Thursday, December 18, 2008
I hope everyone is prepared for the holidays. So many parties, so little time. I made a list the other day and WOW do I have a lot to do. The shopping is half done, the baking is only a thought and my house is decorated as much as it is going to be. There are still ledges to decorate and trim to put on the tree but enough is enough and I have to move on.
Scrapbaggers is a quilt group that I belong to and we had a Christmas party last week. We usually draw names and exchange presents. This year we decided to make each other a 'Quilt on a Stick'. Minnesota Quilters did this for the State Fair this past year. We each filled out a questionnaire and then exchanged them. Then we had to come up with an idea of what to make our person according to their 'likes'. I made the Camper quilt. The person I made it for loves camping and loves her granddaughter. So my 'Quilt on a Stick' is entitled "Grandma and Shannon go camping". The other picture is of the Scrapbaggers group holding the 'Quilt on a Stick' we received.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Quilts Remembered is my new pattern company. I have been working very hard on getting this idea off the ground. The concept of a pattern company came to me while working on the quilts for Jo's Little Women Club. As I made the quilts for the club I was also designing and making an 'Extra' quilt for the club members. They seemed to enjoy the 'EXTRA' quilts. So I thought maybe more people would enjoy them and want to make them. The 'EXTRA' quilts then became the quilts for Quilts Remembered. You can see the first 7 quilts and the patterns at Glad Creations, Quilt Block. They are on display in a trunk show until mid-December.
Along with the Quilts Remembered patterns I needed a website. So, why not design that at the same time? It seem to do my best under pressure. I had no idea what I was getting myself into and I can see I have a lot to learn. Please check out my website at, http://www.quiltsremembered.com/.
I have little gremlins that live in my house. They love to play tricks and do thoughtless things. They thought it would be funny to add one more layer of complexity to my life so the wonderful little dears crashed my computer. I had been babying my computer for a long time and it did need to be replaced. However, not while I was writing patterns and building a website. So off to the computer store I went.
Do you have any idea how hard it is to get help on Black Friday at a computer store??? I looked at several models and of course confusion set in. My head hurt! After a couple of stores, reams of paper listing specifications of the different models, talking to salesmen that didn't know what a quilt was, I made my decision. I am happy with my choice...so far. Unfortunately, I didn't get the pretty one.
Hope you had a tasty Thanksgiving...did you know that quilting thread is a good substitute for kitchen string to tie up a turkey? Worked for me!
Annemarie S. Yohnk