Sunday, April 3, 2011

Would you like a glass to go with that W(h)ine?

OK- I have been whining a little lately! All work and no play make Kate a cranky girl! So a couple of weekends ago, when I should have been working, I went to NYC on Sunday with my hubbie and daughter. What fun we had!

First we went to the Empire Quilt Guild quilt show- they have it every other year in March and what a great show it always is. Very inspirational. And they have some amazing workshops - today they have Mary Mashuta and Roberta Horton!I wish I was there taking one of those classes! Of course I don't know how I would have chosen which workshop to take!

Then we went to the Red and White quilt exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum. Actually it was at the armory, but sponsored by the Folk Museum.
Did you hear about it? It was amazing.It was a display of 651 red and white quilts that are owned by one woman, Joanna Rose. Her present to herself and the city of NYC was to have them displayed all together. She sounds like a remarkable lady.

Here is a shot I took-

There a lots of posts about it online- Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company has a great post and Pat Sloan has listed a lot of links on her bloc. Check them out!

I love this quilt- actually how could you not love them all? This one looks like peppermint candies!

So why have I been whining? Well, I am really excited to see the shop hop quilt coming together. But I had one block that had been kicking my butt- could not get the drawing right in the computer. As it turned out, that was a good thing. Once I had all the other blocks done and up on the design wall, I realized my original design would not work. So I re-worked the block, the drawing went pretty well and viola! Block is done!

Of course, I did have a little help. My older son and his girlfriend were down visiting from the Boston area, and Rea was a great help. I would draw a little, she would make a suggestion... Wish I could post a picture but, oh well.

So off to do a little stitching today. I have lots of things I "have" to do, but I think I will start with something fun! I was following the Mug Rug Madness posts the other week and I think I will play with some little 1 1/2" squares of fabric I got in NYC. Don't they look like fun?

and so not my usual choice of fabrics! It's good to try something new!

And I got Scott's quilt back from Connie at Golden Bells Quilting- it looks great! We went with a leaf motif- fits the colors and the fabrics. She did a really nice job. Now on to the binding. I have a great stripe that I will cut on the diagonal.

Love the close up!

I'll leave you with a shot of my helper today: here's Huey!

Happy quilting


  1. Whine away .... isn't that what we're here for ?!?!! :) Huey looks very comfortable... thank you for sharing your photos and the quilt looks the quilting on it too! Hope this week is a good one and that you need less cheese and crackers to accompany your w(h)ine!! :)

  2. Thanks Wendy! It always feels good to let off a little steam!

    Have a great week!


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