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Blue Ribbon !

My friend Deb Tribble and I won a lovely BLUE ribbon at the Dallas Quilt Show last weekend in the 2-person master category for our Montana Feathered Star. It’s my piecing and Deb’s incredible quilting!

I’m totally thrilled.  A few years ago I had a short list of three things I hoped to accomplish in my Quilting Career.  I remember achieving the first two.  The third was “win a ribbon – any color – in a respectable show”.  BINGO.

Deb lives sort of across the road from us.  She is a magnificent long arm quilter, obviously, as well as a good friend I enjoy walking with (we’ve gotta get back on that schedule!)  and doing other ‘stuff’ together.

And . . . the stitching continues

PP-LPtIt’s been a true marathon of stitching!  By Thursday eve we had completed TWO tops — Weaver Fever and Peppermint Paws.  Both found a ride to a pair of quilters in Idaho on Friday, as we proceeded on Lone Star and Hoagy.  The Idaho team of quilters really came through!  Both quilts will return home today, with the same driver who took them, on his return trip!

Marie Blunk has been here helping.  She has been terrific to have on the team, though leaves this morning.  Jery will take her to Kalispell . . . she gets to see the Kalispell Quilt Show before her hubby fetches her there.  And Jer will hang around long enough to bring my quilts home from the show, as well as deliver quilts to 2 Kalispell quilters.LS-LRose

Me ??  Well, I’ll be here stitching.  Equinox is nearing completion, and must be done today so it can go to Nebraska via Fed Ex on Monday.

And the girls who design for us are working the same way!  It’s coming together, and will be a beautiful display.

ALL can be seen on the web page, thanks to fabulous options within Photoshop, so take a peek . . .  at the quilts and the amazing new fabric!

Back to stitching . . . . .

About to Begin Stitching . . .

swatchtestIt’s the Night Before ROSES Fabric, and all through the house . . . . .

the cutting table is empty,

sewing area is tidy,

trash cans are empty,

lots of water for the iron,

and personal pressing is done.  New patterns are printed.  Cutting info is at hand . . . .  just waiting, with baited breath .. for the Fed Ex truck to appear with yards and pounds of my new Roses fabrics — via air, straight from the mill in Asia.

We have a WHOLE week to piece 13 projects! WFRose Included are remakes of 5 ‘old’ friends, two shown here.  Plus 8 NEW patterns.  Barb, Kay, Mischele, and Dellora have been joined by Debbie, with her first design for Animas Quilts.

Lori heads my stitching team with fabulous help from Kathern, Carol, Marie,  and Jane.

The Quilters are ready to roll.

Let the games begin . . . .