Monday, January 8, 2018

Sharing Sad News


just-Spring by Katherine R. French


I am so very sorry to share news of 
the passing of one of our SSOBB Charter Members.


Collage - just-Spring by Katherine R. French


Kathy French passed away on November first
after being diagnosed with Stage Four lung cancer.




Kathy was an enthusiastic member of the SSOBB,
sharing many thoughts during the editing process
that made BUILD A BARN's process notes better.

She also shared barn photos from her 2016 trip to the UK.

She posted about this stone barn here.




She also shared a post about this stone barn in North Wales.

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And, if you've never seen 
Kathy's free pieced quilt named Roses for Rosita,
she shared during the quilt's making.


Thank you Kathy for sharing yourself with us -
We will miss you!



Sunday, December 17, 2017

Mari's Free Pieced Chapel



Mari from The Academic Quilter
has created her very first free pieced building
using the process notes in BUILD A BARN.

You can read her post about the block HERE.

Way to go, Mari!!!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sandra's Newly-Quilted Barns



Sandra was one of my Folk School students earlier this year.

She created three barns during our week together.

This is the first of the three - quilted and bound.




This is the second now-finished quilt.

What really made my heart happy was
not only did she finish all three quilts,
but she shared them so that they were part of 
the recent Davies Manor Quilt and Fiber Arts Show.




This is the third finished quilt - The Psycho Barn.

If you double click each of these
you should be able to see more of her quilting.

She already has places chosen in her house
to hang all three quilts.

CONGRATULATIONS, SANDRA!!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Lynne's Latest Barn Building Class

photo will supersize if double-clicked
Photo taken at Quilted Threads, Henniker, NH


Read all about Lynne Tyler's 
recent barn building class 
by clicking HERE.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

AQS Des Moines 2017



SSOBB member Julie Post shared this photo
from the recent AQS Des Moines show.

I made The Seasonal Sampler 2.5 years ago
as the example quilt for BUILD A BARN's process notes.

Since the book's publication in early 2016,
 the quilt has been traveling from one AQS event to the next.



I took this photo in "the dome" aka "the Pavilion" 
during last month's Fall Paducah show where
I presented three times in the Author / iQuilt Showcase.

It was good to see the quilt in person again!


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With this year's series of shows at an end,
I suspect the quilt will be returning home soon,
at least for a little while.

Thanks, Julie P. for sharing your photo!


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Kaja's Lighthouse Quilt is Finished!



Kaja has finished her hand-quilted free pieced lighthouse quilt
that was inspired by BUILD A BARN.

You can read the finished reveal post
for her ALL AT SEA quilt

will take you to the whole series of posts
she shared during the making of her quilt.

Well worth taking the time 
to read back through her process.

Congratulations, Kaja - ALL AT SEA is fabulous!