back from Mary's cafe. Our friends are opening a cafe in Newsome, Va. and they ask to hang my paintings there. So I am humbled to think that someone else thinks that they are good.
So thanks Mary and Dan.
I said I would tell you about the Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt. In 1922 the Farmers wife magazine ran a contest with the question "would you want your daughter to marry a farmer" to their 750,000 subscribers. They had 7000 entries. Laurie Aaron Hird took these letters and they inspired her to make 111 blocks for the quilt. The blocks are only 6x6.
I started mine on December 10, 2011 and I finished the last block on January 19, 2012. I am now putting it together and I am loving how it it is turning out. There are flicker and yahoo groups of hundreds of women doing this quilt. They are doing it in all kind of colors and styles. I choose to make mine more true to the 1922's like the book. This is only my 2nd quilt and I am totally hooked.
how to quilt. The senior center that I take art classes at also offers a quilt class. I joined in September and I started my first quilt. This class teaches everything by hand, no sewing machine. I decided to make it in red of course and aqua (my new favorite colors). The first one you make is a a sampler quilt so this is mine. By thanksgiving I had it ready to sandwich together. It is now on my quilting frame and I am quilting it all by hand. Wish me luck!
I know it has been months since I have updated.....
So much has gone on. Steve had a major health scare on New Years Eve. We thought he was having a heart attack it turned out to be a blood clot in his lung. He spent 5 days in the hospital half of it in ICU. They had changed his medication for his AFIB and it didn't prevent the clot. He is now back on cumatin and having his blood checked weekly. We are thankful he is better. I was really scared for him and I realized that I would be lost without him.
So that's we bought in the New Year I hope yours was better. So here's to a healthy and happy 2012