Stars In My Hand is on its way to Duluth, Minnesota for the Quilting on the Waterfront Quilt Show, August 17-19, 2006. Quilting on the Waterfront is an all-machine-quilting show, with separate divisions for domestic and longarm machines. If you’re in the area, check it out!
And remember, today is the last day in July to enter the Quilted Whispers Contest. I’ll be drawing a name for the winner tomorrow, so get those last minute entries in now!
Yesterday I visited the Quiltfest at Birgit Klein’s Patchcom shop in Schönaich, just a few towns over from where I live in Gerlingen. It was the 6th Annual Quiltfest, and a wonderful visit it was! There were lovely quilts on display, demos and small workshops on fabric flowers, small bags and other great techniques, sewing machines for sale, and of course, FABRIC on sale as well. Birgit asked me to bring the Stars In My Hand quilt to show, so it had a nice day out of it’s sack where it normally lives right now between shows.
If you couldn’t make it to the Quiltfest, or don’t live near Stuttgart, check out the Patchcom website, where you can see pictures from the 2005 Quiltfest, download a pattern for Mrs. Patchcom by Ula Lenz, and of course, order luscious fabrics and supplies online. The Patchcom Quiltfest is definitely on my show calendar for next year.
Woohoo! I’m sooo excited! Yes, I’m tooting my own horn here, but I can’t help it! Stars In My Hand was awarded 2nd Place in the Bed Quilt – Pieced category at the NQA Quilt Show in Columbus, Ohio last weekend. This is my first award at a major show and I am really, really jazzed about it! You can see larger pictures and detail views of Stars In My Hand in the DreamWeaver’s Quilts Galleries and see a list of all the award winners on the NQA site.
I discovered this wonderful podcast, This is America with Dennis Wholey. Mr. Wholey is reporting from the AQS Show in Paducah, KY, talking with Meredith Schroeder from the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society about the show, and Caryl Bryer Fallert about the Paducah Artist’s Relocation Program. Click “Download” to listen. Great stuff!
The king size quilt I’ve been working on is finally done, and I’ve washed it and blocked it to dry. It’s always a bit scary, putting a quilt in the washer; no matter that I’ve done everything right to prevent mishaps, I still wonder, will the dyes run, will all my machine quilting unravel at the ends, will it be square when it comes out? So far, so good though, and now I just have to put the label and hanging sleeves on, and pretty soon I’ll have a picture to share. Then the quilt is on its way to the National Quilting Association show in Columbus, Ohio, June 8-10, 2006. Stay tuned….