Sunday, October 4, 2015

NQA Show in June 2015

Dear Readers,

Last June I went to a quilt show offered by the National Quilt Association.  It is a smaller show than some of the others.  Some friends and I met there and took some classes and went through the show.  It was delightful.  Judy Stokes had some quilts that had been accepted into a juried show and so did another friend of mine Julia Graber.  So we wanted to see them and Lauren and I wanted to take a class on modern quilting as we are both a little perfectionist, at times, which stops us from producing because it is hard to be perfect.

Julia won an award for this quilt  So proud of both of these ladies.

Lauren, Eva Marie (Judy's sister) and I all enjoyed our class with Christa Watson.  Here is a link to her blog.  There are links to the classes she teaches and in her shop has her patterns and other things for sale.   She is a very encouraging and fun teacher.   Anyway, Lauren was making a quilt in Red, White and Blue for use for picnics, tail gating and the 4th of July.  Lauren is an Ole Miss Grad so she picked the patriotic/Ole Miss colors for her quilts.  I decided to do mine in teals, browns and a little red thrown in for fun.  I waited too late to write this as I cannot remember Eva Marie's colors.  Eva Marie has finished her quilt but I have not seen it.  I did not take near enough photos on this trip!!

Christ with her sample quilt.

Lauren's and mine are still in the WIP (work in progress) stage.  When I can get to it, I really liked the process.  It is really freeing.  There are mine on my design cover (wall).

I was hoping to have the quilt finished before writing this post.  But decided to go ahead and write it before I forgot everything I saw.

Weight is still the progress and no backsliding.  I am going to have to add exercise if it is to move more....sigh.

Sew long.


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