Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Peteetneet

I immediately fell in love with this place when I moved here.  It's an old school, turned museum.  It is also where I got involved with quilting and met most of my quilty friends. Konda and Emily were the first, then it snowballed from there.  In fact, I was just there yesterday. (A bit of trivia, the logo that we use on our publications was drawn by our very own Emily Herrick).

So, if you are in the neighborhood...
The 10th Annual
Peteetneet Quilt Show
"A Decade of Creating Heirlooms"

The show starts June 15th and runs through the 26th.  Classes and Demonstrations are Friday June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd.  If have a quilt you would like to enter in the show they will be accepted June 11 from 10am to 4pm and June 12 from 9am to 12pm.

For more information, entry forms, and class sign ups go to

Friday, May 25, 2012

Winner - Geared for Guys book

A funny story...I was sitting around a quilting rack doing a little hand quilting with some ladies.

We were laughing, talking and getting to know each other a little better.  Annette and Sue found out that they were related and there was even some talk about match making a couple of the lady's 30 year old kids. Then Marion makes a comment to me, "Hey April, I really want Emily's Geared for Guys book so make sure I win your blog give-away" (insert wink here).  We had a good laugh.

This morning, I entered 1-19 (the # of comments on the last post) into the random number generator on line and it came up with 6.

I counted down 1,2,3,4,5, Marion.  No, it can't be.  I count again...1,2,3,4,5, Marion. Really?! I had an internal battle of "just run the generator again, she'll never know." Then ultimately I decided that I can not discriminate against her just because she is a friend. I promise, it wasn't rigged.  I have noticed on her blog that she has in fact won two other give aways recently - I think she is just one lucky lady.

So congratulations Marion! You can add winning give aways as another one of your super powers!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Geared for Guys Book Tour

I was so excited when Emily, over at Crazy Old Ladies, asked me to be part of her Book Tour. First of all let me just brag about Emily a little bit.  This girl is cute, fun, friendly and super talented! Have you seen her new fabric line?

I know! Like I said, super talented.  In addition to designing fabric, Emily has been designing quilts for some time now and has finally come out with her own book.
When I saw the cover of her book, I couldn't have been more excited.  Geared for Guys is just what the quilting world is in need of.  All of the guy quilts that I've come across seem to be sports or tool related.  Not that sports and tools don't have their place, but as a mother of two teenage boys that are not interested in team sports or rebuilding an engine, I was thrilled!  They have both glanced through the book and have put in their requests :)

Speaking of glancing through the book, I was so impressed with the full photos and color instructions. One of my favorite parts of the book was the Color Theory section 

Emily has generously offered a free book to one of you.  Actually, to 30 of you, if you have been following along with her book tour.  One of those free books is up for grabs here.  Just leave a comment  telling me about one of the guys in your life that you want to make a quilt for and I will randomly select one winner.  You can also head over to Emily's Etsy shop and order your copy now.
The winner will be announced on Friday. Be sure to hop over to P.S. I Quilt tomorrow, for another chance to win.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day

Today is May Day.  According to Wikipedia, the earliest May Day celebration was the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers. It has changed many times over the decades but has always revolved around, flowers and spring.

Today we are celebrating May Day with the May block for the Hello Sun BOM Quilt Along.
I can't wait to see the flowers that pop up on your blocks.

Check back for prizes in the next day or two.  I have had a lot going on this past week and need to see what goodies I have for you.