The Weather Was Perfect!

Alegre retreat this month was highly successful! We had a great time. The weather was perfect! The teachers were wonderful! We had a magician that was mind blowing. Tour of Maureen and John’s home, Tour of his car museum, Hiking the hills and a Helicopter ride for an angels view. Sign ups are going great for next year only 9 spots left in the regular classes and 6 independent study spots!! So we are very excited!! Here are a few of the highlights.

I have a couple of weeks of rest before I am on the road, teaching in Sacramento then making red white and blue quilts for our veterans over memorial weekend, Remodeling my kitchen and getting new floors throughout the house. Family reunion at Lake Tahoe the end of June. The sisters Quilt show in July and the opening of my show at Visions the 21st of July then directly from there to Quilting by the Lake then August 1st I get a new knee at the Coons joint replacement center in St. Helena then a month of recoup and hopefully I will be out on the road again. In between all of that I am starting a new series of quilts all about floral still lifes!! so keeping busy.

Thanks to everyone for their wonderful sympathy cards for me over the loss of my husband. I am doing ok by quilting which always lifts my spirits and gardening,
Have a super great summer
love and hugs

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter!! I had a wonderful time the end of March helping my daughter have her baby in Wisconsin. What an awesome experience to share with her as 1.2 of her coach team. He is a beautiful baby boy named Dylan E Hansrote. Just stole my heart, can’t wait to go back for a visit.

And there is always a baby quilt in the making. I am working hard the next few weeks and playing hard too. A trip to our family houseboat on Trinity Lake to celebrate my birthday.


Then home for a few days to do some stitched paintings to sell at Alegre Retreat. The next weekend a trip to Chico California for my nephews wedding and mini family reunion. Then home back for a few days to pack all my stuff and fly off to Gateway Canyons for the 10th anniversary of Alegre Retreat!! so excited about that. It is a great retreat filled with new and long time friends, inspiration all around, Excellent food and informative class and lectures to learn more about Alegre Retreat go to Maybe you would like to join us one year. Always in April. Spring is so beautiful there.


Enjoy your spring wherever you are. and Happy Quilting


March. I am doing fine, lots of projects to keep me busy. Trying to finish two quilts to hang and my Alegre Retreat show which is coming up in April. and lots of Baby quilts are being made because there are 4 new babies coming in our families in the next few months. So quilting quilting quilting!!

love and hugs