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Showing posts from May, 2013

Memorial Day and Quilts of Honor

Memorial Day  is a  United States federal holiday  which occurs every year on the final Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the  United States Armed Forces .   Formerly known as  Decoration Day , it originated after the  American Civil War  to commemorate the  Union  and  Confederate  soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service . Quilts of Honor  - The mission of Quilts of Honor is to bestow a universal symbol and token of thanks, solace and remembrance to those who serve in harm's way to protect and defend our lives and freedoms. This weekend we honor our fallen...and through Quilts of Honor we will honor those that survived with a few bumps along the way. Until next time... Be Kind... Kelly Ann

Market Update

I've been back from Market a few days and think I have finally caught up on my sleep.  What a busy five days Portland was with little time to sit and catch up on the blog but I did keep the pictures coming over on my Facebook page. Market for me starts on Schoolhouse day, spending 7 hours traveling from mini-classroom to another listening to fabric vendors, pattern designers, thread peeps, and so many more chat about what's new and exciting for this market. This year the rooms were a bit packed so I wasn't able to get many pictures...but I did snap this one of our peep Pat Sloan I spent the next three days walking the floor and checking out all the new patterns and notions out there. Let me just say this...the pattern designers kicked it up a notch, lots of new and fun patterns out and so many of them either came home with me or are being shipped as I type. Here are just a few of the photos I took of some of the new goodies heading our way... Atkin

I'm BACK....

Can't believe that the last time I blogged was April 1st...yikes... well...I'm back! Tomorrow I leave for Spring Quilt Market in Portland Oregon This year I decided to do some hand work on the plane besides the normal hand embroidery that I always carry with me. Along with the embroidery I've decided to take along some English Paper Piecing and Yo-Yo's.   The EPP I've been cutting for several days but decided today to precut some five inch squares for my yo-yo's so I  went through my fat quarter stash and pulled out a bunch of 30's prints. To make the job easy and quick I also pulled out my Deb Tucker - Tucker Trimmers. Normally you use the Tucker Trimmers to square up half square triangles but y'all know that I'm  really not that normal. The Tucker Trimmers are perfect rulers to cut your fabric into squares and yes even strips. Check this out... I'm using the Tucker Trimmer III and Tucker Trimmer I