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Vol. IV, No. 2, February, 2003
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Quilter On Board by Nancy Adams

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Caution!   Quilter on Board! Nancy J. Adams

.....and I'll bet she stops at ALL the fabric stores, too!

Delightful, isn't it?  This was a show 'n' tell quilt at the January meeting of the Green Country Quilt Guild (Tulsa, Okla.).  Nancy (that's Nancy's fingers behind the quilt!) told us she went to a seminar/retreat conducted in Colorado Springs last fall with Ricky Tims.  "Aha!" you say.  Can you see the influence Ricky Tims has on us quilters?  What a wonderful explosion of talent Nancy displayed in making this quilt.  And if Ricky is lurking here, our compliments to him for his influence and talent, too!

Congratulations, Nancy, on a beautiful piece of work!

Here's another piece at the same meeting.  This one was a result of a combination of workshops Julana Winegarten took last year.  I don't remember the name of the class she took on the dimensional appliqué.  But I do remember she mentioned taking the workshops that Libby Lehman offered at our guild last October.  The thread play dragonflies were beautiful!  This took a lot of work on her part, but she always takes the time and makes the most gorgeous quilts.  

Julana Wingarten's Quilt

Julana Winegarten and her "thread-play" quilt

There are so many talented ladies at this guild.  They are a great inspiration.  One of their projects currently is a block contest in support of the 20th Anniversary of the Tulsa Volunteer Center, headed up by Lynn Endres of the Center.  Various sponsors around Tulsa are awarding different gifts to the winners of the contest.  The quilt made from the entered blocks will be showcased all around Tulsa in 2003, bringing much deserved attention to the volunteer agencies serving the area.  Here are some of the blocks entered in this contest.  The first one is the set of blocks entered by the day guild group and the 2nd by the night guild group.

Great work, ladies!

Site seeing, anyone?  71 Reasons to Justify Buying Fabric  FBI watching you     Tim Allen would love this!!! 
 Ladies, hide the weedeater string!!!!

A Slight Change:

You may notice a change in our free blocks of the month projects.  Like, perhaps, there isn't a new one this month????  Don't worry, your updates are still there, just not a new project.

Time constraints and lifestyle changes influence everything a person does.  Well, that applies here also.  It's too demanding upon oneself to juggle husband, grandkids, website, grandkids, work, grandkids, to maintain sanity.  Some say I'm not maintaining.  :-)

Therefore, when I have time, I'll be adding free projects on that page.  For now, there are still several projects ongoing, and plenty to keep you busy.

In the Works:  

I'm still working on those scrap quilting patterns.  I have 6 quilt instructions and illustrations finished.  And I'm still in the testing phase.  I've been working on putting some sample quilt tops together for a friend opening a quilt shop in Tulsa and have been lacking in my website work.  The good news is....she'll be carrying my patterns in her shop to retail.  This is the only place on earth other than my website where you can order or purchase my patterns at this time.

I'm planning to have an interview with the new shop owners, LeAnn & Scott Weaver, in next month's newsletter.  They also have an online store in the planning stages.


May you always have a quilt in the hoop, I try to.                            

