Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Nebraska, Kitty Kat, and Quilting...........

Nebraska - International Quilt Study Center and Museum

I want to touch on one of the galleries at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at Lincoln, NE.   This particular gallery had Janet Finley's pictures on display.  The museum curators picked certain pictures, had them blown up to a very large size and then found a quilt to match the quilt in the picture from their collection and displayed it
with the pictures.  This exhibition was very well done. 

Janet Finley and I had our picture taken in front of this picture.  The museum had this quilt displayed on the opposite wall.  The quilt is absolutely beautiful.  Click on this picture so you can see the quilt better.  

If you are interested Janet Finley's book can be purchased through  Check my right column for details. 
Janet Finley and Sharie

Kitty Kat
JAC (Just A Cat)

This is JAC.  She loves to watch me sew.   I think she is a ham.  I think she likes to get her picture taken.  She must think it is a good thing, because I am talking sweetly to her.  She has a squeaky meow and she likes to talk to me. 



As you all know since I harp on it a lot, I am trying to use up lots of my fabric in my stash.  This is one of those quilts.  It goes together really really fast.  It is a quilt that if you needed one for a gift in a hurry you could make it in a short period of time.  I made this with the "Late Bloomers" line from Moda.  I have enough of this fabric to make two quilts with each a pieced back and I am sure I will have fabric left over. 


  1. Oh wow, I usually have to make a smaller quilt than I want because I "under-buy" or (much more often) make mistakes cutting. We just went to Paducah to the National Quilt Museum. Such fun!

  2. I make the "mistake" of buying fabric from a line. Then when I am out instead of buying more fabric that does not match anything that I have, If I spot something I already have, I will buy another yard or two rationalizing that I can put it on the back. Sometimes I go overboard. This was one of those cases. It is a Sandy Garvais fabric, so all scraps will go into a Sandy Garvais box and eventually I will be able to match it up with other Sandy Garvais fabric and make a quilt. Thanks for the comment. I have been to the Paducah Museum, it is wonderful.