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Sunday, February 19, 2006

My Friend, Becky

Ever notice how we always seem to pick up the bad habits of those around us. I think I've ruined my friend, Becky. Owensboro is the kind of little town that if your great, great grandparents didn't come here as settlers, you're not part of this town and you never will be. Having a name like Laquidara, there's no doubt in any of the locals' minds that we don't belong here! Somehow, Becky is different! She's from here and she likes me so that automatically means there's probably something not quite right. When I first started teaching quilting for community ed here, Becky took one of my beginning quilting classes and that's where we met. After a few years, I noticed that she and a couple others were taking every class, and I think Becky was taking some of them twice! We talked about it and decided to start a quilting group so they could stop paying $40 to spend time together. We did some research, tried a couple of places, then we met Shirley who works at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Shirley offered one of the meeting rooms at KWC for us and we meet there on the 1st and 3rd Mondays and it's a great group. Back to Becky . . I've ruined her! She will go anywhere with me. One year we even talked about driving to Houston to go to the quilt show. She goes to Paducah with me, she goes to the quilt shop with me. I think if I called her and said "pack your bags, we're leaving!", she'd start packing and never ask where we're going. Just to prove that I have ruined her, she's making lime green quilts now! I'm not showing a whole picture because she hasn't seen her quilt yet and she reads my blog. She'll get the quilt tomorrow night and then I can show a picture of the whole quilt. This is the quilt I was going to do fans on and then decided it needed something different. See . . I can think beyond fans! It doesn't get a whole lot better in my book than lime green feathers! :) Judy L.


  • Who wouldn't love lime green feathers?

    Is your Baptist fan pattern from circle lord? I am considering the purchase and would be interested in your thoughts.

    By Blogger debby, at 2/19/2006 05:51:00 PM  

  • It's our duty as quilters to infect as many as we can with this quilting hobby of ours LOL. It's great to have a good friend like Becky - enjoy your quilting together. Love those lime green feathers - who wouldn't?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/19/2006 06:03:00 PM  

  • Well, you sure got me with lime green! I love it now! Can't wait to see the whole quilt!

    By Blogger Vicky, at 2/19/2006 06:15:00 PM  

  • You're lucky to have such a good quilting friend. Only another quilter understands what inspires or drives us to sew!! Love the feathers even on lime green LOL

    By Blogger Jan Mac, at 2/19/2006 08:55:00 PM  

  • lime green is a great color...certainly would work as a background color! Glad you have such a great pal as Becky

    By Blogger cher, at 2/19/2006 09:48:00 PM  

  • Those are the MOST beautiful lime green feathers I have EVER seen!

    By Blogger Deb Geyer, at 2/20/2006 07:23:00 AM  

  • LOVE the lime green and I really love your feathers, they are beautiful! I just got an HQ16 and I'm hoping that I will not take long to get those feathers down doing them sideways! I'm pretty good going vertical on my home machine, hahahaha

    It's so great to have a close quilting friend and sure glad you found one!

    By Blogger Passionate Quilter, at 2/20/2006 07:31:00 AM  

  • I can't wait to see the whole quilt! I have a friend like Becky also ( her name is Becky too!)and she is the best!

    By Blogger Laura, at 2/20/2006 09:41:00 AM  

  • Debby, I do have the CL Baptist Fans and I love them. I had been thinking about getting them and then when Bonnie got them and I saw how pretty the fans were, I ordered them. I've done so many quilts with them . . am very glad I got them.

    Deb, you probably haven't seen too many lime green feathers so I'm not sure you like them or not! :)

    Seriously, I would put feathers on every quilt if I could. I love feathers!


    By Blogger JudyL, at 2/20/2006 12:06:00 PM  

  • Good job! I hope you will work on ruining me too. LOL Can't wait to see the rest of the quilt, I bet it is delicious.

    By Blogger Debra Dee, at 2/20/2006 01:28:00 PM  

  • reminds me of parrot feathers. I like it lots. Anxious to see the whole thing

    By Blogger Patty, at 2/20/2006 07:50:00 PM  

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