Thursday, May 8, 2008

Exciting News


I received an email a couple of weeks ago from two creative ladies asking me to consider being a participant in a virtual quilting bee. I've been keeping tabs on the virtual quilting bee going on with Kathy and AmandaJean, MamaUrchin et al and the wonderful blocks they've been creating. I read the email a second time...I couldn't believe they were asking me! I didn't take me seconds to hit the reply button! Melissa and Rebekah are the brains behind this venture! Thanks ladies!
It's all come together now. Our group is "Common Threads." We have a blog (check out that cute button and link in the sidebar) and a flickr group and it looks like we will start May 15th. How exciting is that!!! We'll be working together for the next year. It's going to be so much fun. I'm thrilled to be a part of this, but a bit nervous too. With talented folks like this, I want to do a good job for them and make them something they will love. Head over to the Common Threads blog. There are links to the blogs of the other 12 talented ladies. You should definitely check them out.
As for my work on UFO week, I'm making progress. I basted the Whirlygiggles quilt, finished piecing the two Zig Zag pillow shams that match the Zig Zag quilt. I've also finished quilting both of those. I hope to have those shams done tonight and on the bed and I'm going to start machine quilting the Whirlygiggles quilt too. Pictures tomorrow!

14 comments:

Kieny said...

That quite an honour to be invited. Enjoy the bee!

upstateLisa said...

Wow! sounds like a lot of fun! Will be looking to see a lot more!!!

Rebekah said...

ack...I thought I had added your blog to my reader but I didn't. I was just thinking that you never posted, now I see that I was missing out on all the good stuff! Oops...now I'm off to check our your posts : )

QuiltedSimple said...

How exciting to be a part of this - I can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

Sara said...

How cool and an honour for you! I would love to do something like that! You'll have to keep us posted on what is happening! ENJOY!

amandajean said...

that IS exciting! I have been enjoying the virtual quilting bee. it will be fun to follow your progress, too.

apple cyder said...

So cool! Congrats for scoring an invite.

Amy said...

Very cool, I will have to go check out the group's work!

Grammy Mac said...

You lucky duck! Congrats and have a blast! We'll all be watching (no pressure).
Karen

Thriftin and Craftin said...

I know why they asked you BECAUSE YOU'RE ONE TALENTED CHICKIE! Have fun-I can't wait to see what you make! Happy Mother's Day J!

Carla

ivyarts said...

What a great project. And fun! Can't wait to see how things go.

susan said...

how exciting!! cant wait to see what you ladies do. that is a lot of projects in the works for you. busy girl!!

Yummers! said...

Congrats on being asked to join the special quilt group. I hope you have lots of fun... and keep us all posted!

I love the red and black quilt. I see so many onlin but this is one I'd like to own.

Also... I love to sail too. Spent years sailing a 32' Cape Dory.

Happy Mother's Day to you!
Joni

audreypawdrey said...

I am looking forward to watching all the wonderful things you come up with! I love the radio flyer quilt by the way. I will be checking out your progress!