Saturday, March 12, 2011

Missing Quilt

The fear of everyone who has every shipped a treasured item!

My friend, Janet Adkins, just sent this message to me:

My quilt, Kaaterskill, was shipped from Golden, Colorado on February 16, via UPS 2nd Day air. It hasn't been seen since. It was picked up, but never scanned. UPS claims they've looked for the package, but they can't find it. They're willing to issue a claim, but frankly, money won't replace this quilt.

I'm hoping to find someone at UPS or elsewhere who can put some pressure on them to look for the package. I've registered it on the Lost Quilt page, put it up on my Facebook page, and I'm trying to get the Times Union consumer advocate to look into the case.

Everyone I've talked to about it feels the quilt will come back, eventually. But I've already had to withdraw it from one quilt show, and I just found out it's been juried into the AQS show at Paducah - this is it's last chance to enter that show.

If you can help, I would really appreciate it. I can't believe I'll never see this quilt again!


If anyone has seen this quilt or knows of something that might help find this missing quilt, if would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski

I've been invited to co-host the internet radio show Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski on March 9th.

I'm so excited about this because Mark Lipinski is such a "wild" and dynamic person. This is how his website describes him - "international
quilt teacher and quilt fabric designer and creator and former
Executive Editor of Quilter's Home magazine, Mark Lipinski.
Dubbed "the bad boy of quilting" by the international press,
Mark's no holds barred, brutally honest, riotous PG-13 talks
are half quilting and all stand-up comedy."

Creative Mojo airs every Wednesday at 3:00 pm Eastern time and runs LIVE, with listener call-ins, for 2 hours. You can tune in by going to Toginet Radio and click on the listen live button on the right hand side of the page.

However, if you are like me, you might find the podcast easier to find time to listen to (although you won't have the opportunity to call-in to the live show.) You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and download all of the past shows to catch up on all the zany fun!

On the show that I'll be co-hosting the guests will be:

Scott Jeffrey, who wrote Creativity Revealed: Discovering the Source of Inspiration. (I've already loaded this one on my Kindle.)

Margaret McCraw, who wrote The Relationship Code. (I'm reading this one now. Interesting theories!)

Mark Montano, an all-around uber crafter, who recently wrote the paper crafting book, Pulp Fiction - Perfect Paper Projects. This looks like it has some great creative idea.

Judi Ketteler, author of Sew Retro, a Stylish History of The Sewing Revolution.

I tell ya, after I got the list of guests for the show and looked up their books on the internet, I wanted to run out and get them all. I'm so looking forward to the discussion on the radio show. Hope you'll listen in!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Finished a Sheep Sweater

I just completed my first sweater that used more than one color of yarn. It was certainly a trial managing the different balls of yarn all at once and maintaining an even tension. I was pleasantly surprized with the finished sweater.


I like whimsy and this design fit the bill. It is by Fiber Trends and is called Sheep-Go-Round. The yarn I used was Valley Yarn's Goshen, a cotton/modal/silk blend. Very nice to work with.

(I just found out that they also have a really over-the-top design of a sweater with a fuzzy sheep's face making up the entire front of the sweater. I'm tempted but would anyone admit to knowing me if I wore it? LOL!)