Moda Fabrics is one of the sponsors of The Creative Connection happening next week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 3 of the moda designers will be there teaching classes. Camille Roskelley from Thimbleblossoms will be teaching A Retro Kitchen. Do you think she would mind if I call her Baby Mama during her class? Joanna Figueroa from Fig Tree & Co will be teaching Sugar Pumpkin or Owl Scarflette. Wait there is more….. Karri Meng from French General will be teaching a jewelry class. I have the very daunting task of going to this event. Some one had to do it so I do not mind taking one for the team. I am just that kind of gal. Wait until you see how great the goody bags are. Kuddos to the entire team for putting on such a great event for women.
To see the complete list of teachers that will be there, click here. All the greatness from so many different industries will be the coolest thing ever. Names like Amy Butler, Jo Packham, MaryJane Butters, Nancy Soriano and of course the pioneer woman herself, Ree Drummond.
If you can get there, please do.
If you are coming, I hope to meet you.
I will be earning my keep by helping in any way I can. I told them to put me to work taking tickets or something.
Look for me.
You will easily recognize me because I will be the one
grinning from ear to ear.
Big Smiles were certainly abundant at the Chicago Quilt Show.
If you are looking for a fantastic project, this would have been just one of the booths to have visited. My friend, Gerri Robinson and her sister, Jean from Planted Seeds Designs were filled to the brim with kits and patterns. They were joined by Beth Hayes, editor of McCall’s Quilting. Once again, great people make a great industry.
This quilt was one of those times when I thought, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Brilliant and charming!
I saw the back of the quilt first. Walked around the corner and was blown away by the front of the postcard quilt.
Can you just imagine a mail man walking up to the house to deliver this? Love it!
It was a beautiful day to walk in the sunshine and take in the sites in and around Millennium Park. Cloud Gate is British artist Anish Kapoor’s first public outdoor work installed in the United States. The 110-ton elliptical sculpture is forged of a seamless series of highly polished stainless steel plates, which reflect the city’s famous skyline and the clouds above. A 12-foot-high arch provides a “gate” to the concave chamber beneath the sculpture, inviting visitors to touch its mirror-like surface and see their image reflected back from a variety of perspectives.
Every time I look back at pictures of quilts from each of the shows, I wonder what attracts me to the quilts I photograph. I realize they are either art quilts or antique applique quilts. These are the 2 styles of quilts I will probably never own. I do not see how the art quilters create the incredible art. It is in my head, but I do not have the talent or skills to transfer the vision to cloth.I know the reason why I take pictures of applique quilts is because I just do not sit still long enough to make one of those.
Here are the pics from this show.
Over and Out! 1 month until Market. Yowser!
Quilter’s Home– April May 2010 has an article on page 14 that is titled 55 Favorite blogs for Quilters.
I saw some of my blog buddies listed like lazygirl quilting.blogspot.com and http://www.cluckclucksew.com/and aquiltinglife.blogspot.com. Of course manquilter.com/Blog.php is listed. http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/and patsloan.typepad.com are always entertaining reads.
I checked out some “new to me” blogs such as makeitandloveitblogspot.com, crapivemade.blogspot.com, quiltsabit.blogspot.com and many, many, many more.
The article features my personal favorite blog http://www.modabakeshop.com/. I love what the article says about the bake shop. “Hey, it’s moda. Do we honesty have to say more?”
Then to my fright I also see modalissa listed. Yikes! Eeek! Opps! I am not worthy. The writeup talks of my travel journal. So I have worked hard to do something this weekend that is worthy of being featured along with this prestigous group of bloggers. I traveled from Dallas to Ft. Worth (approx 30 minutes)
DALLAS QUILT SHOW 2010
No picture of this quilt could do it justice. The graphic beauty drew me closer. The detail and 3D effects on the quilt were incredible.
The tree branches were gathered and zig zagged. Stunning.
