My heart goes out to those in the path of the storm. It is bearing down on New Orleans at this moment. I hope Isaac doesn't pack a devastating punch.


Today I put the borders on my little Montana Star quilt. As I mentioned previously it's a sample quilt for a segment that I will be teaching on The Quilt Show. It's another good quilt for me to practice quilting on the Gammill. I still don't think I have control. I feel the results are adequate, but far from any standard that I would want on one of my show quilts. Nonetheless, it's a good experience and I'm learning.

As far as my quilting entertainment, I've been watching reruns of one of my favorite British sit-coms - Absolutely Fabulous. If you know the show, raise your hand. So funny... I'm just sayin'...


On Thursday this week we are heading to Bozeman, MT to tape some 'on location' shows for The Quilt Show. I'll be teaching a project during one of those shows so I've been working today on my teaching sample. I bet you can guess what I'll be teaching.

The second of the two days we will be at a dude ranch. I can't wait to see Alex on a horse with cameras rolling.

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Watching food documentaries on H2. Had a pork chop for supper. Sweating - it's really hot here in La Veta today. 90º... I'm just sayin'



We had a great day finishing up the seminar in Socorro, NM. Whoo-hoos to our new quilting friends. It was Justin's birthday and there was even cake in the lobby to share with everyone. Justin turned 48. Here's a photo of Justin - he's the one on the left.

Many of you know of Roswell, NM. It's famous for a UFO incident in 1947. However, Socorro, NM also has it's own UFO incident that received national media attention. Lonnie Zamora was a police officer who reported the incident. You can learn about it here. 

Driving down the main drag in Socorro I saw several little green men. So I'm a believer. I stopped to have a chat and as you can see, I learned this one's name is Miguel. Miguel seemed unappreciated living at the pottery store, so I asked him to come to La Veta and live. So far he seems happy with that decision.



Miguel shared the stage of the seminar on the last afternoon. Here is a photo of a very rare sighting. Have you ever seen a little green man and a quilt in the same photo? I'm just sayin'...


We arrived in Socorro, NM and got all set up for my two-day seminar. The seminar is on the campus of New Mexico Tech.

The facility is great for a fairly small town. We did something different for hanging the quilts. Instead of using our standard pipe and drape system, we simply used the fly bars on the stage and attached all the quilts to them. 




Socorro is not all that far from Roswell, NM, so I'm looking for little green men.... I'm just saying'...



Can I hear a Woot Woot! and Whoo-hoo!!?? There's nothing like celebrating the word FINISHED especially when it comes to a quilt. Deadwood is done! 

Last night I laid it out on my sewing table - wet and stretched for blocking it square. I finished the piped binding earlier in the day and now all that is left is a sleeve and label. 

Here are some photos of the finished quilt. If you missed the story on this quilt - here's a link to a previous blog about it.


Deadwood being blocked on my sewing table.


Fabric panels become the focus of the quilt.

Okay, I almost forgot to show you the back of the quilt! I've had this Alexander Henry fabric for a long time and I finally found a use for it. Hope it gets a chuckle or two.

And I couldn't end this post without showing you the two bucks hanging around town.

Oh wait - I just realized there are bucks on the back of the quilt too. I'm just sayin'...

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