Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mountain Quiltfest

The CEO and I were up and at it early. I was so excited to get to the quilt show inPigeon   Forge
I was going to get my Lime Green Featherweight I have been dreaming of.  
I had emailed weeks ago to make sure the man would be there and have it.
Imagine my broken heart when I found him and discovered he brought the wrong one. That's right instead of Lime Green. He had John Deere Green.  Yuck! 
He did assure me he had one and would bring it to Paducah next month.  Oh well that just means another road trip. 
I did run into a few friends today. Enjoying the show. Becky. & Pat sporting beautiful new tiaras.  
Then I found Sandy who was surprised to discover her challenge quilt had a ribbon. Sandy and Pat came to the Barn where we worked on this project together.  What fun memories we made. 
On our way out we ran into these  two dear friends.  Peggy and Marlene.  Love these gals. 
We topped our evening off with dinner at the Apple Barn with some of our Barn Buddies. 
Now the CEO and I are stuffed and on our way home.

 If you have a chance be sure and check out the quilt show this weekend...

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Talkin Turkey

My journey today began bright and early....I traveled two lane back roads and watched the sun come up on my way to quilt class in Oliver Springs, Tennessee...
I was off to a class with world famous quilter and author Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame..
Here is Bonnie with her Talkin Turkey quilt....
We got right to work sewing on our strings...which range in size from 3/4" to 2"
Here is my basket of strings...this is right up my alley....and yes there is a basket in there. Somewhere!
And this is my you can see I decided to make mine "scrappy"....this isn't a good picture. It looks better and I'm liking the way it turned out.

Here are a few photos of "show & tell" by some of my class mates....
A big Thank You to the Ritzy Thimble Guild for hosting this awesome class...and to Bonnie Hunter who is a GREAT instructor....what a great way to spend "National Quilting Day"....