I Have A Notion blog and store have moved to:

the store can be found at

There is a much easier to navigate store, with new items. The blog has its own page as well... new content too.

The blog is now at

Please come and visit!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Eleanor Burns at Checker Distributor 62 Anniversary Open House

Eleanor Burns presented Quilt Blocks on American Barns during the Checker Open House.  I think I took no less than 285 photos of Quilt In A Day Quilts and Lady Eleanor during her presentation.  I wanted to capture something that is impossible to capture without a video camera.  Even if I had taken a video of the presentation it would definitely not come close to the experience of being with Lady Eleanor while she shares her quilts and stories.  Being the CEO of IHAN, I made an executive decision - I"m not going to  show you every photo instead I am sharing this:

IHAN's interpretation of Lady Eleanor's style and grace as she invites others to join in the dance with fabric and thread to create warmth and beauty that will continue to inspire future generations to Join In The Dance.

(Note: Some of the photos are less than clear but there is no mistaking the joy Lady Eleanor shared with us that day. Music is by Karl Anthony)

Thank you Lady Eleanor for sharing your gifts with us.




  1. My eyes are tearing in joy. Eleanor has given so much to the world of quilting, that yes, I'll dance with Eleanor any time. She deserves so much recognition for what she has contributed to the world of quilting. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful post. And lucky you for having the chance to meet Eleanor in person. I'm just a distant fan, of all Eleanor and Quilt in a Day stand for.


  2. She certainly shares a since of excitement and fun....

  3. is there ever a time she isn't smiling?

  4. One of my goals for this weekend is to talk my stepdaughter Gladys into making a barn quilt for her farm.

  5. What a joyful tribute! I truly hope she somehow gets to see it...she'd be thrilled!

  6. Thank you Kelly, love to see some many pictures of Eleanor with her signature smile.

  7. Thanks, Kelly,...wonderful tribute to a great lady! She is an inspiration for sure and spreads joy wherever she goes. I enjoyed her presentation at Houston Quilt Festival too!

  8. She really enjoys herself! If I ever get the chance to see her in person, I'm there!

  9. Isn't Eleanor just the nicest lady

  10. She taught me how to quilt...I made my first log cabin quilt with one of her books. She is amazing!

  11. I have taped some of her shows, she has way too much energy for me, lol.


  12. I love the background music. Good reminder for us to remember to Dance and enjoy what life has to offer us! Thanks for sharing.


Thank you for reading the IHAN Blog. I love getting and reading every comment that is left here; however I may not be able to respond to all comments left during 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 if you need a reply quickly. I thank you for your understanding and-
More Later-Beth


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...