First off, be sure to head over to the Golden Quilter Awards being hosted by SewCalGal to nominate your favorite in the following catagories:
Quilt Shop (brick and mortar and internet based)
Best Long Arm Quilter
Most Innovative Product
Best Book Publisher
Lifetime Achievement Award
(hope I didn't miss any)
You can submit your nominations through February 9, 2013.
Feburary 10-28, 2013 you can go back and vote for your favorite in each catagory.
Not that you would need any incentive to head over.....but....there are tons of wonderful prizes!!!
Now on to the "An Ode To Carol." ....
written by Barb Wilhelm a member of the Black Swamp Quilt Guild
A wee bit of background info....Carol held several classes to teach us gals how to do the quilt as you go method in hopes of getting more and larger charity quilts finished. You may remember Waldo and I working on this project. I blogged about it here . So with further ado.....
"An Ode To Carol"
Published with the authors permission
Carol gave the call and said to pick
Pretty fabrics she had a new trick.
So I cut and cut until my stash was bare
She didn't set a limit so what did I care?
I listened and sewed and had a good time.
But wait-what's happened? It's a horrible crime!
There are still 2 inch pieces on my sewing room floor,
In a bin, in a tin, hanging half out the door.
So I started a new quilt. I guess I needed one more.
I got out the bin, I got out the tin.
I picked up the pieces that littered the floor.
I tracked down the pieces that had gone out the door.
OK, I had fun as I sorted and stacked
OK, I had fun as TWO more quilts were packed!
A few two inches pieces managed to drop
But what I really need is a class teaching me when I should stop!
Barb read this to the guild at our last meeting and we all enjoyed it so much. The laughter was wonderful so I asked if I could share it with all of you. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
I just read THIS and had to come back and post it to my blog today!!!
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