First, just a reminder that tomorrow (Friday, August 22nd) is week 4/block 4 on the Marcus Fabrics Friends and Companions Sew-Along. This week's block was designed by Pati Violick of Marcus Fabrics. Pati is Director of Advertising & Marketing. I think you will enjoy meeting her and hearing about her exciting job - hello, she gets to play with fabric too!!! She probably won't tell you that she is also the person that plans all of the fabulous designer dinners we have when we are at Market, so I'm sharing that. She manages to find the best restaurants for these dinners and we have a fantastic time!!! Hmm, making me hungry just thinking about it!! Wonder where we'll be going for Fall Market in Houston???
Also, we have just a couple of kits left and we will not be reordering fabric for any additional ones. If you are interested, check out our website. Get one before they are gone!! Marcus Fabrics Sew-Along kits. You can still join us on this Sew-Along adventure. Here's the schedule for the designer blog posts. This is week 4, but all of the designers are including a downloadable/printable version of their block, so just go to their post for their block and print. You can still catch up. Be sure to sign up on the other blogs to receive emails for the remaining blocks.
8/1 Pam Buda ~ Heartspun Quilts www.HeartspunQuilts.Blogspot.com
8/8 Paula Barnes ~ Red Crinoline Quilts www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com
8/15 Sarah Maxwell ~ Homestead Hearth www.HomesteadHearth.Blogspot.com
8/22 Pati Violick ~ Marcus Fabrics www.MarcusMentions.com
8/29 Gloria Parsons ~ Olde Green Cupboard www.OldeGreenCupboard.Blogspot.com
9/5 Nancy Rink ~ Nancy Rink Designs www.NancyRinkDesigns.com/blog
9/12 Mary Ellen Robison~Red Crinoline Quilts www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com
9/19 Dolores Smith ~ Homestead Hearth www.HomesteadHearth.Blogspot.com
9/26 Lisa Shepard ~ Marcus Fabrics www.MarcusMentions.com10/3 Red Crinoline Quilts ~ Quilt Revealed! www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com
And now to the retreat: YES, today I am leaving for another retreat at Camp Blanding - friends (about 100+ of my closest), food, fun and fabric! There can't be a better way to spend a weekend!!! The car is packed: sewing projects, sewing machine, chair, SewEzi table, assorted other tables, sewing supplies and some snacks. I even baked this morning! I guess I should have given you a warning about that! I hope you were sitting down! Now don't get too excited, they were just that frozen cookie dough you buy from your grandchildren, nieces, nephews and random neighborhood children! They are back in school and will soon be pushing a new fundraiser, so I figured I had better bake up the ones I had in the freezer. Tasted 2 and they are good to go!! Don't they look yummy!
I'll be working on Market quilts at the retreat: blue and brown combo and a 2 color combo. If there's time, I'll probably work on the Churn Dash exchange that is due at the September retreat! Rumor has it, Paula is working on a plan for our next one!! They never end and I never say no!!
|I actually have the blocks done on this one, so it just needs to be pieced together!|
|The fabric is all cut and ready to go! Let the piecing begin!!|
Time to get on the road. A group of us have meals planned for Friday thru Sunday, but tonight is our visit to Sonny's!! I see wings and mac and cheese in my future and maybe Diane will order those corn nugget things - they are pretty yummy too!
Until next time, happy quilting,