Welcome to Precious Tyes

I have many passions in life and one of them is quilting. The others are reading, knitting,
crochet, cross stitching exercise and being a mom which are all precious tyes to me.
This blog will be about all of these things but mainly about quilting and how it is tied into my life.
The above wall hanging was designed by me and published into a pattern called Homespun Memories.

My blog is also about my Nifty Fifty Quilting swaps which are 50 state quilt block swaps that I started organizing over 10 years ago when my husband was going through depression. It helped me through a very difficult time. We have swapped over 70,000 quilt blocks during this time with many stories that traveled across the country along with our state quilt blocks. Our groups also make charity quilts for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Inspirational Music from the Race for the Cure

 Breast Cancer Month
While watching this video listen closely to the music.  It is very inspirational music by David M Bailey who lost his fight with brain cancer this month.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Georgia OlympicTorch Quilt Block

The Nifty Fifty Georgia Quilt blocks are up online!!  The Georgia quilt blocks are not all Peaches.....even though Georgia is considered the Peach State.  There is the Olympic Torch quilt block from the 1998 Olympics since our first group was swapping during the Olympics. It is one of my favorites and is an original design from our Georgia swapper. A few have the outline of the state of Georgia along with the state flowers. Great group of quilt blocks from Georgia.  Check them out at Georgia Nifty Fifty Quilt Blocks

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Florida Quilt Blocks

Nifty Fifty Florida Quilt blocks are all up on one page now.  The designs range from Mickey Mouse to Sunbonnet Sue building a sandcastle.  See the Florida Quilt blocks at: http://www.niftyfiftyquilters.com/florida.html