Wednesday, October 6, 2010

September 2010

What a busy month September was. First the Valley of the Sun Shop hop! What an energetic, fun, flurry of activity that week was. We had a great time meeting all the quilters that participated. We had ladies from Northern Arizona, Southern Arizona, all the ladies who reside in Maricopa County & then some from Montana, Oregon, & from as far east as Delaware. It is so fun to meet so many women & men who enjoy quilting as much if not more than I do. It's exciting to hear what you are working on or planning to work on.
We shared our demo Tucker Trimmer with all of you & got such an overwhelming positive response. Thanks for being patient when we had to re-order twice. When I saw it demoed at Spring Quilt Market I knew it would be a good tool. I've used it a couple times & love it. I hope all who purchased it will really put it to good use.
I will list the winners separately. I have the names posted in the shop!
I hope everyone will enjoy making the mystery quilt. The quilts were hanging in the shops for you to view. It is a beautiful quilt & all the shops did a great job picking such different fabrics. We didn't get to see each shops in person, but had photos to view. Our agreement with Debbie Caffrey is that we cannot place the finished quilt photos on our website as she owns the rights to the mystery quilt. Hopefully you have been into your local shop to check out the finished quilt. I want to thank Terri Teeple for piecing our quilt & Cindy Osburn for machine quilting it. They did a fantastic job.
After shop hop my son, daughter in law & grandchildren came to visit us. The staff covered for me so I could spend time visiting with them. What a fun time we had! We had a great time swimming & just spent time playing. Grand kids are the best!
These are my 3 grandchildren
Left to Right: Addison, Killian, & Carmin
Once the kids left for home it was back to work! Well I tried to work on the computer but it had crashed". Tried to get the data recovered & it's gone forever. Five years of data gone in a blink. I am kicking myself for not backing everything up. Thank goodness I had just don a backup on QuickBooks. I've had to purchase a new laptop, install all the programs & now I'll have to re input all kinds of data. So take a lesson from someone who learned the hard way. BACK UP your computers on an external source. So I'll be busy for a while.

Make sure you check out the classes we are having in October. There are several really good technique classes coming up. I'll be updating the website in the next few days. So check the website at

If you haven't been in the shop in a while or just a shop hop; we have gotten in Hope (Quilt for a Cause) pre-civil war line from Moda and the proceeds raised go to ALS (Lou Gehrig Disease) research. Lots of new batiks from Tonga batiks from Timeless Treasure, a great jungle animal baby line from Robert Kaufman (sample is being made), Tangled Threads by Whimsicals just arrived, and Happy by Barb & Mary of Me and My Sister Designs. I know I'm missing some other fabrics so make sure you come on in & take a look around. You won't be disappointed.

Happy Quilting
Kathy & A Quilter's Oasis Staff