May 30, 2012

I won a quilt!

I'm a lucky person, in so many ways.  I have a great life, a super husband, beautiful daughters and great grandkids.  I work in a bookstore, I quilt, I teach Tai Chi, life is good.  When I found out I won a quilt from Charlie Scott of Qubee Quilts, I was surprised and ecstatic.  I posted about the win on the family blog, here, if you want to read about it.

Yesterday, after teaching Tai Chi, I drove home to pick up Bob to go out for a quick bite to eat.  He said, you got a box; using his hands he said, "It's about this big and there's no return address".  Judging by his description, I asked if it was heavy, and maybe a box of books.  He said it was too light to be a box of books.

When we got home, the mystery was solved as soon as I opened the box, it was the quilt I won.

Gum Wrapper

Here are the details, pieced by Charlie Scott and quilted by Thomas White

Here are my two quilt racks.  I moved the small one from the hearth to fill out this photo.  The ladder quilt rack was made for me by Fred Sobering,  Fred is a super great guy, and the father of Jacquie, of Tallgrass Prairie Studio fame.  She put me in touch with him.

Bob was working on this small quilt rack, when he got sick, last year.  It remains unfinished, but this Spring, I moved it in front to our fireplace, since we're not using it in the Spring or Summer.  This rack is from Shaker Workshops, and it's called Sabbathday Lake Towel Rack.

May your bobbins always be full,


  1. lovely are lucky! *smile*

  2. What a great prize to win! It's nice getting handmade items.
    Just had a look round the rest of your blog you have some very interesting other pages.
    Liking those quilt racks..wish I had space for some =D

  3. whoa that is super pretty! congrats! I'm also really liking the quilt with the mustard & raspberry colors... very gorgeous.

  4. Lucky you, Jan! It has a cool "gum wrapper" name, too ~

  5. Man, you have to be the luckiest person on the planet!!!! You are always winning something. Good for you. Maybe it is because you always try to do the right thing! Funny how that all seems to work out! Good for you. I love the quilt! And all of your others. And your quilt racks. I just used an old ladder.

  6. G'day. Congratulations. What a great quilt to win. Take care. Liz...

  7. I'm glad that you are enjoying your new quilt!:-)

  8. I'm glad you are enjoying your new quilt! :-)


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