Sunday, December 20, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It has been a while since I posted anything. Mainly because I took a trip out to California to visit my family, and when I returned I launched into a couple of projects on my house, etc. Nothing to do with quilting, although I already have a complete pattern already transferred onto background fabric, just waiting to be started.

However, I guess that will have to wait until after Christmas because there has been no extra time and like many of you some things do take precedence over quilting. Not many, but a few!

While I have your attention, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have ordered the Remembering Barbaro pattern. I had no idea how popular he was going to be.

So, I will bake my Christmas cookies, and get the rest of my cards out in the mail Monday, or they won't get to their destinations in time, and I will report back to you shortly after Christmas.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, November 08, 2009


Finally, finally for those of you who have been very patient with me, I have made a smaller version of the Barbaro quilt, and am now able to offer a pattern.

My quilt is 27" x 37". Of course the fabrics are somewhat different but the coloring is the same as the orginal. I flipped him, so when you look at the orginal he might look a little different.

The cost for this pattern is $12.00 plus $1.35 for shipping and handling.

If you are interested in purchasing this pattern, just send me a check or money order to the following address.

Sheril Drummond
4665 Spring Creek Dr.
Lexington, Ky., 40515
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Sunday, November 01, 2009


The top picture is my project, but simply lying on the background. Until she framed it I wasn't sure I liked it. Now it is all sewed down and ready to quilt. Perhaps next week.

Below is the group. Notice we had a man participating !!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's me in the middle row in Red.
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Here's a picture of Jane as she walked around to each table and helped us keep on track. She teaches a lot like I do, hoping to push each student to do their own creative thing.
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Jane Sassaman Workshop

Just before I went to California I took a workshop at Crestview Catholic Retreat Center in Danville, Ky.
The featured teacher was Jane Sassaman, who I have wanted to do a work shop with for many years. I was not dissapointed, and learned many new things. Plus the group was very diverse and the food was wonderful.
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Friday, October 09, 2009

Newest favorite quilt.

This is my newest favorite quilt, named Flights of Fancy which one of my followers suggested. This quilt is made with the Stained Glass Technique. It is actually going to be showing in the Pacific International Show which is starting on the 15th of Oct. Flights of Fancy always seems to create a stir whenever I show it, and part of the reason is the bright colors and the fact that it is so large.
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Monday, September 21, 2009


For those of you trying to communicate with me you may contact me at my e-mail address

For those of you who want to take the Stained Glass Applique internet class you may e-mail me or telephone at 859-272-6967 or just simply send a check and let me know which pattern you would like to use in the class.

Sheril Drummond
4665 Spring Creek Dr.
Lexington, Ky. 40515

Sorry for the inconvience.

Sunday, September 06, 2009



Use shades of color to create beautiful realistic applique. This technique can be used to make realistic landscapes, animals, flowers or people. You will use lots of different fabrics which lends itself to using up a lot of scraps. Simple enough that even a beginner can do the technique, but results lend themselves to the more advanced quilter also.

Sheril started sewing at a very early age, but upon moving to Lexington, Ky., she joined a Newcomers group and from there joined local quilting group. Sheril was immediately taken with the process, but soon learned she did not want to stick with traditional patterns. So, she began to experiment and has continued to do so. Throughout the years, Sheril has taught numerous classes and quilting demonstrations and lectures. Her quilts have been shown at all the major shows and some smaller shows. She is a memberof KHQS, IQA, AQS as well as Quilters of the Bluegrass serving on their board in numerous positions.

What I am ready to offer is private workshops over the Internet.
For a class fee of $40.00 with a pattern included for each student, I will instruct you thru the process from beginning to end. All you need is a digital camera so we can track your progress.

After registering I will send you a full size pattern, which normally sells for $8.00 plus postage by regular mail, and when it arrives you simply e-mail me and I will go over the directions with you. Once you have collected the necessary materials I will talk you thru the process. As you proceed I will have you send me digital pictures, and help you decide if you are getting the right idea. I will continue to work with you until the project is completed, including the quilting and the binding as well as a sleeve on the back and a label. You can take a week or two, or months if you prefer. Like having a private tutor with you at all times!

If this idea appeals to you just send me an e-mail and we can arrange things from there.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

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This is another Butterfly I have added to my pattern line.
It's name is Franchesca.
The butterfly was made several months ago and I used it as a sample for the Stained Glass Applique class I teach. It was made on a bright red background. Hopefully, I will get all my samples made into quilts. The quilt is 41x43 and the price of the Butterfly plus the flower is $8.00 plus $l.35 for postage.
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Sunday, August 09, 2009


Last night I went to see Julia & Julia and afterwards I began to ask myself (WHY)
Just in case you haven't heard about the movie, it is about a young girl that starts a blog, and cooks her way thru Julia Childs cookbook she wrote while living in Paris. It is a split story flipping back and forth between the two women.

