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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Bus Trip And Visitors Arrive

Friday morning we left North Ranch at 7am bound for Phoenix on a big white bus getting back to North Ranch at 7pm.  It was an awesome day spent at the American Quilter’s Society quilt show in downtown Phoenix—Geri was to have accompanied me but had to cancel so Sandy took her place—we had a great day!

Vendors—I didn’t come home with very much “loot” as Paulette would say—just a couple needle punch kits, some pre-wound bobbins and some printable/fusible fabric for quilt labels.  A Bernia sewing machine almost followed me home but it wouldn’t quite fit in my bagWinking smile—ohhhh, what a sweet sewing machine!!  Stitch regulated, spectacular lighting—all kinds of features!!

But—the best of the show—the quilts!  The traditional quilts were exquisite but the art quilts were mind boggling!!  I will let you be the judge--

Best of Show--


This next quilt was quilted on a domestic sewing machine—amazing!!


Best Wall Quilt—the detail in this art quilt was incredible—the artist was standing near the quilt describing the techniques she used, this wall quilt was one of my favorites!




And here is my favorite quilt in the whole show--



An inspiring day to say the least!  Dinner in Surprise then home to the cowboy and Emmi. 

Saturday about noon John and Brenda rolled in with the 40 foot horse trailer minus horses parking in the lot next to us—it’s good to see them and most definitely to see Brenda feeling better—it’s been a tough trip for her these last couple of years!  Jim and Ellie joined us for dinner tonight—burgers on the grill with Jim coaching the cowboy in the art of grilling—they also brought delicious baked beans!

Brenda contributed a delicious frozen peanut butter pie and I made my first ever lemon meringue pie with juice from the lemons on our lemon tree!


Several months ago I decided to make Brenda a quilt—my heart goes out to her and her struggles with Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome—and I enlisted the help of John.  He took photos of their Dogpound North (Canada) bedroom and I took it from there.  I can truly say Brenda was pleased with the quilt—I made her cry!


A very good day in the Arizona desert!


  1. I'm not a quilter, but seeing all those quilts would be wonderful fun. It amazing me the intricate work that goes into each one. Your quilt for Brenda is beautiful. What a wonderful gift:)

  2. Crying in this case is a VERY good sign! This is why we make people cry! hahah Thanks for taking us along to the Phoenix show! Loved every single picture! Such talent!

  3. The quilts you photographed are amazing works of art.

    Brenda's quilt is lovely. Nice gift.

  4. Thank you for the great quilt pics! I continue to be amazed at the workmanship of these beauties. Love the best use of color - it would look wonderful in my home :-)))) Brenda's quilt is beautiful, and I know she will treasure not only its beauty but the thought put into it.

  5. Love the quilt you made for Brenda. I would love to know what pattern you used. The colors are beautiful. You are a very thoughtful friend to make Brenda such a gorgeous quilt.


  6. those quilts are amazing! Of course the birds are my favorites... well, the dragonfly is too... heck, they are all fantastic!

  7. It was a great visit and Brenda will treasure your gift for all time. Thanks for your hospitality and by the way, the lemon pie was my favourite.

  8. The quilt show was wonderful !! Thanks for taking some beautiful pictures of those artistic quilts ! Wish I was sitting with you and enjoying a slice of your lemon pie !! It looks wonderful !!


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