Would you believe it if I told you the air conditioning was humming along with our machines during our Garden Party workshop day yesterday with the Bay Area Quilters of Houston, Texas?
I so enjoyed spending time with these ladies, and I just love it when mothers and daughters come sew together. It’s just the greatest.
86 degrees. It was 86 degrees in FEBRUARY! And this is while the north east is gearing up for a pounding storm coming this weekend.
I first heard of the impending storm through a text message from Delta letting me know that my home bound flight from Houston to LaGuardia may experience delays. OH NO! I called them quickly, and we rerouted me through Atlanta instead, so there will be no problem getting home this evening, but still. 86 degrees in FEBRUARY in Houston??
We got busy with strip sets!
Oooh, loving the texty prints!
Some were so organized!
Others? An explosion of creativity!
The Quiltville Rulers made it easy!
We had the best day!
And before we knew it…WOW!
Check out the rest of the fun in our slide show below:
I also have to send a shout out, not only to my son Jason, but to the lady who posed for this photo:
I love this shirt!
Here she is walking into Olive Garden where my son works, and he told her he just had to have a photo of this shirt for his mama. So happy that quilters are keeping an eye out for my son, and happy that she was happy to be photographed. This way we let HIM know that no matter where he is, no matter where he goes, quilters are watching!
We all got a big kick out of his text when it came in.
Thank you for the fun, Bay Area Quilters!
The pattern for Garden Party is found in my book Addicted to Scraps. Signed copies are available in the Quiltville Store. I’m happy to send you a copy.
I’m being picked up in just a few minutes to heads out to the airport and make my way home.
Today is the LAST DAY of the Digital Pattern Blow Out. All digital patterns are 25% off with coupon code DIGITAL25. It ends at midnight Eastern time. There are still some books at deep discounts in the sale books section as well. Those are limited to stock on hand, so grab them while you can.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Live life your way, stick to your gut, follow your heart, and stop worrying about what other people think.
I know it's not always easy.
Sometimes I start second-guessing myself because I don't tend to follow the latest trends. I sew with fabric that is sometimes 20 to 30 years old, I'm not shouting out manufacturers or designers names on a regular basis. Name brands mean nothing to me.
I may quilt to a different drummer, but in the end I make what pleases me, what speaks to my heart and that's what really matters to me. Do what you love and make no apologies!
Vintage Star quilt found in Texas.
Have a great Thursday, everyone – catch you from home.