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Wyoming/Nebraska, United States
I am a Grandma with a passion for beauty, joy and life. Finding yourself seems to be the answer to a joyous heart, peaceful soul and quilting does this for me. Putting the Lord first in life keeps me grounded.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ready for show!!!

I have decided to enter a couple special quilts into the Quilt show our guild puts on every year.....I am normally not an entering kind of gal, but these two quilts mean a lot to me and decided to enter.  Here is a sneak peak and a little bit of the background to the special place these two quilts hold in my heart. 

This is a quilt that I did and I asked Ms. Elaine to quilt it...she taught the class and I wanted to have a very special quilt when I was finished and now it will be treasured!!  It is named "Fall Dance".  Fall colors and dance because Elaine danced around saying yes to quilting it!!  Elaine is such a dear friend, mentor and teacher that this quilt will always have a special place.

I started this quilt for my daughter's wedding....I had the top done and then had a car accident leaving me not being able to finish it.  I was heart broken--two ladies from our quilt guild took it upon themselves to finish this quilt.  Judy Woodworth quilted the quilt and Mary Sue Suit did the binding and I was able to give my daughter a completed quilt as a wedding gift.  I named this quilt "Chains that Bind".  We are all bound together in this quilt for a special day!!  My daughter and son-in-law treasure this quilt.


  1. How wonderful that you are going to exhibit your quilts and allow your talents to shine. The quilts are beautiful.

  2. Oh Machell - I just read your new post. I am so happy you are entering both these quilts. Truly, I had forgotten what #1 looked like! Hey, it's pretty gorgeous!!! Your descriptions as well as your stories will be read by the viewers and I'm sure will inspire other quilters!

  3. Gosh, I re-read "Chains that Bind" and got goosebumps!

  4. My spouse asked if there was any way to get rid of a quilt after I make it that was not difficult. I said that all the quilts I make are special, but I would never part from "Fall Dance", that is my masterpiece with my best friend!!

  5. Both quilts are lovely. I remember Elaine giving instructions on her blog, and I still have it on my list to make. I sure like your green.