quilt in magazine!

I have a quilt in Australian Quilter’s Companion, below is a picture of the cover.                 Issue No 60, Vol. 12, No. 2.

10766_233756016771002_756988490_nAnd a picture of the quilt project and an accompanying interview.  The Barnes & Noble in Omaha carries this magazine, but this new issue wasn’t on the rack yet yesterday.

Twilight Stars

Twilight Stars

The fun ending for this quilt and deciding to make the edge triangles with the stripe going different directions with a bias edge.  We stay stitched the quilt’s four edges before it was sent off to be beautifully long arm quilted, it returned nice and flat.

Be brave try something new, it just may work out the way you planned.  🙂

 

 

 

Quiltmaker Giveaway!

http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/

Check this out and sign up for a free Giveaway on Quiltmaker magazine’s website, hurry as sign ups end March 31st!

You can see some of the other great prizes given away during the event.

My favorite was the Reliable irons, I have one of these great irons.  I admit it took a little getting used to due to the features you will love.  It does not sputter or leak, has tons when steam when you want it (press the button), uses distilled water, and there is a setting to cancel the auto-shut off, you do have to re-set it each time you turn it on.  Read the little book that comes with it before using.   It is so wonderful to go to the ironing board and have a hot iron!  I have the blue one seen below, consider one of these when you need a new iron!

 

Reliable Sensor Velocity Iron

Reliable Sensor Velocity Iron

No Kidding!

No Kidding!

 

 

Where does time go?

Can’t believe it has been two weeks since my last blog post.  Well, maybe I can, I was gone 6 days to teach at ‘Block Party’ event, hosted by Quiltmaker magazine in beautiful Portland, Oregon – fabulous time, great students, awesome event!

I was able to do a few posts to Facebook through Instagram on my smart phone since it is so easy.

I learned some things from my teacher friends about social media, let’s see if I’m a good student going forward, cross your fingers!

I had issues while in Portland – my laptop wouldn’t pick up the free WiFi at the beautiful Red Lion Inn.  And get this it also wouldn’t detect my MiFi that I pay for monthly – not a happy camper (probably operator error?).  These are the two reasons I didn’t Blog while away, now I’m home and will try to catch up in pieces and parts.

This evening will be a few high-lights.

First ‘Madison Manor’ fabric line is beginning to arrive at your favorite quilt shop!  You can see the line here:                                                                  http://www.andoverfabrics.com/Grid.php?GroupName=Madison%20Manor

FYI – it is much prettier in person, isn’t it always.

There is also a link on my home page for the ‘free to use’ (FTU) quilt for ‘Blue Variety’.  Candy did another great job for us on this beauty.  Remember, if you don’t need a quilt that size, make a unit for a table topper, or expand to a table runner, wall quilt, etc.  . . .  your choice.   🙂

If you shop my webstore, we are down to 10 sets available of the 5 book bundle special.

Would like to share this picture of the happy teachers in Portland – I think we were all photogenic at that moment.  Great memory for me!

Gudrun Erla, Bonnie Hunter, Debbie Caffrey, Jo Morton, Beth Farrier, Diane Harris, June Dudley and Peg Spradlin with her DH Darold.  Julie Herman was under the weather and don't have a picture of her.

Gudrun Erla, Bonnie Hunter, Debbie Caffrey, Jo Morton, Beth Farrier, Diane Harris, June Dudley and Peg Spradlin with her DH Darold. Julie Herman was under the weather and not in the picture.

 

Happy Stitching!

 

Update – some books on sale

Trying to make some much needed room in the shipping area at the studio. How do shelves fill up so fast?  We are offering five books at reduced prices, and bundling the five books for an additional discount.  http://jomortonquilts.com/shop/books/

Also – we are now offering Gift Certificates for our online store.  http://jomortonquilts.com/shop/gift-certificate/

NewTimeless

RachelsReel

 

VintageMoment

 

PastAndPresent

 

Evermore1

That is the website news for today, Tuesday March 12th.  🙂

Happy Stitching!

 

 

 

 

never too soon to think about Christmas!

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Here are some pictures from Christmas 2012, it was the simplify decor year (health), but still have to decorate some.  If you like any of the quilts you see in the pictures, you have plenty of time to get yours done for Christmas 2013.

These pictures are in our home with our stuff – collected for a long time.

quilt from JLW Club 10.

quilt from JLW Club 10.

assorted quilts in the wall box, quilt on wall from APQ, Issue 61, Mar/Apr 2003.

assorted quilts in the wall box, quilt on wall from APQ, Issue 61, Mar/Apr 2003.

Glimmers quilt from JLW Club 11, extra project, sweet under the carved rocking horse.

Glimmers quilt from JLW Club 11, extra project, sweet under the carved rocking horse.

Harvest Table decor, quilt is 'Journey' in new book 'For All Seasons'.

Harvest Table decor, quilt is ‘Journey’ in new book ‘For All Seasons’.

 

stack of pantry boxes, carved bird atop, feather tree sitting on Christmas version of Courthouse Steps in JLW Club 10.

carved bird atop a stack of pantry boxes, feather tree sitting on Christmas version of Courthouse Steps in JLW Club 10.

Log Cabin runner for a long time ago, no pattern, use it a lot on top of the grain painted jelly cupboard in living room.

Log Cabin runner from a long time ago, no Jo fabric, no pattern, use it a lot on top of the grain painted jelly cupboard in our living room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opportunity to take a class with Jo

http://www.quiltmaker.com/events/Quilt/Block-Party/index.html

If you are interested (and near the west coast), Block Party has opened up A La Carte Registrations – check it out by clicking the link above.  It is an opportunity to take either a back-basting prep method for needleturn appliqué class, or a hand piecing class (either LeMoyne Stars, or sweet Baskets) with me.

Consider that I’m winding down my teaching travels, have three teaching trips this year, and two scheduled next year.  Still dealing with mother’s health issues, she will be 91 the end of May.

Russ is retired and wants to travel for fun, not have a vacation that is a tag along on my teaching trips, followed by stay and play a couple of days, he deserves real vacations with me.

Just a quick heads up as this is only two weeks away!  The link to the website is above, check your calendar, hope to see you there!