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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival

It's that time of year again. I love the  Bloggers Quilt Festival that Amy so graciously sponsers for us all. Yea for Amy, is she the best or what?

This time around I have a quilt from a book that is soon to be released, to share. Debra Grabel has done it again. If you haven't seen her Blocks Across America, you don't know what your missing. But this quilt is a sample for her new book that will be on World Cities.

I chose these 2 places for a very special reason. They are on the top of my list for things to see and places to go. I was fortunate enough to go to Ecuador for a week and then spend a week in the Galapagos about 10 years ago. It was awesome, and probably one of the best experiences of my life. Getting so, up and personal, with the wild life was just a marvel. With humans as no threat to them, we were able to observe them in their natural habitat with the guidance of the park service. Incredibly spectacular

Dream one checked off the list, now for dream 2. Can you say S A F A R I !!!
 A camera one that is. That's my next dream. It might never happen for me, but a girls gotta dream, and this quilt hanging in my sewing room will keep my memories as well as my dream alive.

Dream from Surf to Savanna "seamed" (a little play on words)  the only appropriate name for it!

So there you have it!  Be on the lookout for Debra's book sometime later this year. And visit me over at my blog whenever you have the time. I would love to see you.  :-)

Once again A big "ole" Thanks to Amy for being a wonderful hostess! Run right over to Amy's Creative Side and check things out!


  1. And Joan, may your dream come true! What an amazing quilt! It has that vintage postcard feeling: amazing...
    Great job and I look forward to seeing more of your blog. I am sure that with 50 years of quilting experience you have more than a few tips to share! Thank you so much for sharing,
    warm greetings from Valentina in Cyprus, :)

  2. Dear Joan, I will need to come back for a longer visit. wow: I love all your projects and would love to take time. Now let's keep fingers and toes crossed so these 4 yr olds graciously offer me the chance! :)

  3. I miss and enjoy Debra so much! I can't wait to get her new book! Your quilt is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I have always admired the skill and look of scenic blocks/quilts! mainly because I have never done one nor have an artistic bone in my sewful body LOL!!! I love getting up close to see all the detail of stitching and fabric, thankyou for sharing your beautiful work!!!

  5. What a great story to accompany a most unique quilt --you've made me feel as though I were there! Beautiful!


  6. Can I come, too? Wow, Joan, you have done an amazing job with this one. So much work and detail involved. This is a stunning quilt. What a great reminder of special memories and an incentive to achieve a dream.
    Hope you get there!

  7. Beautiful squares and then you framed them just right into a background that didn't compete, but accented. Great job.

  8. I love the 3D/framing technique used in this quilt; wonderfully done.

  9. These are lovely Joan, I love the colors and what a lovely story. Nice work :)

  10. I hope your dream comes true, I think this I a wonderful way to keep it ewe present in your life. Because if that, I think you will get there. :)

  11. Fantastic quilt and hope you soon have your second dream fulfilled. Really love this. Thanks for sharing and have a great day


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