Merry Merry!

Santa isn’t the only one keeping elves busy…we don’t make toys, we sew blocks and make QUILTS. Teresa and Sue are all dolled up  hanging blocks from my newest pattern Diamond Studded Courthouse presented at our final Strip Tzz Block Party of 2010.

Last month we featured In the Pines pattern. A month later, many gals showed up with clever versions. Two friends shared a plastic ornament, prying it in half to hang above their trees. Embellishments, swags, and lights were added as decorations making sparkly, clever holiday wall hangings.

After class, we had our traditional end of the year potluck.
This year we surprised everyone and held it at the clubhouse where Orion lives.

Not only can they quilt, look at the food they brought. Everything from fabulous salads, to interesting and yummy main dishes….and dessert,  too much.

Smiles told the story of a fun afternoon.

Kylee was a doll, just the best present under my tree.

I wish for you the happiest of holidays
with your friends and family.

See you next year!!


7 Responses to “Merry Merry!”

  1. SewCalGal says:

    Looks like a fun time. Beautiful quilts, yummy food. Perfect day.


  2. The weather looks wonderful….too wonderful for December….at least for us folks in the North. Everone seems to be having such a great time…wish I were there.

    Kylee is growing…she is beautiful and I know you will have a lovely holiday.


  3. Amanda says:

    I want to take a moment to thank you for all that you do.
    A few years back, my mother-in-law decided to give me all her sewing and quilting supplies. Included were some of the older books that you had written. At first, I felt really intimidated and impatient learning to sew. With so many mistakes I cannot tell you how many times I wanted to just swear and throw my sewing machine and my fabric in the trash!
    I started watching some of your videos and I saw how “assembly line sewing” takes the confusion, time and frustration out of makling a quilt top. Since then, I have made about five quilts of various sizes and I am getting a little better every day.
    I hope you will be able to come to North Carolina and hold a block party! I would love to bring my sweet mother-in-law because she would really enjoy being there to have some fun!
    Thanks for all that you do for us and I hope you never retire!

  4. Valerie Zulewski says:

    I love the Diamond Studded Courthouse blocks. I’ve looked about for the book/pattern and have not seen it-is it coming out this year? It looks like you had a great time during the holidays and thank you for posting the wonderful pictures!