Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The Iron Quilter!

Do you watch Iron Chef??

If you do, you would have died laughing (as we all did) when we closed symposium on Saturday night, packed into the auditorium, and watched 2 quilters QUILT OFF!!

They even dressed us in chef hats, since Johnson & Wales University is a culinary school! *LOL!!!!* (What was even more funny was afterwards, everyone walking back to the dorm was still wearing their hats...hehe) Doesn't Pat just look FETCHING in hers?? ;c)

The beginning video presentation was a HOOT....with music, graphics...and our Contenders! KAREN STONE as "Chef Daisy Blade"!!!!

(I am her biggest fan, and she really put me over the moon when she told me not once, but TWICE, (on two separate occassions no less *blushing*) that she is MY BIGGEST FAN too! :cD Giddy is a good word for how I felt!)

Robbi Joy Ecklow as "Chef Goddess Of The Last Minute!!" (this title cracked me up, it sounds like my life..heheh)

And let's not forget our Judges! David Taylor! Elin Waterston! And the Fabulous Laura Wasilowski! They had a tough job to do, (and big hats to fill! *LOL*)

Karen and her chef helper plotting how to win!

Robby Joy and her helper, Leah Day were working with all things "fishy!" (you just had to be there!)

It was the perfect entertainment for a lovely June night in Downtown Charlotte, NC!

I spent yesterday doing household errands stuff. You know? Car tags about to expire? Ran about to get my car inspection, went to pick up Jeff's prescription from the doc and drop it at the pharmacy, went back to take the inspection to the licensing office, saw the line was OUT THE DOOR (looks like I wasn't the only one putting it off! *LOL*) and decided to mail mine in and risk driving without stickers for a few more days, snuck in a massage (oh I needed it!!)did the banking and other assorted errands...I walked back in the door here at home around 7pm. Where did the day go? I had plans for at least binding something, but nope. Didn't happen.

My flight for Minnesota leaves this morning around 11:45am so that gives me a couple hours to get some more ducks in a row. I'm working on pattern writing for the next book, one down, eleven to go? But I'm eating it like an elephant, one bite at a time!

And I'm looking forward to sitting on that plane and putting some more hand quilting stitches in to Dreamsicles! I haven't touched it since I got home from Decatur Illinois! (I wonder why!)

But OH...least you think I'm slacking....I bound ONE bedsized quilt at symposium, and got all the way down one side on another WHILE watching "Iron Quilter" (I had to avoid the streams of silly string flying and green hair dye spraying, and the whipped cream pie in the face hilarity that was going on too!)

I've got some pics from the spider web class coming up too...they are on the laptop (duh) and I'm typing on the desktop this morning...so those will come next blog post.

Happy Tuesday Everyone! If you can't sew today, at least go fondle yourself some fabric and DREAM!


  1. How fun! Love the chef hats. Looks like a good time was had by all.

  2. Looks like everyone was having a fun time! Love the chef hats.

  3. Looks like it was a lot of fun. Your day home probably wasn't fun, but sometimes we havew to do those mundane chores. I will go sew now.

  4. Everyone needs a life maintenance day once and awhile. The N. Augusta contingent at symposium all talked about how much they loved it and told me to remind you there is always space at Hickory Knob during Martin Luther King weekend for you!

  5. It looks like the "Iron Quilter" was great fun.

    Flying into Mpls today you will be coming into cool and rainy weather. I don't know how long you will be in MN but by the weekend it will be hot and humid. Typical June.

    My condolences on the death of your beloved grandfather.

  6. Who won? Who is the Iron Quilter? And what did Karen and Robbie make?

  7. That looks like entirely too much fun!! We need more details about what they had to "cook up".

  8. Enjoy visiting with family, even though its a sad occasion. Thanks for sharing all you do. You are trully an inspiration.

  9. I was wondering also- what did they have to do and who won? That is the kind of evening I would LOVE to attend....


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