Saturday, January 25, 2014

MTS Meets the Chairman of the Board

OK, so maybe not!  But...

I received notification this week that the Mountains to Sea Quilt Series will be traveling to Elon, North Carolina to be displayed at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail to be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014.  The Executive Director, Kate Dixon requested the showing when our exhibit was first displayed at the 2012 Durham-Orange Quilters Guild Quilt Show.

Ms. Dixon viewed The Series at the quilt show, but this special showing will allow members and the Board of Directors to see the work that we created to depict various sites along the trail.

Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail is growing group of citizens and volunteers who support the trail.  The FMST work all over North Carolina building and maintaining trail, encouraging communities to create new sections of trail, and helping people hike it.

You can find more information, get involved, or donate at:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Winter 2014 (Ravelry) UFO Club The List

Winter 2014 - UFO Club 

Sign-ups are now CLOSED for the Winter 2014 UFO Club. All participants were required to sign up by January 7, 2014.  All qualifying UFOs must be completed by Midnight (EDT) on March 31, 2014.

Membership Details:

Membership is at 27.  There are 22 quilters in the NO SEND group and 5 members in the SEND group.  And let me tell you, these quilters are on a roll.  In the time it's taken me to get around to posting this, 9 quilters have completed 14 projects!!!

Keep those finished items coming!

My list is as follows:
3 commission quilts:

1. Log Cabin (DONE!!!)
2. Flower Basket (DONE!!!)
3. Flower Garden
3 baby quilts:

1. Baby J's Quilt (DONE!!!)
2. Baby N's Quilt (DONE!!!)
3. Baby M's Quilt - This one began as Baby H's Quilt because I didn't know the name when it was started, but a sibling is now on the way, so that's now the name of the new quilt.  (DONE!!!)
3 "C" quilts:

1. Crumb Quilt
2. Circle of Friends
3. Calico Ric Rac
3 other quilts:

1. The Margaret Mystery
2. Where's Jackson
3. Inspired by... The Series
And just to change it up a bit...:
3 alternates:
1. Baby E's Quilt - This one also began as Baby H's Quilt because I didn't know the name.  However, she was born on 1/25/14.  Welcome to the family, Baby E!!! Thus, the name change. (DONE!!!)
2. Baby F's Quilt
3. QE2 Goodbye Quilt - You've all seen this one before, but after 15 YEARS of hibernation, I would REALLY like to get this one finished.  Maybe not during this session, but (hopefully) this year!
Most of the photos can be accessed in the following post:

Happy Finishing!!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Fall 2013 (Ravelry) UFO Club - The Results

The Fall 2013 UFO Club is now CLOSED. All qualifying UFOs were required to be completed by Midnight (EST) on December 31, 2013.  Slim membership with slim results, but even ONE finish makes The Club worthwhile!
Members: (12)
SEND: (2)
mducky: 3 completed projects
NO SEND: (10)
Snookums: 2 completed projects
Catwithcats: 2 completed projects
Session Totals: 3 quilters completed 7 projects. Congrats! to mducky for leading in finishes for the Fall 2013 UFO Club and thank you to everyone who participated.  (Special thanks to those who dropped in on the discussion thread to cheer us on!)
Happy New Year, Everyone!  May it be filled with more finishing fun.