Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cheryl Phillips at Spring Quilt Market 2010

Chapter 2, The GOOD

If you did not read the previous post, you really need to at least read the first part about Cheryl and Gary Phillips.  

Mrs. Rosemary had returned from the Hospital and was sitting at a table when she met Cheryl and Gary Phillips.  As I mentioned previously, they had just flown in for Market.  The three of them were talking when I arrived at the table with Mrs. Rosemary's wheelchair. 

Have you ever been in the right place at the right time with all the right people?  This was one of those times.  Cheryl and Gary were tired from their travels and Mrs. Rosemary was exhausted (and on pain meds) and I was exhilarated and exhausted.  Cheryl and Gary had offered to meet Mrs. Rosemary at the door the following morning and accompany her -push her wheelchair so she could experience Quilt Market. They spent at least 2 days with Mrs. Rosemary while IHAN sprinted around Market getting the skinny on the latest and greatest to share with you.  (See how long it has taken me to get all of this written?  Yes, there is lots more....super duper karooper-looper speed rocket postings are needed to finish before Houston.)

Later in the weekend I had some time to sit and talk with Cheryl and Gary.  They are very interesting and outgoing people.  Cheryl was telling me that her rulers are based on Fibonacci Numbers.  Fib-In Whoski Numbers?  I had never heard this term and I studied lots of math in my college years.  She had my attention for sure.

Here are some of Cheryl's patterns:


                                                   


Of course I was fascinated by Cheryl's patterns and her tools.  To see more click here.    I think Cheryl's designs are interesting and would be so much fun to do as a group project.  Wouldn't it be great to get together with a group of quilting friends and everyone make The Swirl out of different fabrics?  Especially since there is a group at one of my guilds who have been doing quite a bit of their own fabric dying. 

Cheryl's website is definitely worth the visit.  She also has some pattern updates to check out.

Not only did Cheryl and Gary share their experiences, energy-pushing Rosemary around for more than 2 days but they also shared several patterns for IHAN to give away here on the blog!!!!  Three cheers for Phillips Designs :)

If you would like to be one of the lucky ones, just leave a comment here on this post.  IHAN will be giving away one of each of the patterns above and an Autographed copy of Quilts Without Corners Encore!!!

Thank you Cheryl and Gary for being so kind and loving to Mrs. Rosemary.  Your kindness allowed me to run like a crazy person and keep working.  Mrs. Rosemary had such a wonderful time she is almost packed and ready to hit Houston on both feet....walking not running :)

Smiles,
Kelly
PS.  I will draw for winners on Monday Sept. 27, 2010....and if you don't see them posted....e-mail me please and remind me...LOL.

34 comments:

  1. Thanks for this update. I hope Mrs. Rosemary is on the mend. I am a big fan of Cheryl Phillips. I met her at the quilt show in Houston last year and we happened to be staying at the same hotel. You are right Cheryl and Gary are the nicest people and so comfortable to talk to. I would love to have an autographed anything from Cheryl. Robin

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  2. You just never know who/what you'll run into around the next corner. So glad Mrs. Rosemary's set-back was only temporary.

    The math concepts help explain my attraction to many designs. I just never realized the formulas involved. Thanks to the Phillips and Kelly for spreading the word!

    I've always thought round quilts would be a fun group challenge, too.

    Isn't it interesting how one thing leads to the next and the next and the next... It continually amazes me who you meet!

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  3. Good Morning! I am so glad I started surfing my blogs this AM and chose IHAN! I have become fussy with the books and rulers that I purchased over the past few years, but when I saw a quilt made with Cheryl Phillips pattern/ruler I HAD to have them! The sad part is I have not had a minute to dive in and make one yet! You know that pesky thing call 'life'! I have my book sitting out where I see it everyday, so I am sure in my near future this will get done as I drool every time I walk by and see it. I hope Mrs. Rosemary is healing well and back on her feet! Sharon

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  4. I'd love to have any one of those beautiful patterns! Thanks for counting me in, Kelly.

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  5. Amazing how you can always find the fun stuff! I only wish I'd known then (WAY back then) how much math there was to sewing - *maybe* I'd have paid more attention. Nah, probably not. Can't wait to see what you find in Houston!

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  6. Isn't it nice when such talented people are also generous and kind? Too often the two don't go together! Loved the post and love their patterns.

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  7. The what "numbers"....huh????

    barb

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  8. What a heartwarming story. Cheryl and Gary are the type of people I want to meet and have as friends. Thank you Cheryl & Gary.

    I do have Cheryl's circle book and rulers. Love them. Very easy to use and so many possibilities to make beautiful quilts. Fun to see her new book and patterns. They look beautiful. The Moraccan Tile would look great in my living room!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  9. You know the nicest people. I'll bet Miss Rosemary will turn corners very carefully in Houston.

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  10. This was such a nice article about kindness. Thank you for this giveaway. As a "mathy" person, am very curious about using the F. sequence for the design. Please enter me into the drawing. P.S. My mother is very happy with her ruler that you special ordered.

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  11. I feel so bad for Mrs. Rosemary! I hope she is feeling better now! I love the quilts and the pattern!

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  12. What a heart warming story. It is so lovely that there are people who are so generous both with their time and products. I'd love to have any of these lovely patterns.

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  13. What lovely people - and thanks for such a great giveaway! They were so nice to you and Mrs. Rosemary!

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  14. Sounds like some very nice people. That swirl pattern looks kind of interesting.

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  15. Amazing patterns! Do they require special rulers? Thank you all for the giveaway!

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  16. love a good win, haven't had one, in like .... forever=)

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  17. Really wonderful patterns. My favorite is The Swirl.

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  18. Well, I just won something, so I won't enter.
    Just wanted to say that her quilts are wonderful and they sound like very wonderful people.

    Debbie

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  19. Wow! Beautiful patterns, how lucky you are to meet so many talented people.

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  20. What sweet people to help out Ms. Rosemary, and you, like they did! Her quilt patterns are beautifull, and look like they would be a lot of fun to try out!

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  21. Here's my comment from Pat Sloan's blog hop. Thanks for the chance to win a prize.

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  22. This is a lovely story, thanks for sharing. Please count me in to win this awesome giveaway!1 micheletimms@gmail.com

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  23. What a great post about lovely people! I'm fascinated by the patterns as my husband is a Science teacher and I learned all about those Fibonacci numbers at an Open House display at his school! I've been trying to figure out how to make a quilt using that idea. I will check out those patterns thoroughly!!

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  24. I love your style, and to get a chance to play with some of those wools sounds like a lot of fun. I do wool applique, so this would be perfect for me!

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  25. Too many great patterns--too little time--too pretty to resist!!!!

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  26. Beautiful patterns. You always manage to bring a smile to our faces even when circumstances aren't the best. Have a great day!
    cha16946san@epix.net

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  27. Oh what beautiful patterns! And what a lovely smile you caught of Cheryl! Thanks for the fun!

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  28. Would love to have such a beautiful pattern. Looks complex, but fairly easy - my type of block.

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  29. Amazing patterns! I would love to try them!

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  30. Hi what beautiful patterns; I have not seen anything like them before. I would love to win one. Thanks for making this possible. Sam sdownes@oceanbroadband.net

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  31. Beautiful patterns, great article thanks

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Thank you for reading the IHAN Blog. I read every comment that is left here however I will not be responding to all coments for giveaways. There are times when I am juggling many tasks at one time and may not reply to all comments. Please e-mail me at IHaveANotion@yahoo.com if you need a reply quickly. I thank you for your understanding.
Smiles,
Kelly

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