Friday, November 21, 2014

Jackson Hole provides Much for Visitors and Quilters who Live There

This week I taught the quilt guild in Jackson Hole Wyoming. This was exciting for me as I was born in Casper and worked at Yellowstone Park in college and visited Wyoming every summer with my family. It is in my heart and I adore it's rugged beauty.
Annie Mueller sent me a letter asking me to design a Moose for their guild. This was a fun idea and so I designed it and did the sample with Connie my neighbor. We created "duck duck Moose". It made us both laugh. We started another one and I took it for an example if an unfinished Moose. In a couple of weeks we will be selling the pattern. Can't wait to see the fun.
Checking out colors for "Ain't Moose Behavin!"
Merry ChrisMoose
Each Moose had its own beginning personality!
My computer has a horrible virus that we have been fighting and I am hoping to get corrections to the pattern so I can sell it soon! It is TOO much fun!
This has all kinds of Moose fabrics
Coronel Moosetachevin in the Library- she has great plans for lots of details!
Not the metals!
This place is fabulous any time of the year!
Some of our girls had four hour drives and we took this photo after they left- nuts! But the whole group was fun and great cooks as well as creative sewing girls.
One of the girls took this photo outside her home the morning we began.
I took this amazing photo- on the left side you see some little dots that form a line in the snow back by the mountain. It is about 1000 elk all huddled together laying down. The huge stags were closer to the right but all you saw were huge horns next to each other. Amazing!
     We have such a beautiful country and such amazing and good women quilters. Each one the artist of their own creations. We are ALL Art Quilters! My Grandmothers were and my Mother was and my Aunts. It is art grown from necessity. My Aunt was appalled I bought fabric for my quilts. She would really be disgusted today. Haha.
      My son is here to work on my computer virus. I am praying he fixes it as I owe some of you answers to booking teaching in 2016. I cannot get to those until he fixes my computer . I am sincerely sorry. 


  1. I'm glad you've been able to do a blog post about your moos design, it is so great, can't wait to get my hands on a pattern and give it my own twist. Love Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick,

  2. Oh it "Moost" be time for Christmas!! Loving them all.. you are just so dreative, Mary Lou...hugs, Julierose

  3. I love that play on words and that is a piece that is so fun and makes me smile, love it.
    Sounds like a great class and a great place to be.


  4. i love the "moose on the loose"

  5. Thanks, Mary Lou, for sharing all the great pictures from Wyoming! How beautiful it looks there!!

    Great group of ladies making moose quilts - what a lot of fun you must have had ;-}

    The moose-making must have been a lot of laughs too ;-}

  6. Such a beautiful place, and what fun and gorgeous quilts. Looks like everyone had a great time.

  7. Love the Moose quilts! Thanks for the pictures of the Tetons. I was raised just south of Jackson in Pinedale.