Thursday, September 24, 2009

Happy Autumn

Hello friends,


Take a look at the quilts and finished projects that came into the shop this week.

Kathie made this stunning quilt! The colors were amazing. What an heirloom she's created.




I wish I'd taken a close-up of the braided border she added. It was quilted by Cindy Young.







Ruth on the right, finished her Saturday Sampler quilt. Chris is helping hold this lovely quilt.




Beautiful Prairie Paisley fabric, piecing and quilting. Fun for all of us to see.




Isn't this table runner fun that Chris made! Perfect for this time of year.





Here's another wonderful table runner that Ruth made.




Barbara made this quilt from the Stone Cottage pattern.





The Hawaiian fabric centers with the coordinating fabric makes this quilt pop! Barbara, as always, you did a fantastic job!





Barbara and her husband have a new little companion in their home named Honey. Honey is a sweet Border Collie.




Barbara found this fabric in New Zealand and had it shipped to her. This quilt is for Honey's breeder, who is a family friend. I saw this quilt finished the other day. Diane quilted little dog biscuits all around the border.....so cute!





Linda made this four season quilt. She had the sweetest little buttons sewn on each of the trees. So pretty and so creative.


Are you inspired yet? For more inspiration, head on over to Alden Lane Nursery this weekend for Quilting in the Garden. The quilts displayed in the old oak trees are a visual feast!



As always,

Lynn



Thursday, September 10, 2009

Busy Bees



Hi Everyone,
It is that time of year when we get in gear for Quilt Shows, we are busy bees making kits and planning for our booths...Mark your calendar for Quilting in the Garden at Alden Lane Nursery Saturday September 26-27,2009 starting at 9am. This year the featured artist is Laura Wasilowski. We are very excited to have her join us.

This show is a can't miss show if you are in the Bay Area, over 100 quilts will be hung from the Oak trees that fill the nursery. Several vendors will be on hand selling fudge, food, gift items and of course quilt fabrics, books, and patterns. Alex Anderson will be there, as well as Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts

Bring the husbands along with you on Sunday and they can enjoy the 20th Nostalgia Day Car Show presented by the Altamont Cruisers that will be held downtown in Livermore. Over 700 cars will be parked along First, Second, and Third Street. This is a free show from 9am-4pm.

Part of the getting ready phase is of course making quilts, and everyone has been busy working on new samples to wow you with. Here is the latest one as I was machine quilting it, this fun quilt was designed by Brenda Riddle of Acorn Quilt and Gift Co.
In Stitches,
Melissa