Sunday, February 5, 2017

February is upon us already!  It's hard to believe how quickly times goes by, and it never seems like there's enough time to finish all of our quilted creations.  We have had a very busy month, and wanted to let everyone know that we plan to keep up the blog.  This month will be fairly short, but there are two important things that we wanted to share...

First, the pattern for Target Practice is now available on the website, www.comequilt.com.  We have a couple more of Mom's patterns that we're working on completing as well, but this one she finished herself in late December.  It's got a million miles of applique for all of the zig-zags and circles, and how beautiful it turned out to be!


Second, in planning Mom's Celebration of Life, we knew that we wanted to hang at least a couple of her quilts for people to enjoy.  We turned to some of her close quilting friends for help, and WOW is all we could say.  They did a fabulous job of hanging almost thirty of her quilts around the reception area and on the stage of the theater.  I don't think we'd ever seen them all hung together like that, and it was really a spectacular view for everyone.  Please enjoy the photos...



























We'll see you next month.  Until than, happy quilting!
~ Jenny Arkinson and Mary Garman

34 comments:

  1. We all so loved your mom...thank you for sharing her lovely work!!

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  2. What a lovely tribute to your Mom. Thank you for sharing her wonderful work.

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  3. Thank you for sharing and continuing the shop. Your mom's patterns are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen.

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  4. What wonderful friends to remember her this way! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Thank you for sharing and continuing your mom's legacy.

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  6. Your mum will live on through her beautiful quilts, thankyou so much for continuing her legacy. She was a truly talented woman

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  7. Thank you for sharing your mom's Celebration of Life. Kudos to her dear quilting friends. Many are delighted that you chose to continue the blog. I recently learned that a mom may pass on physically, but her memories and thoughts stay with you. Take care.

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  8. Thank you Jenny and Mary for sharing this wonderful tribute to your mother and for honouring her quilting legacy by continuing with this blog and making her patterns available.

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  9. love seeing all the quilts together like this and what a nice tribute to you both continue on with her blog - thank you so much for sharing this.

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  10. I am working on the TQS BOM for 2017, designed by your mother. I am so loving it but it's bittersweet knowing she is gone. Thanks so much for continuing the blog.

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  11. Thank you for sharing Sharon's quilts with us. How amazing to have so many hanging in one place. Looking at them here, all reminds us of what a master quilter she really was. Thank you for continuing her blog. It has always been such a place of inspiration for so many. Prays and thoughts to your family.

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  12. Sue was an incomparable legend in the quilting world. Thank you, Mary and Jenny, for continuing to share her incredible and inspiring work.

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  13. What a legacy she has left. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. What a wonderful tribute to a spectacular lady! She will remain with us forever. A true treasure.

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  15. You made my heart glad this morning. What works of art!! Thank you for sharing Sue's work and for continuing in her footsteps.

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  16. What a beautiful tribute to your mother! Thank you for sharing her lovely quilts!

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  17. What a wonderful way to show your mum's work to those who loved her. I know we all did.

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  18. thank you for sharing her service, Sharyn

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  19. what a lovely post! thank you for sharing special photos from Sue's service.

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  20. Jenny & Mary, It will be a pleasure to read as you keep up this blog. What a tribute to your mother and her talent. Thank you for continuing to share. I hope that it will also be cathartic for you.

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  21. Thank you for showing her work and this lovely post. Your mom will be missed by many.

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  22. I am so glad to see that blue & white pattern, based on the woven throw, finished. It featured in so many of Sue's posts this past year. And I'm so glad that you are continuing the blog! On we go. :D

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  23. I was so thrilled to see a new post on the blog from you both - thank you for thinking of us who miss Sue's delightful words and photos. It was so special to see her lovely quilts hanging so cheerfully. She was there with you all.

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  24. Thank you for sharing these photos. And for continuing this blog. Sue's legacy lives on.

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  25. What a wonderful surprise to find you continuing your mother's blog! Your mother meant so much to so many of us...the photos are spectacular!

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  26. I am in awe of this type of tribute - what a lovely way to celebrate your mom's life! My Aunt and Uncle knew Sue from a LONG time ago at JSC (Grady and Marie McCright). What a blessing your mom was to SO many people - whether through quilting or her work life. Thank you for sharing these pictures!

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  27. Thank you for sharing and continuing the blog. I am always inspired by the blog every time I wander through it.

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  28. Sending prayers for peace and comfort as you adjust to life on this earth without her. She left a beautiful legacy in her quilts. The display of her quilts was lovely.

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  29. I was sad to hear of your mom's passing. I took a class years and years ago and have admired her quilts. Am also sad that I no longer live in the area so that I could attend the celebration of her life. My condolences to you and your families.

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  30. So very glad you guys will keep the blog. Seeing your Moms Quilts, just gave me goosebumps. Knowing the next few years I will be making five of her patterns, will be my way of paying her art forward. Over the years reading her blog, we followed her quilting journey, so seeing another of her dreams coming true, is very heartwarming. Love to applique!

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  31. Thank you for continuing the blog and for sharing her memorial tribute.

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  32. Thank you so very much for posting this, it was fabulous to see and to feel. I do hope you already know , however, that we all loved your mom for much more than her quilts. For me, it was her glorious support of other quilters. Sure, she published patterns, and taught classes (something that unfortunately makes some of us a bit self-centered)... she LOVED her fellow quilt makers ... the wonderful posts where she showed and revealed in her fellow quilters' works were my favorite. Those showed us her inner self - giving, supportive, generous..... thank you.

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