I have a lovely quilt on the machine downstairs calling my name to get finished quilting. But, blogging first is my duty. How did your weekend go? My Thursday, Friday and Saturday were so much fun. Thursday and Friday, I worked at the International Quilt Show in Chicago. Through a mutual friend, I had the great joy of working with Diane in the Sew Batiks booth. I worked with their rayon batiks for clothing. Its just yummy to stroke, has beautiful drape, and easy care. Also, check out their Nuance Gradations and 112" wide backs. Looking forward to seeing Diane again in Paducah! Check their website for their travel schedule for a show near you. (This is not a paid ad, this is my opinion on a great product.)
I drove home Friday night and slept in my own bed. Saturday, I hopped on the bus at 8am with my local guild and headed back to the show to shop. The view walking into the show was breath-taking seeing the Ruby display of red and white quilts.
The piecing, quilting and fabric selections were fabulous.
We headed over to my "Easy Street" quilt for pictures while we were fresh.
Pictured above from left to right, Kathy Olson, myself, Maribel Kern, and Cathy Kieser.
Pinch me is this really happening?
Cathy Kieser and I shopped for the fabrics together, texted back and forth from our sewing rooms and provided lots of moral support while we both made Easy Street.
Cathy had the idea to put in secret messages instead of several four patches. This is the "You can do it!" block.
I may never experience this again so I took lots of pictures. This was living the "bucket list" dream to have a quilt in a juried show. Thank you for all the support and kind comments I have received on Facebook.
Before leaving the show, I picked up a t-shirt to commemorate the occasion.
We shopped on Saturday and I brought home about five Civil War Repro fabrics and two 1930's fat quarters. My dining room table became my design wall......
Since I have caught the Lucy Boston Block bug, I laid out my many fat quarters and started to pair them up for future blocks. Now I will need a cutting day.
Two boxes of more fat quarters and that doesn't include all the dark ones downstairs in the drawer. Kathy O, Cathy K and Maribel K, I think I am ready for the cutting day and have plenty of selection!
Today I am linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times, Nurdan at Hug-a-bit Quilts, and Beth with Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts. Have a great Monday.
Yours in quilting,