Friday, October 17, 2008

Thought You Might Like to See...

Hello Everyone,

Well, I am also on the countdown to Quilt Market! I usually go to Houston every year. I have not gone to spring market yet. It usually is out on the west coast, but this spring it will be in Pittsburgh, so I may go. But anyway, I am looking forward to next week it is always fun. This year it will be more fun, because...

Since last year, I started blogging right after Quilt Market, I have met lots of great people in blog land and am hoping to meet them at Market this year. That also means my blogiversary is coming up... hint be on the look out! 

But I have been busy and will continue to be busy up until Market. I have posted my October Newsletter. Go take a look!   I also uploaded some new pictures of customer quilts too, right here.

Now to the heart of my post. Last weekend, we went to my niece's 4th birthday party. Yes, I gave her a quilt, of course! But while we were there we stayed at my Mom and Dad's. I had the opportunity to take pictures of some of the 1st quilts that I had made. These quilts were of course given to them.  When you see them, you will notice there is not much quilting on them. They were before I became a long arm quilter. I quilted them mostly in the ditch.

Here goes...

This one was for Mom, it was a Quilt In A Day pattern, Winning Hand. Fun to piece.


This one was a golf theme quilt for dad. I actually think I did this one after I got my long arm. The pattern is Yellow Brick Road by Terri Atkinson. It is a great quick quilt to make as a gift.


This one was for my parents. Also a Quilt In A Day, Courthouse Steps. Very similar to a log cabin. This was truly one of my first. It was a king size. I quilted it on my little home machine therefore it truly lacks quilting. I suppose I could add more to it now.

I had one more picture, but for some reason it did not come out on my camera, sorry! 

Next time, I will show you some wonderful fabrics Mom and Dad brought back from China for me. Really beautiful silks! Thanks Mom and Dad.

Until next time, Happy Quilting!



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29 comments:

jacquie said...

thanks for the newsletter! how fun it is to see some of your first quilts. it's so wonderful to see how we've grown and changed. i can't even imagine you quilting in the ditch.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Those are your first, wow, I am not even at t5at level yet and I have been quilting for 25 years!! Oh I am so jealous you get to go to market, because of my business I could go but I do not have anyone who is willing to spend hundreds of dollars with me!! Take lots of pictures, so I can pretend I was with you!

Holly said...

Your first quilts are beautiful. I love the court house steps.

Dandelion Quilts said...

I am so envious you are going to market! How fun. Pretty quilts, btw, I always love all of your stuff. . .new and old! THANKS for the nice comments on my swap gifts, they were fun to make.

Exuberant Color said...

Those quilts remind me of some of mine from the 1980's, also with very little quilting. I have also thought about going back and doing more quilting, but will we ever do it? It's fun to look back and see the ones you learned on.

Karen said...

To Market, to Market! That will be fun and a blogiversary coming up. Good for you. Wonderful quilts. Now tell me...did you get them quilted "in a day?" :)

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Love the quilt show :o) We must have nearly the same bloggiversary :o)

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Lucky you going to Houston. My dd in law is going... for market... Sure wish I was.

julia said...

Hi Jackie,
your 'early quilts' are beautiful...I wish my first attempts were that accurate & nice...
Have fun at Quilt Market...I wish I could attend it, too {but I can dream ;o)}
Hugs, Julia

Eileen said...

This was fun seeing some of your first works.
I'm going to have to look into Quilt Market. I have never been to one.. but Pittsburgh is only a hop skip and a jump.

Eileen said...

p.s. ahh.. I see now that quilt market is not for the general public. I guess I'll just have to see it through your eyes :-)

Stina said...

Oh...that QUILT Market...Lucky you...hope you will meet lots and lots of wonderful old and new friends and see a lot of fantastic quilts and guess you will have your own booth too...So good luck
And thanks for showing us your first quilts... loved them!!

Purple and Paisley said...

your quilts are gorgeous! and would you like someone to tag along with you to quilt market???!!! i am so available...lol...=)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I can't wait for your "at market" blogging. It will be fun. The quilts are beautiful, of course! I would have expected nothing less.

Mary Beth said...

To Market! How lucky are you?! Have a ball! And I just went over to the newsletter.........the quilting on Susan's quilt is lovely. I love the detail shots. I have a sad top in my sewing closet that is begging me to quilt it. I keep saying...........one day! I want to get better at it. But it is hard to do that if you never get to it! You missed a fab guild meeting last Wed (as least I didn't see you there). Ann Brauer's Prairie Dawn has me dying to start yet ANOTHER quilt I don't have time for!!!!! I will be at the guild's Nov. retreat - I would LOVE to see you there! Take care!

Mary Beth said...

p.s. I even went and opened up a Google account for ease of all. Thanks to you! Heehee!

Annemariesquilt said...

Great quilts Jackie and sometimes it is nice to remember your earlier quiltprojects. Yours are very beautiful.

Dawn said...

Do you have a big enough suitcase that I could sneak along with you to market???? Pleeeeeease?

The peek at your first quilts was so fun! Thanks for sharing.

henny said...

Really fun to see some of your first quilts.. It encouraged me to finish mine :)

em's scrapbag said...

It was great to see some of your first quilts. I think it always fun to see how people progress in the world of quilting. Have fun at market. Will you have a booth?

Randi said...

Great work!

Quilt in a day has the best patterns--so simple and beautiful!

Stephanie said...

I love seeing first quilts. Spring Quilt Market in Pittsburg...oh how close to Ohio!!!

Tine said...

I love that Winning Hand quilt :-) It's fun to see some of your first quilts, and really interesting to see, how big a difference the quilting makes!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Have a fab time in Houston...I love the name Rosie...you are in the running for my lucky draw, it reminds me of Rosie the riviter...hardworking gal! Love the first quilts, all mine were handdone...and not very well.

happy zombie said...

I love your first quilts, Jackie! Loved that you showed them!

Quilt in a Day was my first "real" quilt back in '90 or '91. I guess that makes us both graduates of Eleanor U! I found my (now vintage) QIAD book not too long ago, and it had a price tag of 9.99 (wow, how times have changed!). And then there was a stretch where I didn't quilt (when we lived in Hawaii). When we moved to Oregon, a friend got me hooked on Yellow Brick Road... and that led me down this wonderful path!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

you have been Boo-ed!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for sharing your quilts! Quilt In A Day patterns is where I got my start 25 years ago ..! Can't wait to hear your report on Quilt Market.

Roseanne said...

love your quilts. You have been very busy making them all. Good on you .

HomespunMary said...

Jackie, thanks for visiting my blog! Beautiful quilts! I also love the double pinwheel quilt in the left sidebar!

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