Sunday, September 26, 2010

Quilting in the Pines Show

What a beautiful show the Sandhills Quilter's Guild put on this weekend! I was in awe of the Fair Barn, such a unique and charming venue, it was the perfect backdrop for my folksy patterns 'n wool. And the quilts! Absolutely gorgeous, there was a wonderful mix of applique, pieced, whimsical, and artsy, and the quality of workmanship was outstanding. I was so blessed to win a ribbon for my "Desert Rose" ensemble, and had the good fortune to have it displayed on the cutest vintage straw mannequin. I also had the opportunity to visit with old friends as well as make some new ones; the girls in the guild were not only talented, but super-nice, too! Here are some photos of a few of my favorit quilts and my wearable art in the historic Fair Barn.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

PA National Quilt Extravaganza

Just rolled in last night from an awesome quilt show in Philadelphia, what a great time we had! The quilts were absolutely spectacular, I'm posting some photos of just a few of my favorites, we were so busy I didn't get to leave my booth much, but I managed to zip around a little bit Sunday morning and take a few pictures. The quilt with the angel in the Garden of Eden really caught my eye, the angel was just gorgeous, it looked like rust-painted satin or something. And the vendors! So many temptations, good for my pocketbook that we were so busy ^_^. I did manage to find some perfect gifts for family and friends, and snag a few goodies for myself too.

Another highlight for me was my Needle-felt Saint Nick class, we had such a great time! The gals in the class were so much fun, and they made the cutest Santas, each one had his own personality with soft-sculpture face, curly mohair beard and needle-felted "faux fur" trim. I'm posting a few pics of these clever folks as well. A huge thank you to my friend Pat for going with me, she was a lifesaver and a good companion, too. We met some super-nice folks in PA and were quite inspired by all the talent and creativity we saw. All in all, a great show!