Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bus Trip to Wisconsin Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum

Here are a few pictures from our bus trip to the Wisconsin Quilt and Fiber Art Museum in Cedarburg. In true PNQ fashion, the day was snowy and windy!
As we shopped in downtown Cedarburg, giant snowflakes fell.

Here we are outside the Wisconsin Quilt and Fiber Art Museum.

Shopping in Ye Old Schoolhouse.

What a quaint shop. 
I think all had a fun day in spite of the weather.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Downloading Patterns

A trend seems to be for getting away from the paper and packaged pattern and instead, downloading instantly a new pattern from the net.  I've been seeing more and more designers going this way.  A place to see many patterns of this type is Pattern Spot.  They are well organized by designer or type of pattern and offer many choices all in one place.  They also have a nice selection of freebies to look over while you are there too.

Since its deer hunting season, I thought it might be fun to look at some "deer" patterns.  One is called Deer Valley.  It has no deer as far as I can tell but it's really pretty.

Another is for an applique pattern for white tail deer at Four Twin Sisters

The Troy Corporation has a Granola Girl pattern for deer.  Its called Tracking White Tail Deer and certainly fits with this season.

Here is a blog with a lovely deer wallhanging.  I think you'll enjoy it.  Have a great weekend.  Diana

Monday, November 14, 2011

Jennifer Chiaverini on NPR

Rhoda emailed to say that Jennifer Chiaverini, from Elm Creek Quilts fame, is doing an interview today at 11:00 on NPR.  If you're a fan of her books, you might listen in as she is speaking about The Wedding Quilt to Larry Meiller on his show.

Tonight is meeting night so put that on your schedule.  Here are some reminders from our President.  $10.00 is due for the Christmas party and if you can't make it to the meeting and want to attend the party, please send your money to Deanna before November 30 as we need a head count.  If you pay for the party and miss it, its not refundable as we've had to pay for the food anyway, so keep that in mind. 


Monday, November 7, 2011

Quilt Block Tour

What a fine fall we are having!  The weather continues to hold out with no snow so far; can we make it through the rest of the week for our trip?  I sure do hope so as I'm looking forward to it as I  know many of you are.

I did see something very different on a blog the other day and thought I'd share.  Many of you are already gone to southern regions and many will leave soon in your campers and such.  But I found an Airstream to die for.  I think we could do our quilting in that cozy little space.  What a clever thing to do.

Quiltmaker Magazine is coming out with its fourth edition of 100 Quilt Blocks made by 100 designers.  At the same time, they are doing a blog tour for these designers.  You might want to put it on your calendar to visit some each day.  I purchased the last version and found the instructions to be very good and the blocks had a great variety.  Hope you get to visit some of these designers as they are having give-a-ways too.   Diana

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Houston Quilt Show Winners

If you would like to see the winners from the International Quilt Association show in Houston, check them out.  Once you get to the site, you can click on the photos for a closer up view if you like.
Lots of lovely quilts to inspire!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

October Show and Tell

Our October show and tell was short but very sweet.  Sheila was extremely busy with her flying geese and made three lovely soldier quilts.  These will fly away in the spring to a deserving veteran.

 Carol made a very cute Cardinal wallhanging and also a fantastic quilt called A Place of Peace.  Both are lovely.

 Here is a shot of our gals participating in the Halloween treat bag exchange.  There sure were a lot of nice and thoughtful gifts in this exchange.  We are going to do something similar at our Christmas party so get a shopping and thinking about what you want to put in your bag. 

Many of us are very excited about the bus trip to Cedarburg on the 9th.  Please be at the Breed town hall by 6:45.  No one needs to be left behind!!

If you can't make it to the Quilt Festival in Houston, a blogger is sponsoring a wonderful link to many many quilts to view for your own private quilt show.  Amy has the links on her blog.  There are literally hundreds of quilts to view so expect to spend some time and come back often.  Its very inspiring for sure!
Have a great week.  Diana

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Next Blog

Have you ever noticed the words "Next Blog>>" which are located at the top of our blogs home page? (Up there in that dark blue bar, next to the words "Share" and "Report Abuse".)
Sometime when you have a bit of free time, you might try clicking on the words "Next Blog" will randomly go to other peoples blogs.  Sometimes you land on some pretty neat blogs! There are a lot of creative people out there. If you don't like where you have landed, just click on "Next Blog" again, and away you go!  So, if you are feeling adventurous, give it a try sometime!  Maybe some of you have tried this already?