It's always a special treat when you meet someone and you just "click!" Barb Vedder from Connecticut came to speak to the Abilene Quilters Guild but dropped by the quilt shop first. She wrote about her trip to Texas here. Barb's talk was on scrappy quilts. She had several good ideas about what really makes them work.
Jenny Doan caused quite a flurry when she same to Clyde! Monday Feb 22 and Tuesday Feb 23, 2016. Lucky quilters took part in workshops and Monday afternoon and 181 quilters from all over the area came for the trunk show. Brownwood, Mason, Ft Davis, Lubbock, Midland, Victoria, Eastland, and many more were represented in the enthusiastic audience. The trunk show was actually a whirlwind of mini tutorials with the finished quilts to show but the humor was the true keynote. She had us laughing and crying and completely inspired! Jenny's visit was sponsored by the Abilene Quilters Guild.
October 2015 was a special month for quilters as HSU presented the musical "The Quilters"! I coordinated the creation of the large (144" square!) quilt for the production and the single blocks used during the play. The voices and acting were superb! So grateful to have been part of this wonderful project! Becky and I happily posed with the cast of the musical on opening night!
Saturday Dec 12 and Sunday Dec 13 2015 the Abilene Preservation League hosted their Christmas Open House at the Swenson House TheFeathered Star and Abilene Quilters Guild provided quilts for their theme "A Stitch Through Time, Woven with Quilting History" I coordinated the quilt side of the event. 105 quilts were on display along with the Preservation League Christmas decor and the beautiful Swenson House.
Tuesday, October 14 2014 at 6:30 pm and Wednesday Oct 15 at 1:00 pm I spoke to the Midland Quilt Guild about Scrap Quilting. Wednesday morning we had more fun with a workshop using the Hexagon Trim Tool.
Pat Sloanvisited the Abilene Quilters Guild July 2014 for a workshop and program. On the way out of town she and her husband dropped by the Feathered Star and gave the shop a mention in her blog!
April 2014 I was happy to present a talk for the 2014 Brownwood Quilt Show. Angela McCorkle and the Brownwood guild always put on a great show so it was fun to be part of that 10 year tradition. My talk was about "Taming your Scraps"... a never ending process!
Historian Elizabeth (granddaughter of Sandy Nash) was recently in the shop and posted this article on her web page. I think you'll enjoy reading her work! Thanks Elizabeth! Shaula
KTAB in Abilene is featuring small towns in the Big Country this summer called On The Road 2012. They did a nice piece on the Feathered Star on June 27.
This article appeared in the Brownwood Bulletin and the Clyde Journal spreading the news about a book signing and reception for Angela McCorkle, accomplished longarm quilter, here at the Star on June 26!
My youngest granddaughter and I with her very scrappy alphabet quilt at the Abilene Quilt Show June 2012.
Some very fun sisters were in the shop in April 2012. They were visiting a sister here in Clyde. Jenni from Minnesota has a blog where she wrote a bit about her stop here at the Feathered Star. You can find her blog entry here.
You can also find a quilt I made on Mary Lou Weidman's blog page. We met her at Quilt Market in Houston .... she is as fun as her quilts!
I just ran across the Feathered Star mentioned on another blog.. Lone Star Road and finally this is my own blog that I started before the shop opened (that I rarely update now) Quilted Distractions. Interesting if you're interested in the beginnings of the shop!
Abilene Quilt Show was excellent as always. Feathered Star had a booth. It was great fun seeing customers and meeting new people. I heard "Oh, you're the lady who opened a shop in Clyde" many times. LOL
The Callahan County Historical Commission met here at the Feathered Star on Tuesday, May 3 at 6:00pm. Exciting to meet others who are interested in local history and spark a little interest in quilting at the same time!
I'll be speaking to the OE Quilters of Eula on Monday May 2
Feathered Star was featured in a nice article in the Abilene Reporter News on Feb 10!
I enjoyed my evening with the Abilene Quilt Guild on
Monday, Feb 14! My talk was on the MAGIC of Quilts.
The Clyde Women's Club invited me to speak on "Uncovering the Feathered Star" on March 2. Then the Clyde Study Club met at the store on March 3!
It's been a busy April 2017! An abundance of Collage Quilts with two different groups in Midland and a talk on Wonky House quilts for the Midland guild, then Confetti Quilts in Brownwood, followed by Scrap X and Wonky House quilts in El Paso! What a fun spring!
81 beautiful Bed Runners were donated to the Hendrick Hospice Care Center on Saturday Sept 17! Karen Tucek, Nancy Edgar, and Melissa Luton representing Hendrick Hospice were at the Feathered Star to pick up the quilts. The Abilene Reporter News covered the event HERE.