Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween & Holiday Quilts

Fun...spooky...or both?
Marketing surveys show that Halloween is catching up to Christmas as a money-spending celebration. This has been happening over the last 20 years, and there are many theories why.
I say it's because of quilts.

Back many years ago when the Local Quilt Show was young, they had a category called Holiday. They showed Christmas tree skirts and table runners. It was called Holiday as an attempt to be politically correct about religion (a tricky proposition, I'd say).
I just thought I should enter a holiday quilt, but for a different holiday...Halloween!
That orange & black really made a statement beside the reds & greens.
The second year I did it, there were a couple other people celebrating Halloween along with me!

Then they took out the Holiday category, undoubtedly to up-scale the show (it now has 400+ quilts and no home decor!). But I always had a suspicion it was because they really didn't like those Jack O'Lanterns among the Santas. Too bad it was right beofre I started the Groundhog's Day quilt.

It's great to celebrate your favorite holiday with a quilt, no matter the time of year or the colors that are inspired.
I hope to be celebrating the first year of this blog next Halloween....maybe with a new quilt picture!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Welcome to Patchwork Pie!

This is my special treat for Halloween 2007...a nice piece of Patchwork Pie to share with all my friends.
You may be an "old" friend...or a new friend...or a friend I just don't know yet!
If you already know me, then you know I was born to blog!
It was only a matter of time until I ended up online.

Patchwork Pie is made from my rambling through the world of quilting, fabric and closely related topics. It has lots of ingredients, and I've been making it for over 25 years, so it should be worth trying.

I hope you enjoy a good slice of pie every time you visit. Please feel free to bring your own ice cream.
I will, as usual, supply plenty of exclaimation marks!!!