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Thread: Ricky Tims Drive By Quilting

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    What a whirlwind of an afternoon here in La Grande, Oregon! Ricky Tims, ya'll know who he is, don't ya?? Well, he, and Justin, his cohort in travel times, were passing thru my part of Oregon today on their way home to La Veta, Colorado , from Puyallup, Wash, where there was some kind of quilting expo thing happening..

    Ricky, I truly think, must be a real hoot in a black hat if anything like today is in order. His Drive By's are so FUN, so adrenaline producing, and so affirming to those of us who quilt.

    Today, if you go into his website, under the EVENTS tab, and Drive By Quiltings, you will see me waving my hand, and my quilt over an overpass as Ricky, and Justin honked, blinking lights, and taking this photo of my quilt and I .. It was such a fun day, though my beating heart has still not stopped, or slowed!! preferably slowed, of course!

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    Sounds like it was a lot of fun. I would have been terrified that I would have dropped my quilt. :-)

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    oh how fun!!

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    How fun is that???!!! You go girl!

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    How fun..... and How funny

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    I read the post thru the facebook link. I am so happy for you. Your insight into your quilting made me tear up. Congratulations and have fun with your quilting. Keep it fun and you will have success.

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    How fun! Here is the link for today's drive by quiltings.

    http://www.rickytims.com/events/drive-by-quiltings

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    Thanks for sharing the link. I had never heard of this Drive by quilting. I live about 20 miles from Beaumont; so was thrilled to see a fellow quilter have her photo taken.

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    OMG, what a hoot! I was at the Puyallup show and went to one of Ricky Timm's classes on his Convergence and Rhapsody quilts. He was so interesting, informative and funny. It was great!

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    Oh what a great photo you look so happy!!!! YEAH!!

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    How FUN is that! I'll follow this thread and Ricky Tims.

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    Let me say one thing about Ricky Tims.. After all that coordination struggle, with he, calling 4 or so times, we narrowed the time frame when he was an hour away or so. Knowing that the mountain pass he , and Justin would be driving over to get to our mountain town, it would be iffy if there was snow, which there probably was on the sides at least.. he said he would call again, closer to the overpass.. Ok, not a prob, I live jsut a minute or two , and can get there before he would have passed on by, leaving me a " miss-fire" as he calls the hit and misses.. Then , ring a ling a ling.. Karen, Ricky here.. we are passing the first exit - oh crap!!! I hung up the ohone on Mr. Ricky Tims, lol, and high tailed it.. good thing the police were having their doughnuts and coffee, cuz I broke speed limits..

    Anyway, yep, saw thier trailor/truck idling inch by inch along the side, oh crap - give me my quilt!! waved, smiled, tears falling down my face.. what an awesome , and humbling time it was.. all in a few seconds.. But what was more special was that Ricky Tims is soooooo stinkin' sweet.. He calls me Miss Karen, and he said he wanted my home mailing address.. I asked " huh? " .. he said, My momma taught me about Thank you Notes.. I said, " I should be the one thanking him".... so , yea, gave my addie.. and I finally ...cried sighs of relief, that Ricky diddn't have to see my crooked seams. It was so much fun, and I just fell in love with that guys texan drawl, that was sweet as honey butter!

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    So exciting, reading about your adventure and experience. You got so excited you hung up before you ran out the door...me the phone would have been on the floor...

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    :) I saw you!... er or the top of your head! Great quilt!! I bet you were estactic to see him drive through your area!

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    Ricky is one cool dude quilter. I like his style, lots of bright colors. Good stuff.

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    How long did you stand there? your arms must have gotten tired. how did you know when they came by or when they would come by?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    How fun! Here is the link for today's drive by quiltings.

    http://www.rickytims.com/events/drive-by-quiltings
    Sadiemae, thank you so much for posting this link. I have read it and reread it. I enjoyed it so much.
    Aneternalpoet, how special! How awesome! Totally marvelous for you. :thumbup: You will be climbing from the rafters for days on the adrenaline and you deserve every minute of it. That was so cool and a chance of a lifetime. We know someone famous!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you. Now can we call you Karen? :lol:

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    lol.. my name is Karen.. I have a twin named sharon, but dont call me that!! Ricky is most humble, and most compassionate. He had been in contact that day several times to keep me inforned where they were.. And he called afterwards, asking for my thoughts to pen on the experience, too.. His life, outside of the quilting is an inspiration to me to be " kind, and loving, and jolly"' all of which he sounds over the phone, and emailing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    How fun! Here is the link for today's drive by quiltings.

    http://www.rickytims.com/events/drive-by-quiltings
    Sadiemae, thank you so much for posting this link. I have read it and reread it. I enjoyed it so much.
    Aneternalpoet, how special! How awesome! Totally marvelous for you. :thumbup: You will be climbing from the rafters for days on the adrenaline and you deserve every minute of it. That was so cool and a chance of a lifetime. We know someone famous!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you. Now can we call you Karen? :lol:

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    we had only 2 or 3 mintues time to get from my house, to that overpass, and out of the car, and stand there.. seriously, they w*ould have done a ' missfire" as Ricky calls being to late.. I jumped out, jumped over, saw them right below, and waved as the quilt was grabbed the other end, lol..a few seconds isn't that long to hold up a quilt because that literally was as long as we had to get out of the car, over the railing, and hold it.

    Quote Originally Posted by kclausing
    How long did you stand there? your arms must have gotten tired. how did you know when they came by or when they would come by?

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    Ok, Rose... where were you, that you saw my head, lol?

    Quote Originally Posted by roseOfsharon
    :) I saw you!... er or the top of your head! Great quilt!! I bet you were estactic to see him drive through your area!

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    Wow-what a day. Lucky you. It looked like you were having fun too. He is such a gentleman too. Met him twice in Houston at the quilt shows. He is awesome. I also see I missed him in Wichita Falls, which is 1-1/2 hours from me and Beaumont, which is 6 hours. Darn. It would be worth it. COngrats. YOu are a star on our QB. HUGS

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    i'd never heard of this before. looks like a lot of fun!

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    how totally awesome. I'd love to do one of these drive-bys!

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    I know were Beaumont is. I turned off at that turn on my way to yorkville a couple times.
    Quote Originally Posted by lynnsim
    Thanks for sharing the link. I had never heard of this Drive by quilting. I live about 20 miles from Beaumont; so was thrilled to see a fellow quilter have her photo taken.

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