Monday, March 13, 2017

The Yellow Barn and More



It may be hard to believe,
since we first shared the existence of
The Secret Society of Barn Builders -
the gallery quilt makers for what was then
"a book" about to be published.

SO much has happened since then!


Version one of The Yellow Barn


BUILD A BARN was indeed published
by the American Quilters' Society
in April, 2016.


Version two of The Yellow Barn


As part of the book's release,
the SSOBB gallery quilts were displayed three times
as a curated grouping before being returned to their makers.






Version three of The Yellow Barn 


And this barn, The Yellow Barn,
is the first one that Max and I have quilted.

As usual, the first one is the most nerve wracking . . .
especially since it will be used as a Teacher's Sample.

(I also have another brand new barn to share -
that one will be walking-foot-quilted)


The Yellow Barn - 17" x 21"


There are still a few spaces available
for my BUILD A BARN class April 2-7
in Brasstown, NC . . .

The Yellow Barn mini quilt will be there.

Wouldn't it be fun if you were, too?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Join Me at The Folk School



Join me for BUILD A BARN
at the John C. Campbell Folk School
in Brasstown, North Carolina

April 2-7, 2017


I hope you can join us!



Monday, January 9, 2017

Quilts and Stories on January 24th


I'll be sharing quilts and stories
during the January 24th meeting
of the Uncommon Threads Quilt Guild.

They meet at Germantown United Methodist Church -
2331 South Germantown Road, Germantown, Tennessee.

Hope to see you there!

* * *

Their website is HERE.

Their Facebook Group page is HERE.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Looking Ahead



As many of you already know,
AQS has stopped publishing new books.

For those of us with books
already published by AQS,
the future is murky indeed.


* * *


Recently I've notice this phrase in
the book-related print-media ads by AQS. 

"Order now while they last!"



* * *


Given this uncertain future,
if you have been wishing for a copy of
BUILD A BARN,
my suggestion would be to place your order 
sooner instead of later.


You can order a signed copy directly from me.
(see order info in sidebar)


BUILD A BARN is also available from


Amazon.com
(affiliate link in sidebar)

and



And, if you prefer an e-book,
there is one available through AQS.
(see link in the sidebar)













Monday, November 7, 2016

Thank You and So Much More

Photo will supersize if double clicked -
Chris Ballard (L) and Julie Sefton (R)
with the SSOBB Gallery Quilts at Davies Manor


Thank you . . . 

To the Charter Members of the
Secret Society of Barn Builders
for making such extraordinary quilts
for the BUILD A BARN Gallery.

TO our SSOBB long arm quilter
Chris Ballard (on the left above)
for her exquisite custom free motion quilting
on the SSOBB and BUILD A BARN quilts.

TO Nancy McDonough and everyone at
Davies Manor Plantation 
for helping us showcase and share
the Quilts of BUILD A BARN and the SSOBB
one last time before the gallery quilts
travel home to their makers.

TO the publishing staff at AQS
who turned my manuscript
into a beautiful book.

TO the entire AQS Show Staff for featuring  
the Quilts of BUILD A BARN and the SSOBB
at their shows in Chattanooga and Des Moines.

And, most importantly,
to everyone who made the effort to come and see
our quilts in person at any of the three venues.

Your responses, stories, and comments
mean the world to all of us.

Thank you!!

* * *

And do stay tuned . . . 
there are more barn adventures 
waiting in the wings!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Today is the Last Day . . .




Today is the third day of the 3-day quilt show
at Davies Manor Plantation 
in Memphis, Tennessee.

It is also the last day when
the Quilts of BUILD A BARN
and the Secret Society of Barn Builders
will all be on display together.

Come and see the quilts,
read their stories,
and spend some time
with the quilt that started it all,
SEE ROCK CITY.

The show is open 10am to 4pm today.

$5 admission
includes the quilts on display at Hillwood,
the Manor House decked out with vintage quilts,
and so much more.

What a beautiful day to visit Davies!