Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Almost Time for a New Year

Here's wishing that everyone had a wonderful Holiday.  Are you getting ready for the New Year?  Making any resolutions for 2012?  Quilters always seem to make the same ones every year....at least those that I know.  What's #1 on your list?  Here are a couple that I've made almost every year:

1.  Finish some UFO's  (my preference is PHD's, you know, "working on my phd")
    
     Some guilds actually offer prizes for those finished projects!  I make my list for the year, but have yet to get a prize for finishing something.  Maybe we should just purge some of those 10 year projects with the really ugly fabric that we wouldn't put in a doggie bed now!  Fess up, you know you have some of those!  I'm not sure who actually said this first, (maybe Bonnie Hunter?): "If it's still ugly you haven't cut it small enough".

2.  Go on a fabric diet.  (Not)

     This one really takes some a lot of will power.  We've all tried to work just from our stash, but for some reason we just don't have the right shade of blue or green or.....so off we go to the fabric store.   Actually, I blame the fabric companies.  They just keep producing all that new, colorful, happy, gotta have fabric which makes our stash look outdated on a monthly basis.  And of course, a friend calls and tells you a new fabric store just opened so off you go.....even if it's in another state!  Yes, it has happened to me.  What about vacation?  First thing we do is look up quilt shops, right?!

Whatever your goal or resolution is for this year, don't feel guilty when it gets broken.  Notice I said "when" not "if".  Quilters as a group are kind, friendly, and giving, no matter where you live.  So, for 2012, have fun with your friends and fabric, let the artist in you show in your work, and get those PHD's out of your sewing room.

Happy New Year everyone!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Missing Quilt

Help Find Sharon’s Missing Quilt

Really 'Wild' Flowers! Season Two!, 62" x 64.5", by Sharon Schlozhauer

Sharon Schlotzhauer needs your help locating her 1st place quilt Really ‘Wild’ Flowers! Season Two! The quilt did not make it back home from the recent Houston Quilt Festival. Each of the seven flowers depicted is three-dimensional. The quilt went missing on November 7, 2011 somewhere between the show floor and the mailing area. If you have any information that might help in finding Sharon’s quilt, her email address: myfaithfirst@comcast.net.
Let’s bring Sharon’s quilt home!

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