volunteers

Farewell to those who attended the Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar in Olmsted Falls. Each seminar is hard to describe in words, but it is always filled with great enthusiasm and we create memories that will last a lifetime. The volunteers from North Coast Needlers provided the much-needed logistical assistance. I snapped this photo from the passenger seat of the die-hard remnants of volunteers that stayed to send us off. We close another chapter of super quilt seminars and look forward to the next one that will be in Rocklin, CA in June, near Sacramento. For details click the seminar link. Be sure to watch the video.

super seminar - olmsted falls

Today was set up and start day for the Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar in Olmsted Falls, OH (Cleveland metro area). It's always fun to see the group on the first day - they are so polite and well-behaved. Then, tomorrow, all "you-know-what" breaks loose as they realize we're here to learn, but we're also here to have fun. Hello Cleveland - I love ya!

70s

This is a tribute to my visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Everyone has a time that they would call 'the good old days' and we usually have strong associations with the music from those years. Music has a way of taking you back to a time and place where the memories come rushing in.

I graduated from high school in 1974 so the music of the 70s takes me back. Here's a list of five of the twenty-two songs I just added to my iPhone today. Can you recall the year they were tops? Do any of these songs take you back in time?

Delta Dawn - Helen Ready

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel

Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

Hot Stuff - Donna Summer

American Pie - Don McLean

ricky tims - rock hall

I'm told that if you have one day to do something in Cleveland that it should be a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We'll I had one day to kill and that's exactly what Justin and I did. 

I was not a rocker so I have limited memories and associations with many of the artists there, but I did enjoy the Elvis, Beatles, and Michael Jackson exhibits. There is so much to see that if you are really into the history of pop/rock music as we know it today - this IS the place to go.

I enjoyed seeing the performers outfits because it gave a sense of their size and build - something you can't ascertain from TV. I also enjoyed the video clips of irate preachers and hyped-up DJs from the 60's and 70's ranting about the "music of Satan" and breaking records left and right. I had forgotten about that chapter. It brought to mind a "youth evangelist" that I heard when I was about 13 years old who, red-faced, screaming, and determined to bring rock and roll to a halt, condemned music that is commonly consider classic rock today. Remember all the "evil messages" that you could get from backmasking?

What's your favorite song from back in the day? - or who is/was your favorite pop/rock artist?

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It's not so surprising that I love the quilts of Laura Wasilowsky. Her quilts are whimsical, colorful, and alway make me smile. This past week at the AQS show in Paducah I finally bit the bullet and purchased one. They are all so cheerful that making a choice is hard. To see more work by Laura Wasilowsky - visit her website - Artfabrik.

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One Nation Walking Together

 

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