Thursday, July 2, 2009

Indenpendence Day, Buck-A-Block and Strips

We will be closed on Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. The Buck-A-Block packets may be picked up on Saturday, July 11. See you then!
We have had a a wild time last week at Quilt Country. Judy Niemeyer was here for a week and the classes were wonderful. I still think she is the best teacher I have ever seen in action. The students really enjoyed the class and many of them got quite a bit done. Judy bought several of her new patterns and quilts of her newer patterns that will not be released until August or September. The are beautiful. One of the patterns is the new Bali Wedding Star. This new pattern is really pretty with floating points on the stars. We are anxious for the new pattern to arrive. While Judy was here she hand picked sets of batiks for the arcs of the wedding ring. Of course, you can make anything with these beautiful batiks. Each set has eighty-eight 2 1/2" strips that are in eleven different color ways. They are so beautiful! The photo below is a photo of a set lined up before cutting and then arranged after cutting. We have a few left. They are just so beautiful that they are being gobbled up for lots of other projects. They are $79.95 for the set of strips.

Below are two photos taken during Judy's classes. If you are ever in a position to take a class from Judy it is a great opportunity. She has so many tips involving paper piecing and her beautiful quilts.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Joshua went to swimming lessons today, his 3rd day. I think he is doing great.