Sunday, February 18, 2007


WOWZERS!!! Had I known or had my wits about me, I would have taken a camera!! I have a Thimbleberries crazy quilt kit here, to make one up someday, and there was a smaller version of the exact same one at the show!!! Had it been for sale, I might have purchased it!!! **STUNNING** -- so now, I want to tackle mine--but have so much going on I need to wait a little longer! But know that I need to get this done and learn machine and or needle applique--been too chicken to this point! There were plenty of wonderful items to look at and there was a hand-quilting demo, machine quilter demo (SUPERB FELLOW & his wife--who also loves Thimbleberries--hehehe, so we hit it off--big time) and a most lovely trunk show, and a bed turning exhibit!!! Not too sure exactly what this is--but it is my understanding that at different times during the show--they turn vintage quilts over from one bed to another and from top to bottom, etc,etc---I didnt get to see this but I did manage to walk the aisles and talk to quilters from other states, etc,etc---what a wonderful world the quilters create!! (CROCHETERS DO TOO, mind you) There were oodles of door prizes and the owner of the quilt shop won a Ricky Timms convergence wall hanging in black and brights and colorful feather fabric...The owner of the quilt shop has a connection to this huge RV/SENIOR community and was the only seller there--GREAT for those that dont get out often! as for the SALE, we were busy from before setting everything up till exactly 4 pm!!! and I didnt buy a thing!!!! HAHAHA--but I had a BLAST!! I got to see the woman that planted the quilting bug about 11 years ago and she is now published and travels teaching, etc,etc..AND she still lives in Tucson and still teaches mostly in Tucson--OH YES!!!!! she remembered me and ran to give me a hug-and asked what I was doing, etc,etc--first I told her I was no longer working!!! and that I threw myself into quilting two years ago, full force!!! Susie was quite pleased :o)) As was I to see her again...I fell to the couch when I got home and the rest of the day was spent sitting there--I was pooped!!!

I have been out for a walk in the wind already
today and have been playing with a gift block for a
quilt to the shop owner that provides us with
the stuff for the quilt club! Now I am going to
begin sewing the block in the next step in
the club, and perhaps play with the month's
extra project! LOL--a scrappy top using the
charm pack! *~*TOODLES*~*


Susan said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun, and that it was a decent sized show. How did Phyllis do?

I see you found a place to use the tag. =)

Franie said...

You had a blast at the show--knew you would. I would have loved to have gone. Houston is not that far from you--you should try to go next fall with some friends. I have an invite but won't make it. Wouldn't it be fun to meet up? You are really getting deep into all this quilting going on--wahoooo.