Friday, January 22, 2010

Team EtsyBABY Valentine’s Day Challenge – the CONTENDORS

Hi everyone!  Kim here.  I entered a quilt (you’ll see it below) in the etsyBaby Valentine’s Day Challenge.  To be fair I wanted to show you who I’m competing against and I would like you to vote for your favorite…but if you feel so inclined to vote for me I’m good with that too!  (A link to the vote is listed below all the entries…)theresnothinglikethecomfortsofhome

Shop: mysweetsunshine
Little Miss Red Poppy 2 Piece Outfit


Shop: BabyEtte
Sueded Ring Sling Be my Valentine Baby


Shop: AngelBeez
The Kye Parfait


Shop: KimsCraftyApple
Love is in the Air - Hot Air Balloon Quilt


Shop: Little Jumping Beans
Valentines Hearts - Soft Soled Cloth Baby Shoes


Shop: mrowe
Cashmere Baby Blanket


Shop: alphabulous
"Be My Valentine" fabric appliqued photobook


Shop: SaritaBaby
Andalucia minky baby bib


Shop: PoshPipsqueak
Fuzzy Legs


Shop: auntyanndesigns
Boutique Style 3 Piece Baby Bling Red and White Lycra Leotard with Multi Petal Swing Skirt and Matching Headband Set


Shop: LaDyLaDuke


Shop: Daisy Creek
"Bee Mine" Rhinestone Tee


Shop: GrowinLikeAWeed

Hand Painted Wood Plaque for Girls Room


Shop: hottotsbowtique
DREAMY DAMASK 2 peice set


Shop: claireandjanae
Felt Cookies


Shop: trendypeas
Bird Card Design Valentine's Day


Shop: ImogensGarden
Lucy the Lovebug an eco friendly rag doll


Shop: LittleTumblebees
Love - Valentine's Day Onesie


Shop: tigesandweince
Heart Shaped Pillow


Shop: elisehooperdesigns
Red Octopus Poncho


Shop: DivaBabyDesigns
THE HEART BREAKER -Zebra Heart 2pc Tutu Outfit

PLEASE click HERE to vote for your Favorite!  Voting is Open Through January 31st!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mystery Quilt

I quilted my first Mystery Quilt from the 2009 Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekend.  This belongs to Barb and she made it for her granddaughter who should be here in a couple of weeks!  I love the pinks. 

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Quilts By Barb on the Front Page!

Yup!  It’s true.  From 2:00 am (EST) to 3:00 am QuiltsbyBarb’s quiltsbybarbfrontpageScraptastic Quilted Table Runner was on the front page of  Congratulations Barb

The treasury was curated by a fellow Quiltsy member:  Pamelaquilts – nice work! 

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mystery Quilt at 2010 Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekend

We had a mystery Quilt project (see pictures, steps, etc that Kim has posted earlier) in 2009 and it was such a hit we decided to have another one in 2010.

I just finished making the top from Christine Hampton's direction for the 2010 Mystery Quilt.  It is easy, fun and completely diffierent than 2009.  No, I can't show you a picture and neither will Christine!  (One hint:  There are NO triangles that needed to be squared up)  This is a brand new pattern designed especially for our retreat.  Thanks, Christine.

Remember When...........

Time for another update on my Remember When series.  We will move ahead to 2004 Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekend.  This retreat was also held at Sugar Creek but at the Koinonia Lodge.

Our project was "Prairie Star."  This was an original pattern created by Diane Lapacek.  Diane has been the A number one teacher at all the retreats hosted by Quilts by Barb.  I couldn't do it without her.

In the 2003 pictures, I only showed the back of Bette's head. 
I really thought we should show her off a little better.

This quilt was a real hit at Show and Tell.  My daughter, Katrina and
daughter-in-law, Nikki, are both UW alumni and would love to have it.
This is the mystery in 2004.  Who does this quilt belong to? 
The first to identify the owner receives a $10 gift certificate in the store at the


Each year at the Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekend we make a quilt to "give back."  In 2004, we put together a "village for Sugar Creek."   These are some of the blocks donated by the retreat participants that we assembled into a quilt and reteurned to Sugar Creek to hang in their new lodge when it was finished.
Pictured at left, is Diane Lapacek and at right, Barb Raisbeck.

At retreat, we meet many old friends and make new friends.  Mary Ann and Terry are old neighbors and good friends who have attended a number of our retreat together.  Karen and Claire are new acquaintances and were soon friends.  I think that is Mary hiding behind a T shirt quilt we helped her with.

Claire never stops smiling. 

Stayed tune for more Remember When.......... pictures. 

If you are interested in joining us for 2010, check out the details at

We would love to have you join us!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Remember when -

I have heard who the mystery woman is in my picture from Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekend in 2003.  Stay turned f or more pictures and an identification!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Remember when -

I was cleaning some old stuff from my computer and ran across pictures from prior quilt retreats.  I thought is would be fun to post a few pictures at a time.  These pictures are from our very first Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekend held at Sugar Creek outside of Ferryville, Wisconsin.  

The Pineapple is still one of my favorite quilts to teach.  I am going to Wyoming to teach this class to a guild this spring.  I have been working on my sample and that is why I was looking at old pictures!

The Pineapple.  Lori added her own flying geese border

Jean hard at work. 
My sample Pineapple done in all neutrals.

Diane Lapacek's sample showing how she  redid the border to make the outside all dark. 

Someone help me.  I can't tell who this is!  First one to tell me gets a $10 gift certificate to the store at 2010 Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekend in Belmont, Wisconsin. 

Thye mystery is solved!  This is Julie.  Thanks to Bette for letting me know.

AND Bette's shirt says it all, "Born to Quilt"