Sunday, July 25, 2010
Quilt Odyssey 2010
Another successful year at Quilty Odyssey for the Sundae Quilters!!!!
For the last 3-4 years, a bunch of us have volunteered to go up to Hershey and sell raffle tickets for our guild. We take turns sitting at the table, seeing the show, and shopping in the vendors mall.
Eight of us went up yesterday. I love sitting at the table and talking to people, finding out where they are from. About two hours after we got there a gal walked by and I said "Quilting Cat!?!"... Amy turned around and I introduced myself as Patchwork Penguin. It was nice to meet a blog friend up close and personal.
The merchant mall was packed as usual. I managed to get out with a few FQs, a couple of notions, and a pattern. Oh, my moment of insanity returned when I bought a small pack of 1/2-inch hexagons. Judie said she would visit me in my rubber room.
About 4 pm Belinda and I went to find Bonnie Hunter. She was teaching at Odyssey this year. We found her downstairs teaching her class... hugged and squealed when we saw each other. We left her to finish her class and then returned at 5 pm to help her pack (she was done) and then we went to supper at Friendly's.... it is a tradition for us (thus the name Sundae Quilters). I returned Bonnie at 6:45 for Show-n-Tell (was so sad to say goodbye); returned to Friendly's to pick up the girls and then went to Quiltmaker's Cottage down the road.
Quiltmaker's Cottage is a nice shop and they were just featured in the McCall's Sampler magazine. I picked up a couple more patterns while I was there and then after braving the heat we returned home.
It was a great day; we now have a new Sundae Quilter - Shelley - who is in the process of moving to Gettysburg from California with her husband. She will fit in marvelously!!!
Ok, enough yapping. Enjoy your day!