Remember those quilts I loved so much at the Clear Lake Quilt Show in April? Today I was invited to the quilt maker’s home – Barbara is such a talented quilt artist and was gracious enough to show me her quilts. Joyce is her longarm quilter who is equally as creative. The two of them together have produced some real works of art.
Barbara is an expert at thread painting and says she uses this book.
She would not let me take her picture but she’s one of us really – same age group, grew up on a farm, has grandkids and loves quilting! Here is the farm quilt I showed last April.
And here are the closeups.
This is her darling little dog, Missy!
I have much more to show you but first I’ll tell you that while we were studying the quilts in the lower level suddenly there was a downpour. When I arrived I had the top up on Red but they were all interested in the car and had never seen one before so I showed them how the top collapsed. Yup, the top was still down when it poured down rain! I ran to the car and had to start it up to engage the roof mechanism. I sat in an absolute basin of water in the front seat! Haha!!! My hair was dripping wet and my green linen dress was soaked. But we all went back to admiring the quilts – quilters are made of tough stuff, aren’t we? There was nothing to be gained by being upset with wet feet, hair and dress.
One last tidbit – I peeked in the robin’s nest and this is what I saw!
Because I’m showing you these baby robins I’m going to sneak in this picture from tomorrow’s post – baby robins on a branch.
Is your mouth hanging open yet? Haha! See ya tomorrow!