Monday, September 29, 2014

Quilting in the Garden 2014

Hello Everyone,
I tried to capture the beauty of Quilting in the Garden in pictures.  If you haven't had the opportunity to attend, start planning ahead for next year.  It is a visual feast watching hundreds of beautiful quilts waving in the breeze!

The giant oak trees are amazing.

I worked at the In Between Stitches booth on Saturday and I had the pleasure of meeting and seeing so many of you.  Thank you all very much for stopping by the booth.  I felt like I was in a "hugging booth"!

The weather was spectacular.

My friend Barbara took my Chelsea Cottage class and entered her finished quilt in the show.  Well done!

Barbara also finished her Minglewood quilt, a BOM that I put together at the shop.  This is a work of love!

I love the different shades of green in this photo, from the ivy to the quilts.

The Manteca quilt guild super-sized my Madrigal pattern for their opportunity quilt.

Even the cows were colorful!


The End.

P.S.  Canine Chronicle - Mazey, the amazing wonder dog,  found a wallet just outside the gates of the quilt show.  She will willingly accept her reward in Kibble!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Once Upon a Vine Class is in Session

Hello Everyone,
Another busy day here at Sew'n Wild Oaks.  Yesterday I had the pleasure of being in the company of some wonderful quilters in the classroom at Alden Lane Nursery for Quilting in the Garden.

The girls were here to take my Once Upon a Vine class.

We were all set up in the wonderful and spacious classroom.  I gave some directions and off they went to their quilting stations.

The girls had lots of room to spread out all of their beautiful fabrics, machines, and quilting supplies.

We had lunch in the adjacent greenhouse.  Why were we eating in the greenhouse instead of outside under the gorgeous oak trees?  Well, we were enjoying rain, RAIN.....a nice gentle rain, the likes of which we haven't seen in months in our area.

It's fun to have lunch in a greenhouse.  I enjoyed my meal and getting to know some of the girls better.

After lunch I gave a demonstration of English paper piecing.  Denise soon discovered the little 1/2" hexies are addicting.

These grapes look good enough to eat.

By the end of the day, the girls made some beautiful blocks, and grapes, to decorate the portable design wall.

Thank you so much girls for the wonderful day.  All of you were an absolute delight and darn good quilters!  You made my work a piece of cake.

Bonnie took my Heartfire class earlier this year and brought her finished quilt to show me. It was gorgeous!  Great job Bonnie and I'm so happy that I was able to see your finished beauty.

I'll be at the long arm today working on Emilie Elizabeth.  I haven't touched her for days and she's getting lonesome.  I have to get this one finished and SOON!  Now on that note......


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sew'n Wild Oaks Class is in Session

Hello Everyone,
My girls are at it again!  They have been busy making blocks for Country Corners.  I love their fabric selections.


This little sign is soon going to read "Pumpkins" just in time for Fall.

Irene is adapting the Under the Oaks pattern.  She is going to write names in her family tree and give it as a gift to her sister.  The Under the Oaks pattern was designed by my buddy Lisa from Material Girlfriends.  It's a beautiful design and Lisa is teaching the class at Quilting in the Garden today.

Two of my girls were working on Holiday Treats Tablerunner, a pattern by Laura Nownes.  This pattern is so much fun and you'll be seeing more of this over the next few months.

I was asleep at the photography switch yesterday and I didn't capture all of the projects that were being created in the classroom.  I'll do better next time girls.

Today is my preparation day for my Once Upon a Vine class at Quilting in the Garden tomorrow at Alden Lane Nursery.

Today is also the first track meet for our granddaughter Emily, who is running in her first cross-country race.  This may sound trivial to you but it is monumental to our family.  Emily was born with congenital cataracts and has developed other eye complications in her 11 years.  Her eye site may be poor, but her vision is larger than life.  We will be cheering for her along the route just like we cheered for her during soccer, archery, school plays, and everything else she wants to accomplish.  You go girl!  We will be there through every step of your journey.