Monday, June 20, 2022


 Saturday I went to Corvallis, Oregon (50 miles from my home) to the quilt show "Quilts in the Garden."  It was at 5 different gardens in a neighborhood.  Between the beautiful gardens and the beautiful quilts, it was a delight!

The pictures will tell it all:

One of the first quilts that I saw - very apropos to have in a garden.

The pictures so far were taken in the first garden and it was amazing!! 

This one is for Love - it's made of vintage linens.

Another one made out of vintage linens.

It was a beautiful, cool day and it didn't start raining until I was on the way home.  I got a new Country Register there and see some other quilt shows coming up!!

Have you been to a quilt show lately?

Friday, June 10, 2022

Some Quilts for the Cultural Center

 My quilt guild, Gone to Pieces, has been invited to present a display of our quilts at the Cultural Center in Lincoln City, Oregon beginning in late August through October, so I have been trying to get some quilts ready for this.  Here are a couple table runners that I just made to hang there.  These measure at 12" x 57" and the falling leaves measures at 12" x 44".

I will also submit these 2 larger quilts:

Spider quilt

Pineapple 9-patch

Just finished quilting and binding the string quilt that I showed in the last post.  The colors don't show up very well in the first picture, but you can see them better in the close up picture.  I quilted it with swirls using grey thread.

Thanks for visiting!  We are having more rain this weekend.  Again.  But I'm happy it isn't real hot and I don't have to water my seeds!!  I also planted a tomato plant.  Unfortunately, I don't take after my Dad and his green thumb, so we'll see if I get any tomatoes and flowers from the seeds.

Monday, May 30, 2022


On April 19, Lori from Humble Quilts came to my guild and the workshop after the meeting was strip quilts.  I decided to make one with purple, orange, yellow and pink.  I added a green polka dot for the setting triangles and the top is pictured below.  

It is basted now and this pictures shows a little of the top and the Tula Pink backing.  I plan to have it finished in time for the next guild meeting and it will then be donated to a shelter.  It measures 58 1/4" x 76 1/2".

I made a new opening picture out of some of my past strip quilts.  I'll probably change it again soon because the middle quilt is quite blurry.  That quilt belongs to my 14 year old grandson.

This next quilt will also be a donation quilt.  I will keep this one at home to have it available for a need that might come up unexpectedly.  This was a project that I worked on now and then for a couple years.  All the pieces are 3 1/2" x 2".  Great for using scraps!  It's called Bonnie Lass and measures 66" x 89".  I had to hang it on the clothes line sideways or it would have dragged on the ground.

My sister's cat Zuzu has taken a liking to one of the fishes that I sent for Christmas.  She's using it as a pillow!

Isn't she sweet?

My flag is flying for Memorial Day.

Let's all pray for our country.  


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Trunk Show

 I was invited to do a Trunk Show for the Willamette Valley Quilters in Dayton, Oregon at their April meeting.  I was very pleased to have been asked, but was a little nervous about it.  I think it went pretty well.  Here are a few pictures (some of the pictures didn't turn out so I am getting them from my coputer).  You have probably seen all of these quilts if you've been visiting my blog over the years, so I'm not going to post all of them.

Me in front of my Cathedral Window quilt - the first quilt that I started,
but not the first one finished.

Friendship Quilt made with Blogging Buddies

Dear Jane's Journey from Texas to Oregon

My last large quilt - needs a name

Uncle Henry's Barn

Leftovers, designed by Jo Morton (17" x 20"ยบ

Spider Web

Pineapple 9-patch

Meg's Four Patch designed by Jo Morton (19" x 25")

Baskets of Blue

The Eagle

Colonial Glory

Cheddar Cheese & Crackers (22" square)

Thanks for visiting! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Humble Quilts visits McMinnville

 Yesterday, Lori Dejarnatt presented her program "Why I Quilt" at my quilt guild meeting (Gone to Pieces Quilt Guild) here in McMinnville!  We had a wonderful time and of course she brought a lot of quilts to share with us.  Here are a few pictures.

George Washington Medallian Quilt

Blind Man's Fancy

Wilderness Trail

Lori had a table to sell some of her patterns and fabric.  This is what I bought.

World Map Fabric

I love this quilt!

Thanks, Lori, for coming to share your quilts and enthusiasm with us!