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October 6, 2018
Pieceful Shores Quilt Show from Terificreations's Weblog

Thursday night a post from Barnegat Bay Dyeworks (formerly Quilting Possibilities in Lacey) showed up in my feed mentioning that they are vending at the Pieceful Shores Quilt Show. Oddly enough I was nearby staying with family so I got to pop out and visit the show. (Today is the last day.) It’s a lovely show… Continue reading Pieceful Shores Quilt Show

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September 29, 2018
Northwest Quilting Expo 2018 from Cat Patches

It was a rather emotional day at the quilt show yesterday. Upon arrival, I stopped off at an information desk to inquire if there was a way I could contact the family of Shellie O'Donnell to thank them for choosing my quilt for their special award. In the process, I ended up talking with the volunteer about Shellie, and we were both in tears by the end of the conversation. I was able to get the information I needed, and now I'm just thinking about what I want to say to them. (If you missed my post about ...

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Northwest Quilting Expo 2018 from ... Cat Patches

It was a rather emotional day at the quilt show yesterday. Upon arrival, I stopped off at an information desk to inquire if there was a way I could contact the family of Shellie O'Donnell to thank them for choosing my quilt for their special award. In the process, I ended up talking with the volunteer about Shellie, and we were both in tears by the end of the conversation. I was able to get the information I needed, and now I'm just thinking about what I want to say to them. (If you missed my post about ...

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September 28, 2018
AGNYXTC from ... Cat Patches

It's been years, but I can recall standing in a line somewhere when the gentleman standing next to me told me about a car he'd seen...I think it might have been a Triumph. It's the kind of car Mike refers to as a "Sunday shooter" because anyone who owns one has to spend their Sundays working on it to keep it running. In any case, it had a personalized license plate:

AGNYXTC

Do you get it? Agony-Ecstasy. It pretty well describes my day yesterday. "Agony" might be a bit of an overstatement, but I did feel ...

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AGNYXTC from Cat Patches

It's been years, but I can recall standing in a line somewhere when the gentleman standing next to me told me about a car he'd seen...I think it might have been a Triumph. It's the kind of car Mike refers to as a "Sunday shooter" because anyone who owns one has to spend their Sundays working on it to keep it running. In any case, it had a personalized license plate:

AGNYXTC

Do you get it? Agony-Ecstasy. It pretty well describes my day yesterday. "Agony" might be a bit of an overstatement, but I did feel ...

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September 25, 2018
A photo tour of Quilting in The Garden, 2018 from The Crafty Quilter

Sunday was a perfect, summery-fall kind of day at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore, California where the Quilting in The Garden show took place.  So many of my favorite things in one spot!  Pumpkins, flowers, fall decorations and lots of quilts.

A photo tour of Quilting in the Garden at Alden Lane Nursery in Livemore, California. Beautiful quilts hang among the majestic oaks for a fantastic, outdoor quilt show. Photos by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

 

Quilting in the Garden has been running for over 20 years, and it’s always on the fourth weekend in September.  The featured artist for 2018 was the amazing Eleanor Burns.  She had more than 100 quilts on display!  I was able to talk with her for a bit, and I couldn’t resist purchasing her latest book (which ...

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Longarm Quilting Exhibit from Snowy Days Quilting

longarm quilting exhibit

The Piece by Peace Quilt Guild in Livingston, MT does a quilt show every other year. This is the second time they’ve included a longarm quilting exhibit as part of the show. The local longarm quilters are each invited to make a quilt, then quilt as desired. It’s a lot of fun to see so many way to quilt the same thing!

longarm quilting exhibit

This year, we were asked to make a 24” carpenters star in any fabrics we chose. We could add borders as desired as long as the quilt didn’t exceed 40” square. I was only able ...

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September 23, 2018
Quilt Show & a Bag from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

I went to a quilt show this afternoon.  Heritage Quilt Guild. I've been to this show many times over the years.  It's a smaller show, but always nice.

Here are some of the quilts.  They had lots of antique quilts this year.  Sorry, I didn't take photos of the cards attached to the quilts.





This next quilt is an antique, and the blocks represent each state.


I loved this cute little bag.  One of the vendors had a kit to make something similar to this bag (no, I didn't get it).

another antique quilt


great way ...

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September 17, 2018
Checking In or Out from ... Cat Patches

We're heading over to Ft. Stevens State Park, and I don't know if I'll be blogging. It always depends on whether there is internet access, but I'll be here if I can. We've been to Ft. Stevens before, but  it was many years ago. Even though we'd lived in Oregon for a long time, we didn't realize the historical significance of Ft. Stevens. There is an actual fort there! Who knew? Apparently a lot of people...just not us.


There's actually a lot to see in this part of Oregon ...

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Checking In or Out from Cat Patches

We're heading over to Ft. Stevens State Park, and I don't know if I'll be blogging. It always depends on whether there is internet access, but I'll be here if I can. We've been to Ft. Stevens before, but  it was many years ago. Even though we'd lived in Oregon for a long time, we didn't realize the historical significance of Ft. Stevens. There is an actual fort there! Who knew? Apparently a lot of people...just not us.


