Ever need a make shift table?
This is my suitcase, on the little hotel luggage stand next to the desk where I was using a little borrowed featherweight!
My goal for this 11 day adventure was to get these units sewn, and in turn sew them into blocks if I could.
And I did!
This is the Winston Ways project I was talking about HERE. I need a 30” X 30” small quilt for a celebrity Quilt of Valor auction.
All of the 4 patch strip sets were already sewn, matched with other sets, and sub-cut and waiting in baggies for this trip.
All of the triangle pairs were matched, cut, and also waiting for their own stitching to happen.
Between the Naperville Cocoon and the time I have had here in Wichita there has been much progress!
Evening sewing time!
Watching Criminal Minds in the mirror with the TV behind me as I sew!
Another one at the ready!
Hey, suitcase! You make a mighty fine table!
And then there were two!
And oh yeah, there has been some fabric acquisition while on the road, too!
I purchased the cheddar/gold/orange bundle from Mark Sherman’s table while at Cocoon, the beautiful navy and grey fabrics were a gift from Valerie at the Quilt Merchant and are so lovely!
Before I knew it there were FOUR!
And then, the center was together!
I finished just in time to pack up the sweet machine and haul it off to the evening guild meeting for my presentation last night. THANK YOU THANK YOU to those who can openheartedly loan their precious machines so that I can make deadlines! You make my life so much easier!
Borders will happen when i get home. I am being picked up at 11am this morning for some antiquing and running around, including a fun lunch out, and I will be dropped at the airport at 3:30pm for my flight home. I’ll be in my own bed by tonight.
The 1pm meeting yesterday!
I’ve been to some mighty large guilds. But I have to say hands down, this was the BEST attendance I’ve ever experienced on a day when there is both an afternoon lecture and an evening lecture. This guild has 700 members. 700!! And they are a force to be reckoned with! They are deeply involved in the community, and they put on a fabulous quilt show every other year. This year's show happens soon – in JUNE! If you are anywhere near Wichita check the dates and plan on being there!
Find the Prairie Quilt Guild website HERE.
This year’s opportunity quilt!
This was absolutely the most GORGEOUS quilt and I fell in love. I bought tickets! I hope I win!
I’ve had a wonderful time while being here. It’s time to go home.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Take a good look at your recent roadblocks. Be stronger and more persistent than they are! What is holding you up? Push through it!
Star Struck quilt shared by a student during workshops in Michigan. Free pattern found under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog!
Have a great Wednesday, everyone!