Well, here starts a new adventure in blogging for me! I have been blogging on "The Quilt Show" with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. But I guess it is time for me to expand my blogging horizons. Hopefully I will have enough things to say and to show to make it worth your while to visit my blog.
As for the name: I love Rod Stewart's "Maggie May". No, my middle name is Anne, and I am more like the poor guy that gets burned buy Maggie, but I still like it!
I am currently working on a quilt named "Circle of Life". I purchased the pattern from Quilting by the Bay while I was at the Houston International Quilt Festival this past fall. Jacqueline deJonge is the pattern designer. I have been looking for a pattern like this for a while. My former boss had asked if I would make a quilt for the silent auction at the E. Central Illinois Refugee Center benefit dinner. I was thinking of something in the manner of Caryl Bryer Fallert and swirling flying geese. I saw this pattern made up, and knew this was the pattern I needed to make. Problem is, I have fallen so in love with it, that I have decided not to part with it. So I will either donate another quilt that I have made up, or just make a nice sized donation. The other alternative would be to donate it , but outbid everybody else!
I am currently working on the quilting for it. It is a mind expanding experience. This quilt is definitely taking me to the next level on expanding my quilting!