Saturday, April 28, 2007
While I am on the subject of the MCC Sale, I thought I would tell you what is in the plans for next year's sale. Me and 6 other wonderful ladies are going to make a full size crazy quilt to put in the sale. There will be 12 blocks that are each 16 inches square. Every month, on the 1st of each month we are to mail our square to the next person on our list. In the course of the month, we are supposed to do 4 things to this square. It can be 4 seams, 4 empty spots or any combination. We started in March so we are almost at the end of our second month. The person I send to I will see at church tomorrow so I will give her a square tomorrow. Because there are only seven of us, some months we will recieve 2 squares. Tomorrow, I will give her a square with nothing on it and one that is started. The bottom picture is a close up of the bullion rose wreath I did.
Friday, April 27, 2007
As promised, here is a picture of the Crazy Quilt Patriotic Star that was sold at the MCC sale in Hutchinson. I did the piecing and a friend of mine did all the wonderful stitching. All of stitches are just wonderful on this piece. Carole Samples came to Wichita, KS last summer and taught a class on how to use her templates. Many of the stitches on this piece came as an inspiration from taking the class.
Friday, April 20, 2007
About 4 years ago, me and another friend of mine made a crazy quilt cross wallhanging and donated it to the MCC Relief Sale that occurrs yearly in Hutchinson, KS. That wallhanging went for $750.00 dollars and we were very pleased. This year we donated two wallhangings, the crazy quilt cross and a crazy quilt patriotic star. The weather was bad for the sale this year and things didn't sell as well but we were still pleased that the cross wallhanging went for $300.00 and the patriotic star went for $150.00. For those of you that don't know what MCC does, they are usually the first ones to respond and help when a natural disaster occurrs. You can google the MCC sale in Kansas to get more information. Maybe in the next few days I will try to post a picture of the crazy quilt patriotic star. Both of these patterns I designed myself and after making two of the cross wallhangings I still don't own one myself.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Today I decided to start a blog! I have been reading other crazy quilting blogs for months and I decided it was my turn to join right in the fun! I am a busy mom with 4 boys and I teach crazy quilting from my home, so hopefully I will have time to do some blogging once in a while. I work on my crazy quilting almost everyday because I just love it and whether I am having a good day or a bad day it is my therapy. I am lucky because I have many friends and students that also love to crazy quilt, so I am not alone in my quest! Until I get some pictures posted, you may look at some of my stuff at, www.valeriebothell.com.
Bye for now,
Bye for now,