Saturday, October 15, 2016

See The Quilts of the SSOBB at Memphis, TN

The Quilts of the SSOBB 
will be on display one final time
November 4-5-6 during the 20th Annual 
Davies Manor Association Quilt and Fiber Art Show.

10 AM to 4 PM all three days

Admission is $5 for one day
or $8 for all three days.

I will be there most of the weekend
with the SSOBB Exhibit
signed copies of BUILD A BARN 
will be available
for purchase during the show.

The weekend includes 
contest quilts, quilts, and more quilts at Hillwood
(3570 Davieshire Drive)
plus displays from the Hoffman Trunk Show,
vendors and demonstrations,
guided tours of the Manor House,
 numerous vintage quilts,
food and door prizes.

(click here for the Davies Manor website)

Monday, October 10, 2016

They Saw The Quilts at AQS Des Moines

Two members of the SSOBB 
shared photos from last week's
AQS Des Moines QuiltWeek -


See Rock City was there
along with all of the SSOBB Gallery quilts.

Here is Brenda with her quilt -
The Back of the Back 40.

Here is Julie P. with her quilt
Make Life Simple.

Julie P shared this photo of the show floor
and circled the SSOBB Special Exhibit.

The Seasonal Sampler was on display 
in the AQS Author Showcase area.

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Thank you Julie and Brenda
for sharing photos with all of us!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

See the Quilts at AQS Des Moines

The SSOBB Gallery Quilts
will be on display
at AQS Des Moines

October 5-8, 2016

Initially planned to be part of the book,
the gallery quilts have taken on a life of their own.

They were shown at AQS Chattanooga.

They will be on display at AQS Des Moines.

Their final public appearance as a group
will be November 4-6, 2016
in Memphis, Tennessee.

This photo show the gallery quilt TOPS
before they were quilted.

Now, everyone who sees these finished quilts
goes on and on (and on) about  


And be sure to stop by the Shop AQS booth at the show
to pick up your very own copy of BUILD A BARN.

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If you see the gallery quilts in Des Moines,
please take a selfie with the exhibit
and send it to me.
(email link in my profile - see sidebar)

I'd love to share your smiling faces here.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

A Real Life See Rock City Barn

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Have you ever seen one of the SEE ROCK CITY barns?

I saw one on our way home from Chattanooga
but it was just off the side of a very busy interstate
with no place to pull over for picture taking.

I've also see the one shown above
 just outside Murphy, North Carolina.

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Here it is taken from a bit further away.

Gotta love that Ruby Falls sign.

(both attractions are located on Lookout Mountain)

I also think the chevron design of the barn's 
weathered gray siding is very striking.

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This was the view as we pulled off the highway.
(the one that runs along the left side of the photo)

Finding a barn like this "in the wild"
 might not seem exciting to some people,
but it was an awesome experience for me.

If you are out and about and happen to spot
be sure to stop and get photos.

They are such a part of our cultural history.

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courtesy of Google Images.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

AQS Chattanooga - A Recap

Signage for the SSOBB Gallery Quilt Exhibit
at AQS Quiltweek Chattanooga 2016.

From the Chattanooga Show Book.

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A panoramic look at our Special Exhibit
at Chattanooga.

What a thrill to see our quilts hanging together!

The Seasonal Sampler 
from BUILD A BARN was on display
in the Author Showcase.

It was hanging beside the cover quilt
from Gwen Marston's Free Range Triangle book.

Left to right:

(taken at the end of the all-day class
taught by Lynn on Abstract Quilts in Solids)

Heidi, Cherie, and Julie posing
with fellow SSOBB Charter Member Lynne Tyler'
Honorable Mention wall quilt Too Much Chicken.

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Next stop for the Gallery Quilts?

AQS Quiltweek Des Moines.

Friday, September 9, 2016

AQS Chattanooga -- Come See The Exhibit!

I'll be carrying this tote bag

AQS Chattanooga

September 14-17, 2016

And while you are at the show,
be sure to see our

featuring the SSOBB Gallery Quilts.

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While you are there,
take some photos of yourself with the quilts
and email those photos to me.
(email in profile in sidebar)

The SSOBB would love
to hear your reactions to their quilts
and see your smiling faces.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Inspiration Photos From Eunice

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Eunice sent these photos recently
after a trip to Virginia.

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All four of these photos were taken from a moving car's window -
I especially love this old broken but still useful barn.

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These barns are all in the Shenandoah Valley area
near Harrisonburg, VA.

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This barn with its red sliding doors
intrigues both Eunice and yours truly.

THANK YOU, Eunice!!

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Have you seen any intreating barns lately?

Send me your photos
and I'll share them here
for all of us to enjoy!

(email in profile)