Saturday, October 17, 2009


My thoughts when starting this blog included a record of the changes outside of this window -- the first picture was taken on September 15 -- and this one on October 15.  This morning, my hummingbird feeder is crying to be taken down - the glass is decorated with frost. 

Kudos to Amy at Park City for her Blogger's Quilt Festival.  After browsing the 682 quilts, my thoughts...

Common threads:

• A quilt is made with and for friends and family.

• A quilt is made for a new baby, son, daughter, brother, sister, mother, father, friend, stranger.

• A quilt celebrates a wedding, graduation, leaving for college, leaving for deployment to a distant land, moving away, or remembrance of life.

• A quilt is made for swaps.

• A quilt is the first quilt, most recent quilt, favorite quilt, antique quilt – but always a treasured quilt.

• A quilt is made from the most recent fabric collection, gently used clothes, vintage sheets, and scraps.

• A quilt is made to find a cure for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, Alzheimers, colon cancer, MS.

• A quilt is donated to Quilts of Valor, the Linus Project, local hospitals, the homeless, and for deployed troops.

• A quilt has imperfections.

• A quilt is made with love.

Have a great day!


  1. What a wonderful post, Lynda! Be looking out for a small little thank-you in the mail from me for the walking foot. It looks pretty outside your window....but I'm not big on the frost part!!! LOL

  2. What a contrast in pictures. I agree with you, Amy did a wonderful job with the BQF and the quilts were all wonderful.

  3. What a great summation for a great QF. You did a tremendous undertaking, going to all of the blogs! I hope to continue to visit them until I have seen them all.

  4. Great post! I've been to most of the blogs, I'm still working my way through the list. I like your summary. What I have been thinking as I've been reading through them is that while many of us have different styles, use different techniques, find inspiration from different sources and have different philosophies, all of us seem to have the same passion towards quilts.

  5. Kudos to you for going to all the blogs!

    The pictures of the fall tree are pretty!

    Happy sewing!


  6. I love the pictures of the fall leaves!!
    Mary in AZ