Thursday, October 20, 2011

My C.E.O.

The longer I'm married the more I appreciate this man.  He has helped me in everything I do.  He has made 4 trips to Office Max for printing supplies this week.  Here he is hanging the new quilt for the photo shoot.  'The Bear Dump' and 'One Christ-Moose Eve' make their debut at Fall Quilt Market here in Houston October 29-31.  Come and see us at Booth 1418.  This man will be there too, he's my very own Cliffsbear!
By the way C.E.O. stands for Carries Everything Out!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Quilting Friends

While looking for a particular photo, I ran across photos of my Quilting Friends on retreat.  We were in the home of one of the members in Big Bear, California.  Debbie always made us feel special in her home.  We would find goodies on our beds at night, a fat quarter or something sweet to satisfy our cravings.  She would allow us to invade her home and in 3 days make or finish as many projects as we possibly could.  I seemed to talk more than sew....I loved the fellowship.  One member would make more than I could make in 3 months.  Ahhhhh the memories.  I can almost smell the pine trees now.  Let me share some photos with you.
The Wednesday Girls


Our stuff is everywhere!!








The chain that reached across the room

The Wednesday Girls Slippers.  What a deal....$3.00 at the drug store.  Fun Fun!!

That's what I'm talking about...Bernina and Cheese Cake, yum!

Some of the finished Quilt Tops.

More Quilt Tops

I am a bit melancholy because this weekend there is a big Quilt Festival in Long Beach and I know they are all going to be there.  So a shout out to my Wednesday Girls....Thanks for the Memories!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Quilt Guild of Greater Houston

The meeting at the Quilt Guild of Greater Houston were Fabulous!!!  We had so much fun talking about my favorite subject...Cliffsbear and Matty Moose.  I was certain that the quilters of Texas were not interested in Bears and Moose until I met these ladies and gentlemen.  

Show and Tell


Now it's my turn

 The Original Cliffsbear Quilt



'Matty Takes a Wife' quilt. 
As I am describing this quilt and telling the story about the forest animals so excited that they wanted to give the couple a moonlight wedding. They decorated the trees with sparkly netting and if you listen real closely you can hear them singing....By the light of the silvery Moose! As I was saying this the Guild started singing with me. What a Hoot. We all laughed!!!
Great time, Thanks all!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Quilt Guild of Greater Houston

Friday July 15, 2011 I will be a Guest at the Quilt Guild of Greater Houston.  I will be sharing about my Quilt Pattern Business, Boulder Creek Designs that began in 2005.  Since I spent most of my life living in California near the San Bernardino Mountains I fell in love with the North Woods style.  Our Quilt Patterns reflect a North Woods flair and more.  Cliffsbear© is our main character.  He is a lovable little Bear with an adventurous spirit.  You will also find Matty Moose© a playful character who will steal your heart.  Surprises await the two as each join themselves in Marriage and team up for family vacations.  

For this meeting only, they will be meeting at the Christ Memorial Lutheran Church at 14200 Memorial Drive at 10:00 in the Morning.  If you are in the area come on out and meet me. 

Here's a hint about our new quilt: "One Christ-Moose Eve"?? 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fall Quilt Market and Festival

Oh My, how time flies.  I just sent off my Exhibitor's Contract for Fall Quilt Market and Festival here in Houston.  It's only June and I should be finishing up my Fall line.  But of course, if you know me, I am a bit behind.  It is very difficult to have two passions.  One is my full time day job as a Hairdresser and the other as a Quilt Pattern Designer.  If only Mom were here to give me some Motherly advice on how to "Use my Time Wisely."  In the meantime take a look at our newest quilt, "Matty Takes a Wife!"


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The black fabric is Fairy Frost. If only you could see the sparkles on this quit. The Trees are overlaid with Sparkly Netting. The Moon is covered with Bridal Veil with sparkles. What a Wedding!!
By the light -- of the Silvery Moo---se.


