Saturday, November 1, 2014

2015 is unfolding already with sneak peaks and hints...

Our next hop(s)  will soon be revealed for January 2015....
Here is a hint for our first one.... 
check back mid  Nov and the following week after that...

If you enjoy STITCHING and you are looking forward to 
some seasonal inspirational patterns .....
wellll stay tuned...

We have 7 SPONSORS for this HOP....
I know..... I know...

A lot goes on between our hops....in the meantime
I have a few things that require my attention...


Brand NEW challenges
Inspirational Themes
New Techniques
NEW NEW sponsors....
Many rewards for those who continue to be CHEERLEADERS...
NEW recruits... 


I just received this from a dear friend who thought we would be sooooo inspired 
at the possibilities..

I believe the artist is JOY FLORA.....
this is ONE QUILT with 3 views from different angles...
NOW this lady just AWES me....

Here is a close up...

The larger and details images for ALL quilts in this web section will likely take about a minute or so to load, then they will soon shift to your screen size. Thanks for your patience.
QUILT DESCRIPTION: If you are facing this quilt directly, you will see Oprah. Step to the RIGHT to see Mother Teresa. Step to the LEFT to see Jackie Kennedy. There are only TWO FABRIC PIECES in this quilt top, and they are joined together with only ONE SEAM. Back story: One day while I was waiting in my car for a traffic light to change, I gazed at a large revolving billboard that changed about every ten seconds from ONE image, to ANOTHER image, to a THIRD image, then back to the beginning. That process intrigued me, and as I tried to sleep that night, a “quilt” that changed images began formulating in my mind. It took several years to work through HOW this concept could be transformed into a quilt—and then I had to try to master free-motion quilting, thread painting, and trapunto. [What FUN!] After several attempts with numerous samples, this quilt finally emerged.
Quilt size: 32" x 35" - PHOTOS BY JIM SLEDGE, ETSU PHOTOLAB.


  1. That quilt is amazing! 2015 sounds intriguing, can't wait to see what you have come up with!

  2. I cannot imagine being able to think up this quilt; it is truly an amazing creation. Talent beyond words!

  3. You and your hops are the best. Thanks is not enough for all you do..

    OMG that quilt blows my mind.

  4. What an amazing quilt that is. Oh, the creative mind that comes up with such wondrous things. I am really looking forward to 2015. I need a new challenge. It keeps my mind nimble! Thank you Samm.

  5. The quilt maker is a genius! My brain is definitely not wired this way! I admire people with such talent.

    Looking forward to 2015 and the new hops!

  6. I always wonder how many hours went into dreaming, planning, and creating such a work of art. Yippee for 2015! Always love challenges and new inspiration.

  7. I'm so excited to get involved next year!! Thank you for all the work you put into setting up these blog-hops!!

  8. WOW...Joy is a quilting genius!! Looking forward to your 2015 blog hops...not so much about moving but I know it has to been done!! I will be glad when it is behind us...it will be one of my biggest challenges in 2015!

  9. Looking forward to what you come up with next!

  10. I saw a video done of this quilt on facebook yesterday and was just blown away. Not only cam I not imagine such a quilt but I can't imagine anyone dreaming it up! It is stunning...really stunning. I'm looking forward to the new year and all the new hops! blessings, marlene

  11. Hi!!!! Wow!!!! That is a lot of fun in one year!!!!! Yaa!!!!! Frame of Mind!!!!! Wow!!!!! It is awesome!!!! Thank You

  12. A beautiful work of art in that quilt! Can't wait to see what's hopping next!

  13. Amazing! Looking forward to seeing what you "brew" up.

  14. You work relentlessly to bring us so much. Many thanks!! That Frame of Mind quilt is totally amazing. Who'd have thought it was possible? (Well, SOMEONE!).

  15. I have been seeing this quilt around blogland, but only the one picture of Jackie Kennedy. WOW!!
    I am looking forward to seeing what you have brewed up for us in the coming months.

  16. I have been seeing this technique on different blogs and am absolutely fascinated by it. Looking forward to the upcoming hops.

  17. This quilt is amazing! It is truly a work of art. Can't wait to see what you've got lined up for next year.

  18. Looking forward to seeing what 2015 brings!

  19. Oh my Gosh what an amazing piece of Art!! Just Stunning! My hat is off to the Artiste, Stitcher, and photographer and everyone else involved in such a lovely project!! Oh you have no idea how excited I am for 2015!! My christmas Wish List is full of all things Stitching and sewing! Oh Santa I have been so good this year too! Just ask my Grandchildren!! *smile*

    Huggs Madame for a Lovely Fall Day!!

  20. I am thrilled to see what hops you managed to create for next year !!¨I am sure of ONE thing at least: they are going to be UNIQUE, FUN and full of CREATIVE ENERGY (well, there were more than 1 word, I presume, LOL)
    Bless you and hugs

  21. Samm, the bag is adorable! LOVE the cute kitty! I am SEW excited to see the fun ideas you have come up with. I just can't believe how many wonderful things you have done for all of us already! I can't even imagine what new things you have in store for us! Thank you so much for all your hard work on our behalf. XX ~Cori

  22. Wow. Those quilts are just beyond amazing and it truly shows just how fabulous working with thread can be.

  23. What a gorgeous quilt! Not only is the subject matter inspirational, the quilt itself inspires!
    Your little kitty applique is adorable, too!

  24. Definitely looking forward to 2015. Can't wait. Thank you for all you do to organize these hops.
    The portrait quilt...wow...what can one say. It is amazing. Beyond amazing.

  25. 2015 has great potential. I'm excited and can't wait. Thanks for all the countless hours you spend organizing these wonderful hops just for us! I was fortunate enough to see the portrait quilt. It is truly even more amazing in person!


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