Thursday, January 13, 2011
Old Quilts Become Changed and New Again, Retreat Info and Being a Light in the World
Sometimes I go through older quilts and think "hey why didn't I embellish this better?" or "Why didn't I add more people or birds, or words or.....
Well, these photos are of a quilt I am adding buttons and crystals to and redoing part of it so I have some more examples of how to make something you did better. I need a new quilt for my diningroom now that my neighbor Connie came and took the Christmas quilt home to put a sleeve on it for my Museum show-she is working on many quilts and getting those sleeves on. Thank heavens for nice neighbors!
Anyway, thought I would share this with you.
RETREAT -my retreat price is wrong-it should be $535. plus the hotel which I am going back and forth with Red Lion on a better price. Right now they quote me $89.99 for a King and $99.99 for two queens. We'll see what I get from the deal online I am going through. Actually this price doesn't seem so bad since it is on the river but a better price is always welcome. I will provide real tiaras again this year and new pins and bags with something I design. Laurie Latta will be cooking her awesome food again. We are already half full. If you are interested write me and I will give you info on sending a check to hold your place.
MISA-Madelyn Island school of the arts should be on my website and for some reason my updates are not showing. Becki, my computer guru from Quiltropolis will fix this I am sure. For those of you close to Wisconsin that want to take a story quilt class in October, this is your chance. This Island is incredible and a lovely place to be creative with story quilts. Write Kate at MISA@cheqnet.net
Also, in my chatroom, I wrote about being a "light" in the world and not argueing over politics or religion or something that is personal to you. Share, smile, help, listen and stay pleasant because in the end, you are a better example of whatever you believe. When someone starts in on what they "think" my mind goes to planning dinner or something and I only hear "waa, waa, waa." Say something happy and positive and I listen and pay attention to every word you say. Hope you are being surrounded by people who are lights in their own little world.