Show and Tell

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Today is show and tell day. Wonderful pictures have been sent to me and I want to share them with you.

Jane Anderson made the above pictured quilt from our pattern "Halloween - 1904" for her daughter Kathy. Not only did Kathy get this quilt...she got a wonderful sheet and pillowcase set too!

Love the witches flying on their brooms.
Kathy...we are all coming over to your house to spend the night! (I know, enough to almost frighten you....but it would be wonderful to sleep under your quilt!)

Sue Dunn from Australia sent the picture below to us.

Sue writes, "As I have a large number of pincushions, most of which are your designs I thought I would do something different with this pattern."

Melody writes, "Thought you might like to see how nicely your little freebie worked up for me.I love your new Joyeaux Noel book – can’t wait to do the mini Eiffel tower stocking – darling. Here’s my blog post if you care to take a look

Thanks for all your great designs – can’t wait till you and Barb come back to the Olde Green Cupboard some time. Next time please do a class on hooked rugs – my other passion LOL."

Her Souvenir de France is pictured below. The beaded trim is a great detail.

The next 6 pictures were sent to me by Lori Jennings....She writes,

"I just had to share with you some pictures from a recent trip I took. Several of us gals decided to get away from the mundane (work, kids and husbands to be exact) and spent the weekend at the beach in Rockport, TX. One of the ladies brought along all the materials needed to make Pumpkin PinKeeps from your Tis Hallowe’en book.

Oh my gosh, we were like a bunch of kids!! We had a blast cooking up several different dye baths - the colors turned out beautiful. The hand stitching was a snap and hunting down twigs was the only exercise allowed.

When I returned home I used several different different types of fabric to make even more pumpkins…’s very addictive!

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy our Pumpkin-Palooza ’09 pictures and thank you for your wonderful creativity and easy-to-follow instructions."

Lori.....I think Barb and I need to come visit you next year in Rockport. You ladies look like you know how to have a good time! I can almost hear the laughter as you set up the pictures! Love your pumpkin patch.

Deborah King finished this covered box and sent the following note.
"Loved your box tutorial so thought I would send you a photo of mine. I picked a large box 9 inches tall so it was a bit tricky trying to get it just right, but even so it was pretty straightforward thanks to your clear instructions. Mine has a few bumps and crinkles - but I won't tell if you don't.
As you can see my colours are not at all muted! My box came with a circular tag - and I am going to "ALMA" it once I have had a chance to read your tutorial on tags."

Deb...I love the paper inside your covered box. Did you do some collage work on this or did it come this way? Love your fabric too. Not everything has to be muted!

Catherine writes,

"Here are some photos my last work !!!! I have finally sewn the model "Their Song" with other embroideries. The other embroideries come from a French designer L'R de rien. I have used the same fibers as "Their Song." Have a nice week-end.
Visit her blog by clicking on her name for more pictures. Love all the bird samplers made into a quilt!

Thank you all for sending your wonderful pictures!

You have to visit for another show and tell also. Takes my breath away!

Until later!


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  1. I'm glad you had show & tell today! Everything is amazing, and it's so fun to see how different people finish the same pattern. I want to sleep under the Halloween quilt!

  2. what a great foto show! It was very interesting to see so many differnt works.

  3. Now that is one heck of a show and tell posting! Love the Halloween quilt and everything else on the post!

  4. How lovely to see all the hard work done! I loved de Pumpkins!

  5. I love that quilt. I've been trying to track down L'R de rien designs for a while as I love the ones I've seen - do you know where to buy them?

  6. Thank you for your article on my work. Your designs permit a lot of inspiration !!! Have a nice week-end

  7. Oh Oh - what a show and I am so honored that my little Eiffel tower pin pillow made it into that wonderful post. I just want to add that the wonderful creative finishing for this pin pillow was by Nancy ( - the queen of pin keeps and pin pillows - Thanks Alma for making my day! Melody

  8. Great show and tell! I'm especially impressed at the Halloween quilt being finished so fast! Wow! And yes, Terri's show and tell was wonderful as well. You ladies must be so proud of yourselves!

  9. Alma, I said I would remind you of the Masterpiece Theatre movie - CRANFORD. Absolute best! Take Care! Becky, From Boxwood and Berries

  10. Fabulous post. I loved looking at all the wonderful snaps sent in by your fans. That Halloween quilt is fantastic as is Catherine's fabulous cross stitch quilt top. Loved all the pumpkin pincushions... those ladies must have had a fabulous time together.

  11. Wonderful eye candy, lots of beautiful creations from your patterns.


  12. Hey I’ve been following your blog for a while now!!! I think that this might be something you would be interested in. Maybe you’d like to participate or just do a little post about it! I’d love to see it be a great book ☺ (P.S. I’m not getting anything for passing the message along!)
    Mandy from
    All the info is taken from…
    They posted on their blog:
    I'm very pleased to organize the first-ever Quilter's Cookbook with recipes from quilters around the world. Everyone is welcome to submit a recipe, a photo of their favourite quilt and a story for inclusion in the Cookbook. The submission deadline is November 28, 2009.
    The Quilter's Cookbook will be available for sale as a downloadable PDF file in early December 2009. The price will be determined based on the number of recipes submitted and the number of advertising sponsors.
    The Cookbook is being created as a fundraising effort to help off-set some of the costs associated with running the Quilting Gallery site and to fund new community-based features planned for 2010. Please help support the community!
    The theme for this Cookbook is "Quick and easy recipes, so we can get back to quilting!".

  13. What a wonderful show, thanks for sharing, Alma!

  14. HELLO,
    I love your designs.And I am so sad,because i want to have your design THE SONG to begin my Quilt,and I cannot find it.Would you please tell me where i can buy the complete Kit?I am waitting your answer here in Spain!

  15. Thank you Alma for including my draw string bag in your show & tell. I did enjoy stitching the design.

  16. Hi Barb and Alma,

    can you tell me when your new book Wildflowers will be for sale? I hope I can buy it as a christmas present for myself(LOL).....

    Anne from Holland.

  17. Thanks for showing my quilt. It was all hand appliqued, so it was an intense two months of work. I got the pattern the moment it hit the internet for sale. Glad you all liked it. Jane A.

  18. So fun to see what everyone has been doing. I just posted one of my projects on my blog from your pattern in Homespun magazine. I just love it. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful talent.

  19. Hi Alma

    Thanks so much for putting showing my box. It was a thrill for me. The paper is not my collage - it is from Cavallini which I think you can but in the US. But be warned - they have toooooo much gorgeous stuff.


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