I enjoyed seeing “Moon Over Manhattan” hanging in the AQS Lancaster quilt show. Just getting in is still exciting to me.
I have pics of 3 quilts in the show. Mine, Sally Bramald and Carol Moellers.
Sally’s quilt is a whole cloth also. She very effectively used blue thread to outline these amazing feathers. The quilt looks a little weirdly hung in the photo but it was hanging straight. If you haven’t visited Sally’s blog head over and check out more of her beautiful work.
I spent a lot of time talking. I met Heidi Kaisand and chatted with her for a bit. I love her reading about her little ones as they grow. Her quilts are fun too. Heidi has an online shop and writes patterns.
While at the APQS booth I had a few minutes with Angela. We’ve been internet friends for years, since the old Alex Anderson message board. Since she’s now a rep for APQS I’ve been able to meet her in person a few times. She gets to come over for show and tell with a group of quilters who meet up at the show for a good part of the week for quilting, dining and shopping. Oh yes they do shop. Friday night we had show & tell, it’s always amazing to me to see what the quilters bring with them. Their work is amazing and my camera was in the room! UGH!
I finally purchased the black latch bobbin case for my machine. As usual there is a story behind this purchase which involves the sewing room vortex and a temporarily misplaced bobbin case for one of my machines. I think it bounced underneath a piece of furniture I have in there and will find it later on this spring when I move the whole room around.
I asked for it Friday afternoon at the Bernina booth. The Zimmermans from Hinkletown Sewing brought it Saturday and carefully guarded the bobbin case until I returned. THANK YOU!!! I had the delightful surprise of seeing Jeanne Delpit, the National Education Director for Bernina, the gal who gave me a few tips for using the Bernina Stitch Regulator when I was in Cleveland to tape for Quilting Arts TV. Turns out we both share that story when talking to other quilters!
I, finally, completed a project that I started for Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero after the show last year. Jeanie & Ramon have beautiful ornaments at the booth made using the Kaleidoscope software. I used some wonder under and lutradur to complete the project and recommended a heavier weight fusible adhesive with a product more like timtex…can’t wait to see what she develops!