Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Quilt Country

I wanted to share a honor that was given to me by our French Quilting Sisters.
In the September issue of the Quilt Country magazine, my friend, Veronique from France, wrote an article about me and Primitive Pieces by Lynda.
Although it's in french and I can't read am so happy to have been chosen to have this written.  Thank you so much Vero!

and the story continues on the right hand side of page 3...
I don't know the people in this picture, but that beautiful dog in the upper left hand corner is Lizzy and she's Vero's right hand gal.
From the link below you can see some of the pages from this delightful magazine.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

A name that fits......

So, what do you do when you make a quilt and don't have a name for it?  A couple of ideas have come to mind, but then thought if I told you about the quilt and the story, perhaps you could help me with a name!???  If you have the name that's picked, I'll send you a free pattern and put your name in the pattern as having named it.  However,
if I choose to go with the name I have already.........everyone's name will go into a bucket and a free pattern will be sent to the name drawn.

First let me tell you what the quilt is like.....Picture this in your mind -
8 Stars, 8 Nine Patches.  Sashing between 4 large blocks with post blocks.  Surrounded by different colored squares on the outside.   All 6 colors were used, but the focal color is dark yellow(brown)/orange - or sienna.

And, here's the story -
My mom's oldest brother, Lorne, was the first one to leave the farm to go into the city to work.  He was the first one to have a car in the family.  It was a roadster with a rumble seat.  He'd come home on the weekends and the 3 youngest children, my mom, uncle Morgan and Uncle Bob couldn't wait to be taken for a ride.    Only two could sit in the rumble seat so they would hurry to see who would get to or who had to sit in the front with uncle Lorne.   He always had what they called "coppers" to share with the kids so that they would have something for the offering at church on Sunday.  (Coppers were large pennies). 

Let me know what you can submit as many names as you'd like.  Please send them in by September 3rd.  Thanks bunches!  Lynda

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Good Morning!

My website is still being revamped, so I'm unable to post the news on the gazette page.  And, I'm not sure when it will be up and running.  It seems revamping wheels run slower than I expected.  I hope to be able to let you know it will be soon and everything will be back to normal.

There are some items I wanted all of you to know about so thought I would post it here on my blog. 

I will be teaching at the Georgia Quilt Show for 4 days in October.  October 19-22  If you live in the area or will be visiting during this time I'd love for you to come play.  Here is the link to get you to their website so you can check it out.

I will be teaching classes on.........
Ring Around the Posies

The Bundling Board - a fun 4 block pieced fabric with needle turn applique
Cold Days - wool table rug

Gabriel - a fun wall hanging that is pieced fabric and wool applique.

I will also be doing a complete trunk show of all the quilts in my pattern line, plus a color class.  You can check out all the times and amounts on the Georgia Quilt Show website.  I hope to see lots of you there! 

Watch for news about a new pattern coming your way very soon!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Let's all sing...........

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday - Happy Birthday - Happy Birthday to you..........all the August birthday girls!

And, especially to Gloria Galiana for being this months birthday winner.  Gloria has chosen May Baskets as the FREE pattern that is on it's way to her! 

NOTE: If you are a Back Door Friends Pattern Club Member and you haven't given me your birthdate, please do so.  Also, remember that during the month of your birthdate you get a 25% discount!!