Friday, April 19, 2013

Let's Finish Some Projects!

It's time to finish some projects and do some machine quilting.

1.  Get my pineapple doll quilt ready to be quilted.
2.  Finish piecing the Blue/Brown reproduction quilt.
3.  Finish piecing the Western Star (6 point stars)
4.  Quilt my basket doll quilt! 
5.  Finish piecing the 16 patch doll quilt.
6.  Quilt the Jo Morton doll quilt - Brown/First line of fabric
7.   Finish binding on Jeff's quilt
8.   Finish tiny blue bed & pillows

Ideas aplenty!!!

 1.  Use blue/gold fabric to make another basket quilt.
 2.  Make the crazy doll quilt for the miniature bed.
 3.  Rainbow star - Laundry Basket - Competition?
 4.  Eagle medallion - Competition?
 5.  Mini pinwheel - Primitive Gatherings
 6.  Nine-patch - Primitive Gatherings
 7.  Eagle Applique - Lori Smith - Frame
 8.  Six Point Star -- Totally filled with diamonds
 9.  Hexagon Mini with silk fabric
10. Ann's medallion with applique - paisley fabric on tray
11. Calendar quilt
12. Navy/Coral doll quilt
13. Cassie's quilt
14. Pink/Brown half square triangles doll quilt
15. Stick bed with Dutch doll quilt
16. Piece Legacy II
17. Wine/Green mini bed
18. Peachy one patch - Mary G.
19. 3" applique blocks (use as center of medallion?)
20. Wild by Design calendar quilt

Taking it to the next step!!

1. Contact Klaudeen Hansen
       608-837-2298 or
2. Get professional photos taken.
3. Contact Quiltmania
4. Houston - Call for special exhibits.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Smoky Mountain Quilt Show / Rising Sun Quiltfest

Rod and I traveled to Maryville, Tennessee to attend the Smoky Mountain Quilt Show.  I had entered "Emiline" and was excited to see I got a first place. There were some very awesome quilts including the Best of Show by Linda Roy.  I got a chance to meet Linda and share some of my bed photos with her and the other guild members.  The guild would like me to come to Tennessee and do a trunk show, but I'm still thinking that over. - Merikay Waldvogel - Laura Ziock - contact for trunk show
tellico village quilters - Loudon, TN -- Terri Ayers

Meanwhile, I had also entered "Solitaire" in the Rising Sun Quiltfest in Indiana.  I was finally able to see the results online and what a surprise!
"Solitaire" got BEST OF SHOW!!!

2013 Contest Winners 

March 26th, 2013 Posted 1:45 pm

Best in Show

“Solitaire” by Pat Kuhns, Lincoln, NE

We had a chance to stop at the few antique shops and I found a great 4-poster bed.  I can't wait to make a quilt for it.

Also, stopped at Homestead Hearth in Mexico, Missouri.  I love this shop.
They were also interested in a trunk show.

Delane Becker - 573-721-0780

Sharing My Quilts

The Country Piecemakers Quilt Guild wants me to do a trunk show in Norfolk. We decided on a date of May 6th. 

Kaye Petta 

I was also contacted again by Karey Patterson Bresenhan to entry my quilts in "500 Traditional Quilts" book for Lark Publishing.  She really encouraged me to at least enter "Emiline" because she already had a professional photo of it from International Quilt Festival in Houston.  I decided to also enter "Solitaire" and "Timeless Moments".   So I will be waiting to see if any of them are selected for the book.

Gold Doll Bed

I found this great doll bed in Kansas and I've been working on a mini pineapple quilt to put on it.  The blocks are  2 1/2 " and there are 37 pieces of fabric on each block.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

Homestead National Monument

I just contacted Homestead in Beatrice about doing an exhibit.   I talked with Susan Cook.  She's ready to have me at the Homestead Days in June.  We will get together on Wednesday, Mar. 6th to talk and finalized some plans.  Maybe do a program as well.  Very exciting!
Education Center
Homestead Days - June 14,15,16

2012 - Review

November  --  I did a couple of programs for the Stuhr Museum.   Had a
great reception.   I spoke on "My Favorite Things".   Many enjoyed looking at the unfinished back of my latest applique from Lori Smith.

Stuhr Museum
Kari Stofer
308-385-5316 x215

June -- My husband and I went to the Minnesota Quilt Show in Rochester.  I entered "Timeless Moments" in the wall quilt - appliqued category.  I was thrilled to find out that I got a 2nd place.  1st place went to Janet Stone with one of her awesome alphabet quilts.

January -- I had an exhibit at the Stuhr Museum for the entire month of January.