There's actually a lot to see in this part of Oregon ...

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September 9, 2018
Wisconsin Public TV Quilt Expo pt. 2 from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

There were lots of great quilts at this expo.  The details were great. 





I loved all the flying geese in this one. 

This guy was just too cute!

This next one was part of a guild challenge. 



I love how they set off the star in the middle.


This one was 3D in the middle.

The circles on this one are done with special stitches from their sewing machine.




This quilt was showing how quilting got it's start.  I took an up close photo of it, showing a bolt of fabric, and a spool of thread.  The boat at ...

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September 8, 2018
Wisconsin Public TV Quilt Expo pt. 1 from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

A friend and I drove to Madison on Friday, to attend the WPT Quilt Expo.  I've only been to it once before, many years ago.

Our real reason to attend was to meet up with Anne, and transfer a treadle and another machine, as part of a pony express (treadle machine ride).  I'd picked both of these machines at the Michigan TOGA back in July.  Anne will be taking them to their finale destination.
me and Anne at the quilt show
Sorry I never got pictures of either of the machines, but I did enjoy having them in ...

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September 6, 2018
May Sound More Impressive Than It Actually Is from The Snarky Quilter

Occasionally I like to send my creations out into the world of quilt shows. Recently I submitted Torii Traces to a national show, and it was accepted. A few days ago I received emails from the show organizer that encourage … Continue reading

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August 31, 2018
Fair Weather from ... Cat Patches

Sue and I made our way down to Salem to for the Oregon State Fair yesterday. The day started out cool, but warmed nicely until we were in bright sunshine by the time we headed for home. We headed first to the quilts...


I'm afraid I didn't do a very good job taking pictures of the identifying notes for the quilters in this group I'm about to show you. In some cases, they were hung high overhead, and so I couldn't read them anyway. Nevertheless, I feel compelled to apologize to the quiltmakers for my failure ...

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Fair Weather from Cat Patches

Sue and I made our way down to Salem to for the Oregon State Fair yesterday. The day started out cool, but warmed nicely until we were in bright sunshine by the time we headed for home. We headed first to the quilts...


I'm afraid I didn't do a very good job taking pictures of the identifying notes for the quilters in this group I'm about to show you. In some cases, they were hung high overhead, and so I couldn't read them anyway. Nevertheless, I feel compelled to apologize to the quiltmakers for my failure ...

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August 26, 2018
Sunday Stash August 26, 2018 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in this week, which is just short of a miracle. There were so many interesting quilts at the AQS show that I forgot to manage my time and didn’t get a chance to shop.
The YLI people didn’t vend, but I was able to find some YLI thread at the Tsuniko inks booth. That’s all I bought at the show. On the way home I found basting spray on clearance at Hobby Lobby.
I also spent money on the class handout fee. The teacher gave us each a spool of WonderFil thread and I won ...

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August 25, 2018
Creating Collages Class from Quilt Paint Create

I’m back from the show and had a great time.
I started on Wednesday with a Trish Stuart class, Creating Collages. It was a great class and she did a really good job of explaining the mechanics of collage. I learned a lot in a short time and finished my collage pear. She was the most positive, supportive teacher I’ve ever had.
I didn’t have the Kaffe Fassett fabric I needed for the class and decided to take what I had rather than buy something else. It felt more relevant to learn the technique using my fabrics ...

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August 23, 2018
Mission Accomplished and a Quilt Exhibit from ... Cat Patches

We made a trip into Tillamook, a little way south of the RV park here in Rockaway Beach. Since this is our "shakedown" cruise, it's also the cruise we take to figure out what extra little things we might need for this new RV. We've also discarded some things that worked for the old one, but don't work in the new one. It's like moving into a new house...small though it is. On the way into Tillamook, I captured a couple more quilt blocks. This one was on a bank building:


This one was on ...

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Mission Accomplished and a Quilt Exhibit from Cat Patches

We made a trip into Tillamook, a little way south of the RV park here in Rockaway Beach. Since this is our "shakedown" cruise, it's also the cruise we take to figure out what extra little things we might need for this new RV. We've also discarded some things that worked for the old one, but don't work in the new one. It's like moving into a new house...small though it is. On the way into Tillamook, I captured a couple more quilt blocks. This one was on a bank building:


This one was on ...

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August 22, 2018
Showbound from Quilt Paint Create

I’m off tomorrow for the AQS Grand Rapids show. I’m taking a class in the afternoon with Trish Stuart on creating collages. Thursday we’ll go to the show and then shop our way back on Friday. There must be a lot of interesting places to explore between here and there.
I don’t need any fabric, but I do like to stock up on thread at the shows. It will be interesting to see if the new tariff laws have impacted prices yet.
I haven’t been to a major show in a few years, and I ...

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