Friday, June 24, 2011

A Family Affair

This week is all about celebration. Sunday was Fathers Day and Maria and I  took Grandpa Gene out to breakfast.  Sunday night my sister Jennifer made a great dinner for our dad and her husband Francis (Maria’s Dad.My baby brother Joe graduated last night from Venice High School.  The Grand Finale is a big party for Maria on Saturday, she will be four years old.  

 My Sister Jennifer, Crystal, Joe, Dad, and Me after graduation.

Joe with some of his friends.

Maria making Lemonade with her dad Francis on Fathers Day.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

100 Quilts in 100 Days

A BIG THANKS to everyone who donated stars blocks to this project.  We at Fabric Expressions turned over 200 blocks.  We will be having a Flag of Valor sewing weekend July 9th & 10th, to help complete some of the quilts. We have all the blocks and other fabric to complete the quilts, Come join as for a fun weekend while making quilts for good cause.
Here is a Special Note from MODA 
A HUGE thank you to hundreds of quilters, sewers, binders, ironers, sorters, and organizers that have all volunteered their time for Moda's Just One Star Program.  As of June 14th we have met our goal of 100 quilts in 100 days.  The generosity has been overwhelming.  I am personally moved by the generosity of quilting community.  The notes and letters have touched us with the stories.  I know that the soldiers that receive these quilts will also be moved by the time the talent and love that have gone into each of these quilts. We have received blocks from all over the world for this event totally at this point 12,000 blocks. This events has grown much bigger than we could have ever imagined and we owe each of you the participated a big thank you.

 We could not have done it without you.
We will be posting updates regarding additional quilts and the distribution of quilts and blocks
 here, so check back for additional details.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Capital Quilt Show

Every two years the Colorado Quilting Council (CQC) hosts a showcase of  Colorado quilters at the State Capitol.  The show opened on Monday and runs through August 19th.  There are over 250 quilts on display in capitol.  I had the pleasure of visiting on Wednesday afternoon.  There is an Opening Ceremony is today at 2 p.m.  

It was great to see everyones quilts.  Where comfortable shoes when you go.  The quilts are on three different floors hanging through out the building.  When I thought I saw them all there were more around the corner. The show is free and is open M-F.  Sorry the Capitol is closed on weekends and holidays. 
                           This is the quilt I entered in the show.  Have a great weekend

Monday, June 6, 2011

Outdoor Quilt Show

We had our first outdoor quilt show and it was a great success.  Thanks to everyone who gave us a quilt too display.  There were a lot of great complements about the quilts. They are all so cool.  We are thinking of having another one during our upcoming Shop Hop Aug 5-7.  

Here are the quilts that were on display:

 JaNelle's Basket Quilt

 Chris's Family Horse Quilt

 Pam's T-Shirt Quilt

 Susan's Colorado Quilt

 Jose's Super Stash Bowl Quilt

 Mary's Flannel Quilt
 JaNelle's Women's Voices

 Karen's Tennessee Waltz

 Pam's Star Quilt

Susan's 5280 Quilt
My Quilt

All the quilts are so beautiful.  Thanks again.  Looking forward to hanging more later this summer.

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