Monday, September 11, 2023

Mondays with Marcus

 Hello Everyone,

It's Monday so it must be Mondays with Marcus! Mary Ellen Robison and Paula Barnes are the creative duo at Red Crinoline Quilts.

They've chosen to honor the Survivor Tree at the 911 Memorial and Museum. On their recent visit to NYC, they had the opportunity to visit the 911 Memorial and when asked to design a quilt that was inspired by their trip, Paula chose the Survivor Tree. Witness trees are a large part of our history. They survive wars and terrorism and remain standing to honor the ones we lost. The link to this free pattern is located HERE on their website. This reminds me of the large Banyon tree in Lahaina which was a witness to the devastating fire.

When I'm not working on preparations for my September retreat, I'm working on my Mondays with Marcus project.  Here are two little teasers for you to see. My free pattern will be available on October 16th.

I'm using my Hearthstone fabric line.  If I get really busy, I'll put a limited number of kits together which will be available for purchase.

I'm teaching Bridle Path at the Purple Orchid Inn tomorrow sponsored by In Between Stitches.  If you are signed up for the class, please print out the tutorial located HERE.  The class includes lunch, and I will be covering the directions for most of the quilt, as time permits.

Just when I think the bites on my legs are getting better, I have a setback.  The dermatologist was not happy with the results of the culture on Tuesday.  Now I have to apply a stronger antibiotic cream.  Just touching my legs drive me up the wall.  The doctor's report said my wounds are 'exquisitely' tender.  I never equated the word exquisite with pain....until now.

Exquisitely yours,


  1. I hope you legs heal soon, it sounds like it has been quite a time with the healing process. Wonderful quilt blocks!!

    1. Thank you, Karen. I'm on week three, and it's wearing me down.

  2. Thank you for sharing the Survivor Tree. It is such a beautiful pattern.

  3. Sending all the best healing wishes your way!! So sorry this has been such a nasty bugger (no pun intended.) ❤️ New fabric line looks lovely, Lynn! 😍

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your bites. And now the lengthy and painful healing process. I will definitely keep you in my prayers. I love the blocks you shared. Excited to see you next week!