Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Pi

. . . from my husband's infinite optimism at this time of year.

(Also the sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet, used in Mathematics as the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.)
 Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What A Surprise!

Apparently, my 'Summer Solstice' quilt and pattern
are appearing in a new Martingale publication!
Although this quilt is constructed using a basic String block method, Prairie Points with buttons and machine applique have been added.
I chose a darker navy fabric for the sashing and border, to quench the overuse of black as a background color in quilts.
(This quilt and it's instructions have been previously published in the September/October 2010 issue of 'Quiltmaker' magazine.) It is also available for purchase from my website.

Imagine my surprise, when I sat down to my computer yesterday and found the image of my work pinned on 'Pinterest'!
As I moved my mouse over the quilt, I was redirected to the Martingale website, viewing a copy of a new book:   Easy Quilts For Beginners and Beyond

Martingale - Easy Quilts for Beginners and Beyond (Print version + eBook bundle)
Here is a link to the page of their website:
I'm very excited to have my work featured along with many other wonderful design artists.
 Many thanks to Quiltmaker magazine and Martingale Publishing!

Monday, October 15, 2012

For a special Grandmother and Mother-in-law

Dunder, Betty Jane Irene (Lindquist) age 84, of Plymouth, Minnesota passed away 9/28/12. Born 7/15/28 in Isanti County (Wyanette) to Alvin & Irene Lindquist. Married 4/10/48 to Reuben Dunder. Preceded in death by parents, and infant sister, Jackie. Survived by her husband, Rueben; sons, Keith (Katie), Kevin (Diane) and Kent Dunder; daughter, Karen (Mark) Westermann; 7 grandsons and 1 great-grandson; brothers, Richard and Reynold. Service at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Hwy 7 & Texas Ave., St. Louis Park, 10/3/12 at 4:30 PM with visitation 3:30 PM. Private interment. Memorials preferred to American Cancer Society or Prince of Peace Church.