Family Bethlehem Star quilt

Family Bethlehem Star quilt

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Road To Autumn...

 ...often leads to Quilt Shows...and our guild has one coming up next weekend...the 15th Biennial Quilts Among the Pines. If you happen to be in the Central Wisconsin area on October 1st and 2nd, drop by for a visit. We have 20 vendors coming in, 100's of quilts on display, demos, and our popular Bed Turning. This year, the Turning features quilts which are composed of "repurposed" fabrics, blocks, etc. There is a beautifully made Raffle Quilt which will be given to the winning ticket holder on Sunday. Raffle tickets may be purchased at the show.

2011 has been overly busy and I will only have two entries for the show. Just picked up the quilts from Lori Schmidt, a long arm quilter who lives nearby and now binding is being applied, labels made and hanging sleeves attached. I love the textures Lori created with her big quilting machine. Will just show you some close ups for now as the quilts are not officially finished.

The first one I named Jamaican Nights and is intended as a wedding quilt.

The second quilt is my first attempt at applique - a number of us in our quilt history study group - Liberty Ladies - decided to do this pattern by Lori Smith - From My Heart to Your Hands. It is Elizabeth's Pride but for me it was Applique 101!

Just completed is Block #39 in the Civil War Quilt series by Barbara Brackman. Hovering Hawks...
And most important is this little 6 1/2" patriotic block which will be mailed off this week.

In case you haven't heard about this comfort quilt project, visit for more information. A young soldier was recently killed and instead of a wedding which was to have taken place last week, a bride-to-be and the family must make funeral arrangements. The call has gone out for blocks...won't you please consider making one? Update - just reread the info and they are asking for an additional block to make a quilt for the close friend who was with the soldier when he died.

Thank you for stopping by to visit. I hope you have a good week and may all the autumn roads you travel be filled with beauty. 


  1. Your first photo of the road is lovely - the picture of Autumn.
    The quilt show Among the Pines sounds like it will be a great time. The little bits of quilt you showed are beautiful!

  2. Your autumn photo is a heart stopper. Just beautiful. It sounds like you are going to have a great time at your show. I like the quilt you almost showed.

  3. Your colors are wonderful ... you are putting me even more in the mood for fall. I'm away from home now (in New England), traveling to see my mom (in California); it's a long way to my kitchen right now! This is a good place to come to feel better about that! Thank you!

  4. What wonderful work you ladies produce.
    No wonder the scenery inspires you to make wonderful quilts. The autumn colours are so lovely and soothing.

  5. Wonderful Pat - I loved the sneak and peeks and of course I do hope you will have full photos when they are hung. Your blocks are coming along fantastic. Thanks for the Stars for John'aLee shout out - she has started receiving some blocks. Our mighty Oaks are just starting to drop their leaves and raking will soon begin, I am just so, so happy for cooler weather. Be good to yourself and enjoy your show and your fall. Judy C

  6. I love the look of all the colors that autumn weather brings... and the quilt show sounds like so much fun! Would love to be there.

    Thank you for sharing your quilts (can't wait to see more) and about the comfort quilt projects.

    Oh I really love your Block #39! I have some fabric and will be starting block #1! :o) Yay!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    & thank you sooo much my friend for stopping by and for your lovely comments. I think the mini wings were so cute and special. I look forward to your post about yours and your story! I sewed my ball gown, it fit like a glove back then, but I cannot even imagine trying it on again! haha

    Here is a post with a little clip of some of the photos from when my hubby was in flight school... Purple Pirates...

    & another post with a clip of my hubby's favorite photos from his deployments.
    Our handsome Hawaiian Hero

    If you do get a chance to look at either of these posts, please let me know you were there by leaving a short comment! Have a wonderful, wonderful week, my friend!

  7. Your photo is making me long for my quilt weekend "up north" in a couple of weeks. We don't have that much color here yet in Michigan. I'm surprised that that is your first time appliqueing! Congratulations! Will you do it again??! ;)

  8. Love the photo of the road and trees, so pretty.
    The quilting looks very nice on your quilts. Can't wait to see them done. Good luck in the show.

  9. Hi Pat
    I hope the quilt show goes well and you win a ribbon. When will we get to see pictures of the entire quilts instead of just parts of them?

  10. What a sad story. Your work is so beautiful, though - wish I were close enough to come and see it.

    Pomona x

  11. What a lovely post, Pat. And your quilts look gorgeous! Hope I get to see you (and the quilts!) at the show on Sunday.


  12. I missed this post along the way. Have too many favorites! Hope your quilts were enjoyed at the show, TO.


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