Tuesday, May 31, 2011

This year's Tivoli Fest Quilt Show was well attended. Winners are chosen by viewers' choice. Third Place this year went to Marie Meyers (Treynor) for her Scrap/Strippy Sampler. Japanese Fans by Sue Wagner (Oakland) was Second. Eleanor Greenwall (Atlantic) won First Place for her hand embroidered Victorian Ladies. There were 71 entries - some very nice quilts. I'll put more photos on our website's photos of interest page.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I've been busy the last few days getting ready for the Tivolli Fest Quilt Show to be held in our Retreat Center Saturday May 28. The photo above is from last year, and this year's entries look great, too. The show will be from 10 am - 5pm. In the shop we'll have some half price fabrics so check them out.
Tivoli Fest is our annual celebration of Danish heritage held every Memorial Day Weekend. Here is a link to a complete schedule of events.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Our friend Janet has become interested in crazy quilts. She has several very nice antique ones in her collections. She's decided she wants to make her own crazy quilt and brought her first block to show us. If this is any indecation, it's going to be some quilt. That's not a piece of bird fabric, it's a bird she embroidered.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Carol's been working hard to get new baby quilt samples done for us. This one, also in flannel, is called Sweet Baby Zoo. People seem to be liking brighter colors.

Monday, May 9, 2011

We're working hard to get lots of new kits done in time for our Oh Baby, Baby workshop June 11. Carol just finished this African Safari baby quilt in flannel. It's easy but lots of fun in good bright colors.

We had another thought for the workshop. A sewer and non sewer could sign up together and work on one quilt. The non sewer could do the pressing, etc. - and maybe even learn womething along the way.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

If you have someone special in your family who is "expecting" this diaper bag would be the perfect congratulatory gift. It's Mama Mia by Favorite Things and includes a changing pad. I enjoyed making it so much, I think I'll make another for me just to use as a tote.

We've really been busy trying to come up with all kinds of special "baby" ideas for our Oh Baby, Baby workshop June 11. The day in our Retreat Center will be free if you purchase a baby quilt kit. This can be any baby kit we have, or if you sign up early enough, you can even choose the fabric for your kit. We'll give guidance to help get your quilt done. Throughout the day we'll be demonstrating all the ideas for baby we've come up with - some patterns will even be free.

Anyone is invited to the workshop - Moms, Grandmas, sisters or friends. It might be fun for two or three to work together. The workshop will be from 10am to 4pm and you will need to pre register.