When I left Thursday morning my first stop worked out to be to drop off “Twilight in the Bronx” with Janet-Lee Santeusanio of Machine Quilters Expo. She happens to be right on the way to Maine so I asked her if I would be able to drop the quilt off with her. Janet-Lee said yes, so I drove from here to her place. If you’ve not yet met Janet-Lee she’s quite welcoming! We had a lovely chat. She and Mary are in the throes of setting up for MQX East this week and getting every single detail worked out for MQX West in Portland Oregon in Oct. Very shortly they will have information on their site for classes and quilt competitions.
If you’re going to be at MQX East in Providence, RI next week you’ll have the opportunity to see “Twilight”. I’ll be there on Saturday at some point as I’m going to pick up my quilt Saturday night. If I were staying overnight I’d probably visit one of the mansions in the area. They’re amazing! My sisters and I visited a few years ago and came home with cobalt blue “Votes for Women” wine glasses. I love mine, while I use it occasionally it usually lives with my grandmas rolling pin and a few other keepsakes.
Friday Maine was hit with a snow storm. UGH! I do not like snow. I do not like getting stuck in the snow. School was closed and the power went out until early Saturday afternoon.
Saturday morning my mom, sister and I visited a yarn shop, Halcyon Yarn in Bath and a quilt shop, Alewives Quilt shop in Nobleboro (Damariscotta Mills), ME. Both are worth the visit! I really enjoyed Halcyon and bought yarn for a summer scarf there. Alewives is a charming shop is about 4 minutes from Route 1 just north of the exit for Boothbay Harbor. Delightful fabric, delightful staff. I purchased 2 twin sized Hobbs Tuscany Collection Silk battings…this paired with Kaufmans’ Radiance and Superior Silk…ooooooooooooh delightful! I can hardly wait to get started on these quilts. My shopping @ MQX will include more silk to go with the quilts I’ve got planned.
Sunday morning I was up and at ’em bright and early to meet my brother for breakfast before heading over to Creative Sewing Center in Auburn, ME. Lisa and Judy were amazing helping me get set up, making sure I had coffee and was ready to go at 10 AM. Customers floated in an out throughout the day with the Maine Shop Hop. We had a great time during the day, shoulders were gently pushed down, tension was adjusted, new quilters quilted. At the end of the day the ladies asked me to come back. I will make arrangements with Lisa to come back in the fall before the weather turns cold and the snow comes. I have an idea for a class for the ladies already. Marcus Brothers sent door prizes for the class and each quilter left with 5″ charm packs of a various fabric lines. Lisa included a lime green Accuquilt “Go” tote bag to hold their fabric and other purchases.