Monday, February 1, 2016

The End Of The Road

THANK YOU.. to all artists that participated in this one of a kind / highly successful traveling exhibition. Individual artist quilts have now been returned and we are thrilled with the off the charts success of this exhibit. 'Traveling for over 3 1/2 years... unheard of!!  THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to all participants including those venues who graciously exhibited this rare exhibit.
Kelly Gallagher Abbott and Patt Blair

Friday, January 30, 2015

R66 Still Traveling in it's 3rd Year

Thanks to the wonderful work and creativity of our contributing artists, this exhibit remains a hit and is still in demand! August 2012 was it's first outing at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival. We said back then we hoped it could travel as long as 3 years which would mean it could retire this summer... but... we still have 5 requests on the books... one in May 2015  w/ Spinning Spools, 1 in June 2015 with NQA in Arkansas,  2 in October 2015, 1 tentative in November.  We think we need set end of 2015 as our exhibit retirement so we can return quilts to owners.

 ATTENTION Contributing ARTISTS... we need your help to get mailing and or email updates that have occurred after submission in early 2012. Contact: with updates. Would even be good to confirm with jukebox if all remains the same.

Everywhere this exhibit travels, we hear wonderful things. I'm sure you have too.  So cool!!!!  

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Artists Cruise Route 66

What a Fun Preview Night at Road. So many participating artists made our West Coast premiere night. I'll try to post names accurately ( coming from a tired brain if I screw up) ... Front Row L to R Karon Cornll, Robin Grube, Paulette Landers, Eileen Wintemute, Diane Reese( special thanks for the kneeling ladies) . Ouch on the knees after a dozen or so photos.
back row L-R beginning with a big oops... only 1/2 of Valerie Victorino, Vicki Bohnhoff, Ann Turley, Janmarie Halliday, Marilyn Fromhertz, Roberta Langomarsini, Nancy Chocek, Diane Mooridian,   Dawn Miller, Pat Masterson.Show attendees are having great fun with "Cruisin the Road" photo-ops on a brand new Candy Apply Red Harley davidson which sits just in front of Road Show owner Carolyn Reeses quilt in Oklahoma!!! ( Patt's home state) Boomer Sooner!
A Brand New Candy Apple Red Harley sat in front of the exhibit all conference for attendees to take  Cruise on Route 66. Very Cool. Tons of Fun.  Nancy Chocek takes a ride below....for lots of fun.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Road to California opens tonight and we're ready. Look how great the exhibit looks hung along one draped wall. It is creating a buzz throughout the Convention Center. People are excited to see it tonight. Doors open at seven. I need to get back to the Convention Center post haste.
Hope to See you all there!!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Quilt Pics are in and An Artist Gathering Planned

Finally I got pics and can post 'em. Yeah!!!   This exhibit is truly spectacular and can only be fully appreciated in person.  I hope you get a chance to see them. Important info and pics follow.
                                                Thanks from Patt (pictured) and Kelly
                              (Kelly's quilt: "Greetings From California" shown below.)

                                                        BIG ANNOUNCEMENT:

The West Coast Premiere is coming up soon at The Road To California Quilt Show Thursday Jan 24th thru Sunday 27, 2013 ( info at  If you are attending that show/taking classes,  premiere night preceeds the show on Wednesday Evening. All participating Route 66 artists  are invited to a gathering on Wednesday Jan 23rd 6:30pm in room 102 ( located on the first floor across from ballroom doors in main hallway) of the Ontario, Ca. Convention Center. When the ballroom doors open at 7pm...participating artists are invited to stand with the Route 66 exhibit to answer questions about their work.  Show attendees love getting to talk with artists.! Kelly and I will be there for certain. We hope to meet as many of you as can attend.

 THANK YOU to all artists and volunteers participating!   I've dropped in pics of both common panels and individual quilts.  This is the longest blog post in History!!!   ..and now you know what I did on New Years Day and the day after!!!.. ;-)
                                Beginning at the West Coast moving East to Chicago

California had so many entries we have a added half panel for 4 four more quilts. All panels are the same height .. all but this one are 10 feet wide. Two states (California and Arizona) had so many entries... we occasionally overflowed some quilts into other panels.  Sometimes the math is perfect... sometimes not so!
                               Now some individual pics of quilts shown on these panels...
                              The Madonna Statue in Upland Ca - Carol Ann Ferrari-Rogers
Valerie Victorino - Cucamonga
          Cucamonda Service Station- Beth Stanton ( Now Rancho Cucamonga )
The Pasadena Bridge
Sue Rasmussen
 Orange Groves near Pomona
Sharon Schlotzhauer 

Mojave Nation at Kelso Dunes near The Ariz. border
by Eileen Wintemute

Wigwam Motel Rialto by Rita Suthers

Santa Monica Pier- Kelly Gallagher-Abbott

Hollywood and Vine by Cheryl Stone

Hollywood by Sandra Takaro-Miller

The Giant Orange - Diane  Reese

 Jeanie Palmer Moore -Amboy Ca

First the state panel:

 On Watch in Arizona by Karon Cornell

Petrified Forest by Vicki Bohnhoff

 Arizona Wigwam Motel by Dawn Miller 

Hackberry Station by Anne Copeland 

The Mojave River by Roberta Lagomarsini (near Victorville, Ca) 

Oatman Propector by Marilyn Fromherz

A Cool Car for Cool Springs- Darlene Garsecki

Burroville by Vinda Robison 
A special thanks to Vinda and countless others for their time/help
 volunteered to get things done and ready to ship

First the overall panel
Exciting Quilts :
Inspired by Acoma Pueblo Pottery - Diane Mooradian

 Chapel San Miguel by Paulette Landers

Burma Shave.... New Mexico by Nancy Chocek

Highways and Byways - Balloon Festival by Cena Harmon 

Family Reunion at The Balloon Festival - Janmarie Halliday

The Heart Of New Mexico by Patricia Joy

Open Road by Elizabeth Lonnquist 

Inscription Rock by Afton Warrick

Great State of TEXAS
The Overall Panel Pic

Sunflowers by Gina Darlington ( enjoyed in Arizona)
 Leaning Water Tower by Naomi Weidner
                                                    Bow Tie Windmills Ann Turley

                                        Devils Rope Museum- by Nancy Dickey
                                              (You have to see the quilting up close.. WOW!                        
                                                  I Love Texas  by Marilyn Egler

Magnolia Gas Station by Georgianne Kandler

Cadillac Ranch by Deborah Stanley

The Panel:

Blue Skies on Route 66 ( Amboy, Ca) by Darlene Schrag

The Round Barn by Robin Grube

Made for Carolyn Reese (
Carolyn's WWII memories-  by Patt Blair

Driving The Mother Road by Jan Holzbauer

California or Bust by Mary Ann Hildebrand

Hurray for Neon by Darlene Schrag
Galena Kansas- Kanotex Station by Kimberly Mills

Missouri and Illinois
The overall panel... 

MISSOURI- The Show Me State

Show Me - by Mary Alyce Tabar 

Gateway to Missouri by Bridget Ochs

Meremec Cave Stanton Mo.- by Pat Masterson

 At The Start: ILLINOIS

Beginning The Mother Road- Patt Blair

The Luna Cafe by Phyllis Campbell

Nostalgic Memories-The Ariston Cafe by Nita Markos

McLean County Illinois by Janet Pugh

I don't think I missed any quilt but if you read this without having seen your traveling quilt... holler!
Happy New Year 2013!!!!