Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Year of Memorable Moments

July: Lucy Mingo signs her quilt 33 years after she made it.
Many, many memorable moments in 2011 - from Lucy Mingo signing her quilt, to the moment I saw Beauty Secrets hanging at the Benton County Museum. Really, I'm speechless. Here are some of my favorite memorable moments from 2011.

January: Small Wonders catalog officially released
February: Small Wonders on display at Latimer Quilt and Textile Center
March: Jo Barry & friends win viewer's choice at the NW Quilters Show
April: the quilt that made me weep, by Andrea Balosky
April: a diminutive Amish crib quilt got a lot of attention in Paducah
May: Beauty Secrets catalog underway
June: Antiques Roadshow comes to Eugene
July: Lucy Mingo and friends sign her quilt in Sisters
Lucy Mingo's quilt, Bible Story, 1979
July: Old Quilts lecture at Sisters
July: Little Boo was strangely attracted to this quilt. I was pinning a sleeve
August: eight quilts, including this Airplanes quilt, sell on eBay
August: Beauty Secrets installation day
September: Treasures in the Trunk, curated by Mary Bywater Cross
September: 20 antique quilts on display at the NW Quilting Expo
September: I catch 1970s fever
October: I morph into Willy Wonky and work to launch the new web site
November: Janis Pearson gives me a quilt she made in 1972
November: Mottainai exhibit at the Japanese Garden
December: I discover Zazzle and start designing shoes and gifts

Wow! What a year!! I can't believe it's coming to a close, but I'm already looking forward to another great year in 2012. Happy Holidays!!


  1. Did all that happen in just one year. It has been a big year. Best wishes for 2012 to be as good or better.

  2. Yes, and when I review the year it's hard to believe it all happened this year. There were plenty of other things that weren't in the blog, but I tried to get at least one moment per month. It has been a great year. Happy Holidays to you!!

  3. Thank you for sharing your joy of quilts.
    We are all the better for this special gift.


  4. Happy New Year, Nyima! Let me know when you're back in Mungpoo. I have a little care package to send.