Monday, August 25, 2008


Please take a moment of your time and visit the following website:
I have taken 3 of the challenges and plan to take more as I find that changing my "habits" and life style really works. Our group gives a lot to our community through our charity "comfort quilts". This costs us time and money. Taking the carbon rally challenges is a way to be charitable to our earth and to humankind and, in many cases, puts money in our pockets through savings. Please join me. Take a challenge!

Mary :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Quilt Raffle!!!!


ALL money collected from this raffle will be used to purchase fabric & batting to be used in our Comfort Quilts. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10

Drawing will be held on Tuesday, December 9th at 11 am at:

Cotton Fields Quilt & Knit
12409 W. Indian School Road
Avondale, AZ

You do not need to be present to win. Winner will be notified by phone after the drawing. Arrangements will be made for delivery of the quilt.

August 2008 OLB Quilter of the Month - Gus

Just a couple of Gus' quilts:

Long Beach Quilts

Here are some photographs of some distinctive quilts from the recent show in Long Beach California:

Trip Around the Star Class - August 16th, 2008

Please note: The incorrect name was given for the specialty tool required for the class; it should have been "QUILT in a DAY's Triangle Square Up Ruler." If you do not have one and are unable to pick one up prior to class, one will be avalable during class and there will also be copies of the grid for everyone.

We will first concentrate on making the STAR block.


Choose 5 fabrics for the star & make a fabric key

Press fabric (I use Best Press or Magic Sizing for this) & cut as follows

#1 - lightest - (cut 2 - 2 1/2" strips & 2 - 1 1/4" strips)
#2 - medium light - (cut 1 - 2 1/2" strip)
#3 - medium - (cut 1 - 2 1/2" strip)
#4 - medium dark - (cut 1 - 2 1/2" strip)
#5 - dark - (cut 1 - 2 1/2" strip)

You may also press (again using Best Press or Magic Sizing) & cut your 2" strips for the "trip" per the instructions in the pattern.