Archive for February, 2012

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival

What a wonderful week it has been!

I came a day early to hang the Alzheimer’s exhibit, “Alzheimer’s Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope” with Sherry Whitford. We were assisted by Judy Simmons who also taught at the show.

Their arms got longer handing each of the 236 quilts to me one at a time. My legs got a workout going up and down the ladder.

On Thursday I taught Dancing Spools, and I hope one of my students would be kind enough to send a photo of their quilt as I seemed to have forgotten that I had a camera with me that day!

Friday was Twisted Sisters and lots of blocks were stitched. I always marvel at the fabric combinations students come up with. They are truly inspired.

Below is a slide show of some of the blocks, along with the other images on this post.


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Saturday I got my upper body workout ironing strips for students during my String Quilting workshop.

Each of the 24 students sewed at least three string sets. With five seams in each to iron, I swiped that iron more than 350 times in about two and a half hours!

Somewhere in there was a lecture called “Living With Quilts: A Survival Guide.” (I think that was Friday night. And Show & Tell on Saturday night.) It was a full week.

Sunday the exhibit quilts came down with Sherry, Denise, and Paula getting most of the exercise. (Huge thanks, ladies!)

Thanks to everyone who signed up for my workshops and lecture. I know you have choices when you attend a quilting conference and I am grateful that you picked me!

Ami Simms

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February 27, 2012 at 9:00 am 7 comments

Scooter is BACK!

Mom’s gone teaching.  So I’m back on the blog.  Shhh….don’t tell her.

I thought I’d start by inserting 27 pictures of me that you may have missed. I am very good looking.

If you hover your mouse over each one before you click, you can read clever things I wrote about each picture.

Now I’ll show you a video in which I look very good. Those are the best kind. All me. A little bit of Mom, but she is only a supporting character in this production and can be ignored.

My training is progressing in the forward direction. As is Mom’s physical therapy.  Mom has one arm that is now way longer than the other. She’s so funny.

I have been diagnosed as an “obnoxious adolescent” with regards to my lunging and barking behavior towards other dogs. (I want to play with them NOW!!!) At home I am nearly perfect. I am training up a storm.

Somebody’s coming. I have to go.

Very big happy licks and tail wags to you.

Your friend, Scooter.

PS: I would enjoy your comments if you would like to leave some for me. They’re almost as good as ear scratches.

February 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm 66 comments

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