Monday, April 18, 2011


Last weekend, Hubby and I went to Waco, Texas, home of  Baylor University, Texas Rangers Museum (the law enforcement agency, not the baseball club), and the Dr. Pepper Museum.  We didn’t stop to visit any of these sites, but we did attend the quilt show hosted by the Homespun Quilters’ Guild at the Waco Expo Complex.  Here are photos of just a few of our favorites.

   Vanilla Jamaica by Trish Stuart

Mesa Sunrise by Dana Stanke, Waco, TX


 Dragonfly by David Smith, Waco, TX

The Real Trip Around the World by Rita Schormann

               IMG_3571Barns and Quilt Blocks by Rita Schormann of China Springs, TX


IMG_3575Prickly Pear Cactus by Jolene Mershon of Mansfield, TX

On the way back home, we planned to stop in Hillsboro to visit some antique shops, but the closer we got to Hillsboro on Interstate 35, the more we wanted to just go home and watch the Texas Rangers baseball game on the television.  So that’s what we did.

I’ve started quilting the Keystone Medallion quilt on my trusty Janome 4800 QE, just a simple hanging diamond pattern but looking good.  I’ll post a photo when completed.  I need to work on my Civil War Quilt Block #15, the White House.  American Homestead posted a wonderful alternate way to make this block that prevents having to match up stripe prints.  I’m all for an easier way out!  So glad I waited to start it because I'm sure I would be cussing to myself as I tried to match those darn stripes.


  1. Sounds like you had a great day, I love the 'Real Trip Around the World' quilt, it has such a lovely vintage look to it!!
    Good luck with your latest BOW, it's a great block, I pieced mine the same as AH, as soon as I saw it I just knew there could be no other way LOL! I didn't want to give myself a headache that early in the day!!LOL

  2. Time runs quicker as you think ( or so? as we say in German... : it's already # 16 this week!!! And I agree: the tutorials by American Homestead are great!!!


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