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This version was made by Trish Magee of Rushin' Tailor Quit Alaska in Skagway.
She has kits available in this color way.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Quilters Club of America

Today I joined "Quilters Club of America" designed by quilters for quiters.  Jodie Davis is the Chief Quilting Enabler and there is definitely a Fons and Porter Flare.  A few years ago my Quilter Friend, Cindee Ferris (a very talented long arm quilter http://www.cindeeferris.com/ ) and I used to joke about being the new Fons and Porter team of Kleinhans and Ferris. Doesn't quite roll off the tongue like Fons and Porter.  Oh well, we will just stick to the names we have and wander through the quilt world with Cliffsbear and Matty Moose.  To join Quilter's Club of America go to  http://www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/
There are lots to see and learn: Show and Tell, Community Blog, Video Tips, Quilters Recipes, and much, much more. 

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sulky of America

Each year Sulky of America offers Teacher's Training Classes across the United States.  There are Nine projects, each with several techniques, to show teachers how to use all of the Sulky Products.  This year I am happy to announce they have chosen my new Pillow Quilt Pattern as one of the projects.  All my proceeds for this pattern go to Home of Hope-Texas.  The Home of Hope-Texas will provide help, training and long-term rehabilitation for those victimized by sex trafficking, and restore freedom and dignity to their lives.  A worthy project if you are looking for a place to donate:  http://www.homeofhopetexas.com/ 

 Here's what Sulky of America said about our Pillow Quilt: 

PILLOW QUILT FOR A CAUSE

We found this adorable Pillow/Quilt at the Houston International Quilt Market in the Boulder Creek Designs booth.  Diane Kleinhans designed this simple pattern with 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the patterns going to the "Home of Hope-Texas". This is a home that will house girls and women rescued from Human Trafficking. It's real and it's happening in her city and probably yours.

Boulder Creek Designs


Made with 'House Mouse' Fabric
To see all the projects or consider signing up for the training go to:

Thursday, March 24, 2011

This is my Great Grandma!!  At the age of 90 she made my daughter a quilt when she was born.  She also crocheted her a kitty cat that went everywhere. I so wish I knew the value of heirlooms then.  The quilt was nothing special...squares of flannel sewn together and then tied but, those hands were special.  I think about this face and remember her sweetness and her hands always busy crocheting something.  She is now making heavenly quilts for all to see when one day we walk through those gates.  Miss you sweet Grandma.....
   These little cuties are my cousins wearing my first project in 7th Grade Sewing Class.  Oh my 45 years ago.  I later made a pleated shirt with boxed and knife pleats.  Memories.  Let me know about your first project.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Patchworks

I love quilts with a North Woods Flair.  It's like comfort food...mashed potatoes and gravy, yeast rolls --- At Boulder Creek Designs, our patterns have that flair.  Take a look and tell me what you think. 

Our Quilts are in the top left corner. Christmas in the Woods Tree skirt and stockings; Cliffsbear Mantle Cover; Raggedy Runner and Mats with the Log Cabin Placemat in the left corner; and the Cliffsbear Table Runner.

Here is Lost in the Woods with the white Cliffsbear and Bear Hunt with Bear Paw Blocks and the Medium Cliffsbear.
The Quilts are on display as part of my Trunk Show at Patchworks in Bear Bear City, California.  Drop by if you are in the area.  They will be there just a couple more weeks.  Photos compliments of my friend Cindee Ferris.  For more information go to our website: http://www.bouldercreekdesigns.com/  

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Sweet February!

I Love February!!  My Husband was born on the 7th, our Granddaughter, Lauren on the 8th, and my Dad will be eighty-three on the 9th.  You know that old joke....why is eight afraid of seven?  Because seven ate nine!!  Sorry couldn't resist.  Our Grandson, Jacob has a Birthday on the 23th.  February is  always a full month.  My son turns forty this year on the 20th, it cannot be possible.  Just yesterday he would lay his head on my lap and ask me to rub his head.  Oh my, where has the time gone?  I am thankful for our Children and our Grandchildren.  Did I mention the Great-Granddaughter arriving in May.  Our quiver is full to over flowing.  I am a Blessed Woman!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Christmas is over!

So, Christmas is over and all the decorations are back in the attic.  What a job for my super-husband.  He even organized the attic....what a guy.  I had plans to post photos of the Salon at Christmas.  It was beautiful!!  What the heck....here's just a peek.


My Station in my Studio.

So, Happy New Year!!  I am excited to see what God will do in 2011.