Phew!

Last week was a busy rush of fun, sharing, learning, and excitement! New faces, new experiences, new techniques…just wow and Phew! Not sure I can really recap, but here we go…

My dear friend and sew mate, Jude (@judemadeit), arrived on Sunday. We had been looking forward to the Quilter’s Affair and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show for a while. Monday was planned to get pictures of our QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt. This quilt was a collaborative effort (as required by MQG) by four independent MQG members from across the country. Jude and I came up with the idea and set out to find two more people who would like to work together. We found Lorrie, from Mississippi (@langdon813), and Adrean, from Texas (@quiltfabulous). Three of us made blocks and then sent the top, batting, and backing off to Texas to be quilted. The result…

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Ours was the first quilt hanging with the charity quilts as we began walking into the convention! Just look at that!

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We had a few “meetings” online during the creative process and decided to call the quilt Mountains of Hope and to donate it to a new homeowner through Habitat for Humanity in Bend, Oregon. After all, every home needs a quilt and every quilt needs a home! This week included the culmination of that plan, as we presented the quilt to Toni.

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To make a long story short, Toni was the perfect person to receive this quilt! Her story and the title and theme of the quilt are so similar…it was meant to be!

Our first class of the week was on Tuesday, Sew All the Curves, with Jen Carlton Bailey. SEW much fun! Not only did we want to take the class and learned a lot, but Jen is a hoot! Check out her bettycrockerass blog!

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We made several curvy pieces and had a lot of fun!

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And we even got to use this beautiful quilt made by Jen (@bettycrockerass) with fabric by Valori Wells for our picnic lunch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our scheduled class for Friday, Arts and Crafts, was with Natalie Barnes (@beyondthereefpatterns) and included some prep. That meant some shopping, of course, along with cutting and sewing for me. Natalie’s class involved some folksy ways of doing applique…pretty simple and freeing, in that anything works…whatever you like. Natalie could be a stand-up comedian! She is also very inspirational. I suggest you check out her blog…beyond the reef.

 

It was fun to see everyone’s take on the pattern we used. Unfortunately, I was too busy to get many pictures! Below is a picture of several things from the Quilter’s Affair that includes the pot of flowers that we worked on.

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The ‘Main Event” of the Quilter’s Affair was Friday night and included a dinner where we met more fun women. These are the gals from across the table. They went to Oregon State and demonstrated the Beaver Chant for us.

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Saturday was the big day – Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show! It goes without saying that this is a well-known natonal, even international, event. I will just post some pictures of some of the quilts that grabbed me…I didn’t get around to everything!

The word quilts are by some of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild members…

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Not sure the maker on this one…

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Following quitls are from the teacher’s tent…

Rob Appell…

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Not sure who…

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Possibly Deborah Boschert…

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Jen Carlton Bailey…

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My friend and my sweetheart…

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And the iconic picture of the wall of the Stitchin’ Post…

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There it is…my week in review. A great one, at that! Thanks to all the coordinators, collaborators, instructors, friends, etal who made this week what it was!

Now I will take another nap…or better yet…I will SEW!

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