Saturday, February 28, 2009

Esterita Austin

Hi everyone-
Just checking to see if there might be interest in taking Esterita Austin to dinner on Wed. after the workshop in Canandaigua. I would love it if anyone who's interested at all could e-mail or call me by Sunday 3/1 so I have an idea of numbers. This would not obligate you in any way. My e-mail is: marengans phone is: 315-923-9292


Monday, February 16, 2009

Debbie Picarella

Debbie Picarella's son died Feb. 14, 2009. Calling hours are Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 at the Baird-Moore Funeral Home in Naples, NY. The funeral service is Thursday at 4 pm at the Bristol Springs Free Church corner of Rt 21 & 64.

Monday, February 9, 2009

QuiltBarn Trails of Ohio

A grassroots art movement to dress up old barns with paintings of family quilt partterns is snowballing . The movement was started in 2001 by Donna Sue Groes of Ohio. Donna Sue set out to honor her mother's heritage and her love of quilting by painting a sqaure of her mother's favorite quilt on their old tobacco bar. Friends volunteered to help bring the idea to reality. The community was so inspired that the idea turned to crating a trail of "quilt barns." Local farmers quickly endorsed the idea and conated space on their barns. The needed funds were raised, and soon the first of 20 different multicolored quilt patterns began appearng on Adams County, Ohio barns. The concept continues to grow. Now over 900 quilt squares grace barns in 16 different states, and more are being painted every summer. Ohio, Iowa and Kentucky have over 250 in each state. Wherever they appear, most are the result of a county initiative that combines several quilt barns to form a trail like the 105-mile route created in Adams County. Some communities hire local artists, and others are painted by clubs or high school art classes that seize the opportunity to volunteer to helpcreate public art. The reason for the rapid acceptance of the concept is the squares not only honor a farm family, they also recognize the rural heritage that has been a part of the fabric of America since Colonial times. Learn more about the movement at Also visit New York State's Barn Coalition web site at

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Patricias' Fabric House Update for February 2009 is now available.
Are you ready for some TLC? Don’t miss the Sweetheart Sale on February 12, 13 and 14, our biggest sale of the year. You will get 30% off your purchase of fabric and notions. Plus, check out the extra sweet deals in our classroom, many items over 50% discounted including selected books, patterns and fabrics! Three days only, Thursday February 12, Friday February 13, and Saturday February 14.