Friday included a Schoolhouse session on Modern Quilts fromthe Blogging Universe. I was able to participate in the presentation on the book along with Jeni and Allison. My sister and I attended Fabric 2.0 which had great swag bags. Of course we hit Sample Spree which included lots and lots of fabric shopping. It's hard to pass up deals when they are near or at wholesale prices. I got some fun stuff.
|Quilts shown were made my myself, Angela and Amy.|
We visited the Simplicity EZ Quilting booth to check out the winning quilts for the EZ Dresden Challenge. They all looked great.
Finally just a few quilts from the Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit. It was so fun to see quilts from so many bloggers I know. It was a wonderful exhibit.
|1. by Stephanie Ruyle from Spontaneous Threads, |
2. by Karen Anderson-Abraham of Bloomin Poppies,
3. by Krista Fleckenstein of Spotted Stones,
4. by Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced,
5. by Jennifer Carlton-Baily of BettyCrockerAss,
6. by Rossie Hutchinson
7. My quilt!
8. by Tanya Finken from Squares and Triangles
We had some great family time on Sunday including fabulous Coconut Shrimp Curry which I'm adding to my must make list. We spent the evening carving pumpkins and eating soup with my sister's sweet friend and her family. She made amazing pumpkin cake that I must get the recipe for.
Monday we headed back to market to catch people we missed and booths we didn’t hit. I admit it was a huge high to see so many of my quilts at Market. Meeting people was wonderful as well. I was able to see old friends I’ve met before at Sewing Summit or Quilt Market last year. I was also able to meet wonderful people face to face for the first time. I was super excited when Jacquie, one of my quilting idols, even remembered my name. Yes, I am a quilt dork, but we all have our idols, right?
As I headed home, reviewing the previous few days, I felt really renewed, inspired, invigorated, and very, very tired. I have plans and ideas for my business as I begin down new roads. I have new ideas where I’d like to take things. I felt buoyed up from a great weekend with my sister whom I admire so much as well as fun time with her cute family. I missed my little family so much and was thrilled to peak in on them in their little beds when I got home (and sleep in my own). The hubs even had the house clean, laundry done and lawn mowed when I got home. He is amazing. I adore him and appreciate his support so much.