Friday, December 11, 2015

The "Annual" Update...

     This year was a very busy year!  I spent many days in my sewing room quilting.  I completed 22 quilts in total and quilted  four more for a friend. 

     I was selected to be part of an elite group of quilters - “The Addicted to Scraps” quilters -  by the editors of the Quiltmaker magazine.  With each publication they feature a block pattern by Bonnie Hunter, a well-known quilter & teacher.  Each person in the group was to make two quilts featuring one of her block patterns.  The quilts were then featured in their blog, magazine or “digital class”

  This Idaho Square Dance quilt  was my first one to complete for the group...  You can read all about the quilt here Zia's Square Dance.

And this Log Cabin Love quilt was quite the challenge for me!

     I spent a fair amount of time driving up and down I-25 as Mom’s chauffeur as she consulted with an orthopedic surgeon in south Denver & scheduled surgery for a double knee replacement in May. She  has regained full range of motion, is no longer in pain and  is once again enjoying her daily walks. 

     August was an exciting month… I had the opportunity to meet Bonnie Hunter as she filmed tutorials for Quiltmaker, we celebrated Emma’s 1st birthday...

We also celebrated our 30th anniversary and the airing of the NRA All Access show that featured Dave and Nolan Quality Customs!

You can watch the video at

     We have worked consistently and diligently for the past 2-1/2 years in getting the business started and growing and felt that we were finally in a position where we could take a little time to travel.  We drove to Sun Valley, ID in October. We stopped in Salt Lake City for a day on the way there.  We explored the Temple Square as well as Salt Lake & Antelope Island.  While in SV we enjoyed several days relaxing at a friend’s condo, taking long walks and leisurely drives on back roads.

     The girls have their own busy schedules , between work and friends but  we do catch up with them every few weeks - usually by us traveling to Pueblo to run errands or to help with a project. 

     2015 has been a great year… but what does the future year hold? Isaiah 43 says 

  Join us here next year to find out… or keep up with us on Facebook!  

Christmas blessings to you,


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