Sunday, August 29, 2010

Quilts on the Lawn

A week ago I was lucky enough to see the outdoor quilt show in Bozeman. Margo Krager of Reproduction Fabrics Inc posted the show to her email list, which I am a part of. Seeing that the show was near our motorcycle trip, Jim was kind enough to head north to Bozeman our last day. After a great steak dinner in town, and a great night's sleep at a small local hotel, we headed to Reproduction Fabrics Inc in the morning before the show. Jim dropped me off at the show, which had perfect weather for an outdoor event. I took many photos. Here is a sampling of the quilts from the show. Many more photos on my Webshots site.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Throughout our ten day trip west on the motorcycle, I had a lot of time to see the country from the back of the bike. Difficult to sleep, so kept my eyes open and took in all the sights. I have posted many photos on my webshots page, so please go take a look.

I decided to go through the last few days worth of photos and grab a few images . Beautiful sunsets, quilt shops we passed, flowers in full bloom, horseback riding across hills we normally ski on. And of course all the quirky signs! It was a great week. Glad to be home, but can't wait to do it again.

Quirky signs

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sheridan to Cooke City

Today we drove from Sheridan Wyoming to Cooke City Montana. Anyone familiar with this part of the country, you have to go over or around the mountains to get to most towns. After checking out of our hotel in Sheridan, we headed into town to fill up with gas. On our way out we drove by The Quilters Fix. Sunday morning, so definitely not open. Jim was sorry to hear that.

Rest of the day was spent on windy roads over different mountain passes. Temperatures ranged from 30F to 70F. And that is without the windchill factored in!

Tonight we are resting in Cooke City, which is at the NE end of Yellowstone. Relaxing and enjoying the ability to walk instead of sitting on the motorcycle. Time for dinner. Then will try to download all the photos from the REAL camera. Here are two from my iPhone.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mystery fabric

Again, this is nothing special. Just a batik I bought years ago. And then I went and used it in my one daughter's wedding quilt. The other daughter asked if it could be in her's too. Didn't have any more, so the search began about 3 1/2 years ago. I have carried a swatch of it with me to every quilt shop I stop in. And here out in the middle of nowhere, I find it! (Sorry about the photo. Not the best.)

Happy quilter!

Happiness is driving across country on a motorcycle with your husband, stopping in a small Wyoming town at a quilt shop, and finding the piece of fabric that you have been searching for for nearly four years!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tiny, tiny blocks

Anyone want to join me and make this miniature quilt?
Each nine patch is only 1 1/2", so each little square is 1/2" finished. Can't wait!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Blue Plate Diner

During our visit in Salt Lake City area, we decided to eat lunch at the Blue Plate Diner. This diner was featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins & Dives.

I had reuben soup and fried ravioli with marinara sauce. Yum!!!!!

Definitely a diner I will visit again when in Salt Lake City.
Now to find more diners from Triple "D" that we can visit!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Road to Utah

Earlier this summer, a dear quilting friend invited many of us to her home in Utah for a retreat. We are having a great trip, with many sights along the way. It has been filled with many interesting road names. A few extremely slow construction zones, and some very curious prairie dogs. All in all, it has been wonderful so far. More to come!