I guess we all need something that lends itself to our natural talents, and feels satisfying when it is concluded. But why do we continue to quilt even though we have more quilts than we can ever possibly show or sell?
When I get ready to start a new quilt, and I am going thru the process, trying to decide what to do next, I find it a very disconcerning time. I have no problem coming up with ideas but my problem is narrowing them down to one, or perhaps two ideas and then deciding which one I want to spend the next few weeks or months working on. Sometimes I don't sleep very well, and my mind is not always on the subject it should be on. I work very hard to get past this point because I know when I have finally decided which direction to go in, the excitement will finally set it! That is a great feeling!!! So, that is what I am striving for, that and the moment when I can show it finished to my piers. That sort of validates the time I spent putting it together.

So, where am I going with all this? Nowhere, I think I just wanted to get my thoughts down on paper and in doing that, sort out those feelings in my own mind. If along the way someone reads this and feels like I do, perhaps it can help to validate your feelings also.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Quilt Extravaganza

The best part about the reception was that my commission piece was on display in the window, and Dave and JoAnn Palmer brought Lovey, in person to meet everybody. She was so well behaved and just charmed everybody . It was so much fun to get to see the two of them together. This piece was made as a Christmas present for JoAnn.

It was a wonderful show this year, but I must end on a sad note, because someone stole three small pieces. These were small works of birds and sadly, two of Pat Jennings pieces were ones that were taken. The other one I don't know who it belonged to.
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Berea Quilt Extravaganza

I had no more than returned from Knoxville and had to teach a workshop on Stained Glass Applique.

Then on Friday the 31st of July, the Quilt Extravaganza was held in Berea, Kentucky. There were lots of activities all over the town, and on that evening we had a reception for the artists.

I was very proud to see Paige Hoogerheide, who is a friend and former student had finished her lions. This quilt was made from a picture she actually took in Africa and she used the Stained Glass Applique technique.
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Knoxville, Tennessee

Here is a picture of Eight Belles hanging in the Knoxville show last week. I had a really great time, and enjoyed seeing some of Knoxville for the very first time. This was the first time the quilt show was held in Knoxville , having been in Nashville for as long as I have been attending. For those of us from Lexington, Ky. it is a very easy trip of about 2hours 30 min. Parking was a bit of a problem, but we managed. We also visited the Art Museum, which was very nice. Truthfully, I wasn't overwhelmed by the winners, but there were plenty of venders and lots of fabric to buy.
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Monday, July 20, 2009


Here is a butterfly that I posted some time ago, but it was not named at the time. This is a little pattern, only 11" by 7". none of the Butterfly patterns have been quilted yet, so you can imaging how wonderful they could be with thread work, or couching etc. Of course remember that they can be used as regular applique patterns also. The price is $4.50 plus $1.35 postage.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mother's Love

I'm proud to announce my latest Stained Glass Applique quilt.

It is named Mother's Love and except for my guild ( which met last night) is the first time to be shown. There will be a pattern for it but will announce that when it is ready. I have a workshop shortly and I am busy getting ready for that.

I'm also ready to start working on a smaller version of Barbaro, and will announce that when it is ready.

This quilt was a joy to do and went so smoothly I could hardly believe it when I was finished.
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Thursday, July 09, 2009


Here is the 4th in the Butterfly series. She, ( I always think of butterflies as being feminine. She was done on bright blue solid fabric, and a lot of the pink and green is polka dots. She is 23"x 13" but of course she could be enlarged to whatever size you would want to work with. The price for the small butterflies is $4.50 plus $1.35 postage.
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Saturday, June 27, 2009


This is a quilt I made a couple of years ago, when I was just beginning to explore the idea of Stained Glass Applique. It is named Arch of The Ages. I'm submitting it to a show that will hang in the Museum in Paducah Kentucky. Not sure when. Anyway, I thought you might enjoy seeing an earlier work.

I also just got back from teaching a Stained Glass Applique workshop for KHQS which is our state organization that meets in June each year. I didn't take any pictures, but there were 10 students and they were all so enthusiac and energetic it was a pleasure working with them. I also sold my patterns for the first time, at first to the students, but after I showed my Flights of Fancy at show and tell I got requests from the rest of the crowd, and sold all I had plus took some orders. Especially the butterflies seemed to catch everybodies imagination. I was so pleased and surprised.

