Anyway, the show 'A Small Town Quilt Show in a Big Town Way' was very cool... just beautiful quilts on display and about 12 or 15 vendors. It was not a huge show, but very fun. We took some classes there too.
I learned how to sew hexagons together by machine (easier than it sounds). It was so cool to learn a new technique! I made a very pretty bag out of the hexagons. The class was taught by Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life.
I also took a class on making fabric postcards. Now if you read my blog, you know I already do this, but Laurel Dillman taught a class on how to make them a bit differently. She fuses motifs to the background fabric, then the background fabric to the Peltex and THEN stitches the motifs with either a satin, zigzag or blanket stitch. I have always done that edge stitching around the motifs before fusing the background to the Peltex. It is actually very cool to do it Laurel's way as the Peltex is much more stable than the fabric alone. I learned something new! I love that!
I also won some ribbons at the show, which was very exciting! A first place ribbon on my Woodland Creatures quilt, second place on Under the Jellicle Moon and third place on I.D., Therefore I Am. Exciting! I love winning!
|Under the Jellicle Moon|
|ID, Therefore I Am|
I'm looking forward to more shows with Woodland Creatures. It is going to be in a show in Plano, TX in August, and my guild's show in October, and will be submitted to a few more shows in the near future after that. The quilting on it is superlative. I simply cannot say enough about Kathy Bradbury's extreme quilting! It is just amazing. Seeing it up close and personal for the first time at Midway was a thrill!
I have lots more summer travel planned visiting quilt shows around the western states. A busy time, and as much as I love being home with my husband, kitties, dog (and air conditioning!), I love being out and about too! I can't wait to see all the eye candy out there and be inspired!