Friday, April 29, 2016

My Quip - Quilters Newsletter - June/July Issue 2016

Good Day,

Andy and I were thrilled today when we received today's mail. We received our advance copy of Quilters Newsletter, the June/July 2016 issue.

We are featured in an interview article by Lori Baker "Meeting Place"- "Quilts SB - a Fine Tuned Partnership".

It's almost like sitting on pins and needles waiting for the issue to hit the shelves at the stores.  And our regular subscription should be just around the USPS corner.  And I know I am grinning like a kid in a candy shoppe.

The article features 10 images of our original quilts.  To see and review our complete portfolio of 140 quilts you can scroll down on the Quilts SB page and check out Quilts By Essbee Grid.

Please feel free to email Andy and me at Quilts SB ( if you have any questions, comments, thoughts, ideas.


Jim and Andy
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Q140 – Parity – Quilt

Good Day,

Andy and I would like to introduce you to our 140th quilt – Parity.

Parity - JS AB - 2016

Parity is our original design and construction. We wanted to present a quilt work that portrays our Equality stance and efforts realizing that we are each unique in our own special ways.

Andy and I have donated our Parity quilt to the 2016 Equality Florida St. Pete Gala.  Parity will be available for auction at the Gala which is to be held May 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm.  The 2016 Gala will be held at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St. South in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Parity Design - JS AB - 2016

The dimensions of Parity are Width - 62” (157.5 cms) by Length - 88” (223.5 cms). Our composition and construction is of 100% cotton fabric. The fabrics are the series Metro Living designed by StudioRK for Robert Kaufman. The background and backing are Robert Kaufman Kona© Cotton.

Images of our progress and work with Parity - (Pictures and images are better than our thousands of words.)

Parity - JS AB - 2016

Please feel free to email Andy and me at Quilts SB ( if you have any questions, comments, thoughts, ideas.


Jim and Andy
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

My Quip - First Fly Me To The Moon Exhibit Schedule Announced

Good Day,

Andy's and my three quilts - Betwixt and Between; Cosmo's Moon 2.5 and Apollo 1, The Beginning; - have been selected to travel in the Fly Me to the Moon Collection.

Fly Me to the Moon Exhibit Schedule as of April, 18, 2016

January 19-22, 2017: Road to California in Ontario, CA (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

May 4-6, 2017: 14th Annual HMQS Home Machine Quilting and Sewing in Salt Lake City, Utah (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

June 15-17, 2017: Sew Original Quilt and Creative Expos in Reno, NV (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

January, 2018 Dates to be announced: Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show in Oklahoma City, OK (all FMTTM quilts will be shown)

May 11 – 22, 2018 Bad Lauterberg im Harz, Germany (90 quilts will be exhibited)

Fly Me to the Moon Collection

The quilts listed below have been selected by our jurors, Lisa Ellis and Cyndi Souder, to travel in the Fly Me to the Moon Collection. Congratulations to the artists!

