March 12, 2020 @ 12:23 AM

One week from today we will be setting up at the Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival.   A great festival that encompasses all types of needlework in a great clean location.  Stop by to see us in the Duquesne Room.   Well, I guess not, it has been postponed.


As my passport had only one stamp the junior partners decided I needed more before it expired so they set up a trip to Portugal.  A quilter's dream vacation.  The buildings were covered with tiles and even the walkways had quilt designs in tiles.   Sorry the first one is sideways but for some reason this web page thinks that is the proper orientation.  Just another of its quirks.


This would make a great retreat city.  Be inspired by all the tiles and make a quilt to remember them.

A book of patterns incorporating the tiles would also be great.

 Watercolor Sketchbook was waiting for me when I made my way home.  From Studio e a panel in shades of gray and black with goldenrod accents.  

We also have three coordinates to the panel.  Shown here are the scattered birds on fern type leaves.  

From Oasis Fabrics is a large oversized Peony Panel in teal and navy.  

From Robert Kaufman is a new Noah's Ark Panel with really great colors and realistic animals (including that snake on the bottom)

Looking forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh next week!