Friday, September 18, 2015

Quilt Blocks

School has started in the Old Order Mennonite School, so I am back to driving school van.  These children are so sweet.

I am starting to paint another series of barn quilt blocks.

Here are 4 of the eight quilt blocks.

Terry and I went to PA to see the newly weds, Autumn and Laban.

Here Autumn is in her and Laban's new home.  She made us 
some delicious meals while we were there.

Here my family is starting a 9 mile hike to Old Rag
which is on the Skyline Drive.

There is some serious rock climbing on this trail.
 It took us 5 hours.

I had the privilege to teach at the John C. Campbell Folk 
School the last week in August. 

 The last day all the students showed the art they had learned for the week.  The ladies above made the quilts at the bottom of the stage and the men pictured below shared their musical talent.

A field trip to a local quilters home.

 My sister June went with me and took the wood carving class.  For a first time carving I think she did a fantastic job.

 An evening out in the town of Brasstown, NC.

Friday and Saturday of this week I am in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania teaching classes at the Pennsylvania Fiber Arts Show.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Wedding Glimpse

Here is a glimpse inside of Laban and Autumns wedding day.
 Click on the picture to play.

Here is my graduating class in 1980.  Can you pick me out?

Here we are in 2015. There are a few folks on this picture that didn't graduate from my class but did go to school with us at some time or another.

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! My first shipment of Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars books arrived on Thursday.


If you are interested in ordering my new 
quilting book click here.

Nine dynamic quilts from 1 easy-to-sew block.
It is all in the color, value and rotation of the block.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Quilt Show

 I have some exciting news to share with you all.   The Quilt Show came to my home and spent the morning recording. 

This is my view of them.

Their view of me.  

It will be around a year before the interview will be shown on The Quilt Show.
Later on I demoed a 5 minute clip of template cutting and sewing. The whole process took about 4 1/2 hours but the final segment will be 12-14 minutes.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wedding Preparation For Autumn and Laban

I decided to start this blog with Autumn's bridal shower. The party is going on behind us.  She was so blessed with many gifts.

Here is a peek inside of each day before the wedding.
Sunday we spray painted a heart mobile for some decorations.

Monday we made peach smoothies and also put a bushel of peaches in the freezer...

Melissa also helped with the smoothies.

 Mother came and helped us work green beans...

 and Autumn worked on tomatoes while I packed
 jars and kept the canner  going. 

Someone needs a break. 

Wednesday was the day Terry and Autumn grilled chicken.

Terry, Autumn and I chopped up the chicken for the burritos.

Wednesday evening all the children were home so we had a picnic along the river. You can see the excitement on these two love birds faces anticipating getting married.

Roasting marshmallows.

At the picnic I kept busy with grandchildren.

 Jack Boone and Rowen Milan

Thursday we set up the church.
(Sorry I forgot to take pictures)

 Friday Autumn and Roxanne picked flowers for the wedding. We also had a big crew at the church cutting and dicing food.

Autumn and I sure had a fun week getting ready for the wedding. 
Thanks to everyone who helped.

Wedding Day
 Autumn and Rowen just before the wedding.

 Mr and Mrs. Laban Sensenig.

 I sure enjoyed helping with Asher and Brighton.  Their stay in Virginia was just way too short.

 Toddle-do! Sister Rebecca giving her good bye.