Sunday, August 15, 2010

Raggedy & Friends on Display

When Michele, owner of The Running Stitch…my not-so-local quilt shop (65 miles away)…asked if she could display my Raggedy & Friends quilt in her shop for the month of August, I replied with a resounding, “Of course!”  So earlier this week, Mr. PQ, Mac and I made the trek to Ottawa not only to visit the shop but to also show her my recently completed A Primitive Garden quilt which you can see here.

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The shop just recently moved to larger premises and not only do they carry a wide selection of fabric, notions, books and everything else to tickle a quilter’s fancy, they are also a Bernina dealer.

This is what greets you as you enter the shop.  Can you see my Raggedy & Friends quilt hanging behind the check out counter?

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To the right are the notions, books and Berninas on display.

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And to the left is the fabric.  Oops!  There’s my Primitive Garden quilt on the cutting table!  It’s going to be on display and featured in the shop during the month of October.

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And more fabric…

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A closer look at Raggedy & Friends here…

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And here…

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And speaking of Raggedy & Friends, I’d like to share with you some photos of completed first blocks from all around the world.

Marimosty from France.  Bonjour!

marimosty block 1

Paula from Spain.  Hola!

Paula's block 1

Mary from the US.  Howdy!

Mary from oz Block 1

Claire from Canada.  Hi!

Clair Canada Block 1

And Jeannine from France.  Bonjour!

Claire France Block 1

Thanks so much for sharing.  You all make my heart sing!

And remember, Block 2 of Raggedy & Friends will be released on Friday, the 20th of August.  See you then!

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

36 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

How wonderful is this?!! Love it! You go Kaaren!!

lorir said...

I was in the shop on Friday and saw the quilt. Pictures do not do it justice! I bought Blackbird's Sarah Tobias. Can hardly wait to see Primitive Garden. Lori R.

Stephanie said...

Your gorgeous work is worthy of being on display in such a pretty quilt shop. It must have felt special seeing your raggedys hanging for all to see.

marina said...

Wonderful to see your quilt on display!
Love all the different ways block one has been done. I will start mine soon!

Bunny said...

Wow Kaaren you must be proud. It is beautiful. Congratulations

Denise :) said...

Very nice - what a pretty shop your quilts will be displayed in! And how nicely your beautiful quilts will enhance her shop!! :)

Janet said...

What a thrill to have your quilts in such a lovely shop. I love how spacious and light it looks. Congratulations on the honour. It's lovely to see the first blocks.

Darlene said...

Wahooooooooooooooooooo! I'm happy dancing for you - I'd dance across the desert for you but it's too dang hot. My living room will have to do. LOL

Wonderful news, Kaaren.

Shari said...

What a lot of fun! Wonderful to have your beautiful quilts shown off to inspire others!

Ulla said...

Congratulations! It is a lovely place for your quilt. I also love your Primitive Gatherings quilt.

Monica said...

Everyone's work is looking so fantastic. I wish I had time to start stitching mine.

Unfortunately Ms. Crockett demands my time at present.

Lori said...

What a gorgeous shop and your quilt looks fantastic hanging in there!!

Betty said...

Your quilts are so deserving of the display in what looks to be a very nice shop. Congratulations. I am anxiously awaiting the 2nd block of Raggedy and friends. Not sure I will get the next one done in two days.

Yvette said...

What a great shop you have there and such an honor to have your quilt displayed.

I'll have you know that I couldn't stand it another minute and ordered the Primitive Garden BOM. ;)

Karen said...

I need to press & trim my Raggedy Ann & Andy blocks and add the patchwork. I did the embroidery while on vacation. Enjoyed it and am looking forward to part 2.

Bobbie Ashley said...

Such an adorable quilt, just love it! Congrats on the display. We are happy for you and thanks ever so much for sharing your lovely design.

Cheers,
Bobbie

Taryn said...

Such a great post! Both quilts are just wonderful.

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

You are so talented. Both quilts are beautiful. I have said that before...lol! Way to go with having your quilts displayed in a shop! I have a feeling we will see more of this from you! YAY! Karen

Karen said...

Lovely shop made even more lovely by hanging Raggety and Friends! Kaaren, it looks great! Your Prim. Garden will look fabulous hung when it is up on display- your talent and willingness to share it are a joy. Such lucky quilters to be able to see either (or both) of your quilts in person. Maybe I should pack an over night bag *smile*
Karen

Sew Many Mamas said...

What gorgeous work! Love your blog!

Annette said...

Such a beautiful quilt, displayed in a beautiful place. Every time I see your quilt I fall more and more in love with it.

Huisvlyt said...

It is always wonderful to know that your work is being admired and appreciated!
Hope your quilts will get a lot of ooohhh's and aaahhh's at the shop!
Elzaan

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Love the quilts :) With such a lovely shop like that to visit, I'd throw the worry of distance out the window....lol...!!!! Happy crafting, Jenny

Cindy said...

You ROCK, Kaaren ! And so do your quilts - clapping for you !!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Kaaren, I can just imagine the response there will be from the folks visiting the shop. Both quilts are so wonderful, one fun and cute and delightful, the other, elegant and breath taking. Everyone will know your name!!! Glad I already do. AND, the shop is just terrific. My gosh I'd like to pass a few hours wandering around in there. Thanks so much for sharing the photos.

Quilts And Pieces said...

How cool is that! Thanks for the fun virtual visit!

Stina said...

Ohhh.. so much fun for you... and It looks fantastic on the wall in the shop... hmm.. you better see to that you get it back.. because she might want to keep it..lol...
CONGRATULaTIONS!!

Micki said...

Your quilt is just lovely , and how nice that it was in that shop. What a gorgeous shop that is!
Micki

Candace said...

What an honor, Kaaren! And such a nice shop, too! I love how their FQ's are displayed!
Cheers!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh look at you girl!! That is just awesome!!
and boy could I spend a pretty penny in that store!

vanos said...

How cool is that - what an honor for you! Congratulations!

Pieced Pastimes said...

It looks like your quilt has the best location in the store. I am sure many people inquire about it as they head up to the register. It looks wonderful!

Maggey and Jim said...

Wonderful, your work is exquisite..
Maggey

Wendy said...

Oh how I would love to see that quilt in person. It looks awesome on the wall behind the desk.

Michèle said...

Kaaren, your blog is fantastic! Thank you so much for promoting The Running Stitch (the photos you took are fantastic). That's very nice of you. I'm looking forward to putting up The Primitive Garden quilt in October. Hope to see you soon.

KaHolly said...

Kaaren, Raggedy and Friends looks perfectly at home! ~karen