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An Awesome Adventure

In July we took our annual trip to Colorado. While we have some favorite things that we like to do when we go, we always try to find some new things too. And this trip was no exception. One of the highlights of the trip was traveling through the southern part of Nebraska and stopping in Red Cloud to tour the buildings in the Willa Cather museum. We saw her childhood home, the train depot, two churches, her childhood friend’s home, the opera house, and the bank. It was an interesting tour and I am now looking forward to reading her books, two of which I picked up at a garage sale this summer. We also stopped at two quilt shops - Wagner’s Quilt Store and Conversation in Arapahoe and Sew Blesse

The Epic Elephant

I have made a lot of quilts in a lot of sizes using a lot of different techniques in my 25 years of quilting. Since starting my quilting business 2 ½ years ago I generally quilt 5-6 quilts for customers and 2-3 Quilts of Valor each month. In May I was asked by a customer to make the Elephant Abstractions quilt by Violet Craft. This became my one and only project for July. Karen grew up in Adams, now lives in New York State, and wanted to have this quilt made for her grandson. I contacted Violet Craft to obtain permission to make this pattern and receive payment for doing so. In a few days I received a very nice email allowing me to do so since the customer had purchased the pattern. The firs

 

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