Quilt Made by Linda Roy of Knoxville, TN
Love this quilt. Lots of Pieces. Sorry I don’t know who made it but they did win a ribbon!
Pineapple Log Cabin
This is a priceless picture of Mark Dunn (my boss) looking at this quilt which is a quilt I made. He turned and saw me taking his pic in front of my quilt. Priceless.
Loved this one made by Eun Yeon Yoo of Flower Mound, Texas.
Who couldn’t stop and smile at this quilt by Tonya Littmann from Denton, Texas of her son when he was 6 years old.
To see more quilts including “The Best of Show” go to my Flickr pool.
Our very own Sarah Stephenson was also at the quilt show working!
Saturday morning I headed off to the Fabulous Finds Spring Fling show. The show was sponsored by Cabbage Rose and Etsy Ft. Worth.
I was hoping to meet a couple of the members of the Dallas Modern quilt quild. (I didn’t get to meet them, but had a ton of fun shopping with my niece, Kennedy Collins.) Just a few of the etsy artists I met or bought from:
Cut out and Collect.
Kennedy shown in corner shocked to see a dog shopping!
One of the Bottlecap Jewelry booths also had a make it and take it station. Kennedy jumped right in.This show was so refreshing to me. It reminds me of the years that I did exactly what they were doing. Making things and selling them. If you have a show in your area you must go. I already have on my calender, Spring Bash, May 1st, sponsored by Dallas Etsy.
Hit the Flea Market and Antique Show
we purchased a few fashionale accessories. (her mom is going to kill me!)
Visited Montgomery Street Antique Mall
A goldmine! It also happens to be across from Cabbage Rose Quilting which is an over the top quilt shop!There were literally groups of women squealing when they came in the door.
A great weekend! My niece and I also made a quilt that is featured over at the Moda Bake Shop.
Thank you Quilter’s Home for featuring little ol’ me.
I am not a photographer but I certainly pretended to be one this past weekend in Chicago. Camille from Thimbleblossoms and Joanna from Fig Tree and myself all attended the Country Living A Celebration of Creativity Women’s Entrepreneur’s Weekend. Basically a good reason to go to Chicago and hang out! These 2 gals certainly knew how to “work it” for the press on the Country Living catwalk.
Joanna and I took pictures of each other taking pictures! Camille has a great post about the weekend in Chicago. Walking the streets of the Lincoln Park area was a wonderful area to stop and try out the new things Camille had taught me about my camera. I must admit I take pictures of things that are a bit odd. Signs that make me smile, couples making out on Navy Pier, dogs out for a walk are just a few of the shots on my camera. I learned also that you have to take hundreds of shots to get the really good ones. I learned of a new lens that I need to order. (done!)
What mom wouldn’t smile at a stinky pants sign?
We took the train out to an antique mall in Edgewater. Joanna met a delightful man! Don’t be jealous Eric. (Eric, did you like your gift Joanna picked up for you?)
A picture perfect day in Chicago which helps during the photography class!
Spending an entire weekend with these 2 talented ladies you certainly learn alot. Yes, I swore that what happens in Chicago stays in Chicago. I won’t spill the beans about feet, snorting, flying bat costumes. I will share how thoughtful these 2 gals are. There was a huge statue of the American Gothic
painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. Everyone knows this painting! As a kid we had this painting in our home. ..(remember I am a natural blonde and come by quirky things naturally)… I did not know this was a famous piece of art, I always thought it was my grandparents. Don’t laugh! It looks just like granny and grandad Collins. I was amazed when I went to a neighbors home and asked, “Why do you have a picture of my grandparents in your home?” Well, Joanna and Camille must have had some time to spare at the airport because they were so KIND to send me this picture. What photoshop skills! I will return the kind dead with my own photographs and photoshop skills when you least expect it.
One note of business! Sweetwater introduced their first line of fabric at Quilt Market. Now they have a blog! Add it to your list to follow!