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 :)
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.