be turning one this week too.   Here are Nate and Norah in baby jail.  They play so well together and are really happy babies.  I don't know where this last year went.  My daughter Ashley and her husband thought about sending out "we survived" invitations instead of birthday invitations!

I think everyone is so busy right now because we all are so excited for spring.

Georgina sent me this photo of her "Tick Tock Clocks".  I love the colors!

Pat sent us photos of two "Quilt Diva" quilts and one "Proud To Be a Quilter" Quilt from the Fountain City Quilt Show.

I hope you are enjoying your spring.  I even got my pansies planted yesterday!  Amy