Sunday, August 03, 2014

AQS Charlotte show

American Quilters Society shows are always fun to attend.  This time there was a bit of "pressure" as I was doing hanging appraisals for the first time at an AQS show.  It wasn't doing the appraisal that made me nervous it was just the process...didn't know how many I had to do in what amount of time.  The curse of the Type A was raising it's head again!

It all worked out fine.  I got to the show early enough to scope out the quilt I was going to work on that night.  The security folks were really accommodating and let us stay a few minutes over the 1 hour limit so I was able to finish and not have to come back early the next morning.

The quilts on display were very nice...unfortunately they don't want us posting photos (however I will slip in one made by a fellow guildmember, Patty!)  Also on display were many of the Egyptian tentmakers appliques.  There were also two tentmakers demonstrating their art.  Really beautiful work.  I have a couple that were given to me by a friend who lived in Egypt and one I bought at an auction (listed as a Scandinavian textile!)
Paula with our friend Patty's scrappy wedding ring quilt!
Even though I was busy at the show I did some retail therapy...most of it at Primitive Gatherings.  Really like Lisa's new fabric line with Moda...great cheddars and greens!  (and some pre-cuts...they are like candy!)

Across the street from the convention center was the nicest little park!  It had a literary theme...

this a bronze book page draped on the wall...

and they had these fun "road" signs in the flower beds...think it would be fun to make one for our yard with all the places we've lived since we've been married!

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Photo files...throwback to August...

One of the thing I like about the digital world is how easy it is to access old going back and seeing what you were working on in august of other 2009

Like this quilt back in August of 2010!  won a third place ribbon at our 2011 show!

 remember the Bonnie Hunter "Floribunda" Jacobs Ladder summer?!

three years ago (a set of doll quilts to donate...finished 6 using orphan blocks and scraps)

two years ago (finished and using on the bed right now!)

 one year ago...

Which reminds me I still have to put that final border on this top...and where did I put it anyway?