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Monday, March 12, 2007

New Discoveries


The postman brought me a package today from Debra S.; it contained coordinated fabrics from her stash for me to use in making a QOV quilt for a wounded military woman as part of the Quilt Studio 40 Quilts Service Project for the second quarter of this year.
The fabrics are gorgeous, the colors complement each other so well, and I can't wait to see how they make up. I am going to use a free pattern that I downloaded from Hancock Fabrics website that has Eight Pointed or Evening Star blocks as part of the design.

While reading the Pueblo Chieftain this morning I was excited to find an article about Alex Anderson and Ricky Timms filming for their new webcast quilt show at Ricky's Quilt Studio and Gallery in La Veta, Colorado, which is just a short mountain road away from where we live. Ricky sure knows how to find a gorgeous place to live and base his quilt business. La Veta has always been one of my favorite spots.
When I read about the early bird special on membership to their site, I got on line and signed up. Got my Star Membership for $16.95; it will be $24.95 per year after the first show airs April 2. Click on my copy of the article so you can read all the details. They are even going to have a virtual quilt gallery to enable members to share their work with other quilters.

Alex has some interesting observations about the reason HGTV dropped her show. Whatever, their reasoning, it doesn't make it with me, I'm so disappointed in a lot of their new shows and miss my old favorites.

8 comments:

Lori (A.K.A. Elkhoundmom) said...

The fabrics look great. It is wonderful you are doing that. I have also signed up for the Quilt Show. It looks like it will be a great way to learn.

Vicki W said...

That's going to be a pretty quilt! I was really touched by your recent emails about Crystal's quilt and her concern for her friend. I'm glad you will be able to gift both of them!

Susan C. said...

Thanks, Fran, for the article. I signed up for the show too and also forwarded a copy of the article to my quilt guild's members.

Allison Ann Aller said...

La Veta is where Judith Montano lives, isn't it? There is something quilty in the water, I think!
Have fun with your wonderful service project...

Debra Spincic said...

I will be watching eagerly as this quilt unfolds!

paula, the quilter said...

Thanks for the article, Fran. We didn't get any mention of it up here but we are clear across the state from La Veta.

Tracy said...

I'm off to see about signing up for the quilt show. Thanks for letting me know. :)

Vicky aka stichr said...

I was "in" one of the old Simply Quilts shows....#613....I was a call in person. Another few seconds of my 15 min. of fame.