Monday, August 8, 2011

Hello everybody. If I am absent here and there for a day or two it is because we are beginning to prepare for our move and also keep everyone in Pam's Club supplied with new designs before, during and after our move.
I did want to post this quilt. I have posted Carol Moellers quilts before, but this one is special. It is called "Cripple Creek Columbines". I am adding some of Carol's letter as I feel it is so inspirational for everyone. This lady has a very busy life and yet relaxes by quilting and creating.

From Carol's Letter:
Hi Pam, I just wanted to get back to you. I am so very excited. Cripple Creek Columbines has been juried into Houston. I also have been asked to make a mini quilt for the IQA Charity Auction. I am so very honored to have been asked.
I just enjoy quilts. I am not doing this to try to create a business or trying to promote anything. I just love quilts and the creativity it allows me to express. Quilting helps me let go of difficult situations that happen at the clinic. It is my outlet, to relieve the sometimes stressful and sad days. It makes me happy to make quilts.
The part I cherish the most, are the wonderful people I have met in the last two years. Some of them I have became friends with over the internet and some of them I have met in person. We have kept in contact via phone, email, and Facebook. We make plans of when to meet up with each other at quilt shows. I met two wonderful friends for the first time at the MQS show in Overland Park, KS. One of the ladies is from England, another is from Norway.
I live a very busy life with helping my husband with our two veterinary clinics but I always find time for people and quilts. When I make a quilt it is more than just making a quilt. It is a story to capture something special. You have touched my life and it was a wonderful honor for you to blog about my quilt, and special friends (Tim & Michelle), so here we go again. A special quilt to cherish this moment. The quilt will be based off your pattern "Daisies in the Cabin". Since I have a love for animals this quilt will have a woodland St. Nicholas appliqu├ęd on the top of it with woodland friends. These woodland friends are actually people who have taken the time to touch my life. You will be one of the special woodland friends incorporated in the quilt. I am going to enter it in the International Quilt Festival of Ireland in the Christmas exhibit. When I saw "Daisies in the Cabin" it had the perfect Celtic background look I was hoping to find. It had the woodland theme, with the log cabin blocks. It is just perfect!!!! It will be done in very muted shades of fabric. Very subtle and soft. Then St. Nicholas with be in the foreground with his woodland friends. You will be the first to get to preview this quilt when I get it completed.

Thank you so much for taking the time to care and notice. I am a quilter who is inspired by people. My quilts are about the people who touch my heart with their kindness.

Take care and have a wonderful day Pam!!!

Hugs, Carol

1 comment:

  1. Pam, I love your quilts and wish I could afford to join your club. My nephew in San Antonio makes your quilts and speaks highly of your techniques and patterns. Hoping someday things turn around a bit financially for us so I can join. I am also a new quilter, and find some of the "old ways" rather cumbersome. I will keep reading your blog, and will try out some of your free patterns in the meantime. Keep up the good work, and continue to blog what you feel!