Archive for January 2011

Quilt and Needle Arts Walk, Genoa, IL

January 24, 2011

A New Year with many exciting projects on the horizon and the sewing machine insists that it is time to go into the shop for a cleaning.  When the machine speaks in this manner, I must listen. 

I am starting out the New Year with a display in the store window for Cutter’s Family Hair Care in Genoa, IL.  It is part of Genoa’s Quilt & Needle Arts Walk January 24 – 29.  It is a week full of activities, demonstrations and exhibits.  Quilts, embroidery, knitting, weaving, lacework, needlepoint, rugs, handmade dolls, and more are displayed throughout downtown Genoa, IL.

   The 2011 walk is sponsored by Basketcases Unlimited of Clare, IL.  Activities include displays including Quilts of Valor and Home of the Brave quilts honor US military.  Local artists Shirley Gylleck and Dorothy Laing will be doing presentations.  I will be doing a demonstration of the quilt and tear paper on Thursday, January 27th at 1:30 pm.  For a full schedule of activities, go to