Monday, February 20, 2012

From Quiltvilles blog :(

Everyone, I need your help.

I just got word from a friend that fellow scrap quilter, Sally Schneider, has had a quilt stolen.

You’ve helped before getting the word out to your blog, your email lists, your facebook pages, your online message boards. Can you please link your blog to my post, send the link along to your email lists and quilty friends, post my link on your facebook pages? We need to get the word out on this one!

Here is the news I received:

Please be on the lookout for Sally Schneider’s “Farmer’s Daughter” quilt. It was last seen on January 26, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was being shipped to Martingale & Company, home of That Patchwork Place. It was to be included in her book that will be published in January 2013.

This quilt is 95″ by 95″. It combines the scrappy look with cream. The background is Moda Grunge. This quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted.

If you find this quilt, please contact Sally immediately at

I was just IN Albuquerque this past fall. Such a beautiful place, and I hate to think of anyone who would DARE steal a quilt from a traveling quilt teacher/lecturer! It just makes my blood boil, and my heart break for Sally.

This is what Sally had to say via her facebook page:

Bad news today -- one of my quilts was stolen from it's bin -- Farmer's Daughter, a queen-size quilt is missing. Looks like my ta-done list is back to a ta-do list -- I'll need to make a new one. I'm so sad that someone would steal a quilt.

This is all the info I currently have, but if I find out anything more I'll let you know.

Please help us out by sending this post link and info wherever you can!

Sadly yours ---

Friday, February 17, 2012

The end of the week... here once again! Haven't stopped much since the last post! But not to bore you with the details, so will jump ahead to Thursday Craft Group!!!! We had a visit from the lovely Cynthia from Cynthias Ark with her delightful fabrics. (Cynthia on the left) It was then time for me (after I had emptied my purse) to move on and do some egg making in time for Easter. (I am not in this photo! ) This was my effort for the morning.Today was a wonderful day spent at the South Australian Wine Centre for a Breast Cancer Network Australia function. Great day, met lots of lovely ladies and their husbands. Myself and two colleagues were there to promote the YWCA Encore program for this year once again. For those of you who dont know, it is a mild mobility program that is free for women that have had breast cancer - just go to the link if you would like to read or know more about it.
So now its time to put my feet up, after cooking the tea of course and vedge-ing out for the night before the delightful crew turn up tomorrow for another Farmers Wife Get Together! Have a great weekend everyone!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Its nearly Valentines Day...

...not that that means much in our household! I think that after SW being with me for nearly 28 years has been time enough to not worry about Feb 14th!!! LOL

Anyways.....since my last blog, we celebrated my cousin-in-laws 40th Birthday with her and her family. Really nice afternoon.We also celebrated my brothers birthday by dining out with all the family...once again a nice time was had by all. (The one to the left of the front is the birthday boy!) Because he (Ray) is a bit of a handy man and is kept busy around the house - I managed to find some "Mr Fixit" fabric - some with a cream background and some with a brown background. Did not manage to get all the quilt in on this picture (will have to visit to re photograph). This was the front and the back was in the darker browns. I decided to make it into a Quillow - brother was very happy with the effort!As some of you know, I go to a Craft Group on a Thursdays - we have been doing a Friendship Grandmothers Flower Garden. There was no pressure at all on the women to do or finish their quilts - of the ladies was rather miffed (in a nice way!) that her quilt had not appeared on this blog here it is SHEILA!!!! in all its 'nearly finished' glory :)))
Only another 20 blocks of flowers to attach and a million borders! So anyways.....a couple more of the FGFG quilts were finished in the last few here is Margaret's one.This one is Mary's - she is happy about the finished product even though she may not look it!Jean has been doing some wool embroidery on a baby blanket.The end of the week was in celebration once again - we had called into a friends to find their friend was having a birthday - which of course we had to help celebrate!