I got this email from my brother today "i need to put in an order for some more placemats. The girl that I had here from ..... was so taken by the other ones you made I gave them to her for a gift to remember her trip by. She could not for the life of her figure out how you made them. She was very impressed by your skills. "
Ok, so I'm glad she liked them. But they were a gift to him that was hard to make. I made six of the above placemats, using "The Cotton Theory" and they took me about a week to finish. I am insulted that he would give them away to someone he barely knew, and he has only had them about six months!
I was venting to DH and he said, "Remember, when you give something away, you have to let it go." I know, I know, but sheesh.
Here is another quilt from Carol's Closet. The quilt was made in 1937 (dated on the binding) by her grandma. Beautiful embroidery on the bear blocks and very small quilting stitches. The fabric is not cotton, maybe linen, slick but very sturdy. I see in the photo a dark spot over the lower left side, but this is not noticeable when looking at the quilt, other than that the quilt is in excellent condition. Stay tuned for more quilts from Carol's Closet....
I just got the brochure for our local quilt festival in Valdez, Alaska in September. I am so stoked! The designers that will be there are Billie Lauder (www.easymade.com/billie_lauder.html), Judy Niemeyer (www.quiltworx.com), Amy Bradley (www.amybradleydesigns.com), Marci Baker (www.aliciasattic.com/artist.html), Pam Ventgen (local from Anchorage), and Carol Wight Jones(also from Anchorage). WOW! I can't wait to go. I attended last year with John Flynn, Sandy Bonsib, and other local artists and teachers. It was a great time, and well organized.