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Monday, March 18, 2013

YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL SEE

Sunday, while most people were downtown celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, Vickie and I went to the Stars Over The Thornapple Quilt Show in Hastings, Michigan.  It was a wonderful show and I can’t tell you how surprised we were as we walked down an aisle and saw this quilt.   Why were we surprised?  In 2009, Vickie and I participated in a Swap Hop hosted by Jane’s Fabrics.  As I recall, there were so many people participating in this swap, that Jane divided us into groups of 12.  Since we sent our 12 blocks to Jane to be redistributed and sent to the other people in our group, we had no idea that someone else from Michigan was participating, especially since this swap included people from around the world.

 
 Seeing this quilt with our blocks in it was a pleasant surprise.  We were fortunate in that we got to meet the woman from Michigan who participated in the swap and put the above quilt together.  I’m ashamed to say that my blocks are still in the “to-do” pile.  Now I’m motivated to get busy on my “Halloween” quilt. 

On Another Note: Sew Lux Fabrics has a tutorial for an Easter Basket.  It’s not too late!

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

4 comments:

sew.darn.quilt said...

What a wonderful surprise and a fabulous quilt!

Annie said...

What a fun surprise!

Miss Nancy said...

How wonderful!! This is great, makes the phrase "It's a small world." come to life. Great quilt!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Mama Pea said...

Very cute!

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

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Quilts For Wheels
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