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Buried Under a Newsletter

I am coming out from under the huge fall newsletter that I am formatting for my church. I have to crawl back there tonight, but thought I would post something before I take the dog for a walk and make dinner.

I sit at my computer and look at this wonderful little quilt:


It was made from a bag of my stuff  by Brynhilder Bjarnadottir of Iceland for the Quilt Art challenge. She did lovely beading. It is called: "Sisters with Bags of Stuff"!

I made this one for Linda Cline, who lives in the East Bay area. So I met her at PIQF last year and delivered it in person. I said I would be wearing lime green and that I have red spiky hair and she found me!! this is titled, "Technicolor Sunflowers". Linda’s palette was quite different from mine. The rules said you could add your own fabric so I added – lime green – what else!! She had included the sunflower batik which was a jumping off spot for me. The sunflowers and leaves are 3-D and appliqued to a wacky pieced background.


I also want to recommend my daughter, Stephanie’s blog. She takes great photos and has taught me a lot. Today she posted photo tips for bloggers. Look up in the right hand corner and click on Daughter Stephanie!

I’m off. Don’t know when I will be back from under the newsletter.

9 Responses to “Buried Under a Newsletter”

  1. Love the quilts, but this must be the world’s longest newsletter. It is keeping you away from you far too long. I say send it out as is…lol

  2. joan says:

    What terrific quilts! I love checking in with your blog.

  3. Jen Anderson says:

    Love these whimsical quilts! Jen

  4. Frances says:

    these are both lovely quilts Gerrie and again I wish I had been able to join that challenge all the quilts I’ve seen from it have been great,

    hope the news letter is done by the time you read my comment,

  5. Karoda says:

    what??! stephanie suggested reading the manual for my camera!!! i just pulled it out of the drawer…will give it a try and see how it goes 😉 lol

  6. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for the mention, mom, and I don’t think I ever saw that sunflower quilt. It’s amazing.

  7. Lisa says:

    that bottom quilt is beautiful, mom.

  8. Deborah says:

    I totally soaked up Stephanie’s tips. Excellent. All the technical stuff was very helpful, but really it’s her style, eye for composition, and subject matter that make her pictures so great. I think the clothes on the line from the camping trip several weeks ago is just brilliant. Did you see the lime green coffee pot on the cover of the JCPenney’s Cooking Catalog? Hang in there with the newsletter. Before you know it, it will be Advent.

  9. Micki says:

    The little quilts are just charming. You are so lucky to have so many people to share with.