And we find at the end of a perfect day, the soul of a friend we’ve made.
-Carrie Jacobs Bond

Pat and Melissa went on another MOST EXCELLENT ADVENTURE. We took Suzanne with us on this trip and she had a ball. The mission as stated in prior blogs was to hear Carrie Nelson (aka Miss Rosies Quilt Co.) at the Etowah Valley Quilt guild. We have been planning this trip for a couple of months ever since our second “MOST EXCELLENT ADVENTURE” so off we went. We knew Suzanne would have fun and enjoy the trip.

Melissa wanted to take us to this “highly recommended” restaurant. Appalachian grill. Boy was it goood goood goood. Next time you are in Cartersville Georgia be sure to stop by there! As you can see by these food photos we enjoyed our selves. Melissa and Suzanne ordered desert (Suz Kentucky Derby Pie, Melis Creme Brule’) I ordered an extra spoon and tasted theirs. teehee. You should have seen the look on everyones faces including the waitress when I ordered the spoon.

Carrie was FANTASTIC. She was warm and engaging, funny and informative. She said so many things about the design process that I think about so often. She really spoke to my heart. I loved her quilts (of course) and I enjoyed hearing the stories of how she names her quilts. Each one seemed to come from a story or person that was special to her. I also loved the way she labels her quilts. She uses orphan blocks and sews a label into the backings. Most of the ones I saw were a strip sort of down the center of the backing. Then the labels are sewn into the backing and cannot be removed. I’ve seen this done but mostly in corners. I like the center placement of the labels the best. OK so you would think I would have more pictures of her quilts. Honestly I was so engaged by her talk that I would forget to take a photo. We were also sitting in a not so great location for taking pictures of the quilts. I promise I’ll take better photos next time.

During the lecture Carrie mentioned a quilt called “Cracked Pots.” I said to Melissa “She named that one after me..Melissa said I was a Crack Pot……I think there is a difference between a Cracked Pot and a Crack Pot. Should I be offended? I’m going to have to think about this one.

Melinda was there with Maetha from Tiny Stitches and we sat together. I love Melinda’s blog so jump over there and check out her photos and stuff of our evening. She probably got better photos of the quilts. I am speaking at her guild soon, I can’t wait to meet all those ladies.

Carrie said last night she had the best job, hanging out with quilters and making quilts. Now, how many times have I said that on my blog???…I’m so blessed..I agreed with you Carrie…Being a full time quilter is a great job.

Mary Ellen from Little Quilts brought the class she was teaching on a field trip up to Cartersville. Now isn’t she the nicest teacher! Here is a photo of the class coming out of the lecture. This makes me wonder….should I be taking my Silver Thimble Club on a field trip??…well DANG. I’ll have to rent two Greyhound buses there are so many of them! I could be in real trouble with this project in mind.

I forgot to mention above that I first met Carrie at market and I chose my beginning quote today just for her. And the author’s name is Carrie as well….. Waving to you Carrie!!! I know Rosie will be glad to see you home again!


  1. 1

    What a great adventure and no getting lost or misbehaving in the car along the way??? 🙂

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    Gosh what a wonderful time you had!! Hanging out with quilters is the BEST!!


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    Looks like you had a great adventure

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    I’m just plain jealous! You and the girls have such a good time.

    So much fun. Continue enjoying yourself and sharing your adventures. I just love hearing about it!


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    I love Carrie’s quilts! I wish we could have her come up here….I wonder if she’d venture north 🙂 I looks like a great time and what a great idea to order a spoon, I’ll remember that!

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    Wow that sounds like a really fun trip! I loved reading about it! Thanks!

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    I am so bummed that I had to work and miss out on all the fun.

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    oooo whooo! SOunds like you had a great time. I think you might be a “soul stitcher’ with the crack pot inuendo. Isn’t ti great to be able to experience all the joys we can today. Looove IT!

    Anyways, you had asked about whether I had a pattern for the trivets. I just used a rope that was wrapped by 1 1/4″ cloth strips and then sewn togehter to make the trivets.
    I did not have a pattern for them, but I do own the book, It’s a Wrap. I just went outside the box if you know what I mean and thought I’d make some hot pads that would compliment the colors in the kitchen and Dining Room, desert brick/orange and light medium green respectively.
    They were fun to make and didn’t take that much time. The worst part was using the glue stick to the fabric ends so they would stick together while wrapping the rope. But it did make a nice nobrainer job while watching a movie. And something a elementary school teacher could do without any hassle! Stay well, if I can help, let me know.

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    When is the field trip????? Sign me up……I am so ready for an excellent adventure!!

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