Look at these fantastic patterns and book that my friend Randy brought back from market and gave to me. I'm especially intrigued by the strawberry applique pattern after reading Barbara Brackman's blog on that particular pattern recently.
On my way to the airport on July 4th I had to make a quick stop into Fabric Depot and check out the outdoor sale. I found a few pieces I needed for my stash. The smaller pieces of shirtings were swatches at 10 cents each. Sure beats rummaging the thrift stores for shirts in the colors I want.
Sew Many Quilts in Bend, Oregon has really increased their wool section. I couldn't have been happier!!! As usual, they had it displayed wonderfully!!!
One of our stops was the Stitchin' Post where I was so tempted by this book. I had a hard time justifying the price, even with a 30% discount. I got it today from Amazon for a price I could afford. It has beautiful photos with lots of projects and inspiration!!
Hmmm, I have a difficult time with this. Aren't the Gees Bend quilts utility quilts made from fabrics they have to satisfy their creativity and keep their family warm? A kit? For a utility quilt? I know they are considered art, but personally I think it is the history behind the Gees Bend quilts that makes them so special.
Friday night my friend from Ohio and I attended the picnic in the park in Sisters. The man at our table took a quick estimate of people who were being catered dinner. 8 tables x 8 tables with 10 people at each table= a whole lot of people to feed!!! LOL The man and his wife who sat at our table were so sweet. He came to the quilt show and she went on a brewery hop with him. Sounds like a good trade off.
Can anybody be as sweet as Alex Anderson? She seems so real and genuine. (funny too!) She was our host for the show and tell. It was a really good time.
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