catching up on things
September 6, 2020
What’s in your quilt?
September 23, 2020
catching up on things
September 6, 2020
What’s in your quilt?
September 23, 2020

Hello all, Mary Ellen here.

I can’t believe it’s the first day of fall already. I guess with our world in turmoil the usual season clues passed me by. Fortunately I did remember to bring my christmas cactus indoors before the first frost. It’s the only house plant that I take in and out for the seasons. I’ve had this cactus for years; it was started from a huge cactus that my Nana had next to her favorite chair for as long as I can remember. If I have this plant die on me, I will be heartbroken.

We’re working along on the 2020 Quilt Guild Showcase. We started photographing quilts outdoors at the museum on Monday, taking advantage of the nice sunny day. We’ll be continuing that at the end of the week, and perhaps into next week if it takes longer than we expect. We discovered that staging the quilts to see them to the best advantage is harder than we thought. We’re saving the indoor photographs for last, since weather will not be an issue for those.

Are you switching out your summer quilts for fall quilts yet? I’ve brought the fall ones down from the attic and now have to get motivated to get on and off the ladder to hang the “pumpkiny” (is that a word?) ones and bring down the watermelon ones. Do you have a favorite one for fall?

Please remember that when you write a comment to one of my posts that your name will be put in a drawing for prizes. Since the guild birthday party didn’t happen this year, I’m going to ask the board of the guild if we can have the drawing at the guild Holiday party at Sean Patrick’s. Every comment you write gets you an entry–so enter every time for lots of chances to win!

( We did a small “mystery” quilt here on the blog at the start of our COVID quarantine. Have you finished yours? Would anyone be interested in another one? I’ve come across a source for free mystery quilts, and I’d be happy to publish the clues again. Let me know.)


  1. Betty Lerner says:

    Great work on the Showcase! Can’t wait to see it!!

  2. Sylvia soegel says:

    Thanks for doing the showcase. I look forward to seeing it when you are done I’ve taken out two fall table runners that I have and put them in my dining room. I have a pumpkin wool work table mat that I’ve put out with a ceramic pumpkin on top.

  3. Sharon M Militello says:

    Yes, I finally completed my quilt. I really like the way it turned out
    Thank you

  4. Jackie Groszkowski says:

    Yes, I have a favorite fall quilt, and yes I brought it out, but I can’t put it on my bed yet since I gave it to you for the Showcase. When I get it back I’ll enjoy it twice as much, on my bed and online in the Showcase..

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