More photos are posted

I added more photos to the photos page. The slideshow is growing and now shows my original Hobby Quilter. I need to add a picture of the 18″ Nolting and now my new 24″ Nolting Pro. Hope you enjoy looking at them.

WORK IN PROGRESS

I am working again on my spiral quilt.  I love the surf fabric and took a class at Road to California several years ago.  The spirals were taught by Renae Merrill and the quilt was called More fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys.  I sure hope to finish mine by the end of this year if not sooner.  We are a family with several surfers in it and all Californians.

New photos posted

I developed a new page of pictures of quilts I have done recently. I hope you enjoy seeing them. I love the colors and patterns and will add more pictures as soon as I find them. I have so many albums of quilts I have done that it is difficult for me to find them all.
Thanks for looking.

Quilts of Valor” documentary available

“Quilts of Valor,” a 73-minute documentary starring national quilters Eleanor Burns, Alex Anderson, and Mark Lipinski and hosted by Marianne Fons, has just been made available to all public television stations nationwide by its producer, Iowa Public Television. To make sure this unique and compelling program is aired on your local station, contact your station’s programming department and ask it to schedule the show.

For help in finding your local station, go to  http://www.pbs.org. Contact your station via email, phone message, or personal note to let them know you want to watch “Quilts of Valor.”  It will be available May 22, 2012.

Wonderful Speaker at IEQG guild meeting Monday night.

Our speaker for the month was Grace J. Errea. She shared her progress in quilting from a new begginer to an amazing quilt designer, quilter and teacher.
She spoke about color, hew, values and how to use this knowledge to create wonderful quilts. Her work is amazing and her website is http://www.amazingquiltsbygrace.com.

You can see her work and learn more about her at her website. She had a trunk show and the quilts are outstanding. It truely made me realize I have more learning to do regarding color, value and all the rest. I hope you enjoy her quilts as much as I did.  One of my goals for this year is to do more work with color and make several quilts using different colors, hews, and values but the same pattern.  The difference is amazing and I do have much more to do and learn.

Today,  I am busy today quilting on my longarm and learning more about value.  I have several quilts to work on and with the little rain due today I am going to have a great quilt day.  I also have many UFO’s to work on and as I do, I will be sharing them with you.  Please let us know what you are working on and share any learnings you have.  This is how we all grow and learn in our quilt community.
Have a great day.

QOV needs longarmer quilters!!!

NEED MORE LONGARM QUILTERS FOR QOV
QOV really needs to recruit more longarm quilters.  These are quilts for soldiers..
If interested go to http://www.qovf.org/

Welcome To QOVF
qovf.org
QOVFQ

Thought for the Day!

I love this, hope you have a blessed day!!

My new toy

I love curved cross hatching so I bought a set of rulers. They are the fine line continuous curve ruler set from Accents in Design. I love them because I can hold onto them and they don’t move. Here is a picture of my first attempt in using them.

my knitting project

I need to concentrate on just 1 art form but I love so many. Here is what I made for my Granddaughter and her American Girl Doll. This was made on my knitting machine and was so much fun to do. She loved it and so did her doll.  The buttons are lady bugs so match the red and navy blue sweater.  The pattern came from http://www.junebugsplace.com/.

thequiltedpeppers@yahoo.com

Welcome to my blog!

This site is where I will discuss my longarm quilting services and show pictures of the finished quilts.

I love quilting and providing the finish to the beautiful tops I receive from my customers.  My business has grown out of my quilting for the Quilts of Valor program (QOV).  QOV’s are quilts made and presented to our US military heros from all conflicts and wars.  Most of my work has been with the current wounded vets, however many of my quilts have gone to vets from the Vietnam war.  All have given so much so that I can stay home and do what I love to do spend time with my family as well as quilting and playing golf.

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