6/03/2009

Jo Morton Showed my Primitive Portraits at Market :-)

Jo Morton showed my three Primitive Portrait quilts at Market in Pittsburgh and I can tell you I am still walking on air about it (to tell the truth, I'm still in shock about it ha!)! Here is Jo's post about them; thank you Jo! and here are pictures of the Schoolhouse itself that Mary Ellen von Holt took when Jo was showing my primitive portraits: 





I was wondering all through Market what this showing might have looked like, so was absolutely thrilled to get these pictures; thank you, Mary Ellen!  

Here is my Berks County quilt hanging up back home in Little Quilts along with some kitted patterns:

Phew!  I am as delighted as you can imagine.  

Now here are two brochures that MJ in Michigan sent to me; they are from her visit to the International Quilt Museum in Nebraska.  Aren't they beautiful?  Thank you MJ!


Spent today catching up on Stickles:



This is the last one and I can only say that it was hard.  And that Jane must not have gone out much.  It took hours.  That is one of Jo Morton's Harmonies in the center:  
It had so many short seams that I made these five stars in the process simply as leaders and enders      :-) :
But now I am caught up, so take that, Jane Stickle!  Well, until Anina posts a new block tomorrow, that is.

And finally (long post, eh? lol), doesn't this book that is about to come out look like fun?

22 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Your portrait quilts are well worth sharing with the world! What better way than with Jo Morton?!! Woo Hoo...congrats to you!!

Lappetausa said...

What an honour you've got, congratulations!
Love your dear Janes, your fabric is wonderful. I'm not caught up with the triangels, but almost on the center blocks. They're addictive.

MJinMichigan said...

Congratulations on the showing. I hope it results in lots of orders for your patterns.
I'm glad you enjoyed the brochures from the museum. It was my first visit to the museum and I hope it won't be my last.
That book looks interestin. I'll have to check it out on Amazon.

Karen said...

How exciting that your portrait quilts got exposure at market! Good luck.

And my favorite of the DJ's posted today is the one you have the bird in the center of it.

Gwendie said...

Your use of the fabrics is wonderful! You have a really good eye for just where to fussy-cut.

That's so exciting to have your patterns shown at Market! Congratulations. The blocks in this post look so nice.

KC Quilter said...

Wowzie wow wow! That is wonderful!!! Congratulations on an honor well-deserved!!!

Julie in the Barn said...

Wow! How wonderful for you. Your creations are sensational and you deserve the recognition. I'm busting my buttons, I'm so proud of you!

Julie said...

Good for you! I am proud to call you my blog friend. :-D
And that book is intriguing! I want it!! Will it be at Little Quilts?

buttonsagain said...

karen...awesome...you and your quilt patterns...
i love hearing about all of your success...
honestly i need to stop getting a full nite's sleep...get a day job...and actually sew the stuff that's in my head...you inspire me...

hugs...barbara

Sue said...

Wow! What an honor! You must be walking on cloud nine!
Your blocks are lovely!

Karen said...

Your portrait quilts are wonderful! Good for you. Love all the Stickle blocks. Beautiful fabric. Now, what is the Jane Austen's Sewing Box?

Tazzie said...

My goodness Karen, your piecing is just perfect, and how very exciting about your portrait patterns.
You're a superstar!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Lori said...

That is so cool that Jo shared your quilts at market. They are wonderful and I bet everybody loved them!
Your DJ blocks are lovely!

Taryn said...

Congratulations and I am sure you are very proud. You've made me excited that I am going to be in Marietta in July and get to visit Little Quilts. I am even going to sign up for a class while I am there. Can't wait.

Libby said...

Your portrait quilts are wonderful - no wonder Jo wanted to share them . . . . I'd be walking on air, too *s*

Screen Door said...

The portraits are beautiful---lots of talent there.. Pretty special that someone like Jo Morton (one of my heroes) would want to share...Congrats!

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

Congratulations! That's great.

Erin said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

MARCIE said...

We are all so delighted to see your patterns spotlighted by Jo Morton. She knows talent when she sees it!

Wendy said...

How exciting to have your quilts shown by Jo. They are fantastic....congrats to you.

Laurie said...

Congratulations on your showings by Jo - how fortunate you are! BUT you are incredibly talented - your work is lovely! You deserve the showcase!! What a pleasure it is to view your work - thank you for sharing it with us!
Laurie

Quilts And Pieces said...

Have you ever read the book about Grace Snyder? I loved taht book.