Meet my youngest presentation attendee!!
Heather braved the weather (okay, I just had to say it that way so that it would rhyme!) to attend my presentation in Grand Haven on Monday evening, with little 2 month old Zelda in tow.
They sat in the front row! Right in front of the book signing table. So during a lull in the flurry of activity, I begged for a snuggle. I couldn’t help myself!
Baby snuggles are the best, especially when they grunt into your neck, all squishy and warm. And PINK baby snuggles? Oh, the icing on the cake!
Zelda is well on her way to becoming a quilter – we are planting the seeds early!
What a great display!
We used the high school auditorium, and these are guild member quilts made from my designs hanging from the rafters. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the effort that they put forth in anticipation of this event. It ran like clockwork – which was no easy feat since the regional basketball playoffs were also playing in the gym at the same time – snow was falling, and parking was a bit of an adventure to say the least.
My thanks to those who braved the weather warnings and still turned out in droves!
The highlight of my evening?
Calling Hope up on stage to share her Pineapple Crazy alongside mine!
Is it live, or is it Memorex??
Remember that commercial?
Thanks for being such a good sport, Hope! Your quilt is wonderful!
(Pattern from my book String Fling)
Idaho Square Dance on parade!
It was a little bit disconcerting at first having a jumbotron of ME behind me. “Just don’t look, and I’ll be okay” I kept telling myself! LOL!
Yeah, right! LOL!
The rest of the lecture photos are at the end of the slide show, and it’s a LONG one. Student photos first!
We had two fabulous days of wonderful show & share and I loved each and every quilt that was unfolded to view. Thanks for bringing them with you through sleet and snow, ladies!
I am especially thrilled at the number of varied En Provence finishes that have shown up! SO many different twists and turns that makes this pattern your own. Thank you for sharing your finishes with me!
I’m home. My feet were back in North Carolina about 5pm, and I was met by son Jeff and Sadie since The Hubster was still on business in Mexico. Yes. Not fair. I’ve been freezing my lily white hiney with snow in both Ohio and Michigan, and he’s been in MEXICO!
All book orders are caught up and to be dropped at the post office as I head up to what will now be referred to as "The Old Cabin" for final packing and preparation for our closing and move to Quilt Villa, VA! It's also The Hubster’s birthday today --how many can say that they are getting a log cabin and 42 1/2 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain as a birthday present? Happy birthday!
After tomorrow morning I won't have internet until sometime on Monday when Hughesnet comes out to set us up. It's going to be MINIMAL connectivity in the new cabin, but just enough to keep us connected. I feel like my umbilical cord is being severed, but at the same time I am excited to have some "margins" back on my life without being connected to social media 24/7.
Some posts will be written ahead if I know I am going to be gone. Sometimes there may be just enough juice to post a couple of quickie photos without it being a big long post. And I get to go back and remember what it was like before we were in everyone's back pockets every minute of the day.
This is going to leave more time for designing, for rejuvenating, for enoying nature. My life needs to shift back to "20 years ago" as far as technology goes. We ALL need it.
Here we go!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Be yourself. But be your best self!
Vintage quilt shared by a student in our workshops in Grand Haven, Michigan this week. I’ll be sharing the vintage quilts from this trip in a future post.
Does anyone know the name of this block pattern?
Have a great THURSDAY!!