November 6, 2011

The winner of Cheryl Almgren Taylor’s Inspirational Appliqué is Debra B.! Debra says that she is very new at quilting and it’s something she has a deep desire to learn about. She’s very excited to get Cheryl’s book and try some new techniques. Congratulations Debra, and welcome to quilting!

I just got home from the Pioneer Quilt Guild show in Roseville, California. It was a lovely weekend and I got a nice surprise! Hanging in the show was a beautiful basket sampler quilt made using the designs in my Baskets to Appliqué.

What's in Your Basket? by Clareen Bolton

What's in Your Basket? by Clareen Bolton


I read on the label that Clareen made this quilt during a class with Betty Kisbey at the Quilter’s Stash. The shop is closed now, but while it was open Betty used to teach appliqué using my patterns, which I appreciated so much. Thank you, Betty and Clareen!

Another quilt that grabbed me with strong magnetic attraction was one using my favorite pattern in the whole wide world, Fairmeadow by Jeana Kimball.

Fair Meadow in Lincoln by Clareen Bolton

Fair Meadow in Lincoln by Clareen Bolton


And it turned out to be by the same quiltmaker, with the same teacher! Fun.

Until tomorrow, with the start of the 100 Blocks blog hop,

By Kay Mackenzie


2 Responses to “Winner, plus nice surprise in Roseville”

  1. Debbie St.Germain on November 6th, 2011 5:52 pm

    Congratulations to Debra!
    Beautiful quilts and applique work.


  2. Jen on November 6th, 2011 7:05 pm

    Congrats to the winner! It was so nice to meet you at the show, Kay! I wrote about meeting you on my blog: The Quilty Home. Hope you had a great time in Roseville :)