You have to admit, quilt shows are so much fun. Last weekend I attended the Piecemakers Quilt Guild Show in Galesburg, Illinois where they set me up with a booth. I had a great time and Carl Sandburg College was the perfect, spacious setting for all of the lovely quilts. Thanks for inviting me, Kae!
"Inspired Baskets" made by Niki Conklin (inspired by a class she took with Gwen Marston, can you tell?).
"Bright Coins" quilt by Deborah Grohs. Coincidentally, we are doing a small Coins quilt this month, remember? How's that coming along??
I loved the colors in this quilt - "Moody Blues" made by Jean Near from a design by Tara Lynn Darr.
Simple and lovely by Debbie Spencer.
"Tequila Sunrise" by Jean Lohmar.
Sandy Schweitzer was there, appraising vintage and antique quilts.
Here's a picture of my booth -
Hey, like my new glasses??
These ladies were all over the place -
My lady must have gotten her hand stuck scratching her shoulder . . .
I was so happy that some of you stopped by to see me and buy books and get your books signed. Julie from Me and My Stitches (you may know her from her comments on my blog) also came over to say hello. She drove there from Iowa.
Look closely at what she's wearing around her neck. When I saw her quilty necklace I wanted one too! I found out that Julie makes quilted jewelry and so I made her run back out to her car and bring in her samples to show me.
I bought a couple of pendants and of course now am kicking myself that I didn't buy more. They were all so beautiful and I could not decide. I do have a birthday coming up though, hint, hint. I wish the pictures had turned out better to do them justice but I had to take these with my cell phone because I forgot my camera that day, wouldn't you know it?
This is one of the pendants I bought. Isn't it wonderful? Look at how Julie fussy cut the little flower in the center. I've always wanted to make a small pineapple quilt, just not this small LOL. Thanks, Julie - I'll think of you every time I wear it.
Take a look at her website and raise your hand if you would love for her to have a booth at the International Quilt Fest in Chicago next year . . . (Sorry, Julie - I couldn't resist nagging you, LOL.)