February 1, 2003


    ARCHIVES:  (Please note that some of the links on past newsletters on the Site-Seeing Categories may have expired and are no longer available--in other words--Its Not My Fault!!)
August, 2001- Premiere Issue:  Explanation of Website Categories, Picture of Author
September, 200l - Eden Mennonite Sewing Society, Oklahoma MCC Relief Sale Link, New House Hunting Pattern, New Ozark Mountain Night Pattern, Call for Guest Gallery
October, 2001 - Plett's Plot, Sewing Society Follow Up, New Quilter's Alphabet Pattern, New My Stars & Bars Pattern, Free Block of the Month Project - House Hunting
November, 2001 - HenryCat, My Stars & Bars Free Block of the Month, New Easy Eights Pattern, Granny's Tip of the Month
December, 2001 - MCC Relief Sale, Enid, Oklahoma; Quilter's Corner, Auction Bay, Featured Quilt, Other Quilts, 10,000 Villages, Twilling, Finished Simply Amish Quilt, Free Block of the Month - Easy 8's, New Heart Trio Pattern - Appliqué 
January, 2002New Year's Resolution;  Website Reviews: Bead Creative, Quilting with a Passion, Webshots, Lancaster Gen. Store, others; Quilters Mall Crawl; Free Block of the Month - Calendar Blocks
February, 2002 - Grandma's Buttons Lap Quilt, weather box, Quilt University.Com, Fran Iverson Gonzalez, Hawaiian Ice Breaker, Paypal Added, Connecting Threads, New Pattern - Proud Mamas, Free Block of the Month - Heart Trio Table Runner
March, 2002 - Twilling Quilt Update, Quilt Car, Worm Song, Alex Anderson's Chat Room, Out with Henry, In with Frosty, Free Block of the Month - Simple Scrappy Pleasures.
April, 2002 - Finished Shadow Quilt Top, Yoyo Site,, Snoopy Dance, What Muppet are You?, Free Block of the Month - Proud Mamas, In the Works - Train Quilt & 9-Patch Wonders
May, 2002 - Nite-Nite Express Quilt & new pattern, Mr. Skunk, Frosty Update, End of the Internet Site, Sewing Genie Review, Ground Zero Quilt Site, Internet Bumper Stickers Site, What Simpson are You?, Crazy Horse Site, 9-Patch Wonders new pattern and free BOM, New Logo
June, 2002 - Eden Mennonite's Broken Star, Stack & Slash Tutorial, Gauge your Age, T-Shirt Quilts, What Storybook Character are You?, Holiday/Birthday List Link, Vacation Notice, Quilt Index. Com Mall Crawl
July, 2002 - Our mention in Quilters' Newsletter Magazine, Diana's 9-Patch Wonder Recipe #3, Diana's Simple Scrappy Wall Hanging, Fractal Quilts Link, What Vegetable R U?, Smiley Reference Link
August, 2002 - Homeland Pride Quilt, Winsome Wildflowers Quilt, Gag Gifts Link, What's Your Inner Flower?, Quilters' Survey, Fireworks Link, WWQP Pattern Search Link, Funny Valentine Link, Kansas Trouble Quilt Pattern
September, 2002 - Simple Scrappy Pleasures Finished Quilt, Sharon Caligan's Simple Scrappy Quilt, Friendship Basket Exchange Block, Nickel Cobblestones New Pattern, Kansas Troubles New free BOM Project, Mini Munchkin land Link, Useful Items Link, Quilt Costs Link, Useless Quiz Link, Jeanne Prue's Guest Gallery Link, The Mom's Dictionary Link
October, 2002 - Book One--the First Collection, Basket Luncheon Set, Friendship Basket Swap, Baby Cobblestone in Progress, Site-seeing, 3 Barns Kansas show
November, 2002 - Cobblestone Finished, Another Nite-Nite Baby Express Finished, Jungle Lone Star Finished, Site-Seeing Links:  Kaleidoscope toy, Funky Chicken, Quilt Lid Boxes, Telephone Game, Which Villain Are You?, Weird Eyeball, Pickup Truck Cover, Quilt Block Design Interactive, Movie Physics;  Simple Scrappy Wall Hanging new Free BOM Project;  Bird Hunting and Pieced Flowers In the Works.
December, 2002 - Thirteen Flowers Finished, 4th Nite-Nite Express Finished, Pat Katnik's Nite-Nite Express, Site-Seeing Links:  Quilts Stolen, Paint by Number, Sarah Mylchreest, Snowmen, Giggles, Mugshots, Canon Cards, Twleve Flowers New Free BOM Project, Snowball Poem
January, 2003 - Bird Hunting Pattern and Quilt done, Site-Seeing Links:  Google View Search & Bill Coleman's Photographs.  Addition of Guest Gallery, Beaded Egg,  Scrap Quilts in the Works


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