Thursday, May 24, 2012

Off to Laramie

I feel the need to apologize for not posting sooner.  We have lots of great quilts to show you.  But as you all know, life gets in the way  sometimes.  I have been traveling every week for the last month and a half.  Keeping up with that and the quilts fills my time.  It seems the blog takes a back seat!  Hopefully we can get somewhat caught up.
Greg and I traveled to Laramie, Wyoming yesterday.  We had a wonderful trip, a very good meeting for me last night and we are back home to sleep in our own bed tonight.  I normally check the internet to see if there happens to be a quilt store wherever I am going.  Laramie indeed had one and it looked like it would be a nice one.  When we arrived in Laramie, it was much colder than expected and in fact had snowed that morning with a "white-out".  Greg offered to make sure I was able to go to the quilt store, but I was cold and ready to stay in our room and read a book.  We were driven to the meeting and as is often the case, we were there earlier than we needed to be.  I happened to glance at the store next to the restaurant  where the meeting was.  Believe it or not, it was the quilt store!  Being early suddenly was not as bad as it seemed.  We went into the quilt store, did a little shopping and met some wonderful ladies.  So if you ever happen to find yourself near Laramie, be sure to find the quilt store.  It is worth the time.

This is a quilt that Shannon pieced and quilted.  It is such a fun quilt made out of charm squares.

This quilt is from some fabric I gave to Deb and said "Do something with this!"  Of course Deb came through as she always does and this is the cute result.  Bears with honey and bees and a cute star backing makes this one a sweet quilt.

This cute quilt was a panel that Sandy took, added some sashing and borders.  She also quilted it.  Someone who likes cats will fall in love with it.

Everyone knows we use lots of small scraps.  We never turn anything away that someone will donate.  So what can we do with them?  Just take a look at this quilt that Judith put together.  Isn't it incredible?  Some of us (no names, please) have control issues when it comes to colors in a quilt.  Judith thankfully doesn't.  

I have lots more quilts to show you--but I will save those for another day.  I will leave you though with two sweet pictures.

Thanks for letting me share quilts and Simon!