Why is it that our pets
know that the one way to really get our attention, is to take a nap on a current
This is Sophie's in-process project from Nancy Chong's Hawaiian Quilt workshop from the CQC retreat this last weekend. Sophie chose the Ulu Breadfruit design, and an eye-popping batik/ hand-dye combination. We picked out one of Nancy's traditional designs, folded the fabric into eighths and cut out the applique like I used to cut paper snowflakes as a kid. So much fun!
Then the applique " snowflake" is pinned and then basted onto the background. Right now this project is stuck at the pinning stage because there is a big kitty who is doing the feline version of sleeping on a bed of nails. Ha!
If we can get the kitty to move, we'll baste the applique to the background, and then begin the long process of needle-turn applique. Sophie got some very nice personal attention from the teacher, and therefore really wanted to be able to master the needle-turn technique, but ended up in frustrated tears until she decided to do what worked: finger-turn and finger-press the 3/16" edge of the applique, before stitching.
I told her - don't feel bad! I've seen grownups in tears in some quilt workshops too! When we got home the family asked her if she had a good time. "I had a great time!" she responded. "I want to go back next year!"
Tonight after school, she had her practice applique block out and was doing her applique practice stitching with a look of quiet determination on her face.
We are accepting comfort quilts for Colorado Flood victims. You can drop them off or ship them to us at:
5455 Spine Rd, Suite E
Boulder CO 80301
We will have a distribution in the next week, (before I go to Houston) and another one in early November. We are focusing on the evacuated community of Lyons, and also local teachers who lost their homes/possessions.
Please note if your group is making a memorial quilt for Sandy Hook Elementary, we would like to receive them by mid-November latest. This is for distribution on or near the one-year anniversary of December 13. We have a contact there who will distribute them to families in the school and community.