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Well Its that time of year again. Time to go to
workshop and focus on the making, the process and the intention.
I really feel like once a year I go to class and spend the weekend on crit exercises growing as a quilt artist.
This year will include a Booksigning event at
Modern Domestic PDX

I made a flickr group here 
I'll be putting all my photos there over the next couple days...
Im super excited...

A couple of days ago I went to see the POTUS... If your not excited by that that's okay
I put all my photos over at flickr...
I was this close, closer. I shook his hand and it was great!
This is the last you'll hear of it here. I may start another blog that will go thru the election. Ill make a button and let you know if I do.

I hope you vote, get involved. Even if your for the other guy. Participation is our American Responsibility. Be a patriot.

Trying to Remain Calm

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Loving Summer

The 4th here in Oregon was marvelous.  Warm without being hot and because it was a weekday, my neighbors were tamer than usual but still fun and sparkly.  Our HOAs tendency towards overkill is kinda taxing and I bet the kids had more fun just playing rather than structured games,  bouncey house, etc...
Its been a busy couple of weeks  off line.  I've had classes to teach, quilts to mail and customers with quilts to quilt. So that's what I've been doing.  Plus I've had a chance to catch up with off line friends. 
Its been really great.

Can you believe this sunset?? right outside my front door as DH made a bike rack for the truck. 
Only it was so much prettier than the photo. trees in the breeze. laughter.
 I've been able to have a bit of time to contemplate my next years quilts and just hang out with family which is nice. We have a series of ongoing elder care issues going, changes happening and decisions to be made. Its nice to have great weather and happy times while we can.

I'm preparing to go to Sisters Oregon Quilt Show. I'm staying in a house with several of my Guild Friends. I'm sure it will be low key, relaxing, no drama weekend. I've taken steps to make sure I don't get spit roasted sunburned like I did last year, and Im taking my bike so I can move around the quilt show and really see all of it. DH made me this awesome bike rack to take the bikes in the back of the truck. He found a 200$ model online (out of stock) and hacked it for 50$! he is a genius! 

I'm entering this quilt. We will be having a meet up with Local Modern Guild members and I hope to meet others from Eugene as well. So excited! Actually, not that excited, more like relaxed and happy.
Then,  just a short 2 weeks after Sisters, Denyse Schmidt is coming to teach at PNCA. more fun.
Quilters Rock!