Friday, September 23, 2011

What I've Been Doing

What I haven't been doing is making doll quilts.

I bought some new quilt books and have spent a lot of time drooling over the quilts in them. Oh, how I want to make some of them!

But I'm working every Tuesday and Thursday at the Oregon State University Valley Library doing reference and it's been busy! Classes start on Monday. And I'm volunteering at the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop one morning a week. Their profits are used for scholarships,something I strongly support as we have four sons; one is an OSU graduate and another gets his degree next June. I've also volunteered my services as a volunteer at the Benton County Historical Museum. I spent over two years earning a master's degree in Archival Studies and I'd like to put it to good use! Add to that serving as Program Committee Co-chair for the Mary's River Quilt Guild, spending time with my husband and grown children, taking care of my garden and chickens, and knitting socks and hats for charity, and well, my life is full.

And speaking of the Benton County Historical Museum (where our quilt guild meets), I recently attended a show which is part of Quilt Country.

The show featured New York Beauty quilts, collected by Bill Volckening, Portland quilt historian and Oregon Quilt Project volunteer. Here is a link to his blog, which you will want to check out as one of his most recent posts features gorgeous little doll-sized quilts by Andrea Balosky.


Blogger Kathie said...

lucky you I wish I could see Bill's exhibit
I love NYB quilts....and I have become a huge fan of Andrea Balosky's quilts

September 26, 2011 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger Kathie said...

PS I think its wonderful that you volunteer so much, boy you sure do keep busy!

September 26, 2011 at 12:10 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Stitches From the Schoolhouse has been tempting me. What do you think of it?

September 28, 2011 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger KarenQuilt said...

Hi Monique, I just stumbled upon your post. I just happen to visit the Benton County Historical Society this past September to see Bill V. exhibit of New York Beauties. I was so impressed with the museum, I joined even though I live in WA. I enjoy collecting and documenting vintage and antique doll and crib quilts. Please stop by my blog sometime. Just google.... Quilt History Reports doll quilts...and you'll find me. But I write about a lot more than just doll quilts. Stop by! Karen A.

January 6, 2012 at 5:48 PM  

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