Wednesday 28 December 2011

Special quilts and special people


 When I received an email and the above photos from Ellene in the USA it took my breath away! Sand Hills Quilters Guild - a group from North Carolina, have used the cover quilt design from More William Morris Applique for their latest raffle quilt - what a prize. I was so thrilled and honoured that they had chosen this design AND used fabrics from the Adelaide Collection! And isn't the quilting just sensational as well....and this is the second of my William Morris designs that they have used for charity - thanks to you all and I hope you raise many $$$$! Ellen has shared this for any of you wanting to win the quilt.......
"If anyone wants to purchase raffle tickets, they can send their name, phone number and email address along with a self addressed stamped envelope to me at:

Ellene Place
90 Lake Dornoch Drive
Pinehurst, NC 28374 USA

The tickets are US $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. The drawing will be held November 13, 2012. I will send the ticket stubs back to the purchaser in the SASE."
 The above quilt (Morris Magic from Book 1) was made by Margaret Iscaro of Atlanta, and won an award in the AQS 2011 Paducah Quilt Show and it has now been selected to be in the AQS 2012 Art Quilt Engagement Calendar. Congratulations Margaret!
 Maria Abbate won Best Machine Applique in the Empire Quilters Guild 2011 show. Congratulations Maria.
 Pamela needle-turned this intricate design (!!) and gained an award in a Keepsake Quilting challenge. And you have my admiration for doing it by needle-turn Pamela!
 And another winner from the US - Linda Laine Banner. I love how she has cleverly placed and used designs from two of the quilts in Book 1. I think Linda has won a few prizes for her quilt as you can read on this blog; Quilts of Love. Well done Linda!

And closer to home this is Dani's stunning quilt - a 1st place at our local show  Festival of Quilts - and she beat Val and myself. Go Dani!! (and I will have another stunning raffle quilt from Victoria when the committee give permission to share - it is a stunner!)


I had lunch today with Dani and her Mum Cathie and look what they presented me with.........
 Cathie and Dani have become part of the December Angels and are helping me out with replacing my lost samples. Thanks so much girls.....and they went away with a bag full of patterns and fabric to do more - bless them.
And another friend Maree in Melbourne sent me her partially completed tea cozy. I think all my samples are nearly replaced! I just need to purchase the books, design mirrors and a very special pair of scissors that I have now realised were in the 'bottomless' box! (I am sure there is more that I will remember when I go looking)

I also received some exciting news from Edith in Tasmania.......The editorial team from Quilters Newsletter picked my 2nd book More William Morris Applique as one of their TOP TEN books for 2011 - whoopee! Thanks Edie for letting me know.

And my final special person is my doctor (glad we are in 2011 and not the 1500's!). Today she confirmed why I have been feeling so low - no motivation, tired and depressed........that jolly thyroid has gone off the scale again!! So a good cry, up the medication and I hope I am back to my old self.

So with all these special quilts and special people we have gotta be feeling good! I will leave you with a stunning piece of glass art that I would like to get my hands on from Kate Clements of Kansas City Artists Coalition

Thanks for dropping by and HAPPY 2012 if I don't blog before then! X

1 comment:

  1. Lovely Post Michele..Glad to hear they found the Problem and it can be you will be feeling better in no time..
    Just wondering if our Parcels are being sent out as yet...
    Take care


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