Friday, January 1, 2021

January 2021

 We did it. We made it to the end of a very challenging 2020. It's certainly not going to be all downhill from here but I want to believe it will be better somehow. I may be overly optimistic, but hey, it's my first pandemic.

 Here is my 2020 project I spoke of last month. Some of the pieces aren't even ironed on as I'm not sure they're all working together and of course I haven't done any of the threadwork details. But I should have it done before February. I remember how my deadlines used to be next week or even tomorrow. It would push me to stay focused. How times have changed.

  I don't have much else to share. Oh, I did crochet a blanket for my husband. It was to replace one I made him in 1971. You can imagine what condition that was in. Somehow it took me over a frickin year to make this one and now I'm tossing my crochet hooks and knitting needles. Just kidding Robin.

  Road to California's Virtual Show runs Jan 20-23. It might be too late to register for classes but you can still enjoy some high quality quilts and 119 vendors.  

Stay safe everyone. Don't be a spreader. Wear your mask, please. What can it hurt? Keep a positive attitude. If anyone has a good, unoffensive Covid story, feel free to share.

 Keep Stitchin'

Dee and Robin

Saturday, December 12, 2020

December 2020


I can't believe we're almost half way through December! 

 Being the year that it is, I've been dealing with a lot of anxiety like so many people these days. My doctor put me on something that pretty much made me a bed ridden, weak and woozy zombie. It's taken the last week to get it out of my system so we can try something that can take the edge off but let me still be me. I hope she figures it out.

I belong to several Facebook quilting groups and I love seeing how productive people have been. I still need to quilt Toni Whitneys Carousel Horse and do some more work on my newest project..."2020". It's similar to my "States series" and includes some of the things we've all been doing during the pandemic. It's not particularly uplifting but it will be something to look back on.  I'm just now auditioning fabric and will start construction soon and send some pics.

Everyone, please stay safe and healthy,

Keep Stitchin' Dee and Robin

Monday, November 2, 2020

November 2020

 Quilted Trillium participated in our first virtual show last weekend. It was Mancuso's Pacific International Quilt Festival. It's a show I've been wanting to do for years (live of course) but it usually conflicts with our Spokane Show. So I thought this might be a way to get my foot in the door with the show managers. I still want to do their live show but the virtual show was sooo disappointing. I have nothing to compare it to so I really don't know what went wrong.

  What are your feelings about virtual shows? Have you done any? Do you go just to see the quilts? Do you look at the vendors or even shop with them?  Do you want the virtual vendors to stay a part of shows even after they become live again?

This is a quilt done by customer Jan. I may have already shown you this, (I've lost access to my old posts). Anyway, a clever way to use lots of beautiful, vintage hankies.

  I hope you all managed to vote in time to be counted and that we can be gracious to whoever wins.  (Or is it whomever?) This country needs some serious healing even without the virus. That's as political as I'm going to get. You can comment, just don't pick sides. 

  I appreciate you all.  Keep stitchin'

Dee and Robin


Saturday, October 3, 2020

The Big Move

 Hey, you found it!

We are so excited about our new set up. Our website  has moved but can still be found at the same address, Instead of your monthly newsletter being within your email, you will still receive an email but it will direct you to this site in another window of your browser. 

I chose this format because, although I get some lovely, helpful and sometimes very funny responses to the newsletter, nobody but me gets to enjoy them. A blog allows you to make live comments and therein lies a potential problem. Although it shouldn't be an issue with this crowd, I do want to remind you to be kind. No harsh criticism. No know the drill.

I did want to share one thing. Below is my pattern, Sunset & Shadows, made by Maxine. She made it for a friends wedding and I'm sure they will love it.

So, that's all for now. We already had our monthly newsletter. I just wanted to welcome you to the new site.

Take care all and keep stitchin, Dee

January 2021