Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Inspiration from Quilter Linda

I met up with Linda on my trip to Seattle. I've been corresponding with her about a year, mostly about exercising, but as you'll quickly see she is quite the quilter! After our meeting and shopping at the Brooks outlet we went a few minutes down the road to Keepsake Quilting.
I'm not a very good "selfie" taker, but I tried. Lots of fun samples in this shop.
From here we went to a class at her gym, then went to get cleaned up at her house. Of course I find it so much fun to see other sewing rooms. 

I'm glad I'm not the only one that makes quilts out of season. This is on her design wall. Linda does beautiful wool applique. 
Like the rest of us quilters, Linda has a few tops. There are touches of wool applique in this country style quilt too. Don't mind the date, I know you can relate!!

This was a fun and bright reproduction quilt. Looks at that wonderful fussy cut sashing!

 This quilt makes me want to start a small 9 patch with shirtings immediately!

All of my friends have ladders to display their quilts...except me! I need one!!

Look at this! We all know quilts look better in real life, but this had me beyond gobsmacked! This is a border for Kim McLean's Sprigs and Stars quilt. It was stunning!
I don't know if this is ALL of the leaves, but it is plenty. I was duly impressed and inspired!

Along with the quilting and gym workouts, Linda is a breast cancer survivor. She was also in a severe accident early this year and is still recovering.

She has recently joined a group of survivors to climb Mt Adams! How's that for inspiration? If you want to read more about this and possibly donate to Linda O. and Team Survivor please click HERE.


I made one more stop at a quilters home and you'll love this one too.
Happy Wednesday!

28 comments:

  1. WOW!! Linda is amazing...and an incredible quilter!! I loved reading your post...very inspirational!
    And beautiful quilts too!!
    P

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  2. Wow, the quilts are beautiful! You did a good "selfie" tooo. Love your blog as well. Love reading them. :) Happy Wednesday.

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  3. Beautiful appliqué work - and lovely quilts! I really would like a sewing room. No space in this house, but for our planned move there will definitely be one. I am sure I will be able to do more when I have space to work (and leave stuff out!)
    www.thequietstitcher.com

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    1. When I had a family I didn't have a room, only a small closet and the kitchen table. It is fun to have your own space. I hope you get one.

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  4. Thanks for sharing Linda with us, her work is wonderful and so inspiring! Go Linda!

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  5. Keepsake Quilting in Seattle? I didn't know they had a West Coast shop. I live in Vancouver and I am VERY interested in that bit of info. Thanks for sharing. I start my day visiting with you most days.

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  6. Linda's quilts are amazing and so is she! Thanks for letting us meet her!

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  7. Beautiful and inspiring work by quilter who is obviously accomplished in both perfect piecing and appliqué. I love those tops!

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  8. Thanks for the latest show and tell, I love a quilter that has more than one project on the go!

    The only way to have quilts in season is to make them out if season, I working on two Autumn quilts myself! One needs binding and one is ready to quilt.

    Thanks for hooking me up with Laurie, we are going to try a meet up in the future.

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  9. Oh wow! Her quilt projects are incredible! Love the bright reproduction quilt and those leaves on the border of the other are fabulous!

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  10. Oh, my--such beautiful quilts. I would be very happy in her sewing room! I think I need to start a little 9-patch, too. Long-term project, for sure! They look like three inch blocks, but it is kind of hard to tell from this distance. : )

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  11. I have to say "WOW" like everyone before me. Beautiful quilts! I especially love the fussy cut sashing. Wonderful applique! Linda is a very brave and courageous woman!

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  12. All those great quilt photos and yet I am drooling over the box of leaves and petals. Don't you just love the process pictures? Thanks for sharing Linda with us. What a gal!

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  13. Fantastic visit Lori ! Linda you are a true inspiration! I love all your wooly and applique work. How nice that you two ladies got together and have so much in common. Hugs, Karen

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  14. It sounds like you had lots of fun! I just love that bright repro quilt!! A nine patch quilt like that would make a good ender and leader project I think.... I'm feeling tempted too :0)

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  15. Wow! Spectacular quilts by Linda. I have a number of 9-patch blocks with shirting blocks just waiting to be pieced into a quilt. I'm inspired now to add a few more and finish it. Hope it looks as good as Linda's.

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  16. Thanks for sharing some of Linda's story and her awesome quilts. Nine patches and shirtings are a perfect combo.

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  17. Aaaaaahhh! I want to start a small 9 patch and shirting too now! Aaaaaahhh! and I need a ladder too! LOL !! Linda, you make wonderful work. Love every single quilt (or parts of quilt) that Lori showed. So, sooooo happy Lori shared your story with us. I am delighted I have "met" you. May you live a long, loooooonnnnnng time cancer free. Bless you.

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  18. Wow, Linda does beautiful work. So....does she have a blog???

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  19. WOW!! is right. Now I need to add Spigs and Stars to my list, see what I mean about those Aussie Quilters.
    Linda has great talent. Love the sashing on the quilt. This is as fun as the doll swap.
    Laurie

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  20. What an inspiring post! So nice of Linda to share a glimpse at her creativity. Beautiful work.
    Best wishes for a full recovery!

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  21. Linda's style of quilts suits me just fine.

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  22. Very Inspirational!!! I love all her quilts AND the quilt ladder. I would like one too!

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  23. how fun to meet up with an online friend. Great quilts and inspiration. I too love the nine patch! Lindas quilts are wonderful and she sounds like an amazing woman -

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  24. A truly inspirational tour... thank you Lori and Linda for sharing! I have a feeling that nine patch quilts using primarily shirting fabrics will keep sewing machines across the country humming... so tempting!!!

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  25. Very inspirational In deed. Oh I love that shirting nine patch too and how nice to meet up with such a like mind.

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  26. BEAUTIFUL..... I REALLY LOVE THE 9 PATCH SHIRTING QUILT..... Make's me want to start another project tonight when I get home from work!

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  27. wow what an incredible border in progress, yes I love the nine patch I have a quilt in progress like that and have made a few! love those nine patches.
    she is inspirational and I wish her all the best, thanks for taking us along
    Kathie

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