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St. Paul United
It's sooo much fun to go to quilt shows. A day away from family obligations, work, kids, grandkids--all those things just melt away. For a couple of hours (or more in my case) you can escape into beauty. Check out all the new fabrics, books, patterns.
There is so much work involved in setting up one of these quilt shows. I wonder if that aspect of it is appreciated as much as it should be. These people make it possible for us to "escape". On that note, I personally want to thank all the nice people involved in the quilt show in Muskogee, Oklahoma, last April 11-12.
This was the 18th Annual Quilt Show, "A Basket Full of Hospitality", Muskogee Area Quilters' Guild. They definitely were an hospitable bunch! I'll show you my purdy pictures, and narrate a little, too.
This one was taken after we visited the first and best booth in the house--the second-hand booth. We were so busy grabbing stuff to buy there, we forgot to take a picture of it! We bought some old Quiltmaker magazines, some old pattern books, and my friend bought just about every scrap bag they had! This picture was taken as you walked up the first aisle. (Note the guy trying to avoid the camera by standing behind a pole!)
This next one I took because I was impressed with the embroidered peacock quilt. My mother made the identical pattern many years ago. I have no idea what happened to it. (Note: What's with the guys standing around here, getting into my pictures?)
It was really nice the way they had quilts displayed above. A lot of us got "cricks" in our necks from looking up all the time.
This is a nice little lady from Miami, Oklahoma. These gals travel far and wide just to set up their "wares" and make us happy.
This was one of those "wowzer" quilts. Lots and lots of tiny bead embellishments on this one.
I love Giant Dahlia quilts, don't you??? Love the border on this one.
Had to take a picture of this one. My neighbor, Cora Yoder, and her daughter, Sylvia Jane Miller, were involved in the making of this old-fashioned dahlia. Cora also hand quilted the 3D quilt on the right.
Aha! Quilters in their natural habitat! These gals were at the refreshment area. I was there looking for peach cobbler like they had the last time I went to the Muskogee show. No peach cobbler. I was disappointed. But the chocolate cake was scrumptious!
This was unusual, I thought. A cross-stitched Double Wedding Ring quilt. From a distance, you can't tell it's cross-stitched. Someone went to an exceptional amount of trouble making this one! Gorgeous.
These gals had a very nice setup in their booth. Lots of stitchwork patterns and all kinds of pre-cut kits, mostly hexagon kits. Quiltin' Gals from Texas. Hmmm...no comment about the need of a slingshot here.:-)
One of our local Tulsa shops represented here as well--The Quilter's Nook.
Thank you again to Muskogee Area Quilter's Guild for the nice quilt show (and permission to photograph). If you would like more information about their guild, you can email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Site seeing, anyone?
http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00077.asp Make your own leather thimble.
http://www.geocities.com/nickedemis/menu.html Did you know squirrels are evil???
The Weird Chronicles (where the evil squirrels came from)
http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/ Our favorite comic relief in the war.
Well, the 3rd in the Short N' Scrappy quilt series is on the free block of the month page. Ducks In A Row is the name of it. Hope you like it. I thought it was fun and quick to piece.
Also on the free page is a repeat by popular request--My Stars & Bars--a red/white/blue top with different star blocks.
That's it for this month. Hope all the pictures didn't take too long for you to load.
May you always have a quilt in the hoop, I try to.
April 30, 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, 2002 - New 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, equiltessence.com, 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
February, 2003 - Nancy Adams' quilt, Juliana Winegarten's quilt, Tulsa Volunteer Blocks, Site-Seeing Links: 71 Reasons to Buy Fabric, FBI Watching You, The Weedeater Quilt
March, 2003 - Just Quilt It! Feature Story; Site-Seeing Links: 12 Flowers Block Swap, Quilt Judges, & Where words come from; Plaid Mad in the Works, & Peacocks in the Works
April, 2003 - Pretty-Boy Peacocks Finished; Site Seeing Links: Owl Cam, Eagle Cam, Old-Fashioned Living, People/Dogs, Armed Services Banner; What's New Decisions/Decisions
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