News From The Studio, Episode 864

A couple weeks ago, I received an award from Jocelyn, at Happy Cottage Quilter. It’s the “Versatile Blogger” award. While I did not pass the award on like I was supposed to, I did want to mention it, because I do think you should go visit Jocelyn, who happens to be a very Versatile blogger, not to mention prolific! If only I could keep up with her, I’d feel like I was doing something . . . Thank you so much for thinking of me, Jocelyn!

This week, I was pressing a backing for a customer quilt, and as I got to one section of it, there was a gaping hole in it! Guess it came off the bolt that way and she didn’t see it before she gave it to me. And naturally, it wasn’t close enough to any one edge that I could work around it. So I had to take it back to the customer and get a different one from her. We’re both baffled.

It’s time once again for the Golden Quilter Awards, the 2012 version, hosted by SewCalGal. Please hop over there, read all about it, and make your nominations. There are ten different  categories, so this is your chance to recognize some of your favorites in the quilting world. You have until March 4th to make your nominations. Plus, there will be prizes — lots of good prizes!

Last Friday, February 24, the BumbleBeans BASICS Quilt Gather had another distribution event to pass out quilts to mothers and children who are trying hard to get their lives back on track. If you don’t think your charitable quilting is doing any good, just go take a look at these faces and you will know that whenever you donate a quilt, it is very much appreciated. The BASICS Quilt Gather is an ongoing thing sponsored by my good friend, Victoria, so don’t hesitate to send in your quilts at any time.

I’m quilting a custom quilt right now, and I’m so proud of what I’ve done to it so far, I made My Cowboy come and look at it. After peering at it for a moment, (and me making him say what a good job I’m doing), he said, “Yeh, it looks all trapunto-y.” Which sent me into hysterical fits of laughter! How many cowboys do you know who even know the word “trapunto” or know what it means, let alone are able to use it in a sentence? I’m still laughing . . . and he’s still feigning hurt feelings . . .

If you haven’t checked out the Learning Center over at the Quilting Gallery, what are you waiting for? Michele and Pat Sloan have teamed up to bring us all lots of really good information . . . and prizes, too — don’t forget about the prizes! This month has been all about Studio Organization, and while I love all their tips and tricks, it has made me realize that I’m in way too deep for just one month to do me any good. So I’ll be stuck reviewing the Studio Organization section of the Learning Center for quite awhile yet, but they’ll be moving on soon to quilting lessons, so be sure to go check it out.

That’s all for now. I’m off to go work some more magic on the quilt I have in the frame. Must keep up the “trapunto-y” efforts . . .

Published in: on February 26, 2012 at 4:09 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. Thanks for linking to the Learning Center Shelly.

  2. Well you’ve got yourself a well-rounded cowboy there! Not many cowboys are versed in quilt-speak. Tell him not to get his feathers ruffled. I’m impressed and he can’t hear me chuckling. Can’t wait to see it!

  3. I can’t wait to see the quilt either…. and your Cowboy impressed me too! I KNOW the Hunter wouldn’t have a clue…..LOL

  4. Fun! I can’t wait to see your quilt. I love that he knows the word trapunto. Heck, I can’t even spell it. Had to look at your spelling!

  5. You are too sweet Shelly!! And just so you know, I enabled email subscription to my blog as Google Friend Connect will be disconnecting you from all the blogs on Blogger 😦 So not nice………

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