1968 Honored Men …Etta Stewart
A Modern Artemis …Cynthia Wenslow
A New Perspective …Jennifer O’Brien
Aboriginal Moon …Marge Holtz
Ad Astra per Aspera …Teri Donovan
Alan Bean – Astronaut Artist …Sharon Buck
Alan Shepard …Margaret Williams
Anningan Chasing …Malina Lisa Dodson
Apollo 1, The Beginning …Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer
Apollo 11 – “Soft Landing” …Deborah Dempsey
Apollo 11 Patch …Cheryl Stanczyk
Apollo 11 Returning to the BIG BLUE MARBLE – HOME …Starla Phelps
Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong’s First Step on the Moon …Deb Berkebile
Apollo 17 Night Launch …Martha Petry
Apollo 6 …Linda Syverson Guild
Apollo 9: Splashdown …Linda MacDonald
Apollo IV …Eileen Doughty
Apollo Rocket and Right Treads of Crawler …Hannah Morse
Apollo-Soyuz …Kerry Faraone
Astronaut Ronnie Walter Cunningham …Jeanne Knudsen
Astronauts in Quarantine: Hawaii 1969 …Phyllis Campbell
Bad Moon Rising …Scarlett Rose
Bad Moon Rising …Terry Aske
Beaver Moon …Susan Haftel
Betwixt and Between …Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer
Blue Moon …Mary Ellen Simmons
Buck Moon …Kay Benedict
Buffalo Girl …Diane Dresdner
Buicks to the Moon …Holly Ostopick
By the Light of the Silvery Moon …Wendy Starn
Captain James Arthur “Jim” Lovell, Jr. …Ellen Icochea and Jayne Gaskins
Charles Duke, Crater’s Edge …Tammi Daubenspeck
Chicksaw Legend – Bright Moon and Blue Jay …Laura Gilmartin
Colonel James Irwin – LMP/GAPP …Karol Kusmaul
Coming to Fruition …Lynne Goulette
Connected by the Moon …Susanne Jones
Connections: Neil & Ivonette & Lucy …Bobbe Nolan
Cosmic Moon Over the Mountain …Linda Hoffmeister
Cosmo’s Moon 2.5 …Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer
Cow Jumping Over The Moon …Marisela Rumberg
Dad, Me and Live TV …Debra Goley
Dancing With the Man on the Moon …Maggie Vanderweit
Dandelion Wishes …Kathy John
David R. Scott, Commander of Apollo 15 …Polly Davis
Descartes Highlands, Apollo 16 …Marijke van Welzen
Dick Gordon …Sylvia Weir
Donn Eisele …Janet Palfey
Dr. Mitchell and Friends …Phyllis Cullen
Duninhdi …Julie Taylor
Earthrise …Ruth White
Earthrise …Kay Campbell
Earthrise William Anders …Betty Hahn
Eclipse Over Stonehenge …Kim Gibson
Failure Was Not An Option for Apollo 13 Engineers …Gail Heller
Far Side Geology …Eileen Doughty
Far Side of the Moon Frank Borman …Betty Hahn
Fly Me To The Moon …Diane Wright
Fly Me to the Moon! …Nancy Hershberger
For Moonshine in the Water …Timi Bronson
Forward Motion …Kate Colleran
Fred Haise – Apollo 13 …Sharon Buck
Full Moon Falling …Polly Davis
Galileo Inspiration …Deb Berkebile
Ghostly Galleon Moon …Phyllis Cullen
Godspeed! July 16, 1969 Apollo 11 Liftoff 2015© …Denise Currier
Goodbye Kiss …Karol Kusmaul
Hare ‘um Scare ‘um …Suzanne Elliott
He is looking at you, kid. …Marisa Marquez
Hello Earth: Greetings from Endeavor …Kathleen Sweeney
High Flying Flag …Mary Kay Davis
High Moon …Marie Moore
Honeymoon in Amalfi …Annedore Neumann
Houston, We have a Myth …Debby Walters and Kim Buchmann
Hunter’s Moon …Tammi Daubenspeck
Indigo Moon …Susan Emory
James McDivitt Looks Out the Window – Sees a UFO …Luana Rubin
July 16,1969 …Barbara Pozek
Kaguya-hime – The Moon Princess …Janice Levasheff
Ken Mattingly …Nancy Hershberger
Kicking Up Stardust …Mary Kay Davis
Kindred Spirits …Martha Petry
La Bella Luna …Gabriele DiTota
Last Man on the Moon …Ruth Baker
Last Quarter Moon …Ricki Selva
Launching the Eagle – Apollo 11 …Sheilana Massey
Leaving Home: Launch of the Apollo 8 …Tanya Brown
Letter From Granny …Diane Wright
Lil’ Peter’s Trip to the Moon …Jolanda Dekkers
Low Tide …Barbara Dove
Luna Flores – Native American Flower Moon …Susan Fernandez
Luna: The Everlasting and The Ephemeral …Kay Campbell
Lunar Communion …Michelle Flamer
Lunar Journeys …LynDee Lombardo
Lunar Rover …Linda MacDonald
Making Moonshine …Barbara Pozek
Mama Played “Clair de Lune” …Bonnie Askowitz
Marta’s Magic + Gene’s Skills = Successful Splashdown …Marsha White
Michael Collins …Eileen Doughty
Mission Control Guy …Karol Kusmaul
Mondnacht (Moonlit Night) …Elizabeth Zobel
Moon About …Patricia Scott
Moon Child …Diane Dresdner
Moon Dance …Catherine Etter
Moon Mullins: Living the High Life …Susanne Jones
Moon Orbit …Dianne Mehlinger
Moon Over Bourbon Street …Mary Ellen Simmons
Moon River …Susan Price
Moon Shadow …Kathy John
Moondance …Sue de Vanny
Moonflower …Betsy True
Moonlight Bay …Denise Giardullo
Moonlight Groovin’ …Sandy Snowden
Moonlight in Vermont …Kate Themel
Moonlight Serenade …Wendy Starn
Moonlight Sonata …Wendy Starn
Moonraker …Priscilla Stultz
Moonstruck …Nancy Hershberger
Moonstruck …Martha Wolfe
Neil’s Dream …Kathy John
New Moon …Alison Laurence
Night Moves …Jacque Davis
Once in a Rabbit Moon …Shannon Shirley
Out For A Stroll …Lynne Goulette
Parkes Telescope – Australia …Susan Auden Wood
Pete …Gabriele DiTota
Phases (Faces) of the Moon …Ricki Selva
PROPULSION- The Other Boosters Behind the Moon Landing …Linda Cooper
Pseudo Lunar Topography …Meggan Czapiga
Puppy Love …Nneka Gamble
Quarter Moon …Colleen Ansbaugh
Reach for the Moon …Lynda Prioleau
Rocket Man …Janet Marney
Roger Chaffee OBM …Phyllis Cullen
Ron Evans Apollo 17 …Timi Bronson
Russell L. Schweickart …Deborah Mackinnon
Saturn V …Kris Bishop
Shine on Harvest Moon …Jeanne Knudsen
Shooting the Moon …Linda Syverson Guild
Snoopy Returning to Charlie Brown …Kathy Lincoln
Snow Moon …Ginnie Hebert
Space Cowboy Wally Schirra …Patricia Scott
Splashdown …Sarah Entsminger
Step Into Reading …Lexi Burg
Tang and the Miles to the Moon …Susan Lenz
The Apollo Wives …Bonnie Askowitz
The Eagle Has Landed …Dolores Fegan
The Little Häwelmann …Karin Täuber
The Man in the Moon …Kathy Edwards
The Moon in the Classroom …Patricia Hobbs
The Moon Is An Egg …Kathleen Sweeney
The Rocket That Grandpa Rode …Joanne Bast
The Stars and Stripes on the Moon …Sarah Entsminger
The Voyage of Saturn V from the Earth to the Moon …Diane Podgornik
The Voyage of Saturn V from the Moon back to Earth …Diane Podgornik
The Waxing Gibbous Moon …Emma Griffen
Theia’s Gift …Kim Gibson
Time Lapse Moon Rise …Pam Geisel
To Infinity and Beyond …Laura Gilmartin
To The Moon, Alice! …Suzanne Meader
Tom and Alexei Share a Tube of Vodka …Luana Rubin
Tribute: It’s Only A Paper Moon …J Lee Bagan
Twelfth to Touch …Amalia Morusiewicz
Verne´s Moon …Marisa Marquez
Wait Till The Moon Is Full …Catherine Baltgalvis
Waning Gibbous …Jacque Davis
Waning Moon …Marge Holtz
Waxing Crescent Moon …Denise Giardullo
Way Better Than Sci Fi: Moon Landing Memories, From A to Z …Meena Schaldenbrand
We Choose to go to the Moon …Laura Mosher
What If?: Craters in Color …Pam Shanley
Where Were You on July 20, 1969… YELLOWSTONE …Starla Phelps
Window Into Space …Carole Nicholas
Winterwonderland …Marijke van Welzen
With Stars in Their Eyes …Dolores Fegan
Wolf Moon …Timi Bronson
You Want the Moon? …Gabriele DiTota

