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I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota with my husband Bill, 3 sons, 2 dogs,, 2 horses-now 1, bottle calves and Chicks. I love to Quilt. I enjoy Horses,Gardening, Flowers, Archery, Camping, Fishing, Bottle Calves and all things with animals. I started sewing when I was 8 for 4-H, and have sewed off and on since. I discovered how fun quilting was over 7 years ago. I still sew on a Kenmore that was a graduation gift in 1981. I have a New Kenmore 385.19, and a Viking 400, a Singer Treadle, a Featherweight. and a Viking Ruby. In February 2010 I purchased an APQS Longarm , and Love everyone of them. I taught my 1st paper-piecing class, it was such a blast!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Whew hew!! Two 2nd Places at Nuts and Bolts Fabric Shops Edgemont Fall Festival Quilt Show!!

How Exciting!! This last weekend I entered 2-tops and quilts in the Quilt Show at the Edgemont Fall Festival put on by Nuts and Bolts Fabric Shop.

If you've never been there or haven't been there in a while and you get the chance you really should! I just love Earleene's store, her and her husband Jerry are such wonderful people!! Be sure and check out her site.

This is the top I entered, it is my Mccommas the pattern is a paperpieced one by Karen Stone. I finished the top but am "still" unsure how I wanted to quilt it, so haven't done that part. It Won 2nd Place in the TOPS Division!

Following are pictures of the 2nd-SECOND Place Winner.
This I entered under Misc. and is a Kitchen Set including: Table Topper Piece, Reversible Placemats, Pot holder(2 kinds)and Napkin set. With this set I also made chair pads and cup/glass mats (but didn't enter them)

This is the Center Stage Pattern By:Pieced Tree Patterns and then I added an the additional Border of the Brown Brands.
This is the quilting around the center fabric of the horses, Then did a round the brand loops on the outer brand border Fabric, with a lot of Stitch in the Ditch.
Another picture with the Reversible Placemats. The fabric with the horse heads are one that I also made matching Chair covers with and reversible cup/glass holders.

This picture includes the potholders and Napkins that I entered.

Close up of the Running Wild Placemat.

Close up of the Reversed side of the above Placemat.

Chair pad also made for matching set (looks like my chairs need refinished) he hee
Another shot of the chair pad.(lighting is different same chair)
They were are such fun to make! (you can't tell what I like hmmm)
"Stars and horses" Both favorites of mine.

Which reminds me Have you seen the new pattern coming out in Dec/Jan of Judy Niemeyer's called "Glacier Star" It is definetly going to be on my TO DO LIST! Absolutely beautiful!! and Just Amazing!! WOW! I tried to post a picture but need to repaste it. Be sure and Google it, I Believe it is worth the effort it is STUNNING!! You will not be disappointed.

Well hope this finds all well and happy stitching!
Take Care,


  1. You are one of my recipients of the "Sunshine Award." You can check out my blog on Sat, Oct 2nd to read more about it! Thanks for being so great!