I guess it is just my time, because I also won a scholarship to attend a workshop with Jane Sassaman in September. I was really keeping my fingers crossed and could not believe my luck when I won. I have admired her work for many years and feel sure that I will get a lot out of her workshop.
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Monday, June 15, 2009

Geese crossing

The other day on my way to the bank, I came across a family of geese, crossing the road. They had traffic stopped for about a block. I didn't have my camera with me, so I came back later in the day to take this picture. The father was in the lead with the little ones inbetween him and the mother. They were taking their own sweet time crossing the road. So, cute!!!!!

Well now that I'm back on the Artful Quilters list as Serindipity 2 , I have to find other things to write about in order to keep up my blog. Up until now I've pretty much kept it as a quilting blog, but the process I use takes some time, so I don't always have two new things a month to show. Perhaps it will stretch my imagination to come up with some new ideas.
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Friday, June 05, 2009


Here is a new Butterfly pattern. She is sort of whimisical. Don't you agree?
The price is the same as for Bridgette. $4.50 plus $1.35 postage. The is a little smaller than the other ones. Only about 22".

Hope you enjoy experimenting with her.
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Saturday, May 09, 2009

Another New Butterfly pattern

I'm on a roll now with my Butterfly patterns.
This one is called Bridgette, and it is made mostly with hand dyed fabrics. It is 24" and the cost is $4.50 plus postage of $1.35.
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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

First Butterfly pattern

This is a picture of my first Butterfly pattern by the name of Anastasia.
The size is 24" but I also made it in a 12"size. Each one is $4.50 plus postage of $1.35. A photo of the butterfly is included. This is the pattern I used in the Butterfly quilt. ( still unamed but I have had some great suggestions). This butterfly is not quilted, but in the actual quilt you will see I used feathers both inside the individual pieces and then on the black background.
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Sunday, May 03, 2009


For those of you who are Kentucky Derby fans, I thought I would show my Remembering Eight Belles quilt once again.
The Kentucky Derby is such an exciting event, but this year it had a tinge of sadness remembering the valient filly that gave her life for the race. This quilt is not made from a picture of Eight Belles, but rather it was my intention to catch the feeling of speed and determination I saw on her face as she crossed the finish line.

Also, the memorial statue to Barbaro was very touching. I haven't seen it in person yet, but hope in the next few months to take a trip to visit his grave site.

I know I promised to post a new Butterfly pattern shortly, and I am almost there! Keep checking in the next few days.
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Monday, April 20, 2009

I am so excited to finish this quilt I haven't even named it yet. Perhaps you can make some suggestions!
Part of the reason I'm so excited is that it has sparked me to design more butterfly patterns. These patterns will be offered soon. There will be two sizes to choose from. One will be 24" and the other will be 12" Each pattern will cost $4.50 plus postage which is $1.25. These patterns can be made in my Stained Glass Applique technique, or simply applique. I have two more sample patterns made, other than the above , and what I plan on doing is to offer another one every couple of weeks or so, I guess until I run out of ideas, or just get tired of making them. So, let me know what your response is. It is going to be an interesting adventure!
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Favorite Quilt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For those who belong to the Park City Girl site and will visit my blog, this is my favorite quilt. It was made in Rememberance of Barbaro, who was a Kentucky Derby winner. He broke his leg in a later race, and fought to live for several months. Unfortunately, it was a losing battle, but in the process so many people learned to love him for his beauty and spirit.
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Sunday, April 05, 2009

New Quilt completed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today I am presenting another commission piece. Made as a birthday present for a friends daughter.

This little ten pound dog is getting on in age, and I am really hoping it will be a wonderful rememberance in the years to come.

It is made with the Stained Glass Applique technique . This pattern will be for sale in the near future.

I have been very busy the past few weeks. I showed my quilts to a ladies club, and also to a second grade class. Also, taught a class on the Stained Glass Applique, but this time they worked on making their own patterns, rather than using mine. It is so rewarding to be able to share my experience with others, and to get to show my work is a great fun!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another New Pattern

I now have another new pattern to offer. It is of the Lovey quilt that was made as a commission. I have permission to sell the pattern, and actually have sold one to someone that had inquired when I published the picture. Look for her a couple of posts ago. The pattern sells for $10.00 plus $1.50 postage.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Pattern@@@@@@@@@@@

Here is a new pattern I am offering. The quilt is called Here Kitty Kitty.

The price is $10.00 plus postage which is about $1.50. The pattern is about 24" square, but of course you can reduce or enlarge it to the size you want. It is done in the Stained Glass Applique technique which I teach a workshop on, but there are directions and a picture that come with the pattern. You can contact me by sending me an e-mail at
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