Hello again, Found this on another quilter’s blog. If you aren’t smiling when you finished watching this little film about a 9 year old with a great imagination, then your heart is made of stone. There still are people who will go out of their way to make a little boy’s day. Thanks so much for that!
Hello all, ME again. Just got an e-mail a few days ago from a young man I mentored while I was teaching. He and I locked horns a few times, resolved our issues, and have become friends. He loves gardening as I do and we have traded many plants. He keeps my most tender plants in his classroom over the winter and brings them back to me for their summer vacation in my garden. He has provided some muscle for me, when the plants I wanted to divide and move were too much for my somewhat (?) older back. Anyway he and his wife (who took my place when I retired; that’s how he met her. I get some credit for that match by default then, don’t you think?) are soon to have their first baby. And a request has come for a custom baby quilt. Of course I am […]
Hello everyone, it is so great to be back in the blogosphere!! Of course I could wait ’til weekend – had to post a quick lunch-time chat – yes I am one of the few working today, mostly “holding the fort” while most of my colleagues are off and feeding my cell cultures to survive the weekend. I could have taken the day off (boss offered!) but I am saving those days for the Quilt Show! Speaking of Quilt Show – are you excited yet?! I am getting really excited to see all your entries, to work with so many of you and set-up another amazing Show, to mingle with all the visitors admiring our works, to educate ones who want to know more, to showcase Alice’s quilts, to hold some great demonstrations of good quilting techniques, tips or gadgets and yes – to enjoy some serious retail therapy with […]
Hello all, Mary Ellen here. Marija and I spent a couple of hours last night getting the blog back in business. That gorgeous photo in our header is a border from our 2012 raffle quilt. Marija did the quilting on a long arm–you should see it “in person”. Lots of leaves, flowers, McTavishing (did I spell that right?). I think I’m going to buy lots of tickets. I would gladly redecorate the bedroom, were I to be so lucky to win it. Make sure to come to the quilt show (Apr. 27-29) so you can get a good look at it, along with about 300 other quilts. The retrospective of Alice Bachraty’s quilts (one of the founders of the guild) will be wonderful, and of course all the work from our members is not to be missed either. One of the reasons we have been wanting to go to a […]
We are back!!!! Hello everyone, we are currently quite busy getting ready for our biannual Quilt Show ( www.amqg.org ) but we started working on our new blog! Yes, there is a lot to learn about this new blog host and site, but we hope that is what will make it a much better blog for all of you! Please keep checking back, we will add a lot more new content soon! Thank you for your patience, Mary Ellen and Marija