Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lincoln Nebraska -FUN Quilters, Quilt Study Center, Runzas,Great shops and Art!

HOOCHY MAMA! Lincoln Nebraska style. I don't know why we are missing a block. :0)

Below is Mr. Wonderful. I love his size and haircut! It was too cold to sit by him so I tried something else.

The man above that is in the Haymarket center is one of my most favorite sculptures ever. Kim took me to a fabulous brunch and on the way home we drove past him and I yelled "stop!" She was lovely in that she not only stopped, but she took my photos for me too. Brunch in Lincoln is a wonderful experience and they give all of the women a lovely fresh long stemmed rose. Thank you Kim!

Above is Kate at the end of the day in the Hoochy Mama class. There were a number of over achievers in the class and NO one was a whiner or complainer which is always so lovely. Lots of laughs and lots of nice people who shared great stuff! I have some new recipes to share here!

The above wallhanging was done by Kate's friend Martha. Isn't it wonderful? Since this it has grown even more.
I am sorry that my camera battery died before the show and tell at the meeting where many students got their wallhangings done (quilted and bound), and well on their way.
I would LOVE photos if you have them please.

Here is Martha who has a great smile and is president of the guild. My photography didn't catch her smile and eye sparkle....sorry Martha.

Above were my 25 students who took two days of Hoochy fun- one day Hoochy and one day Flower Power. Pictured are two of my hostess's Meylonie and Mary.
Cathy and Rebecca took me to dinner at Fireworks (a must eat if you are in Lincoln) and we had Philly beef steak was the best thing I ate all year...I am not kidding.
Kate and Martha took me to lunch at the Engine house for good sandwiches and lunch fare.
AND I had Runzas twice in the week. This is a german sandwich my Grandmother used to make and I made once. They are filled with onions and beef. Really good and really regional too.

Here is a flower pot I made as a sample out of my bird fabric by Alexander Henry that I sell online...I love that stuff!

The lady (talented) who made this block also finished her flower power hanging as in quilted and bound. I forget her name (Jean?) but if she reads this could she send me a photo of her wonderful Flower Power hanging please?

Above is Martha with her Flower Pot. Pretty cute!

Above is Meylonie who was my hostess. She is showing her flower pot with a black and white background. Pretty cool! Note the buttons in the middle (stacked).

The infamous RUNZA!

Mary Lou entering the establishment for a taste of Nebraska!
If you haven't been to Lincoln, put it on your list.
Stay tuned for more on Lincoln and the International Quilt Study Center and Museum ( website is it's a COOL city!


Pam said...

My son Jeff did a newspaper internship in Kearney, Nebraska.. and he came home talking about Runza!
I was supposed to try making it for him.. glad you had a great trip! Love the pics of the flowers.

Sandi said...

Great pictures and stories Mary Lou,

We missed you while you were gone, how has your house fared in your time away. Still up to there with snow?

Ours is melting but very slowly,
Sandi in New Westminster B.C.

Fiesta said...

very nice blocks. looks like evryone had fun.

Anonymous said...

Mary Lou,
Thank you for all your inspiration in class. I love the color and fun you add to your quilts. I am so glad I have the opportunity to meet you and learn your techiques. I would love to take your class at Empty Stools in CA. I am going to make that one of my goals.
Thanks again,
Lincoln, NE

Dixie said...

Love your smile...Hugs, Dixie