Sunday, February 9, 2014

Cotton Patch Quilt Show

Today 4 of my friends and I attended the Cotton Patch Quilt Show in Bakersfield.  Wow those ladies know how to quilt!  What a great show.  And I sure hope some of those Quilts will show up at the Best of the Valley Quilt Show in April.

Here is a great picture of Kay Pennington.  I have become friends with Kay on Facebook and Blogging.  But I got to meet her in person today.  She is a very talented lady.  And was the Featured Artist for the show.  I enjoyed seeing her quilts.  You can tell she puts a lot of time and effort in her work.  Beautiful!

Here is my BOTV Challenge,  It is the Little Red School House Block.

This is my statement for the challenge.

I will be retiring next year after working 38 years for the Tulare City School District.  After giving it some thought I decided the the Little Red School House has to be my "Best of the Valley".  Tulare City Schools provides the Children of Tulare the best possible Education and  Learning Environment.  And it has given me the opportunity to meet and become friends with some of the most wonderful people.  I am so proud to say I have worked for the Tulare City School District for the past 38 years.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

BOM and BOTV Entries

I worked on my BOM last night and I have my 2 Blocks for February Done.  Man that is a good feeling.
I used my new Bloc-Loc and I love it.  This is a great tool for making HSTs.

Here are the 2 Blocks done!  Happy!  Happy!

I also took some pictures of my Entries I'm sending into the BOTV Quilt Show.
This one will be entered into the Group Category.  As it was a HST exchange with the Material Girls in 2012.  Too bad I didn't have the Bloc-Loc then!
Close view.

This is a Quilt I made at the Cindy Needham Design Workshop.  It is made with Silk Fabric, Wool Batting, and Silk Thread.

This is a Bridge Cloth that was Embroidered by a Lady from Tulare named Stella Bender.  In about 
I acquired it and I made a small Quilt with it.

This one is the Material Girl's Challenge for 2013.  A Dresden Plate.

 And I still have my BOTV Challenge.  But I left it ta work.  And I didn't get a picture yet.  Next time I will.