Sunday, November 17, 2019

Finally Slowing Down...

Finally things are slowing down a little.  October was such a whirl wind of things going on.  Lectures, workshops and two large shows to do.  Thanks to everyone who came to see me at Pacific International Quilt Festival.  It's always fun to see familiar faces at the shows. 

Thank you to the Pajaro Valley Quilt Guild and the Acacia Quilt Guild for inviting me to do a lecture and workshop for their guilds. 

I also went to be a vendor at Houston International Quilt Festival.  WOW!! What an experience!!  The show was great, but the drive getting there was long, very, very looooong!  I had a great booth space, right around the corner from the information booth and one booth off of the main aisle, which they call Broadway, right in the middle of all the action.

 Here is a couple of shots so you can see how big the show floor is, plus there is more upstairs and all the classes going on upstairs. 

I was also able to see my Bob Ross, Cherrywood Challenge quilt on display at the show.  This is my third time being a finalist in the Challenge.
Here is "A Walk in the Redwoods."  I think it looks pretty good, especially since I made it in just 4 days.  Here's the story of why.  I forgot to check when the deadline was and I thought I had a month left until it was due, then I got a newsletter blast from Cherrywood saying that the participants had 6 days left until the deadline.  After I read that I was about to give up on doing my challenge, but the next day I said to myself, damn it, I paid $60 bucks for this fabric and I have the image of what I want to do, you can do this.  So I put everything else on hold and got it done just in time.  I was so happy to see my name as a finalist, so my quilt will travel for the next year or more going to different quilt shows around the US.  The next show that I will be at and be able to see it will be at Road to California in January.  I was also able to buy the book of this years Bob Ross Cherrywood Challenge quilts.  

 I also picked up the new Cherrywood Challenge fabrics for this year and I got the accent pack to go along with it.  The theme for this year is Princess Diana.  I have a couple of ideas in mind I just have to see if they will work out.

Now it's time to get ready for the Holidays and all that it entails, food, family, friends...

Happy Quilting,


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