My feet – and the rest of me, are back home in North Carolina after a whirlwind trip to the Houston area.
What a welcome! Gorgeous temps reaching up to 86 degrees (Okay, not quite ready for that, but it’s better than snow!) happy quilters eager to sew, and loads of good food – Texas style!
One sweet quilter, knowing that dinner time is really hard to manage on busy guild nights, and that gluten free offerings are rare on snack tables during guild meetings – brought me pimento cheese sandwiches on gluten free bread! Oh, I have never tasted ANYTHING so Texas-delicious!
Along with all of the things we managed to fit in during my time with these two guilds, amongst the many highlights are the show & share quilts that came to workshops and evening guild meetings, allowing ME the opportunity to see what you have made. My heart soars!
You are phenomenal!!
And it’s more than the quilts. It’s the stories that go along with them. What happened to be going on in your life during the making of this quilt. Things we have cried through, worked through, rejoiced through. It’s all there – in every stitch.
The photo at the top of this post is Karen’s Easy Street from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders. Her colors just sing!
Close up. GORGEOUS!
Each and every quilt was a testament to the love of piecing and fabric, and the friendships that bring us together.
And they were shown to full rooms of others who came away so inspired!
En Provence with a twist!
Complete with binding!
And one more!
I am so proud of these gals!
Second lecture night. Full house!
Oh yes, this….hysterical!
What one person understands by “I need a quilt display stand for my lecture” Might not be fully understood by the person reading your request. LOL!! Oh, we had such a good laugh, and the proper “Quilt display stand” was found in the closet just waiting for my arrival.
But then, THONGS were something I wore on my feet when I was young. So funny how words change meaning over time! Nice quilt rack though, don’t you think?
There are many more to show – you’ll find them below!
I made it home with a bit of stitching accomplished:
Border units for the “Eternal Hexie Project.”
I knew when i saw the email that I’d been upgraded that I was in trouble. Yes, I got to Comfort Plus, but I was now stuck in a middle seat between two big beefy guys. Let the arm rest wars begin. I couldn’t stitch comfortably so I gave up and took a nap.
And this was waiting for me when I came through the door!
Some of you had emailed me about the last link-up for En Provence and before heading to Houston and looking at my schedule of how things were happening while there, I made the executive decision to wait until I was HOME to do it – so be looking for that Link-Up to happen this coming Monday. I’ve also heard from several of you that you are grateful for an extra week reprieve to get your tops together.
I can’t wait to see what you have to share!
Quilt-Cam is likely to happen this coming week, after the weekend. I’ll let you know when that will fit in.
I’m home until the 22nd!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage bowtie quilt found in Texas.
What we do makes a difference! Yes, even the little things mean a lot.
Happy Friday, everyone!