Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Desire to Inspire - See what July's Challenger, Lynn Bankowski, has done with Woodland Retreat flannel!


This is the bio for Lynn Bankowski:


Thank you Henry Glass Company, for the opportunity to participate in your Desire-to-Inspire Challenge. The fabrics are wonderful!

They felt like velvet when I opened the box. My home is Huntsville, Alabama, in the northeast corner of the state. We are in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. Huntsville is called the “Rocket City,” because it is home to the Marshall Space Flight Center where Werner von Braun and his team designed and built the Saturn V rocket used to send man to the moon. The U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal, U.S. Space  &  Rocket Center, and Space Camp are also located here.We have all four seasons in North Alabama, although Summer seems to last for six months!

Lynn Bankowski

We are retired and have time to enjoy the grandchildren’s ball games, swim meets, concerts,
etc. We were tent campers when our children were younger, so I can identify with Jan Beach
Shade’s camping theme. We were warm weather campers, however!

I began quilting 12 years ago when a friend asked me to participate with her in a block-of-the month
program at Patches and Stitches, a local quilt shop. I got hooked, and she no longer
quilts! 

I prefer traditional quilts, usually scrappy. I like to use pre-cuts, but not exclusively. My
local guilds, Heritage Quilters of Huntsville and Madison Station Quilters, have several
members who excel in modern quilt design, construction and quilting. Their work is
encouraging me to branch out.

In addition to Patches and Stitches, we have Huntsville Sew & Vac, Threaded Needle Too, 3
Hens and A Chick (Athens, AL) and Hooked on Quilting (Fayetteville, TN) quilt shops in the
area. All the shops are very friendly and helpful to the novice and experienced quilter alike.



Woodland Retreat Quilt (Front)

Woodland Retreat Quilt (Back) 



Woodland Retreat - Quilt Tag Close-up



Woodland Retreat Quilting Close-up


Another View of the Front





Another View of the Back




Woodland Retreat Cozy Corner


Woodland Retreat Pillow








9 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Nice projects!

Lisa Marie said...

The quilt and pillow are wonderful! The birdhouse print is such a clever choice for the fabric to make the trees, I just love that!

Vicki in MN said...

Super cute!!

VA said...

Such wonderful projects!

Denise Losczyk said...

Beautiful projects! You did a great job, love the cozy fabrics!

Johny said...

nice post

Janie said...

Beautiful projects.

Denise :) said...

Way to go, Lynn!! It's a darling quilt!! :)

Rosa said...

Fantastic projects!