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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Bright Spot in the 127 Sale

This is Maggie Porter and here she is with a few of her quilts! Maggie is a neighbor in nearby Clarkrange, TN. She lives right off US 127, home of the "world's longest yard sale." All year Maggie makes quilts and then opens her "shop" for about 2 weeks around the time of the big sale. She also does custom long-arm quilting, and David is one of her favorite customers. Maggie and David both love bright colors.

Last year Maggie's quilts got hit by a sudden thunderstorm, and David helped out by bringing a bunch home for our dryer, while Maggie used hers. This year we won't be at home (we like to leave during the time of the 127 sale, because traffic is miserable and it's our main route to anywhere), so we're hoping the weather will be a little nicer to Maggie this year. If you're at the sale, you'll see a large sign near Clarkrange that says "Quilts By Maggie." Stop in and say "Hey." The sale dates this year start on Aug. 3rd I think.

This is my baby voilet. I propagated this little one last year, and here is it's first bloom. The parent plant had to be divided (it was two grown together), and neither half did well enough to keep. But I have two of the babies, so I'm happy.

I'm leaving shortly for a few days of paddling. Fun in the water during the heat of the summer - THAT's one of the best things about the sport.


At 5:26 PM, Blogger Kari said...

Wow. Very nice quilts! How many does she make a year?

Also, violets are awesome. :-)

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Terri said...

I've heard of the "world's longest yard sale". Maggie Porter is one talented lady. How smart she is to work all year then open her "shop" for 2 weeks.

How lucky David is to be sporting a pair of your socks.


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