Saturday, February 24, 2018

Getting Caught Up

Hello Everyone,
As always, it was a busy week.  I left early Monday morning and drove to Paradise for my guild lecture on Tuesday, and workshop on Wednesday.  I met up with my sister Gail at the motel, then we headed to Debbie's Quilt Shop in Paradise.  I must be a fabric whisperer since this beautiful selection just happened to follow me home.  I'll be cutting this up for kits and towers for my next show.

We arrived at the location for the morning lecture and we got a chance to view the opportunity quilt made by the Ridge Quilter's Guild.  I was so honored when they selected my Heritage pattern as their 2018 opportunity quilt.  If you are interested in purchasing tickets and the chance to win this heirloom quilt, you can contact Ginger.  Her email address is:

There was a full house for my lecture.  All of the women were so kind and welcoming.  There were representatives from the Chico, Oroville and Red Bluff guilds too.  We met so many wonderful people and renewed past friendships.

I got a good chuckle when a woman came up to me after the talk and said I lived up to all the hype!  I spoke at the guild four years ago, and so much of my quilting story has changed and expanded.  This guild gave me my jumpstart into the lecture circuit and I will be forever grateful.  As I told them in my talk, growing up in Paradise gave me roots, their guild gave me wings.

Wednesday I had another full house for the Patchwork Math workshop.  Sorry, no pictures of their work.  We didn't have the space to put up a design wall.  You will just have to take my word for it that the girls were very creative and a fun group.

I was really keeping my eye on the weather as a storm was predicted.....a cold storm with low snow levels.  I was going to spend Wednesday night in Paradise, but thought better of it and headed for the cabin after the workshop since I didn't want to get "snowed out".   I arrived home safely much to my relief and Mr. Joe's relief.....Mazey too.  We had about 5" of snow and the temperature has been down to 14 degrees.  Now we have Sierra cement.

I finished up all of the accounting for the week and found some time to quilt.  The little Eagle's Nest blocks have been so much fun to make.

Next week I'm headed to Livermore to teach at In Between Stitches on Monday and Tuesday.  I get to see "my girls"!!  I'm so excited because we have so much fun together.  I also get to see all of my kids and grandkids.  We'll go see the little boys play flag football and we'll watch a baseball practice.  As you can see, it's another full week of activity.



  1. Just love that Eagle's Nest block! Beautiful bundle of fabrics, too. The west and east coast seemed to be getting these drat snow storms. Springs around the corner, keep smiling.

  2. How wonderful to start you life in Paradise, then have them jump start you later in life! Looks like you and Joe are enjoying some perfect late winter weather! Hope you get lots of rest this weekend!

  3. Glad you had a good week, and that you made it home safe!! Did Gail go to the cabin with you, or did she high-tail it home? It's been cold here too, so I can imagine it is horribly cold up there!! And I like your eagle's nest block: I can't wait to see the pattern for that! Hugs, H

  4. Oh, your new fabrics look scrumptious! So glad you made it home safely.

  5. Great quilt, great fabrics, great teacher! Glad you arrived home in time for snow!

  6. Your quilt photos are excellent but that picture of the snow on the evergreens lit by the house lights is exquisite!

  7. Sounds like a wonderful time. Glad you arrived home safely. Love those Eagle's Nest blocks!

  8. Your opportunity quilt is gorgeous and will surely bring in lots of donations.