Friday, September 8, 2017

One, Two, Three Things

I am continuing to work on sewing the Colorado Quilt flimsy together. It's slow going, and I'll show you more tomorrow, but I have some other things to show you first.

I needed another bird.  This was based on the control tower of the Denver Airport. Yeah, I know the bird is green and the tower is more blue-green, but I needed a green bird, so I changed the color.

Yeah, really. The day we left my Mom and I had lunch at a restaurant where we could see the tower. I looked and looked and couldn't decide if I should take a picture or not. Finally I decided that if I couldn't make up my mind, that was a good indication that I should do it. It was only ONE picture, after all, so I took it.  Good advice if you can't decide something is inspirational or not. If you're not sure, take the picture anyway. You can always delete it later if it turns out to be a dud.

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Now I have a story for you.  You might enjoy it as much as I did.

I woke up this morning and saw this comment on yesterday's post.

I told my brother about it. "Yeah, the president of the Monarch Quilt Guild saw your business cards at Hodgepodge [in Salida CO] and freaked out that you were there. She has been following you for years. Wanted to know why you were in Salida and was hoping she hadn't missed a workshop.... You should hear Sandi tell the story. It's pretty funny."

This is Sandi, owner of the Hodgepodge in Salida CO.
So me being me, I called Sandi. Apparently Sue visited the Hodgepodge the day after I was there in June. She told Sandi she'd been following my blog for years. "Well have you ever commented?" Sandi asked. "Have you ever emailed Lynne?"  No and no. "Well you should! She's very nice and very approachable."

After I posted birds I had made based on the photo of Sandi (above) and staff member Amber last week, Sue visited Hodgepodge again, "You're in the quilt Lynne is making for her brother" she told Sandi. Did you see her blog? You're on it!!!

This is all just too cool for words. So many days I write these posts and I never know how far my words will go and how many people they affect.

Then Sue left her comment on yesterday's post, asking me to present a seminar on birds when I brought the quilt to P & J. Well, I was planning to ship the quilt to Colorado, not present it in person, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't like to visit again.

So here's the thing. I have family in Colorado. I have family in Los Angeles. I have family in Southern Maryland. I travel to visit my family. In the last 24 months I've been to LA three times, and to Maryland and Colorado once each. I'm likely to visit all three again in the next 24 months. If you want me to teach a seminar to your quilt group and you live in those areas, let me know. I'd be happy to work something out, and combine a workshop with a family trip.

If you live outside those areas and want me to do a workshop for your group or guild and are willing to pay the costs for my travel, meals and lodging, then give me a shout. I love to visit new places too. 

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Lastly, I visited Quilted Threads to drop off the Fruit Loops quilt and some other class materials for a Scrap Slabs class I'll be teaching there on Saturday November 11. While I was there I looked around for possible backing fabrics for the Colorado Quilt. 


These aren't bad, but they aren't great. "Meh!" 

 This is pretty, but it's boring.

YEAH! Now we're talking! Nine yards of this came home with me.

PS, I added a page to this blog with photos of all the Slashed Squares quilts I ever made, so you can see them all in one place.  Check out the link in the pages section at the top.


QuiltSwissy said...

perfect choice for the back! Yes, you never know how far your words will go or who they will touch. Thank you for touching my life!

glen - SSOBB Rules!

Dorothy Finley said...

OK, the bird based on the airport looks green to me on my monitor. The airport shows up as blues/grays/whites. What am I missing ??? Would you ever consider the Pacific NW for workshops ?

Cherie in St Louis said...

Quilting yields such awesome connections. I never knew seeing the arch was on your bucket list...and quilting made that happen. The Colorado connection is way cool!!

Millie said...

I changed the color of the bird because I needed a green one, not a teal one. And I'd be happy to visit the Pacific Northwest. Email me.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Perhaps you need to add West Tennessee to that list since you have friends here . . . I know a couple of guilds that could easily host you should they have a mind to schedule you on their calendars.

Millie said...

Oh gee right!!! Best friends in western Tennessee!!!

Just Ducky said...

You and Millie have had an impact on more people than you know. I just hope to get to a quilt show sometime and see one of your creations in person.

Mari said...

Oh, Lynne--you truly have no idea your influence. It is vast and wide, and I'm just glad it touched down here. :) Perfect backing fabric, too.

Pat said...

Hmmm! I live in Maryland. Thinking cap on. :-)