Quick Post from the Northern Star Show

I did not get pictures. Had the camera and a working memory card and still did not get pictures.

The gym was really warm yesterday and I missed two rows of quilts (I’m going to tell on myself here so enjoy the laugh).  In this two rows that I missed were quilts quilted by students that I didn’t get to see hanging.  I was somewhat embarrassed because I caught up with one of them as she was going to pick up her quilt.  She showed it to me later and we talked about it for quite a while.  She’s completely ready for the Advanced Class.  I’m going to talk with Nancy at the quilt cottage in Mamaroneck about when we can offer it and will post dates shortly.

Renee and Mary Anne both won ribbons on their quilts.  I didn’t have anything entered into the show this year with all of the customer work I haven’t had time.  I’m kinda grateful for that.

Right now I’m taking advantage of some down time and working on several pieces that will go into various shows.  I had an inspiration with the Radiance pieces – putting them all together in one quilt.  I thought it was a good idea and am working out how to do that.  I’ll share the progress on the Radiance series once I get a little further along.  I have to bring my camera with me on a good day and get a picture of a wrought iron fence that just needs to be worked into a quilt.

I met Bob & Jim from the Joyful Quilter.  We’ve been facebook friends for a while.  They shared a little scoop with me and I can’t wait to tell you ’cause it’s going to be really exciting.  For some reason their website isn’t loading this morning so I can’t link over to it.

Happy quilting!


The Wilds of Saturday & Sunday

The weather in the tri-state area has been miserable over the last few days.  Wind, rain, more wind, more rain.  Two of my students called out on Saturday because of the weather.  I gave some quick instructions over the phone for the two of them and hope they can get some piecing done this week.  While “Twist & Turn Bargello” isn’t complicated it’s labor intensive!

At around 4:3o (Saturday) the power went out then came right back on again – but not all of it.  About 1/3 of the shop was out!  We moved everyone along, managed to close out and headed home.  My sweetie & I then went to NJ.

Sunday we decided to head to CT.  Yep, that’s right, CT.  Our goal was to go to the Bush Holley Museum to see “A Stitch in Time” quilt exhibit.  The museum was closed due to a power outage.  So I’ll go another time.  Another quilter has said she’d ride shotgun with me.  Woohoo!

We’ve recently purchased a GPS for my sweeties vehicle – partly because there’s one in my vehicle and he loves it.  It really helps get around traffic.  His setup has a few more features than the one in my car so it will figure out detours quite quickly.  With all of the downed trees yesterday we were quite grateful for this feature.

I’ve heard that GPS’s will sometimes do this…give incorrect information.  We were looking for Quilters Dream – a shop in Willimantic CT.  As we were coming into town the GPS kept telling us it was on the right.  Couldn’t find it.  Since there was only 1/2 an hour til they closed we called them and asked for confirmation of the address and what the building looks like.   We reprogrammed the GPS and headed back a block or two and again the opposite side of the road only this time we had some building information and voila! it was on the right side this time.  So there GPS!

Quilters Dream is a beautiful shop!  I wandered around nearly bought a yard of Kona – there are two lines of Kona solids…I like Kona black but this one has a nicer hand to it.  I left it there because Kona has a different line I want to try that is a silk/cotton blend.  I did purchase a few spools of King Tut and a small Quilters Dream Orient that I’ve been wanting to try.  I’m thinking this might be for “Moon over Manhattan” – we’ll see.

Then as I’m checking out I see the current issue of  The Quilter Magazine Bob Silverman from Joyful Quilter mentioned that “Twilight in the Bronx” is in there with the rest of the winners from A Quilters Gathering.  So I got that too.

Happy quilting!