Since 1994, this annual event has brought national and internationally known teachers to Arizona and made its Flagstaff venue a destination for quilters locally and nationally. Quilt Camp in the Pines and its sister event, Quilting in the Desert, have served over 5,000 quilters since their inception.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Wow! Photos, too!

I am finally solving the mystery of how to put photos into the blog. I've got a lot of them saved up. Everytime I take one I am thinking, "That would sure look good on the blog!" But, until now, they have never made it. But now... I think I have it all figured out. And so... here is my first effort.
This one was taken of Audrey and me when we were inducted into the Arizona Quilter's Hall of Fame. We are just so proud of this honor that I think it appropriate that it be the first ever photo on our blog. Audrey is on the left and I'm the other one! Just wait... there'll be lots more.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Talking, Talking, Talking!

Just in case you missed us and wondered why there have been no updates to the blog... Audrey and I have been traveling. Yes... traveling and talking. Two things we do really well! We have been spreading the virtues of Quilt Camp in the Pines and Quilting in the Desert to quilters in New Mexico and Colorado. Not to all the quilters (we only wish!), but to those in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Durango. We are having a ball! In between talks, we are visiting any quilt shop we can find... and we can find almost every single one in the area. And... you know what happens when quilters visit quilt shops... Yep! Shopping, shopping, shopping! We are planning on returning to Sedona tomorrow (Friday) before we are totally out of money. I am thinking I am pretty close to that now! But... I have many treasures. Fabric, patterns, ideas... all to get busy on. If you have heard Audrey and me give our talk... you would know that we hardly have any time to do any quilting. Too busy with Quilt Camp and Quilting in the Desert. But, that shopping therapy... it's great!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy Election Day!

I Voted... Did You?
Hope so. I voted by mail and sent it about two weeks ago so it's among those that will be counted today. Those who send for their ballots by mail and then don't fill them in have to take them to their polling place and they won't be tallied until mid week. It might count in the final numbers but by then, the decision will already have been made. At least, we hope it's over by then! Shades of long ago with the hanging chads, etc.

Hope you all have selected the project you will be working on tonight during the returns. I can't bear to watch TV without something in my hands. And... I'm ready for tonight. On our cruise through the Mediterranean, we learned a technique called "boutis". It's very much like trapunto by hand but different. Doesn't that make sense? Ha! Two pieces using this technique won awards in Houston. Beautiful...

And, speaking of awards... if you haven't already checked out the winners, you really must. Here is the web page where they are all shown. Click on Quilts: A World of Beauty.

The big winner... Sharon Schamber! Yep... our Sharon! This is the quilt that she first showed at Quilting in the Desert 2008. She then entered it in the AQS show in Paducah where it took the top machine quilting award and then in Houston where it's the Best of Show! And... you better believe it deserves that award. That piece if fabulous! The photo is amazing but until you see it up close... you can't imagine how incredible the quilting is. If you haven't already signed up for one of her machine classes, you will be sorry because they aren't far from being filled. The stippling classes are already closed. So... don't procrastinate! Do it now!

Happy day.