Thursday, June 28, 2007

Have You Seen This Quilt ????

I received a request from a quilter that visited the Manteca Quilters web site and they are looking for the pattern to the quilt below. It was in the Manteca Quilt Show sometime after 2003. If you know anything about this quilt please leave me a comment. Thanks.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Hello, My name is Liz and I am a Fabricaholic......

Step 1
We admit we are powerless over fabric.

Step 2
We will reclaim our dining room tables from fabric stacks.

Step 3
We will give away our dog ears.

Step 4
We will make fearless moral inventory of our Fat Quarters.

Step 5
We admit we bought too much purple.

Step 6
We will attempt to finish our UFO's

Step 7
We will never be caught sneaking fabric into the house again.

Step 8
We will limit shop-hopping to 20 stores per day.

Step 9
We will never enable a young fabricaholic.

Step 10
We will continue to look for our hidden fabric.

Step 11
We will give away all scraps under two inches.

Step 12
Having had an awakening as the result of these steps, we will try to carry this message to other fabricaholics.

We Admit......We are Powerless Over Fabric !!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Last of the Quilt Show pictures

The picture below is of of our members who won the opportunity quilt. She bought the ticket and put her daughter -in-laws name on the ticket so she gets the quilt...but didn't know that Maya put her name on the ticket. Lucky girl. Here is Sharon's it. From the French braid book.
More beautiful quilts below.

My quilt.....looks good hanging up.
This quilt was made by Mary.....who does ALL her work by hand.....there is a close up below.
Made for a new grandson.

Hope you all enjoyed the pictures from the show. Now back to sewing and getting more projects done.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Quilt Show...more pictures part 2

More pictures from last weekends quilt show. We really had lots of beautiful quilts in the show.

Love these bright flip flops.....
This picture is not too clear....the close up is better.

More pictures tomorrow.....

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Oakdale Quilters Quilt Show pictures part 1

Here are some of the pictures that I took at the Oakdale Quilt show. What would a quilt show in Oakdale be with out a horse quilt.

This quilt is highly embellished. See the close up below.

Japanise lanterns......very rich looking
I took a picture of this penguin quilt when it was at the show and tell. Had to get another picture with a close up below.

If and that's a big IF....I ever made another rag quilt it would be either the snow man or maybe santa clause....these are sooooo cool.

This quilt was made with Cloth and Quilt's saturday block program and then the quilter added more blocks.....beautiful.
More pictures tomorrow.

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Barbie Quilt

This Barbie Quilt was entered into the Qakdale Quilt Guild show. It is a very unusual quilt and is on a wooden frame. I took these pictures for my daughter Natalie a big, even though she is all grown up Barbie fan. The two people peeking around the quilt are in the Oakdale guild with me.

The gal who made this quilt collected the Barbies and made all the outfits, everything seen on the quilt was collected and included in this quilt.
All the little girls who came to the show loved looking at this quilt.
Love the sewing room.....
This picture is for bride to be Natalie....who will not be having a big wedding or wearing a dress that looks like this.
More pictures of the show tomorrow.....I took lots of pictures.

It Was A Long Weekend.....

First things first.....last Thursday night was the membership meeting for Oakdale Quilters and people who had finished the Presidents challenge handed them in. We each put out finished project in a brown paper bag so no one would know who did what with their fabric. Below are some pictures of the 6 quilters who finished their challenges.

We voted by number and there was a tie between the beautiful baby dress and my flower power lady. So we had to vote again....... Below is the dress.
Here is my finished lady......and the winner is...... is the beautiful winning ribbon on my flower power lady hanging in the quilt show.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Oakdale Quilters Quilt Show

June 16th and 17th is the 5th Annual Oakdlae Quilters Guild Quilt Show in Oakdale at the Gene Bianchi Community Center located at 110 South Second Avenue. Admission is $6.00 for adults. lunch, drinks and snacks available on site.

Featuring.....Quilts, quilts and more quilts, wearable arts, vendor booths, door prizes and viewer's choice award of $100.00.

Hours are Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Please come by and check out this wonderful quilt show.

I will be taking a vacation day tomorrow to help set up the quilt I won't be posting. I will take lots of pictures and will be posting them all next week. My challenge quilt is almost done and everyone will see it tonight at our membership meeting.

Have a good weekend....I hope it gets cooler...yesterday was over 100 degrees.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Beading....beading and more beading

I only have two days before my Oakdale challenge quilt is due and I'm working right down to the wire. It's all done except for the beading. I love to embellish with beads. So I've been beading like mad. Below are a few pictures of the beading that I've done so far.

You can see the finished quilt at the Oakdale Quilt Show this coming weekend. It's going to be a fun show with lots of beautiful quilts and many vendors so you can buy more fabric and patterns.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Groveland Quilt Stroll...part 2

Today you get to see the rest of my pictures from the Groveland Quilt Stroll. The picture below reminds me of Sisters quilt show. Quilts hung everywhere.....quilts blowing gently in the wind.

Don't know why....but I really love black and red for a quilt. Here is a wall hanging that was hanging on a fence next to the sidewalk.
Look what a nice place to stop and set and visit and if you get cold there is a quilt to lay on your lap.
This is the quilt shop....Bunny Rose in Groveland. Located in a little old house and hung with quilts.
Look who is on the porch of the quilt shop.....Alex Anderson. Alex talked about the opportunity quilt she is designing for the Manteca Quilt show in 2009 and how beautiful it is turning out. Can't wait to see it.
After leaving Groveland and traveling back down the mountain we drove to Sonora and visited Bearly Quilting....cute quilt shop. I spent some money here.
What a fun day....spent with fellow Manteca Quilters. A big thank you to Liz Willis who organized the trip. I'm ready to go back next year.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Groveland Quilt Stroll

What a fun day on Saturday going up to Groveland to the Quilt Stroll. The weather was perfect...not too hot and we all arrived safe after going up old Priest's Grade. The picture below shows all the ladies gathering around and getting ready to walk the town.

Quilts were all over town.....the beautiful quilt below is draped on a wicker chair on a shady porch.

Quilts were strung from trees.....this group is in a field across from the park...what a sight.

These quilts were between trees in the park.

Here is a wonderful red and black quilt that I really

More pictures tomorrow. We also visited quilt shops in the area and bought lots of fabric and quilting stuff.

Friday, June 08, 2007 in progress

The weekend is almost here......YEA! Tomorrow I am going on a trip with Manteca Quilters to Groveland's Quilt Guild first Quilt Stroll. The quilters are going to hang their quilts throughout the town of Groveland from end to end......should be a colorful day. Alex Anderson is going to be at the quilt shop in Groveland so it should be fun. Then we are going to Sonora, Standard and Twain Hart for more shopping and buying of fabric and who knows what else. I don't get to sleep in tomorrow...but it will be worth it. I will be driving to Joan's house and Peggi and Sue will pick us up and then we meet up with the other quilters at Perko's.

Here are pictures of my WIP...the challenge project for Oakdale quilters......when I first looked at the fabric I said What am I going to do with this?? But that is the purpose of a get a make something with it.
I really love the fabric I'm using for the batik. It took me days and days to draw the face....I can draw but faces are hard.

I've been working on this project all week.

I think I like the way it's working out.......
Then last night I began quilting and sewing down the hair.
Just a little more hand work then get the backing on and then I plan on beading the "hair" with lot of beads....I want to make it sparkle.
Don't worry I will be taking lots and lots of pictures of the trip to Groveland. Its should be a nice day to take a ride up into the mountains.