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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving (a week later)

I can't believe it has already been a week since Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful turkey dinner. Our SIL Luke made a fabulous turkey (on-line recipe) and yummy stuffing from his mom's recipe! Too much food as usual.

I have finished at least a quilt a day, and I'm on track to finish customer quilts before Christmas. There are still some trickling in, and, no worries, they'll be done too.

Last Saturday was Shop Small Stores (I forgot the exact wording), and I went to shop at 'Material Girl' in Chrystal Lake. You always need fabric to finish a project.

Here are some pictures of the quilts I've worked on lately:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Quilting Retreat at the Hampton Inn

Once again the retreat was wonderful, lots of laughter, food and sewing projects. Here are some impressions:
Yes, these are little cakes from The Cakery

Carol is admiring her Halloween quilt we made for her upcoming big birthday!

Claudia is working on a basket weaving project!

Moda Fat Quarter Bundle from Fall Market

Too pretty to open!

I've been better!

Winks' Halloween project, almost done!

Nobody had the pattern for this kit!

Claudia made this adorable wall hanging. I forgot whose pattern it was. LOVE the border batik.

Jill is working on a quilt, the pattern is from Modern Quilt Relish

Anthology  batik strips. I'll post a picture of the quilt when it's done!

Karen's very own design! Stunning!

Carol draped in her Halloween quilt!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Elvira's Quilting Services LLC

This month marks the 2nd anniversary of my Quilting business. It's hard work but time flies when you're having fun! A big Thank You to all my customers!

MaryBeth and Leanne came over and treated me to champagne and appetizers. THANKS GIRLS!

I'm packing my Bernina and quilting projects to spend the next four days at a bee retreat. It's a little break before the Christmas quilting marathon begins.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

One Block Wonder

I love this pattern. My customer Louette used a beautiful fabric for this quilt. I love her 'hollow cubes'. We both took the same class with Connie P. several years ago. Of course, mine is not finished. I wasn't very happy with my fabric choice. But, as you can see, Louette's turned out fantastic!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Trying to Catch Up

I have been quilting up a storm, finished lots of bindings for customers, delivered finished quilts and taken in lots of new quilts that all need to be done before Christmas. Snow is in the forecast! I'm not looking forward to driving in the snow. Tomorrow will mark the 6th anniversary of surviving my car accident. And yes, I can actually wear heals (not too high) again and walk (most of the time) without a limp. It feels great!

Here are some pictures of the quilts I've been working on:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

International Quilt Market 2011 Houston

Waiting for Sample Spree

Ready to roll
I made it back from Quilt Market. I met a lot of wonderful people and saw so many awe inspiring quilts. Here are some of my pictures:

Down Town Houston

George R Brown Convention Center
School House with Alex Anderson

School House with Barb And Alma

from Blackbird Designs

School House with Modern Quilt Relish

School House with Eleanor Burns

School House with Jo Morton

Gail Kessler from Andover
Marcia Derse with her gorgeous fabrics
Anthology  Booth, quilt pieced by Karen Ytzen, quilted by me

Great class with Linda Taylor

My FaceBook (now real) friend Maureen Capps
I also took a great class with Sue Patten, but forgot to take pictures.