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Status Updates posted by Joy-in-Illinois

  1. Can't wait to see Lorna's quilt at Paducah!!

  2. I want to thank everyone who has helped our parents over the last several days. The outpouring of support, friendship, and genuine concern has been overwhelming and so very very appreciated.We're working on getting them back to the old home place as as we can. Today was a good day - we found the cat that had been missing since the fire. Hallelujah!

  3. Check out this year's company Christmas "card".

  4. She says it perfectly. Break the silence. Pass it on.

  5. Kate Laskowski with her quilt at Quilt Market. Looks great!!

  6. Hmmm. It said I looked 35 with the photo I used in my profile pic and 60 in one taken at the office! I guess I need to wear sunglasses all the time and quit working. :-)

  7. more awesome quilts I loved at the show.

  8. Some of the awesome quilts I saw yesterday. I haven't seen them all yet.

  9. This beautiful quilt designed and pieced by Kate at Main Street Quilt Co in Shelbyville and quilted by ME is appearing in the upcoming edition of Quilt Sampler magazine in May. I'll share more pics later. Congratulations KAte!!Main Street Quilt Company | AllPeopleQuilt.com

  10. Just won two tickets to see Brantley Gilbert at the Illinois State Fair on Aug 23. Who wants to go with me?!!

  11. I got serious about my health last October when my A1C levels reached 9.5. Yes, 9.5. For those of you who do not know, that is extremely high blood glucose levels. I had a new doctor for that visit and some of the things he said resonated with me. I started keeping track of every single thing I put in my mouth via an app called MyFitnessPal. That helped me do two things - it showed exactly how many calories I was eating (a lot) and how much sugar content was included in those calories (a lot...

  12. Latest customer quilt off the frame for Shirley.

  13. Reception at Autodesk Gallery. Dinner at La Mar on the waterfront. And our first Uber ride back to the hotel made for an awesome last evening in San Fransisco.

  14. Who knew the airport here is a polling place?! Did you vote?

  15. Latest customer quilt off the frame. Love love love this one. Love the texture and the color. Puts me in a springtime mood.

  16. Well, just when I thought I was getting better, I woke up with a 101.2 fever this morning. I got into see the doc this morning and I have strep throat (AGAIN) on top of the flu. That means, 2 out of the last 3 years of getting a flu shot I have had the flu anyway. Hopefully, the meds will kick in soon. I don't have time for this.

  17. went to bed at 8:30 and up at 4:30 with a 101 fever and aches. yuck. I have NO time for being sick. This was not on my list of things to do this weekend.

  18. Lots of soup and auction items going on now until 7 at the Findlay Fire Protection District. Some really cool items here this year.

  19. The fog is awful tonight. It makes it really hard to see a dryer in the middle of the road. Just saying. #iamneverpullingatraileragain #ever

  20. Latest quilt off the frame for Mary Madoni. Love her quilts.

  21. My baby boy just got engaged to a beautiful lady. Congratulations David Cookson and Angela Carey. I'm so happy to see how happy you both make each other! Love you two!

  22. I just took this gorgeous Freedom Rings quilt off the frame! Love how this turned out. This quilt is up for raffle by The Woman's Club in Assumption, IL. Contact Barbara Freeman if you want to purchase raffle tickets or let me know and I'll pass along the info as I find out. The winning ticket will be drawn later this spring or early summer. I'm going to buy several tickets because I'd like to keep this one!! It's 88"x 88" so it would make a nice size bed quilt or look stunning on a large wa...

  23. Latest customer quilt off the frame. I want to keep this one. The pattern is Carolina Lily and it turned out lovely despite issues with fullness.

  24. Day #5 of the FB Art challenge. Today, I'm sharing three of my painted quilts. All of the designs on these are painted on wholecloth using fabric paints and inks. The purple dragonfly and the bird feeding have a fabric border added. the Framed Flowers is an entire (37x47) wholecloth quilt that was white and has been painted entirely using a variety of paints and inks. These are so thrilling for me to do. I've a long way to go to perfect this technique, but these have been great fun to work o...

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