Archive for May, 2014

Quilt, Quilts, and More Beautiful Quilts!

May 19, 2014

I’ve received a lot of beautiful quilts lately and I’ve finally gotten a chance to photograph them and share them with you. They come from several wonderful quilters from various parts of the country, all very talented ladies.

The first 10 quilts are all made and quilted by Helen Baczynski, who has created many quilts since 2011. Helen brought these beautiful quilts to me at the Machine Quilting Show in Wichita, Kansas, where she was representing Intelliquilter at the show, teaching classes, and where she won ribbons for two of her quilts (“Night Hawks” and “Hungarian Blues”) that were in the show.

Helen B 1 Helen B 2 Helen B 3 Helen B 4 Helen B 5 Helen B 6 Helen B 7 Helen B 8 Helen B 9 Helen B 10

The next two adorable quilts were made by my friend Jeanne Ayers, who is a member of the Pelican Piecemakers guild in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Jeanne makes beautiful quilts and took the time last year to teach me how to make feathers that didn’t look like thumbs! Yay!!

Jeanne Ayers 1 Jeanne Ayers 2

The next 6 quilts were beautifully longarmed by Lori Roelse, who has quilted many tops for us over the last year or so. Lori pieced and quilted the first one herself, and the remainder were sent to her by one of our Regional Coordinators, Noreen Fling.

Lori Roelse 1 Lori Roelse 2 Lori Roelse 3 Lori Roelse 4

Lori Roelse 5 Lori Roelse 6

The last four quilts were made by Rebecca Cordes in Missouri. Rebecca’s playful quilts were all quilted on her domestic machine, using decorative stitches. She did a beautiful job, and the children who receive these will adore them!

Rebecca Cordes 1 Rebecca Cordes 2 Rebecca Cordes 3 Rebecca Cordes 4

Helen, Jeanne, Lori and Rebecca, these quilts are such a visual feast! It was a treat to hang them and photograph them all! The children who receive them will be delighted with them! Thank you all!




More awesome quilts

May 9, 2014

First off I’ve received another wonderful Fat Quarter Challenge Quilt from Trudy P in Texas.  She did a wonderful job on it.  I love the weaving! It’s always fun to figure out which fabric was the fat quarter.

FQC Trudy Pickle

Thank you very much, Trudy and I’ll be sure to get your extra chances for the $100 prize drawing registered too! Only a few more months left to get the extra chances to win that $100 prize.

We also have some very fun quilts that have been sent to our California Regional Coordinator, Ann. Sadly, for most of these quilts we only have first names and no email addresses to thank them so we hope they’re followers of the blog and know of our heartfelt gratitude. We have quilts from Donna Sciandra and Joann D, Kay in AZ and Sally. These are sure to bring smiles!

Kay in AZ 3  Kay in AZ 4  Sally  Kay in AZ 2  Kay in AZ 1  Donna S:Joann D 3  Donna S:Joann D 2  Donna S:Joann D 1


Thank you again and if you know any of these piecers, please let them know to come check out the blog and know we appreciate their help!



Ring, ring!

May 5, 2014

Ok, is that title telling my age when I’m talking about a telephone? 🙂 In my defense, it was my cell phone ringing so that at least brings me to the 90’s, right? Anyway, I received the kind of phone call that all regional coordinators dream about! A very nice lady named Becky was calling asking for my address. She stated that she and a friend had asked Carla for some quilt tops last fall that they could quilt for us and oh my! What a great job they did! As the conversation continued, I asked her how many quilts she was sending. She casually replied, “18 I think”. Whoa! That’s REALLY the type of phone calls that regional coordinators enjoy getting! Hot diggity. I was on pins and needles waiting for that package to arrive and it was so much fun to ooh and aah as each one was taken from the box. They certainly had a lot of fun quilting these, I think, as you can see when you do a close up on the pictures. She actually apologized that it had taken her awhile to get them done. No apologies needed! These are wonderful, happy quilts. Some of them even have a really cool binding on them. I’m not sure if they’ll show up in the pictures but kind of like a double binding. Does that make sense? I’m sure there’s a much better name for them but that’s the best I can do right at this moment. Can you imagine trying to pick just ONE of these if you were receiving one? Of course, we send a big THANK YOU out also to the wonderful ladies who took the time to create all these beautiful tops as well. It’s always fun to see the imagination and creativity of the piecers. Today we have everything from panels to strip piecing to wonky log cabins to one that is just a single log cabin block; from brights to pastels to deeper, boyish colors and they all look fantastic.

Special thanks to:

Donna Sciandra

Nyla Gordon

Marilyn Barba

Linda Strachn

Elaine Dekovic

Carol Boethel

Evelyn Carlisle

Carolyn Sower

And Longarm Quilters and Friends Becky Goldner and Barbara Nilles


Barb Nilles  Carol Boethel:Barb Nilles  Carolyn Sower:Barb Nilles  Donna Sciandra:Becky Goldner 2  Donna Sciandra:Becky Goldner 4  Donna Sciandra:Becky Goldner 5  Donna Sciandra:Becky Goldner 6  Donna Sciandra:Becky Goldner 7  Donna Sciandra:Becky Goldner 8  Donna Sciandra:Becky Goldner  Donna Sciandra:Becky Goldner3  Elaine Dekovic:Barb Nilles  Evelyn Carlisle:Barb Nilles 2  Evelyn Carlisle:Barb Nilles  Linda Strachn:Becky  Goldner  Marilyn Barba:Becky Goldner  Nyla Gordon:Becky Goldner