Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Quilts On The Beach 2

Remember last year? It was a really fun day. And it's FREE!!!!!


The Cama Beach Quilters will hold their second one-day-only open-air quilt show at Cama Beach State Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, rain or shine. Quilts on the Beach 2 will feature another 50 of the 150 bed-size quilts this group of women have made since 2002 for the cabins at the park. Many of the quilts will available for sale. This event has been designated as a FREE DAY at Cama Beach park, so no Discover Pass will be needed on that day. Park in the upper lots and walk or shuttle to the beach.

In addition to the quilts, which will hang from park buildings and cabins, there will be a number of quilt-related activities for all ages and interests in the beautiful newly-opened Cama Center. These will include a bed-turning of antique quilts, flower pounding, hands-on sewing of quilt blocks, coloring for small kids, and other activities. "Tulips and Ties", a queen-size raffle quilt made by the group to support educational activities funded by the Cama Beach Foundation will be on display.
There will also be special prices for the many items made by the Cama Beach Quilters for sale in the Foundation's general store at the park. Please join us for a FREE fun day at Cama Beach. If you have questions,
call Pam at 360-387-4550.

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I am in Nanaland & won't make the quilt show so be sure & take lots of pictures for me, okay?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Blog Post About Blogs

I finally did it. Updated my Favorite Places list. Warning, music plays at Fresh Figs & Lovely Little Handmades. Not that we don't like music, I (of course) do! If you are at work pointing & clicking, well just don't say I didn't warn you!

A brief rundown. Pam ,Quilting Square One & Jenny, Jenny's Doodling Needle & Sew Kind of Wonderful are fellow longarm quilters. Keep a lookout on Sew Kind of Wonderful for Jenny's fabulous pattern series & ruler. I see lots of new quilts on the horizon!

Happy Zombie Monica is always good for a laugh. I live vicariously though her posts! Her BF, Pam always has something fun at Pam Kitty Morning.

Kathy at Pink Chalk Studio has a list on her blog of Washington State Bloggers. Fun way to spend a rainy day(I'm tired of the rain though!)with a cup of tea.

Stephanie,Kwilts by Stephanie, is in Spain with her family finding all kinds of inspiration for quilts!

I also added a new list called "Everything Delish". After all, we all love to eat, right?

Coming soon...............a post about this "Strippy Trees" quilt made by Kathy. She'll be teaching a class in the fall at The Granary.

Dinner date with Mr S tonight. Maybe I'll take the camera long! Back to turbo quilting.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

In The Pink

I'm not asked often to quilt with a color on white background. Diane asked for pink on her tulip quilt. I tried some new designs using Sue Patten's book, Adaptable Quilting Designs, as my inspiration. Great book for all you quilters out there!

There are big blocks in between the tulips that were calling for some special quilting. Here's a couple pictures of how that worked out.

The back.

Anyone else in Washington tired of the rain? More quilt pictures soon.
Sharon The Turbo Quilter(busy week ahead)

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Latest

On Friday morning leaving Seattle this is what it looked like. That's the tip of Mt St Helen's in case you can't tell.

I waved as we flew over the Three Sisters & everyone getting ready for the Sisters Quilt Show.

Saturday morning we went to Santa Cruz. First Daniel fell asleep.

Then Andrew.

We watched the surfers. The purple flowering vine was really pretty.

Surfer "dudes" were everywhere.

We had a "pic pic"(Andrew's word for picnic). Then played kick ball.

Then we went for walk & spotted these pelicans.

And the natural arches carved in the cliffs.

Little Mister has tons of energy. I may need to rest when I get home. Ha,ha what am I thinking.
No time for that!

I will have quilt pictures after I get home. See you later!
Nana Sharon

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July & Hero Quilts

Today was the big day. American Hero Quilts in Stanwood. The quilts looked great over the sound boards, on quilt racks & hanging over the balcony.

We set up a special table with information on how people can help. The sign board tells some of the stories from the soldiers' & their families.

Closer look at the quilts on the balcony.

The Hero quilters talking to the visitors about the quilts.

And last in no particular order, the parade. Blink & it's passed you by!

Thanks to everyone who helped & stopped by today. Off to enjoy the rest of my day.
Be back soon.................Sharon

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Did You Know?

Do you remember this quilt display? "Infinite Variety" was a program by the American Folk Art Museum at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC. I would have loved to have been able to see it in person.
I was watching a Martha Stewart episode last week & she had a segment on the quilt show. Be sure & watch the video(best part).

Today I'm helping set up the display of American Hero Quilts at the Stanwood Museum. Go here to read all about it. Stop by tomorrow, I'll be there along with some of the other Stanwood-Camano Hero Quilters.

Starting to pack my suitcase already. 5 days & counting!!!!!!

Nana Sharon