Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Friendship, Win and DSMMQG Update

Progress on my Friendship Medallion quilt meant adding 92 Flying Geese to complete part 4. I've received part 5 and will be digging into my reds and pinks to piece it.
52-1/2" X 52-1/2"

A nice parcel arrived this week from Madame Samm in Ontario, Canada. She's generously hosting daily giveaways - for WantToBe quilters and Quilters - who comment to win on the blog SewWeQuilt.

The only "hitch" is that the winner has to pay postage. I hesitated when I learned that postage would be $30 for a 60"-wide, two yard piece of fabric (at top of photo). It's "Minky Toy Chest Cuddle Zoom Zoom" from Shannon Fabrics. But when Madame Samm offered to make sure the parcel was a good "investment," I took her up on it. Look at the bonus stuff she included with the fabric: the book Word Play Quilts; a spool of white Prescencia thread; three fat quarters half yard pieces (Corrected!) of Riley Blake (Lila Tueller) fabrics; and The Littles "Beach Ball" pattern. How could I not be pleased with my investment in the Canadian postal system!?
On Friday Madame Samm is giving away this! Go here to do it.

Carla of Lollyquilz, my Missouri friend who I expected to visit me this week for four days/three nights and speak to our Des Moines Chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild (Thursday evening) is not coming. A totally unforeseen family medical concern is keeping her close to home, and rightly so. We all know that after God, family comes first. So, we find ourselves in DSMMQG, looking for a substitute speaker for our Thursday evening meeting. Our speaker will be DSMMQG member Eva Marie Evans of Marion, Iowa, who will talk about the quilt-as-you-go technique.

This week in the blogosphere, Helen Stubbings mentioned one of my embroideries in a HugsnKisses post. Also, Laura Nownes mentioned and put up a picture of my wall hanging in last weekend's Pacific International Quilt Festival. Laura emailed me to say, "The tree was a big hit - lots of people stopping to take photos of the beautiful quilting!" Thanks Laura! You made my day. Linda


Karen said...

Well my friend, you are on a roll!!! So sorry to hear Carla's not coming. I just got Tonya's book and have made my first alphabet - not very well, but it's a great book. Hope your meeting works out.

Carla said...

your friendship quilt is amazing! Looking forward to seeing more.

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a great win Linda! I've been contemplating that book. I saw two beautiful lap quilts made with that oh so soft fabric when I was in Colorado - I just wanted to wrap up in them! Blessings, Marlene

Lynette said...

That's a LOT of flying geese. :) Pretty project.

Mayleen said...

Congratulations, Linda! Looks like you might just finish your friendship quilt and this time I haven't even got mine started. It looks great!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Hi, Linda. Your quilt is going to be phenomenal! Hope you find someone to fill Carla's shoes tomorrow night. And your quilt at pacific International--whoa. It is totally amazing. I can see why people took tons of pictures. I have been to PIQF many times and it is one of the best quilt shows.

Julia said...

Congrats's your lucky week, parcel on the way, should take 10 days..
Love the friendship quilt.
Julia ♥

Jenny said...

Congratulations on your win, and the lovely quilt with all those flying geese - that's seems quite a job! Your tree quilts looks great hanging in the show too. You do such beautiful work.

Kerry said...

Lucky you on winning a give-away prize. Love your Medallion Quilt. It's coming along really nicely. Love that little flower border- too cute.

Ivory Spring said...

Love love love your Medallion Quilt!


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