For more information check out Susanne M. Jones' site at

Please feel free to email Andy and me at Quilts SB ( if you have any questions, comments, thoughts, ideas.


Jim and Andy
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

My Quip - Elation - Quilting Part 3 - Pebbling, Sort-of

Good Day,

This is another one of Andy's and my update to our new quilt and wall-hanging, Elation.

Our idea of using a pebbling technique to represent a quick birth or metamorphosis. Yes we understand that the larva and pupa stages are missing, but we've taken a wee bit of artistic license.

Butterflies have always intrigued me.  This may just be a way, using fabric, to allow the beauty and panorama of their colors and flight to create a semblance of Elation in a quick, very quick cycle of life.

Follow our previous postings to see and read about our thoughts and progress.

My Quip - Elation - Quilting Part 2 - Parallel Lines
March 26, 2016

My Quip - Elation - Quilting Part 1 - Concentric Circles
February 28, 2016

My Quip - Elation - Our Progress - Adding Butterflies
February 22, 2016

My Quip – Elation – Step By Step...
February 19, 2016

My Quip – Elation – Continued Progress
January 10, 2016

My Quip - Elation - Progress and Phase 2 
January 7, 2016

My Quip – Elation – The Building of Our New Quilt/Wall Hanging
January 4, 2016

My Quip – Elation – Quilt in Progress, A New Wall Hanging 
December 30, 2015

Please feel free to email Andy and me at Quilts SB ( if you have any questions, comments, thoughts, ideas.


Jim and Andy
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