Friday, April 27, 2012

Quiltfest 2012!!!!

It's coming!!!!  Colonial Guild in Bethlehem PA is holding their Quiltfest on Saturday/Sunday, May 5 and 6!!!
For all quilters in the Mid-Atlantic region, this is a great quilt show with a lot of wonderful vendors and 195 quilts on display.  Plus there will be speakers, raffles, lot of great things for all!!!
My "Peter's Cottontail" quilt is going to one of the quilts in the show.

Best of all, the boutique is going to be greatly expanded this year.  There will be fabric, patterns, and tons of things that our guild donated as well as lot of great crafts (and ideas!!!).  This is a great time to stock up on craft supplies...Why not make a day of it and visit us!!!  By the way, I'll be there both days so be sure to say "hi" if you come by (I'll probably be helping at the Appraiser Table).

For more information and directions, visit our website:

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Just checking in...

I've been remiss keeping up the blog this year.  Too much going on here!  Currently, I'm writing the story of a local quiltmaker, two more guild lectures, and getting my collection cataloged.  

The inventory part is the most fun because my Aunt/Sister Kathy comes over to help with the cataloging. Technically Kathy is my aunt but we grew up together and she is more of a big sister to me since she is only 4 years older than me.  Anyway, we make each other laugh while we record, photograph and measure.

This is the "Cuddle Pup Coverlet" which I will be taking out on my program about children's quilts and coverlets.  Listed below is the actual ad from McCall's magazine in the Fall/Winter 1952-53 Catalog.  The wagon has a pocket that you could put a toy in.  There were apparently two patterns, one for crib and one for carriage.  I think this one is the crib cover:

So keep well and I'll be back a bit more hopefully!  Hugs!