Friday, February 18, 2011

I Thought I Was In Heaven

Just when you think winter could not get any longer some interesting things come into your life!
Yesterday was a quilter's dream day. Sujata of The Root Connection invited me to come over to her home. We discovered through blogging that we live about 10 minutes away from each other......  and I got to see some of her unbelievably gorgeous quilts!This is some one who is not afraid of color, she just digs into her scraps and goes for it. Sujata is also the one that inspired me to make my Pink Valentine Quilt on her other blog called Basket Full Of Scraps. Go and check out her blogs, you will not be disappointed.

About 2 to 3 years ago I made this quilt pattern called "Piano Keys" I like it so much I made another one.

I found out that Sujata is the designer of this pattern! Talk about paths crossing....

Last week I told you about this book called, American Quilts.

A fellow blogger named Ann of Ann Champion's Blog sent me this awesome book! Thank you so much Ann, I know this will be a book I will read over and over. There is also a lot of inspiration in this book.

I got an email from Amy of Amy's Creative Side asking me if I would like to be her featured blogger! So if you check out her site you can see my interview, it was a little intimidating I must say....

Sunday is a big day for my friend Cheryl of Cheryl Lynch Quilts. She is having an open studio/house to launch the publication of her new book !Quilt Fiesta!. We went over to help her hang the quilts and get things ready for the big day.

Christine, our go to girl

Working on getting the quilts to hang straight.

She even moved all the furniture out of the first floor!

Remember making these as kids? Nancy and Terry are crafting away. We thought they would add a little pop of color to the fiesta!

If you are interested in visiting Cheryl's open studio/house, go to her blog and shoot her an email. She will be happy to give you directions and details.

Today we will all be remembering our sweet baby niece,  Kelly Noreen Garza 12/21/90 - 2/18/92.



  1. WOW! I am so jealous. What a great post. You are so lucky to have such wonderful artists nearby.

  2. Kelly,

    It was so nice having you in my home! Believe me, I had so much fun chatting with you. Thanks for posting the pictures of your quilts! I love your version on Piano Keys.
    Cheryl's quilts look quite impressive. I am hoping to get out there and see them all displayed.
    We also went to the library today.. Your quilts looks amazing in person.
    I am so glad I got to spend time with you.

  3. How lucky you are to have met Sujata in person! I love her style of quilting. : )

    The two quilts you posted are VERY cute!

    The quilt show/open studio looks like a lot of fun. You girls are so lucky to live so close together.

  4. What an action packed post! How fantastic that you and Sujata live near each other! The quilt show looks like it'll be a great one. Love the big tissue flowers!

  5. What a treat to have Sujata so close and see her quilts. She really knows how to use scraps. The quilts show looks like it'll be a fun event and I love your two quilts, thanks for showing those.

  6. Oh Kelly, I just read about your niece. My sincere sympathy to you and your family on this precious loss.


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