Thursday, October 03, 2013
Mark you calendars and get ready to celebrate fresh inspiration at the Hill & Hollow Quilt Show at the Baxter County Fairgrounds coming up fast -- October 24-26. There will be over 300 beautiful quilts on display, plus lots of cool vendors, a country store (be sure to stop by and buy one of my Mom's unique flower pincushions!), lots of door prizes, demonstrations, a silent auction, and special exhibits and displays. Food and snacks will be available, so plan to eat there too! Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Admission is $5. *As a fellow quilter, I welcome all quilters and their entourages to stay overnight at Mockingbird Bay Resort in one of our cozy cabins. In fact, we will give a 20% lodging cabin special rate to guests attending the quilt show! :) (Mention this special when you reserve your cabin.) See our website for more info, and feel free to call if you have any questions or would like to reserve yourself a cottage.(870) 491-5151. See y'all at the quilt show!!! :) Cheers!
I'm loving this Disappearing 9-Patch pattern... Just tried it for the first time. The blocks come out so pretty and rather difficult-looking, when in reality it's super easy! Here, I've laid out 20 blocks in a sort of darker-then-lighter alternating row pattern, with all of the "darker", cut center blocks going in the same direction -- which draws your eye up the diagonal... I haven't sewn the blocks together yet since I'm still playing around, but you get the idea!A very easy block made with 5" squares that has unlimited fun potential. :)
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Valory and I are very excited to be a part of The Art Odyssey, coming this May! Mountain Home's Open Studio Tour will have Mockingbird Bay on the map! Come and support us. We'll be opening the doors to our home studio for all those who want to see. We'll explain our wares, which are very varied! Haha! From watercolor impressionist quilted wallhangings, to earrings, bracelets and lampwork beads, homemade soap, repurposed paper frames, upcycled cool stuff, and various whatsits! So put it on your calendar, and plan to come out to Mockingbird -- See you in May!