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Road to California Quilters Conference and Showcase, January 2008

Photographers extraordinaire

Glenda with Gina Halliday of Quilter' Buzz, Cranberry Quiltworks
and Threaded Pear Studio. Whew!!! Is she busy!!

Margi and daughter from Quilting in the Sierras, Bishop, Calif

My excellent web mistress, Suzan Drury, Sedona Arizona

Friend Nancy Carbone, Pierson, FL

Glenda wrapping things up

Fall 2007 Quilt Market, Houston TX

Glenda at our booth in Houston, Fall 2007

Barbara at our booth in Houston, Fall 2007

David and Carolyn McCray of Cottage Quilts, Fresno CA

Barbara's friends and quilt group, 2007


Spring Quilt Market, May 2007
Quilt Market was held in Salt Lake City May 4-6 and it was a pleasure to welcome the quilting community to our home town. The weather was cold and rainy almost the entire time we had visitors. We always need the moisture in this high mountain desert so I can't complain. We had a table at Sample Spree and sold completely out our fat quarters and spoonfuls within about 30 minutes. The patterns packets also sold out and we were delighted with the reception!

Myself, my mother and sister in SLC

friends Carolyn and David McCray from Cottage Quilts in Fresno, CA

My friends Christy Pearce and Glenda Jackson of SLC

Our "Ellery" fabric collection at the Marcus Brothers booth!

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Melinda Maw of Bountiful, Utah made Between Friends in blue. Great choice!

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International Quilt Market, October 2006
We attended Quilt Market in Houston in October and it was as eye-popping as ever! I took my husband with me as my sister couldn't go this time. The ladies were all very nice to him once I explained that he was a trainee. One lady told him, "Oh, you are the president of everything she doesn't want to do!" Truer words were never spoken! We enjoyed everyone we met.

Gina Halliday of Quilter's Buzz and her business partner Stephanie visit our booth.

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Our Row Quilt Challenge
Between Friends is the result of a challenge in my little quilt group. The idea was to make a row quilt. Each participant submitted a block design and then we were all free to interpret and set the blocks anyway we liked. We have one member who lives in Florida. She flies home to visit us in October. We kept the all our quilts secret and unveiled them after a dinner in her honor. They are so different that I thought you would want to see pictures of how they all turned out

This pattern can be personalized by you and your friends by choosing your own blocks to include in the quilt.

Nancy of Florida made hers from a Blackbird Designs fabric line
and set the blocks in rows.

MaryAnne worked from her stash and altered block size.

Kathryn combined her blocks with orphans in an orginial setting.

I connected the houses with rows of blocks.

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Mabel's Table by Mary Silver

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Quilt Emporium, Woodland Hills CA

We recently visited Linda Potsic at the Quilt Emporium and met some of her great customers, teachers and staff. Here's Fran, Barbara and Linda with their version of Garden Party!

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QuiltSoup booth at Minneapolis Spring Quilt Market, 2006

Barbara (the tall one) and her sister Glenda (the younger one!) sharing a laugh with customers. Photo courtesy of Gina Halladay, Quilter's Buzz

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Appliqué Reunion Quilt Show

Clem's Coffee Cake

Clem isn't fond of piecing so she simplified the pieced blocks and I think it is better than the original!

Clem prefers saturated rich dark colors and chose to make her Summer Cottage in a darker colorway. She worked with a Brannock and Patek collection from last Christmas. Nice to see it done differently!

Glenda's Coffee Cake: Glenda was chosen as having the most improved appliqué stitch. Her quilt is beautiful and is worked in Moda's Wuthering Heights collection.

Judy's Christmas Joy: I have known Judy for a number of years and she made my "Christmas Joy" pattern that was only released locally a number of years ago. She prefers rich colors just as Clem does and her quilt has been hung in several local shows. Nice work Judy!

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Mary's Quilts
Mary's Flower Girls. She changed the colors and made her quilt with a sunny yellow border. She plans to donate this quilt to a charity auction whose proceeds benefit children.

Mary in Utah made this Strawberry Smoothie. This is the second Strawberry Smoothie that she has made! She gave the first one away but liked it so much that she made another to keep. Great job!


Mary pieced the back of Her Strawberry Smoothie just for fun.

Nancy in Florida added extra borders to Rooster and Rice to accommodate her king sized guest bed. She says she made this quilt for her husband Joe.

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Quilt Market, 2005
At the end of October 2005, we attended the International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas. What an experience it was! Every quiltmaker should attend market or festival at least once in their lifetime. There is so much to see that it is hard to take it all in. Here's a few pictures of our booth:

Barbara, getting "coffee'd" up!


Barbara's sister, Glenda: