Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Quilts of Valor at Gaylord Quilt Guild Show

In case you weren’t able to attend the quilt show last weekend, here is what the Quilts of Valor display looked like! We hung 3 quilts with their presentation cases (pillow cases) and a little blurb explaining the purpose of QOV and our group. The quilts hung in the main hallway, which was on the way to the main entrance of the show. There were many positive comments from the viewers. Good work everyone!!

The first quilt on the left is the latest quilt that was finished. To date, we have completed 10 quilts – 3 of the snowball quilt (middle one), 2 of the string/star quilt (right quilt), 1 plaid star quilt (left one), and 4 quilts that were donated but needed borders added to bring them up to size. The 11th quilt is all pieced and awaiting quilting.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Amazing Race Shop Hop 2014!

This is our quilt for The Amazing Race Shop Hop 2014! It uses all the rows from the 6 shops plus log cabin blocks. We are putting the charms from each shop in the red squares of the log cabin blocks.

The shop hop will be held from September 20th to the 27th. Participating shops will be open daily from 10am to 6pm except for Sunday the 21st : Noon to 4pm and Saturday, the 27th : 10am to 4pm.

Participating shops are:

Delphine's Quilt Shop, LC - Gaylord 
Cousins Quilt Shop - Bellaire
Hearts to Holly Quilt Shop - Charlevoix
InterQuilten - Interlochen
Quilt-n-Bee - Traverse City
Renee's House of Quilting - Williamsburg

Monday, July 28, 2014

Fiona Tuffet on H.M.Y. Britannia

Fiona recently explored H.M.Y. (Her Majesty's Yacht) Britannia. The queen traveled all over the world on this, and it did a lot of traveling over the decades it spent in service. It was recently retired and permanently moored in Edinburgh. It really is a floating palace!

Recognize that bridge? The Britannia cruised under the Mighty Mac on July 5, 1959.

This wombat was a great favorite of the sailors. They used him to invent the game of "wombat tennis", which involved the ceiling fan.

The state dining room:

Here's Fiona in the drawing room.

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Handy Guide to Binding

Almost every quilt needs a binding. Do you like or dislike putting them on? Which ever your answer is, I think this guide will be a handy reference next time you finish a quilt. Click on the link to go to the guide!

Fiona Tuffet at Giant's Causeway

Here's Fiona at Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland! It's a very unique place where the rocks have formed hexagonal columns. Legend has it that it was built by giants as part of a bridge that stretched from Ireland to Scotland.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fiona Tuffet on the North Coast

Fiona has been doing lots of traveling lately! She'll be uploading all her pictures over the next several days, so stay tuned! First off, here she is on the North Coast of Northern Ireland.

on the North Coast at Carrick-a-Rede:

Carrick-a-Rede. There's a rope bridge that takes you to that little island. The bridge is a lot sturdier now than it used to be. It used to be used by fishermen:

Here's the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge!

on the island

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fiona Tuffet Explores Scotland

Our little traveling sheep has gotten to see more of Scotland!

Here she is in the highlands:

Here she is visiting Eilean Donan (pronounced Ei - lan Do - nan):

...and at Uruquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness: Glen Affric, near Loch Ness:

Fiona met Nessie! Don't worry, Fiona's okay. Nessie was only playing.

Look! Relatives!

Finally, here's Fiona at Dalhousie Castle (pronounced "Dalhoosie"):

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Grand Hotel

Here are some pictures from vending at the Needle Art Seminar at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island!

One of the many cool chandeliers. This one is in the Cupola Bar:

The carpet outside Delphine's room:

Happy sewing!

The carpet in the room above:

another neat chandelier:

The dining room:

A cute place to eat dinner :)

Knitters hard at work:

Some of the wonderful knitting projects: