Archive for April, 2009

A Special Memory

April 4, 2009

It’s been a while since I posted anything.  That doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy.  Like an old friend of mine once said, “The older I get, the longer it takes me to turn around!”  I did get this little quilt finished recently for a guild challenge.  It’s from a photo I took of the lighthouse on South Manitou Island in Lake Michigan.  My husband’s cousin and her husband were volunteer “lighthouse keepers” there for a couple of summers and we visited them.  The island is part of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, and is being allowed to revert to a natural state.  No wheeled vehicles are allowed.  There are some camping areas, but everything must be packed in on foot, and everything packed back out.  (No trash pickup)

Anyway, the quilt is freezer paper pieced (a technique that I teach) in the pictorial part, and the rest is traditional piecing.  Quilted with Wonderfil’s Invisafil thread (100 wt. polyester).

In the Shadow of the Sleeping Bear

In the Shadow of the Sleeping Bear

On another note, I’m off today to help with cleaning up an old store building which our local arts group is taking over.  The space will be used for gallery, classes, meetings, etc.  The group is Osceola League of Arts and Humanities, and covers all areas of art:  performance, fine arts, craft, etc.  We’ll be doing a quilt show in June in Evart, MI.  If you’re in the area, email me for more info or visit their website: