Sunday, April 30, 2017

Forest Critters

This is such a cute pattern! While I had seen it before, I was not inspired to buy and make these critters until I saw it made up in a quilt shop in Skagway, Alaska. It was so adorable!! So, I began this baby quilt using Fancy Forest pattern by Elizabeth Hartman in fall 2016 but have not worked on it at all during this spring semester. However, it seemed a good time to share it and inspire me to finish up for the baby boy who will be it's owner soon. Goal before his 1st birthday. I have 6 months - I think I can do it!

Saturday, April 15, 2017


MOKA - Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas Quilt History Study Group meeting last weekend was WONDERFUL! This is my second time to attend a meeting and I have not been disappointed!

A colleague from work came along and shared a quilt and story with the group. Find out about this quilt and the utility patch quilt on the MOKA fb page. This a lovely red and white pattern with interesting concentric circle quilted inside the white blocks.

Program was held at the Bushwacker Museum, Nevada, MO Friday evening and the local county fairgrounds on Saturday with slide presentation and quilt viewing, a silent auction and great food! The program focused on Depression Era history and quilts and afternoon program was on Redwork and Embroidery quilts. What a treat to see many quilts from private collections shared with the group. I learned a lot including about the "Penny Squares" - stamped patterns on muslin blocks for red work embroidery from the Depression Era. (More on Penny Squares here). See the pictures below.
I am looking forward to the next meeting this fall!

Princess Feather

Wagon Wheel Signature quilt

Scrappy fans & more "make-do"

Star - love that yellow & scraps!

Bushwacker Museum exhibit: Items from Dr. Hornback's home

Pharmacy dispensary from Dr. Hornback's home, Bushwacker Museum