Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Meeting Barbara Brackman

At the American Quilt Study Group seminar in Cherry Hill, NJ this September, I met a quilt historian I admire--Barbara Brackman!!!  Actually, she came up to me during the presentation of the papers and took a picture of my portfolio......and then......she blogged about it!!  Check out her blog, Barbara Brackman's Material Culture--it's cued up to the page where she has the picture of my portfolio.  (It's the second picture.)

Kind of funny--I wouldn't know a contemporary actress if I tripped on her, but became a giggly school girl in the presence of a famous quilt historian. 

Here is a picture of the portfolios I've made--the larger red one is the one Barbara noticed.

Portfolio samples for a Love Apple Quilters workshop
 The AQSG was wonderful--was so glad I was able to attend the events I did and look forward to the chance to do it again!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October's BOM Posted!

"Fool's Block"--the name has no reflection on those making it! ; )  Think the points in the corners look like a jester's hat.
Wow!!  We are fast approaching the end of the of this block of the month and zipping towards the holidays!  Keeping the time of year in mind, the blocks get simpler.  This one is called "Fool's Block" and the instructions can be found here.

In case you need a refresher, here's the final quilt:
"Quilty Delights" 2011 Block of the Month
Will be posting the sashing instructions in several installments between now and the first of the year.

Thanks so much for following my Quilty Delights this year!  Have an applique BOM ready to go for next year--preview coming in the next few weeks!