Way to go gang! All the tickets to be in the live audience for the taping of The Quilt Show in March are taken. We will announce dates for a summer taping soon. We're looking forward to seeing all of you that are schedule to visit us in La Veta in March.



Although many of you might pick quilting as your number one passion, I have to admitt guys in kilts rate right up there! Here we are at Asilomar quilting our little hearts out and thruough the window music starts drifting in. Do I hear BAG PIPES!? I rush outside and there he is, piping his heart away as people are entering the chapel to a festive occasion, my guess a wedding. Being a bit scottish, this really brings it all home. Quilting and guys in kilts, now what gets better than that? I am sure you have your pick!



My granny used to say she was buriser than a windmill in a whirlwind. We'll, the whirlwind of classes are behind me. I'd like to thank al of the shops who hosted events and all of the people who took time to attend. I feel very fortunate to be able to do what i do. The journey through life somehow continues to help me realize that we all need each other. The compliments, kudos, and thank yous are much appreciated but I assure you we are all in this together. Without you, my voice would fall on empty chairs. Without you, my thouths about life, love and quilting would not be heard

The Quilt Show is no different. We can wish and hope for this site to really be an overwhelming success, and we can work to bring you the most full-service interactive site with rich, worthwhile content - but without your membership and support it would all be futile. - So thank you - World Quilt Commuhnity - for your support and encouragement. It's just the beginning of the New Day - and I'm looking forward to the ride!

Speaking of the ride - I'm traveling north and should be home sometime tormorrow. Along the way I will be seeing plenty of wonderful windmills. These silent giants are plentiful on the landscape in this part of the country. I'm always reminded of Don Quixote when I see them.


If you happen to be in the S.F area this weekend (feb 24&25), you might want to swing by and check out the quilts, oh yes and me!Cool I am honored to be a featured artisit along with Letitia Chung. With 20 quilts of mine packed and ready to go, maybe we will meet for the first time, or perhaps catch up on old times!

For more information please visit their site: http://www.sfqg.org/Quilt%20Show.htm



San Antonio is known as a destination spot for vacationers. The river walk is world reknowon. It was home to the 1968 World's Fair and perhaps it's greatest claim to history is that it is home to the Alamo.

I've had two great days here already. The first day featured two lecture-demo classes at Creative Sewing Center with Terry and Vince. Yesterday was a enthusiastic class of students who were there to make my Harmonic Convergence quilt. As you can see - a LOT of progress was made. Some students even made TWO quilts - the Harmonic Convergence and a variation. WOW! Yes, there is a pattern and a book - visit www.rickytims.com or ask at your local quilt shop.

A group of us walked next door to a new pizza place for lunch - called Incredible Pizza. It was not your ordinary lunch spot. This place has a huge pizza buffet AND it had go-carts, miniature golf, all sorts of games, and bumper cars. Yours truley attempted the bumper cars with a group of 9-11 year olds. I say - LIVE A LITTLE and let your hair down. Darn -lunch time was just too short yesterday!

For those who don't know - The Alamo, a mission established in 1718 by the Spanish missionaries, was the scene of the famous battle where every defending Texan was killed by Santa Anna's troops during the Texas war of independence. The battle cry "Remember the Alamo" was made famous in the subsequent battle when General Sam Houston defeated the Mexican army and won the war at the battle of San Jacinto - the epochal battle that established the independent Texan Republic, on April 21, 1836.

Here is a map of Texas in 1845. It it appears that while I curretnly live in Colorado - back then, La Veta was part of the Republic of Texas. So - I guess it is arguable whether or not I left Texas when i moved to Colorado. - Just a fun fact.


152_574752.jpgPerhaps one of my favorite teaching venues is Empty Spools Seminars It is located between Carmel and Monterey Ca right on the beach, at Asilomar. The conference ground alone is one of lifes guilty pleasures. The Ladies who run this conference are dedicated to the continuing education of quilting. In fact, I have known them over the decades and consider them next to family. As you read this, I am teaching Independant Study. Which in short means bring your work and I can help you through the bumps. Next year, I will be back to teaching Stars. If you have attended this conference before, you know how wonderful it is. If you haven't, put it on your must do list. Maybe I'll see you there!152_223713.jpg



San Diego, CA - April 14, 2007, The Gala Opening Reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Miriam will offer a members only gallery tour on the morning of Sunday, April 15.  More details on how to purchase tickets will be announced at a later date.  Please contact visions@quiltvisions for more information.



Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City MI - September 13, 2008 - January 4, 2009 Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) is hosting an exhibit titled "12 Voices". This exhibit will be an in-depth exhibition of the work of 12 artists. Each artist will be represented by 4-6 pieces. Portfolios submitted for jurying should be representative of the artist's body of work. They will not necessarily be the pieces that will be chosen for inclusion in the exhibit. Deadline for entries is June 1, 2007. For more information, please contact www.saqa.com





San Diego - February 22-March 11,2007 Quilt Visions is looking for a few good volunteers like YOU to make this happen. There are many opportunities to help:

Building: carpentry, sand, paint, stain, spackle, rout, woodworking, electrical, plumbing, saws, hammers, power tools, cleanup

Food: organize donations, pickup, deliver, distribution, serve, prepare, cleanup

Housing: organize volunteers, housing needs and requests

Artists: design, draw, transfer artwork for friezes

Tools and Materials: organize donations, track tools and materials

Safety and First Aid

Childcare and entertainment

Please email visions@quiltvisions.org or call 858-484-5021 for more information



The Quilt Show continues to proudly support Ami Simm's Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.

Several larger format quilts are up on the auction block today through noon on Tuesday, February 20th in a Special Auction of Little Treasures Quilts. (These are larger than the 9" x 12" Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts)

Anywho, there are quilts by Mary Stori, Lucy Fazely, and Sharon Pederson up there for your bidding pleasure. 100% of the bid goes to Alzheimer's research.

Bid high and bid often! Visit www.AlzQuilts.org


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