2013 - April - Studio is now usable to long-arm quilt, but Grand Opening will wait until the weather cooperates to paint the outside of the building. Thank you to my clients who have been patiently waiting for their quilts.
2013 - January - March - Renovations of a studio in Grand Coulee continue.
"Rosie's BOMb" is given a Tri-Cities Quilt Member award by Friday Friends at their local show, "Outstanding in the Field" --Unique, Outstanding, Creative
2012 - December - closing the chapter on my in-home studio.
2012 - November - Completed three years of doing long-arm machine quilting. Read my year in review.
2012 - October "My Olympic Connection" juried into MQX-West
"Spinner" receives 2nd place ribbon at Washington State Quilters - Spokane Quilt Show in the Machine Quilted, Pieced, Solo category
2012 - September 6- Taught EQ7 at Discount Sew & Vac, Kennewick, WA
''1892 Rondure' receives Best Technical from the Judges at EE Schenck's Fall Trends
2012 - August - '1892 Rondure' placed 2nd in Quilting Gallery's "Modern Geometric" contest
2012 - June 18 - "Jinny's Garden for Dad", a customer quilt, quilted by me, placed 2nd in Quilting Gallery's "Quilts for Dad" contest
June 8 - Lectured about EQ at Int'l Quilt Festival of Ireland, Galway
June 5-15 -Ireland - read my daily blog posts
2012 - May -- "Spinner" accepted into Pacific West Quilt Show to be held in Tacoma, WA in August.
2012 - April -- McCall's Quilting Magazine - May/June Issue recognizes McCall's Quilt Design Star 2011 Final Round Participants. Mi Amore, final round entry included.
2012 - March 1 - **WINNER** of EQ's 2011 BOM Layout contest
2nd of 3 classes for Charmed Network at Stash. (3rd class TBD)
2012 - January - 2nd place in Quilting Gallery's 'New Beginnings' quilt contest with "Your First Journey"
Attended WSQ-Spokane Quilt Guild meeting featuring Irena Bluhm and her class the next day.
2011 - December - One year of blogging and a wrapup of projects completed
2011 - November - patterns now available through Pattern Peddlers and represented at Int'l Quilt Market in Houston.
2011 - October - 'Mi Amore' designed for FINAL round entry in the McCalls Quilt Design Star 2011.
Featured in Electric Quilt (EQ) ad campaign.
'Pulsed Illumination' accepted into MQX - West, Portland, OR; Oct. 12-15
'1892 Rondure' accepted into MQX-West, Portland, OR; Oct. 12-15
2011 - August - Through to round 2 (Entry: Pulsed Illumination) in the McCalls Quilt Design Star 2011 - Voting is daily Aug17 - Sep 8.
Starlight-Flutterbright selected for inclusion to the Pacific West Quilt Show - Tacoma, WA in the Member's Special Exhibit - "Stars", Aug. 26-28, 2011.
'Valley Icons' selected for inclusion to the Pacific West Quilt Show - Tacoma, WA in the Member's Special Exhibit - "Group", Aug. 26-28, 2011.
Selected as featured 'blogger' to escort a group to the International Quilt Festival of Ireland in June 2012 - JOIN ME!!!
011 - July - 'Bordered Beyond the Block' juried into the AQS Knoxville show - July 13-16.
2nd place in Quilting Gallery's 'Little Boys' contest with "Elephant's Play"
2011 - June Patterns now available by download at patternspot.com
2011 - April Participated in the Supernova Quilt Along by Lee @ Freshly Pieced.
2011 - March - 'Starlight-Flutterbright' wins Judges' Choice at EESchenk's industry-only Trends event.
Spoke at Walla Walla Valley Quilt Guild's monthly meeting, March 8, on fragmenting of blocks. Used Jinny Beyer's Stony Creek block to do an exercise in black and white paper strips to illustrate the concept.
2011 - February - our new website is launched thanks to EvonneLeeDesigns.
2011 - January - Will be writing a column for the Country Register this year. First article comes out in the Feb-Mar issue and will be about taking traditional designs and extending them into the borders to create more interest and character. I chose to apply this concept with the AQS 2010 Mystery Quilt user designed borders.
Maywood Trunk show was on display at Fabric Depot in Portland, OR and included "Will You Accept This Rose?". Fun to see it hanging on their wall.
2010 - December – Busy with lots of customer quilts before Christmas. This has been a great first year!
2010 - November - Alerted to the fact that EESchenk used my "Will You Accept This Rose?" quilt to decorate their booth at the International Quilt Market in Houston, TX.
2010 - October - Stopped in at EESchenk's Trends event, Portland, OR and saw "Will You Accept This Rose?" quilt hanging with patterns for sale. You can get this pattern wholesale through EESchenk or retail from myself or Animas Quilts.
2010 - September - Walla Walla Valley Quilt Festival had several customer quilts on display that I had the privilege of quilting. Walla Walla University's U-Shop now carries most of my quilt patterns and the WWU and WWValley symbolic table trivets and pot holders. They are located on College Avenue just north of 4th St., College Place, WA.
2010 - August - Basket Block submitted to the 'Rose of Sharon' contest Nov. 2009 and selected as part of the book now available from Martingale & Co. "The Rose of Sharon Block Book". Purchase it directly from me to receive a signed-copy.
2010 - July - Block #47 "Inner-Quad Jewel" won VIEWER'S CHOICE. The block goes into a quilt I designed named "Will You Accept This Rose?". This is now a pattern available from Animas Quilts and features Jackie Robinson's "Roses" fabric line.
2010 - June - Basket Block submitted to the 'Rose of Sharon' contest Nov. 2009 was selected as part of the book which will be published in August. The block is also used in several chapters of the DVD to illustrate various techniques by Sharon Pederson. The Bird Block also submitted to the contest is included in the DVD PDF now available from Nine Patch Media.
2010-May - "Zoe" featured in BasicGrey newsletter (page 2)
2010-April - "Elephant's Play" featuring Shelburne Circus fabric line by Windham will be part of the manufacturers product catalogue at market.