Thursday, April 26, 2018

Trunk show - how exciting!!!

Has it been a month since I've posted???  Really, I was doing so good.  But hey,  I haven't been just sitting on my behind staring at my lovely thread collection. Oh no, I've been doing stuff, and I'm planning on doing more stuff!!!

First I'm really excited to be doing my first ever trunk show and chat about quilting.  Seriously who doesn't love a good chat about stuff like batting, backing, density, thread and how it all can be mixed and matched for different impact on the finished quilt?    I'll be talking with the County Quilters of McHenry, check out their blog and you can find them on Facebook too.  I'm a little nervous as I've never talked about my quilting or shown my quilts to a whole group of quilters (like quilters who know what their doing.  Not like my husband and family who tolerate my quilt chatter and have no idea if I know anything at all about quilting). But when it's about the quilting, well it's hard to hold back.  So if you're in the area, Shepherd of the Hills Church, 404 N Green St, McHenry, IL 60050, stop by, it's a great group of quilters!  Mtg starts at 7 PM on Thursday May 3.

So what else have I been doing???? Trying to get Janice's gorgeous quilt completed, need to finish that up this weekend.  Me and Amanda (my Millie) are going to be spending some quality time together this weekend, kinda miss her.  Check back on Monday for pics of this beauty!

Hands2Help2018 team has been hard at work, we have 3 tops together so far. Love these people, love that they take time out of their busy day for such good causes.  Quilting is always better with friends.

Hard to believe that we went to college together.  He rode on my handle bars of my bike down at Purdue West Lafayette 

Dorthy just had twin grand daughters, I've got baby quilts wait to get on the frame!

Hard days work but we got a lot done!

It was a beautiful day but a bit breezy 

Laurie's so sweet!!

Veronika was helping out with iron duty when the strips were almost done! She came in her quilters shirt ready to go

And the best part, I spent a week at MQX New Hampshire.  Oh my my my!!! The quilts, the classes, everything about it was amazing.  I had classes with Judy Madsen (her sister Amy is the sweetest thing ever), Deborah Poole, Karlee Porter, Bethanne Nemesh (who won 2 ribbons at the show, first place in whole cloth- un-freaking believable!)  I just can't express how energizing and fun this was.  And the quilts... oh my the quilts.  I've posted some on Facebook and some on Instagram.  It really was the best show I've ever been to. Just the right size, the classes were amazing.  There were some nice vendors, but really I felt like this was a show about the quilts and learning more than the vendors.  If you ever get a chance to go, you really should.  
Best of show, amazing!!!















Amazing right??  That bar is set so high!!

Yep so now, you're all caught up. See I have been doing stuff!!! Check back on Monday, I sure am hoping for a finsih! 

4 comments:

  1. wow! that is exciting, have fun doing your trunk show!

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  2. I would love to hear your lecture to the group. Can you film/record it for you tube?

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  3. I was at MQX and took. Lasses with some of the same teachers. We might have been in class together. It's always a fabulous show. Maybe we can meet up there next year.

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