Saturday, September 09, 2006

Ricky Tims Dropped in to say Hi!

I was so excited today I could hardly stand it! Ricky Tims dropped in on our little Anchorage Log Cabin Quilt show to say "hi", & about 100 (give or take 50)quilters from all over the place, came off the cruise ship with him! We were all thrilled! Since I neglected to get a photo with him when he stayed in my house 2 years ago, I got one today (& tomorrow I go back to Weight Watchers!!! Where in the world did that 2nd chin come from?!! Oh well, I don't care, I was just so tickled to see him again!)I also got to meet a lot of very nice quilters & interesting people, & may have picked up a few students for my Whidbey Island class in April/May. Ricky also talked about the seminars he's doing now, & how we need to have one up here in 2009 or 2010. I am in complete agreement & will do whatever I can to make it happen.


Our featured quilter for this show is Irene Stewart. She's a long time member of our guild, & one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet. These are a few of her quilts.


In this next photo, Mary Lee, our out-going president (in Red) is talking to Irene, in the middle of Irene's section of the show.


These are some of the garments on the stands that one of our member's Kathy Harte's husband made for our display, & some other members made the faces for them.


This next quilt is Mary Lee's paper peiced quilt from a pattern by ......sorry, I can't think of her name right now, she's a traditional with a twist person who is well known & I'm drawing a big blank ,I think it might be Judy N..? Somebody help me here & I'll edit this section!


These next 2 aren't quilted yet. They are works in progress from my Calendar Girls Group. Both are from my own photos , I blew them up on to freezer paper, then sliced the 2 into 11 sections (5 on one & 6 on the other), for the number that wanted to participate. I numbered each secton, then we drew a number, & had to take the corresponding piece to make the quilt. 2 people pieced them together, & tomorrow they will come home with me to be quilted. This photo was from my window box.


The Alaska State Fair flower cart.


I'll post some more quilts tomorrow night!

17 comments:

diva of quilts said...

Those garment stands are so cute and your two flower quilt tops from your group turned out great! What a fun idea.

Rian said...

Look at you and Ricky Tims! How cool is THAT! I think you look fabulous! I say gorgeous!

I oughtta time a trip with that...

Shirley Goodwin said...

Oh of course you look fabulous! What double chin?

smarcoux said...

ohh how lucky are you !!! I will try to get the atc done . problems here at home but that is a long story.. I am off to france to Val Dargent to meet up with Dijanne and Marion so perhaps will get a bit of time to do some hand stitching at nights .. with a glass or wine of course. check my blog I will report on whats happening for val dargent
Sandy

Helen Suzanne said...

I agree with shirley :)you look wonderful (and whispers this...somehow hugely more gorgeous and fun than your profile pic even though that's pretty too)

Allison said...

Karen Stone is that NY Beauty quilt designer, if I am not mistaken.
What a great overview of your show! I love your window box quilt especially...and you do indeed look fab with Mr. Tims.
Thanks for the report!

KCQuilter said...

Wow, great quilts! And how lucky to get photoed with Ricky Tims! I saw his performance in Paducah last year. He is fantastic.

Jules said...

I think the garment stands are adorable. The flower quilt tops are gorgeous. And you look awesome in the picture...

debraspincic said...

I love your flowerbox idea! How about arranging some kind of retreat for some of us to come to Alaska.. . . with or without Ricky Timms.

I take it that profile photo is not recent. You should post a recent picture (like crop the one you just posted-it would be ideal!)

Marcy said...

hi aunt deb, I Wish you can make wolf with moon awhile indian look at moon in quilt!! because your quilts alll are very awesome I really loves it !! how you really thinking through more than anything ......its really Awesome!

Kim said...

Love the idea and work from your Calender Girls Group. The garments stand are great. And, I agree with the others, you look fabulous - orange is a wonderful color for you.

jenclair said...

Great photo of you and Ricky! I love the garment stands--what a creative way to display wearables. Looks as if the quilt show was a resounding success.

Dale Anne said...

I believe its Karen Stone who does the New York Beauty quilt.

LOVED the pic of you & Ricky Timms.

LOVE the wearables hanging there and lots of LOVELY work. THANKS for showing us all.

Ali Honey said...

Deb, I really like that photo of you! That makes you famous you know.....What a great surprise at your lovely show. Well done all of you! Great work. Look after yourself.

Micki said...

You are so lucky to have all of these fabulous people to be around. Love all the quilts. Judy Neimeyer is who you are thinking of.

Deb H said...

Micki is right! It is Judy Niemeyer!

Kay said...

Beautiful pictures. You've got a talented group. And I also think you look great in the picture.