Monday, August 24, 2009

Carolee's Tea

This morning I worked some more on the binding for the snowman quilt and finished it this evening. This is the third flannel quilt I've made, and I really like the flannel, but it's a bit more challenging to do the quilting and binding because of the thickness of the layers. This pattern, called "Under the Stars", is by The Rabbit Factory.

This afternoon was our tea at Carolee's house. Tables were set up in the garage with this lovely collection of china tea cups and treats for the tea.


















We had some time before the presentation to see Carolee's extensive gardens. A tour through her gardens is a lot like a trip to a Botanical Garden--there are just so many varieties of plants. Her sun garden extends clear across the front of her house and around to the side. In the back are two shade gardens, and two more shade gardens on the other side of her driveway. Of course Carolee devotes quite a bit of time every day working in her gardens, so it's a wonder she still finds time to quilt.



































The presentation by Sandra L. Hatch, editor of Quilter's World magazine, was an insightful look into her career as an editor and quilter that has spanned 28 years so far. She has an impressive list of magazines and books to her credit, as well as a large body of work as a quilter. Behind her, there were stacks of quilts on the tables, many of which were quilts she's made over the years for magazines and books she's edited. She had a large number of Christmas quilts and charming gift bags. She mentioned that she has 29 people in her family, and each family member has their own gift bag, which she fills every year at Christmas. I believe Sandra said she has recently resigned as editor of Quilter's World due to creative differences, but she will retain her position as technical editor.











7 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

That looks like it was a fun day. Sandra really has had a long career in publishing. I was thinking she worked for House of White Birches at one time too.

The Rabbit Factory said...

What a fun day you all must of had!

Sweet P said...

I love the snowman quilt! Perfect for New England winters. What a wonderful way to spend a day. The gardens are gorgeous. The quilts were outstanding. I love the idea of a gift bag for each person. I may have to start that tradition in my family.

LC said...

What a colorful and inspiring post. Lovely gardens, quilts, and your snowmen are so delightful.

Purple Pam said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos of the quilts. And that garden is absolutely stunning. Too much work for me!

Margo in Maine said...

Thanks for sharing...I really missed going but this gave me a taste.....

Julie said...

What a beautiful garden, home and quilts. I love the idea of making gift bags. food for thought.