I didn't take a lot of pictures of quilts this year. George Sicliano had a display of his miniatures... they always fascinate me. There was also a display of Civil War era quilts, but I couldn't take pictures of those. I think the quilt that captivated me the most was a pictorial of a little girl and her dog with cherry blossoms falling down around them. I admire people that can and do make these types of quilts, but I know they will never be something that comes out of my sewing room. There seemed to be more 'art' quilts rather than traditional quilts this year as well.
Of course, the high-light of my show experience was taking a class with Bonnie Hunter. Way back in March, the classes opened on our guild meeting day. By the time I got home her classes were closed (one of the ladies in the class said they closed within 15 minutes). About a month ago, there was an email sent out that there were two spots in the Tumalo Trail class.... and I snagged one. I did a lot of pre-class prep; got my strip sets sewn and sub-cut for my nine patches, and I cut the strips and HSTs with the Easy Angle as well. Of course when you have all those pieces staring at you you have to make a couple of blocks (Which I don't have pics of yet). I did manage to get the 388 nine patches done in class and that was my goal. I also met a new friend, Susan, from Mt. Joy, PA. We hit it off immediately... wonder if it is because we are teachers LOL.
|Me, Bonnie, and Susan|