Monday, June 25, 2012

Happy Quilts Make for Happy Girls in Tiaras visiting Belstrop

This is one of my older quilts. I had a fabric company give me a box of ugly fabric and then they asked me to do something wonderful for Market. I decided that since it sort of looked like the dresses my Grandmother wore, I would do my Grandmother's in siloutte with their real jewelry. I added a honking gem on the inger of my Grandmother who lived in South Dakota because she would have loved that. My Grandmother from Canada got her real earrlings and pin. I love this little quilt.... I ran into this painting done by Dali and I think it fits in well with the cows that everyone is doing from the Out of the Box with Easy Blocks book. I have been in Austin Texas this week with a group of 20 at Quilting Adventures making cows. What a great group of women! So fun and so creative! My camera kind of gave out and I am waiting for better photos from my friends in the class but I am sharing what I have which is not enough! This is the beginning of Doris's quilt...such detail and such fun! She used the bird pattern out of my Flower Power book and also got the worm pattern there...isn't this cute for a garden cow? This is Julie's quilt (she made two) and the theme is Dairy Queen, I am hoping someone else will send photos....There were two Dairy Queen's in the class and I have one going at my house too...hope to have photos later on.... The quilt above is Darlene's quilt and has Elvix in there...she is an Elvis FAN times 20...she was fun listening to and she reminds me so much of Freddy who is her other passion...she is a huge Freddy fan and she has a soft voice like freddy's and a passion for bracelets...any ideas of what to call the Elvis cow quilt would be appreciated! Here Darlene packs up to leave until the next time we meet... This is Sylvia's cow which is very creative and it is called T-bone and she dyed many of the pieces in the quilt- she lives in the gulf coast and she was somewhat worried about getting home in the midst of a downpour with the new storm coming that way.... This is Debby who owns Quilting Adventures of(of the Hill Country) bringing in the biggest watermelon I have ever ever seen...and it was wonderful! If you want to take a fabulous class in a fabulous place with the BEST food you will ever have, sign up for a Quilting Adventures class....everything is taken care of and TX is a great detination stop for anyone who hasn't been there before.... This is Sherry who did such a super job on her cow, and the lettering and her bird is so much fun on the cows. I think the colors are pretty and it is a quilt that makes you smile. She came with Sylvia and is going back through the storm home...hopefully they made it home and are somewhere safe now. I went home and dreamt of being in the storm all night. Here is Debby with her Texas cow...she is the one who owns Quilting Adventures along with her daughter Kim. I didn't get a whole photo of Kim for you but I did get a good part of her body.... Since I give out tiaras in my longer workshops I appreciated the tatoo on her ankle and knew I wanted to share it. :0) Kim is GREAT and her number one mission is to make everyone happy and to give everyone a lovely experience when you come to take classes at their venue. I am actually going to sign up when I can fit in a class I want to take. The photo here is of Patricia who had great style and wanted to do a chocolate quilt...isn't this fun and whimsical? She had the fabric in the center of the cow and wanted to do something fun with it. This is sure to bring alot of smiles. Here is Evelyn's cow which is called "Irish COWfee". Note the body of the cow which is a cup and her tail which is the handle. Isn't this cool? Evelyn is a sweetheart who has taken other classes from me in Texas. I love seeing her and her smile and kind manner. Here is Debby and Kim from Quilting Adventures in the Hill Country. I need a haircut I see from the photo....who likes photos of themselves anyhow? I guess if you are younger you can't get enough but I can, haha. Anyway if you meet these two girls, you will love them...they aim to please and they do...please. These are the lips from Debby's Texas cow....aren't they great? Here we are, the Princess group- beautiful girls in a beautiful place and content with the experience of getting our artist's out, making new wonderful friends and enjoying the beauty and the food...all homemade and great...such a nice experience. I love how each student has their own design wall and room and a comfy chair that moves...the students sleep here and the diningroom is in the next room and is darling...the girl who owns this cooks and cakes every day while we work.... This quilt shop that we visited had thousands and thousands of bolts! It was GREAT. Here is our adorable cook...she cooks wonderful food and all homemade from scratch....her husband came and barbqued the best brisket I have ever had! Stay tuned for more photos when I get them from the other girls.... I am ending with this for a little something to think about. YOU are in charge of your own happiness and no one else. If you dwell on the negative then you will be a negative person and people will avoid you because you can't add to the day. BUT if you read happy material and enjoy happy things and think upbeat, positve things then you will be happy and you will be a magnet for people who want to be happy too. So, be a magnet and exude happy smiles and the world will be a happy place for you and you will live longer and you will be happy with your years.....

1 comment:

kim kerschl said...

Oh Mary Lou,
All I can think when I see all the people and the creative quilts and your smiling face, is how blessed and lucky you are to do what you do and meet all these awesome ladies and go all these awesome places!
Enjoy it for sure, and I know you do!

Kim in Virginia