Wednesday, July 23, 2014

More Quilts Going to Houston!

I just got confirmation that two more of my quilts will make the trek to Houston this fall--it's a Happy Dance kind of day!

Red and White--By the Numbers, was selected as the 40th Anniversary Commemorative Quilt, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of International Quilt Festival and all the Ruby Jubilee activities we will have this year:

It's featured in all the advertising and on the cover of the catalog and will be on the terrific tote bag everyone is sure to want.  I wrote about that here, along with info on how you can still order the patterns. 

Today I received notification that two of my quilts will be in the Special Exhibit: 500 Traditional Treasures.  That is the title of a new book due out this September and I am honored to have 3 quilts selected for the book.  Two of those will be in this Special Exhibit:

Joyful Journey

A-Round With My Friends

Joyful Journey is from the pattern Washington Medallion by Sue Garman and is available here. 

A-Round with My Friends was made as a Round Robin with my two best quilting Buddies, Ellen A. and Sharon S.  It won Best of Show at my guild in 2011 and was exhibited in Paducah April 2014--I wrote about our trip to see it here.

This is the year I retired after 34 years with H&R Block, I turned 60, and all this great quilt stuff is happening.  I think this is my year and:   Life is so good! 

Let's Quilt--and I hope to see you in Houston this year.



  1. You will see me there! I can't wait to see your quilts hanging in all their glory. This is a banner year for you. Congratulations!

    1. Thanks, Judy--I'm enjoying all this while expecting none of it.

  2. Congratulations Barb! You are a very talented quilter! Can't wait to meet you in Houston.

    1. Thanks, Gay--I look forward to meeting you as well.

  3. Congratulations to you, yours quilts are beautiful.

  4. How I wish I were going!! I have all the R&W patterns downloaded from Gay and Brenda. I should start that quilt, shouldn't I?
    I agree-this is your year! Enjoy the process!

  5. Congratulations again! What a special year!