Summer Lovin'

Summer fun is drawing to a close, but what a summer it was!

Holiday in Sisters, Oregon - woohoo!!

I'd registered for a class with Rosalie Dace, but she was refused at the border and had to fly home to South Africa instead of teaching. The legendary FREDDY MORIN came out of retirement to step in.

Freddy Moran in the Teachers' Tent @ Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
I've long admired this person. Basically, I want to be Freddy when I grow up!

I also took a workshop with June Jaeger on painting with inks. Here's my work in progress:

Learning how to control the ink...
The outdoor quilt show was gorgeous. I love the setting as much as I love the quilts!

The Stitchin Post @ Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, 2019
Carolyn Friedlander toured us through her quilts on Sunday morning at the spectacular Five Pines Lodge.

Carolyn shares her thoughts
I really didn't know her work prior to this event, but her stories inspired me - I love to hear the thinking behind creative endeavours. 

I picked up one of her books, and look what I'm working on now!

Carolyn Friedlander's Bulls Eye technique - I'm making a baby quilt!

in Between All The Summer Things , my studio hummed along with a mix of client quilts...

(See more yummy client quilts at the bottom of this post!)

. . . and helping friends do their own thang!

My friend is quilting for the first time, for her first grandbaby! Quilt #1

Janet finished Quilt #2, as well!

Brynne tackled ruler work AND free motion quilting on her first project - amazing!


a few charity quilts were completed, as well:

Margaret's first time at the frame = guild charity quilt

There's room for two quilt tops on each piece of backing fabric, so I just kept going after Margaret left. 

Hug Block quilt for Quilts of Valour, Canada = finished!

Pieced by quilters in Edmonton area for Quilts of Valour, Canada = finished!

Pieced by quilters in Edmonton area for Quilts of Valour, Canada = finished!

Add in visits from friends & family, camping, jaunts to the city, landscaping projects, and a couple of major family illnesses ( stressful when loved ones are suffering), and summer whooshed by.

Here's hoping autumn brings more sunny days and peaceful times to savour!

Try, Learn & Grow!

P.S. Here are a few of the Yummy Client Quilts I promised to share!

Ladybug panto

Simple custom

Fantasy Flame panto

Modern Twist panto

Wrought Iron panto

Whirls panto

Jessie's Swirls panto

Flirtateous panto

Butterfly Charm panto


  1. So many beautiful quilts! That feather one is out of this world!

  2. Oh my goodness! Carole, the eye candy in this post is sending me into sugar shock!! So many gorgeous quilts. And how fun to see your friends trying their hand on the longarm :)

  3. What a great summer! So fun to have a surprise class by Freddy Morin! Red is certainly her color. The pebbles on that feather quilt are amazing. You definitely have to love making them in order to complete that quilt, lol! So many fun quilts and people to enjoy your days. Oh, yes - love your bull's eye quilt in progress.

  4. You don't post often but when you do it's EPIC! You had yourself quite the summer. Looks like much fun and when friends and family return to health, the hard part is forgotten!! LOVED Janet's bunny slippers as well. As cute as her smile. I have a feeling winter sin't going to slow you down much so I'll be patiant waiting for what's to come. Happy Fall...........

  5. ps. I was mortified by Rosalie Dace being refused entry. This madness must STOP!

  6. Such a delightful post to read with my morning coffee! Was Rosalie refused entry to the US? OMG!

  7. You were at Sisters???? ...I... was at Sisters!!!! I would have loved to meet up with you! I don't even know how many years I've been following your blog! I had such a wonderful, delightful time there and hope to visit again in a few years. We only went for the show and I'm hoping to participate in the classes next time. xoxo


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