Purple Boots and Pigtails (clearly she was excited) and we were off to my wee guild's second Quilting Modern quilt show!
I am here to tell you that Carlos was impressed by the talent in the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild. Every time you turned around in the display there was quilty fabulousness to drool over. But he was even more impressed with my quilty peeps. Man we had some fun!
|Val aka Miss Purple Boots showed the crowds how to imporv letters. Kona Silver...yummmmm
|Myself rolling out the machine to do a little Quilt as You Go. Many folks liked this technique!
|Linda the Scrapmaster and Lesley the Cuddle Quilter show off Linda's stunning quilt that she sold!
|Linda and Val. This photo sums up my weekend. Fun!
|Of course we also took some time to visit the LQS and get some treasures. Just a few.
If you would like to see all of the quilts at the show you can head over here to the MMQG Blog for a special Festival Post. Now back to Carlos...that stare...he demands attention.
While the gals kept the show running, Carlos and I ran out into the streets of Amherst for his photo shoot. It really is quite a sweet town.
|Always after the ladies
|This guy tried to abscond with the bird, but I was not having it
I had big quilting plans for Carlos, namely I was going to do an all over grid, real close together like. But a broken walking foot, some shifty linen, and poor judgement (my stitch lines were way too close for comfort) I ended up graduating my quilting lines from skinny to wide on a diagonal and that was it. In the end I like the effect. Even though the whole piece reminds me of something that should be on a '70s living room wall. Maybe that's why I like it? hmmmm....
So yeah, it was a large weekend for me and the owl. Quilt road trip, shopping, and most importantly time with friends. Can't wait to do it again next year!
Have you been on any quilting adventures lately? Tell me everything, and don't leave out the good stuff!
I'm heading over to visit with Lorna to Bee Social. You should drop by!