New Classes Added for Spring & Summer

| April 26, 2010

Another Express Beginning class is scheduled in May on Tuesdays, May 4 – May 25,  from 5:30 – 8:00pm.  Learn the basics of quiltmaking while making a lap-size double Irish chain quilt. Saturday in my UFO (un-finished objects) class, we decided we need an additional UFO class before summer insues. So I added a June [...]

Quilts are Everywhere

| April 25, 2010

My broken ankle is healing fast.  Last week I went to a therapy session at Unity Physical Therapy on Kings Highway in the old ESL building across from Bishop Kearney and while I was waiting in the waiting room I noticed this beautiful quilt with life-like appliqués of various birds.  Upon closer examination I noticed [...]

Buffalo Quilt Shop & Shop Hop

| April 24, 2010

It’s always fun to visit different quilt shops.  Earlier this week some friends and I took a road trip to Buffalo.  We discovered the coolest quilt shop on Elmwood Avenue, Elmwood Village Fabrics.  It’s a small store but well worth the trip!  They have a whole store of Amy Butler and similar fabrics.  I was [...]

Local Art Quilt Show Ends Soon

| April 21, 2010

I was at the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, downtown yesterday for a book review and discovered an amazing Art Quilt Show.  “The Almighty Dollar” is in the Lower Link Gallery.  That’s the underground hallway that links the old building to the new building under South Avenue.  All of the quilts are inspired [...]

Another Recipe to Share from the Get-Away

| April 20, 2010

One of the things that makes the Quilt Get-Away so much fun is all of the great food we have at Bristol Harbour.  I think everyone who attends is probably as creative in the kitchen as they are with their quilting.  I missed the conversation at the retreat about the Ice Cream Sandwich Cake, but [...]

Sewing Machine

| April 18, 2010

Saturday was Record  Store Day.  I hope you got a chance to get out to one of our independent  record stores and take advantage of all of the free music and celebration.  In honor of Record Store Day, I thought I’d share some music with you.  Recently we were in Austin, Texas, for a music [...]

Recipes from Get-Away

| April 18, 2010

Every year at our Get-Away Weekend, we have a Get-Acquainted Wine Reception on Friday night and this year we also had a Champagne Social Hour on Saturday night.  For our Saturday night, pre-dinner party Holly brought a few snacks to share.  She sent me the recipes for these easy to prepare snacks, so I thought [...]

Caffeinated Crafters Postponed until May

| April 14, 2010

Looks like we are all suffering from spring fever, so I’m postponing this month’s Caffeinated Crafters until May.  We’ll be skipping our April meeting and doing the felted pincushion project on Sunday, May 16, 12:30 – 4:30.  They make great little gifts.  You can choose from the cherry turnover, cherry muffin or cherry tart pincushions.  [...]

Get-Away Weekend 2010

| April 13, 2010

Our 5th Get-Away Weekend is now history, and like one of the girls said this weekend, “What happens at Bristol, stays at Bristol!”  I think a fun time was had by all, considering the feedback I received.  Thanks to everyone who attended for being so cooperative and making my job so easy.  If you have [...]