Thursday, April 28, 2011

Name Dropping at Paducah

Here we have, our very own Mary Ellen (right), with Pat Yamin from "Come Quilt With Me" and a Paducah icon, Bill Schroeder; in front of a quilt by Ricky Tims.  Bill is the King of the King and Queen of Paducah.  He and his wife, Meredith founded the American Quilt Society and the quilt museum.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Photos from Paducah - Tuesday

The AQS Quilt Show should be opening in one hour (they are an hour behind).  If you are already there, you can find Mary Ellen and Amanda in booth 1816 in the Pavilion (I believe it is like a giant blow up tent.  Maybe they will send along a picture).  The winning quilts have been announced and a list is posted at the AQS website.  Mary Ellen sent along some pictures.  The booth looks so great with the Liberty Ridge quilt featured.  So Americana.  Just what we like at the LQ.  Hope you do too.  The other pictures are of flood walls and check out the sandpiles stacked up near the Convention Center.
Stay dry ladies!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Proving "The Show Must Go On"

Day One
The booth is ready, the "stuff " is unloaded and set up will happen tomorrow.

Get Mary Ellen and Amanda an Ark!

Goodness gracious.  Mary Ellen just called to say that she and Amanda arrived safely in Paducah, KY for the AQS International Quilt Show.  However...they have been moved out of the Convention Center to the Pavilion, along with the prize winning quilts.  No one will be in the Convention Center as flood waters from the Ohio River are expected.  Here is a link for more detailed information.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Bunnies - Hoppin' Down the Bunny Trail

Sharon peeks out from behind her gorgeous Baltimore Bunnies quilt that she shared with us.  Design by Bunny Hill.  So cute and cuddly quilted.  What an accomplishment.

Kathy drove over from Augusta to show us this stunner. The pattern is from the book “Cottage Charm” by Dawn Heese. The chocolate colored bunnies and the scalloped edges make me think of Easter!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Heartfelt Gift Quilt

Lisa Marie brought in this bright quilt entitled “Sandra’s Song”, that she made for her best friend who loves cats and music. We think she’s really going to love this quilt! The quilt is an original design, adapted from the “Just Can’t Cut It” pattern.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Peach of a Bag

We love all the handbags our customers have been making. Lynn brought in this bag and we think it’s “just peachy!”

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Halloween Baltimore Album Quilt?

Gerri finished her Baltimore Halloween quilt top and it’s an eye-catcher. It’s all needle-turn appliqued and beautifully done! Can’t wait to see it when it comes back from the quilter as it is going to be custom quilted. What a great quilt to have in your collection! We do sell the pattern.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Merry Merry Strawberry!

Here is Christine's version of the Berry Sweet Bag by Fig Tree and Co.  Good enough to eat!

Wool Garden

Joan brought us this wonderful Show and Tell of a finished Primitive Garden Wool Applique Quilt. It was offerred as a block of the month here in 2009. Seems like yesterday. Just gorgeous, Joan.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cinnamon Stick Triangle Swap at Little Quilts

Trish brought in a beautiful tree wall hanging that she pieced while she was on a retreat last week-end. She reports the whole thing went together in just 6 hours! We should all be able to have one of these in no time!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April Second Saturday Sampler

Here is a picture of the April pieced block for the ongoing Second Saturday Sampler Quilt "Rhapsody in Blue"... and the next applique Sweet Sixteen Block of the Month.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Fun With Sue and Bill

Sunbonnet Sue just keeps popping up! Chris made this cheery version from a panel from the Little Quilts line of fabric “Fun With Sue & Bill.” (sorry, that panel is no longer available).

Houses and Log Cabins - Oh My!

 We loved Dorothy’s quilt pieced in cotton, but all the appliqué is done in wool.  It was gorgeous!  Pattern is from the “Cabin Fever” book by Whimsicals