Impatiently waiting...

I have been waiting and waiting to show you something I am really excited about. It is our very newest fabric collection for Henry Glass.

My sister is expecting her first grandchild and the baby is a girl. I LOVE happy and fun fabrics for babies, toddlers and little kids so decided to do a line for our new baby and, I hope, your new babies too. The collection is called Doll Babies and features those little girls from our pattern of the same name.

We have a really cute floral in black, pink and watermelon. I made bottles and rattles inside the paisley shapes, and did diaper pins for those of us who remember them!

Here are those cute babies in their buggies and we thought they wouldn't go far without their binkies!

I don't want to operate without a polka dot or two so we did our signature "double dots", a stripe and a windowpane to round out the line. I can just see the nursery, the diaper bag, the crib, the baby and her blanket, her clothes, etc all done from this line. The list is never-ending! Bet you have some great ideas for this too!

Quilting Angels

Let me introduce you to Esther and Nancy. They belong to a charity quilting group that makes quilts and baby items for folks who are in need. They turn anything I send them into gold. And believe me, I have sent them some dogs.

They recently went on a quilt run in Georgia and visited several wonderful shops and got to know a little bit about each one. They "take me with them" on their trips via phone calls, emails and pictures. We thought you might like to visit a couple of wonderful shops in Georgia as well.
The first is the Scarlett Letter which is owned by Karen. This shop definitely looks like my kind of place. So lovely and a great way to stack bolts...

This is Melissa and she works at the shop.

Then it was on the Sweet Home Quilt Co. Isn't this building fabulous? They used our Hip Holiday Line to make a quick and easy throw from different sized squares. Love it!

The next shop was the Patchwork Cottage. They really seem to know who to display a thing or two at this shop.That's the owner mugging for the girls! I think she might have been a little embarrassed by all the fuss!

Welsh Festival-The finale

We visited the restored log cabin where Olive Osmond grew up. Luke Waldron headed up the restoration. There were, of course, old quilts on the bed inside. One was autographed by all the Osmonds and was being raffled as a fundraiser. I thought of Nadine and Donny!
Next it was on to the Blue Goose, a 100 year old building with a checkered past. Mr. Hughes is an herbalist of sorts and volunteers at the shop 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. He makes his own skin cream called St. David's oinment. He gave us samples and we think the cream is very nice.

We attended a lecture by Jean Schoell on Welsh quilting. Who knew the Welsh were big quilters? It seems they made wool quilts (cause they raised sheep) to keep them warm (in cold old Wales). They settled in Pennsylvania when they came to the states. They also made many medallion quilts and there was scuttlebutt that they taught the Amish to quilt!

Went for a ride around the block. Thought you might like to see my vehicle. Mary and I had walked the runway the night before to see whether we could land at this little airport. We thought we would all survive so she gave the thumbs up to our transportation crew. Our pilot said we should put my logo on the side of the plane and I am thinking about that. My husband, me, Mary and our co-pilot. My corporate jet?.......

Lastly is transportation from another time. This milk truck was in the July 4th parade as was a manure spreader. Its not everyday you see something like this! We were so busy attending all the events this year that we missed the bed races, the melodrama at the playhouse and who knows what else. Good reason to try it again next year.

Welsh Days-2: More old quilts

Here are a few more vintage quilts from the Welsh Days quilt show:

Scrappy spider web block:

I love how this maker used everything she had. Gives the quilt such interest.

Next it was on to the museum....

where treasure like these are housed...

The cushion in the the antique weathered rocking chair is made from what looked like an old velveteen but I couldn't really tell how the chenille flowers were made.

There are few more things I want to show and tell you about Welsh days later this week. Have a great day.

Welsh festival-Day one

I went to the Welsh Festival last weekend. They had a quilt show of vintage quilts amongst other things. My heritage is Welsh and I love attending this festival. I will have to share my pics with you over a few days cause there was so much stuff to see.

Mary and I arrived in town just in time for the community cookout luncheon where homemade fried chicken, dutch oven potatoes, baked beans, rolls and brownies were on the menu. Not hardly low calorie but totally delicious. Then it was on to the quilt show where we first saw Welsh proverbs taped to the walls. I thought these two would be good reminders for me...

This is Mary and the tulip quilt.....

A scrappy log cabin tied with yarn...

A half square triangle quilt that was much loved and much worn....

Two quilts by the same maker using 30's prints on muslin...

More next week! Have a safe and fun holiday.