I've anxiously been waiting for the IMQA Quilt Calendars to arrive. I had been watching the mailbox closely before we left on our trip... no calendars. But guess what was waiting on me when we got home.
I am "Miss July" (actually, Peach Smoothie is Miss July). I was so excited to be included in this... there are quilts from lots of well-know machine quilters here, all masters at the machine, and then there is little-ole ME, that no one has heard of. I feel so honored and blessed to be included with them!!
This quilt was truly inspired by the Holy Spirit... I was considering entering the quilt contest in AR but was really undecided, when a friend from church mentioned it to me. Inspiration soon followed and the rest is history, so to speak. All quilting motifs were designed by Karen McTavish. I am so thankful that the One that has inspired writers and artists through centuries still reaches down to guide us today!
Even DS was impressed with his mom's appearance on the calendar, and impressing him is hard to do! He gladly took one home with him, and he is the one that says, "I don't know why all these women pay you to do quilts for them when they can just go to Wal Mart and buy a blanket!" (Note to self... leave ALL good quilts to DD in the will... Just kidding!)
And a big thanks to Marilyn Karper for the WONDERFUL photography she did on all of the quilts. She really has a talent for capturing quilt details, and it is showcased well on this calendar. Thanks, Marilyn! You bring quilts to life in your photos!!
And yesterday I found out that I will be able to purchase calendars for sale to others, so my supply of 20 calendars will soon be arriving. See me if interested... $10 + tax. (You can also order them from the IMQA web site, but they are not yet listed there, so you need to call the phone number and ask for them.)
OK... enough commercials. Here is a "parting shot" of beautiful Alaska scenery. This is Mendenhall Glacier (and waterfall) in Junuea, AK.