Quilts in Common

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Donation Quilts

I have been busy over the last two months.  Our guild has a service arm, Comforting Quilts. We get together once a month to sort, organize, and finish up the many quilts that our members donate. Comforting quilts then distributes these quilts over the course of the month. Here are my donation quilts:

















Keep on sewing, everyone!

December 2, 2014 Posted by | Quilting | Leave a comment

Working on Smith Mountain Morning

I started Smith Mountain Morning at Bonnie’s workshop at Northwest Quilters. I decided to cut everything out and sew it while on my trip to California.

Smith Mountain Morning in progress

I used my mother’s sewing machine.

Mom's sewing machine

I finished all the blocks!

Smith Mountain morning in block stage


August 12, 2014 Posted by | Quilting | Leave a comment

Camping with our church family

Lake at camping

It’s time to explore the great outdoors!

breakfast by the trailer

Time to eat breakfast next to the campfire while playing Risk!

Doug kayakingGo kayaking!

Doug and I next to creek

Enjoy time with your family!!!!

August 12, 2014 Posted by | Travel | Leave a comment

Spending the summer in California

The four of us getting ready to leave


It’s time to see Grandpa and Grandma, and uncles and aunts and cousins!

Grandma and the boys

Grandpa and boys

Grandma Grandpa and grandkids

Grandpa Nick and boys


Booth at Rubys

Cousins in front of El Torito


We toured the USS Iowa- a battleship docked in San Pedro.

Battleship green screen photo

Grandpa and Dylan next to torpedo

grandma on battleship


We partied it up at Dave and Busters!

Dave and Busters 1


Dave and Busters 2

We watched a hometown 4th of July parade followed by fireworks.

CHC float in parade

fireworks 2014

Spent the day at the beach with our extended family

Beach day with Joni and Tracy

Watched our cousin score at basketball!

Tyler basketball game

Caught up with old friends

Joy and family

And had a great time!

Dylan guitar with Marley


August 12, 2014 Posted by | Travel | Leave a comment

Day Trip to the Oregon Zoo

Summertime is the time for sightseeing :-)

Oregon Zoo 2014 Sign

This weekend we traveled to the Oregon Zoo.



Most of the animals were sleepy….Oregon Zoo 2014 Cheetah

Oregon Zoo 2014 Orangutan

Oregon Zoo 2014 Bald Eagles

Oregon Zoo 2014 Giraffe and Gazelle and Condor


Some were pacing……

Oregon Zoo 2014 CaracalThat is a caracal– the desert lynx. He had a bad case of cabin fever…..

Oregon Zoo 2014 Hippo

Oregon Zoo 2014 Hippo drinking



Oregon Zoo 2014 Elephant


There were pretty places to walk, too.IMG_3822

Oregon Zoo 2014 Doug and Ben

We had a great time!


June 19, 2014 Posted by | Travel | Leave a comment

Celtic Solstice is done!

I finally finished last year’s mystery quilt

Celtic Solstice far view

Celtic Solstice Full view

I quilted it on my 1952 Singer 15-91 named Priscilla :-)

Celtic Solstice close up

I have a lot of parts leftover- maybe a matching baby quilt? Or pillow shams??

Celtic Solstice showing backing

I found a coordinating backing :-)

Celtic Solstice pulled closer

Ready for more fun this year!

Happy Quilting, everyone!

June 19, 2014 Posted by | Quilting | Leave a comment

Bonnie Hunter Comes to Northwest Quilters!

We have been waiting for Bonnie for a long time! After having such a good time at the Portland Block Party, I couldn’t wait to take the 3 workshops that Bonnie had at Northwest Quilters: Cathedral Stars, Smith Mountain Morning, and Love Shack.

Bonnie and I


We had such a good time! Bonnie even used my machine for the demo.

Bonnie using Magnum Mary next to me had the same machine. There were several 301s and many Featherweights. I was also introduced to the 404. Now I have something else to look for on Craigslist :-)

Here are my blocks:



I ended up making 2 hearts because I messed up on my first heart and made 2 left sides!!! So, I had to make 2 right sides, of course :-)

Bonnie is coming back to Hillsboro in 2017! I can’t wait!

June 19, 2014 Posted by | Quilting | Leave a comment

Quail’s Nest in a Log Cabin Quilt

Quails Nest in a Log Cabin finished quilt

Here is another scrap quilt I finished: Quail’s Nest in a Log Cabin

Free Motion Quilting of Quail's Nest

Close up of quilting pattern on Quail's Nest

Quail's Nest being quilted by Priscilla


Folding Quail's Nest to do free motion quiltingHappy Quilting!!


June 18, 2014 Posted by | Quilting | Leave a comment

The Oregon Iron Company

Another beautiful day here in Oregon! We are off on another day trip- this time to the Oregon Iron Company.

Oregon Iron Co Furnace

This place is full of history- check it out!  It is right on the Willamette River.

Willamette River at Oregon Iron Co


With picturesque walking trails….


Walking Bridge at ORegon Iron Co

We saw a blue heron and a baby bald eaglet fly over us.

Oregon Iron Co scenery willamette river

Sucker Creek



June 18, 2014 Posted by | Travel | Leave a comment

Hanging Northwest Quilters Quilt Show

Dylan and I helped hang the quilts for this year’s Northwest Quilters Quilt Show

Dylan hanging more quilts

It’s a good thing he is tall!

Dylan hanging quilts

June 18, 2014 Posted by | Quilting | Leave a comment