Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters

Three Mennonite Quilting Sisters
Polly, Julia, Barbara

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fundraiser for Virginia Quilt Museum

--Barbara Posts-- 
What fun I had on Saturday. I was privileged to do a fundraiser for the Virginia Quilt Museum.

  Folks could meander through the house visiting all rooms where quilts were on display.

Pinwheel Spin

Whirling Stars

Quilts in hallways,

back porch,



and even in bathrooms.

Explosion of Sunflowers was displayed on the front of the wood shed.

Power Play was on the clothes line.

Glowing Splendor was on the front porch.

Sawtooth Digest

and Star Shuffle were in a tree.

And this is what you saw when you came in our back door.

My back door is always my front door where my family and friends are always welcome.
I didn't show you all the quilts but maybe I can do another open house some day.
My dear husband parked cars and made people feel welcome and directed them where to go.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Posted by Barbara

Last weekend my good friend and co-worker, Linda invited me to join her at the Extra Ordinary Women's Conference in Lynchburg.

We had a lot of fun and were inspired by well known Christian artists.  In the end we got to see and hear Sarah Palin.

Here are a few of the Quilters Guild of the Bluegrass ladies in Lexington Ky. who took my class Chinese Checkers this summer.  It is always a delight to see finished quilts.

Carla is working on "Star Spin" quilt at Patchwork Plus.   

Autumn has done a lot of the mowing this summer.  I am amazed at how fast the yard can be mowed with the zero turn.

Benjamin and Autumn tuning up.

Next weekend I will be doing an open house in my home for the Virginia Quilt Museum.

 On Saturday, October 22, 1-4 pm I will open my home for a show
of  quilts. There will be quilts that have been featured at the

Paducah Quilt Show, Quilt Odyssey, Mid-Atlantic and Hoffman

Challenge as well as quilts from my book “Star Struck

The tour includes refreshments and
the cost is $15 per person.
Call the VQM at 540-433-3818 or email them at 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Wise Old Owl

--Julia Posts--
A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?
I made this quilt block for our PTQ's "Birds At Home" challenge.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
--Psalm 19:14