Monday, March 23, 2009

A Bloggy Meeting!

I had a great time at the Quilter’s Anonymous show in Monroe yesterday. It follows the Sew Expo every year. QA is a large guild in our area which puts on a great show each year. The most fun part is that we the viewers of the quilts get to vote and pick the winners in each category! This year’s theme was “Wrapped in Washington Memories”.

But even more fun this year for me, was to be able to meet a fellow blogger, Lisa, of Stashmaster! She was working in the Keepsake Cottage booth today. We were able to have a very nice chat and a “photo op” before things got a little busy and she had to get back to work. Lisa, it was terrific meeting you!

The blue and white quilt behind us in the photo is one of two of Lisa’s that were hanging in the booth. I must say that the piecing on both is absolutely exquisite! Lisa, you are a fantastic quilter! The other quilt can be seen here and is another masterpiece!

I also got to meet (again) Naomi of Hummerdog Quilts. I’ve purchased from her booth in the past, but since last year we have emailed back and forth a few times and it was nice for us to make the “connection”. Naomi told me her blog will soon be updated with lots of new quilt kits!

Carrie, I thought of you when I saw this little quilt – it was one of the entries in the show. I know how much you love birds! (Sorry my camera was a little out of focus).

And then there was this one that I wish Mr. Squash had been along to see in person as he bought a Jeep last year! The quilter made this for her husband who restores old Jeeps. She looked all over for Jeep fabric and finally found some in Australia! The quilt is her own design and she machine embroidered all of the Jeeps!

I didn’t take a lot of photos of quilts. There aren’t any restrictions on photos, I just didn’t want to get in other folks way when they were trying to view the quilts and read about them.

I managed to add to my wool stash some more and picked up a few small items – some of them gifts. All in all it was a good trip.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was able to attend the Monroe show on Friday. Keepsake Cottage is a favorite of ours. Lovely quilts and lovely vendors to say the least. Naomi at Humdogger is high on our list as well. Her kits and packaging are so very unique. Fun fun day and a great way to spend National Quilt Day a day or two early! Even the rain did not deter us. Louise

Lisa D. said...

It sure was fun to finally meet you Candace. It looks like you found some nice goodies at the show - isn't that Jeep quilt cute? Thanks for your nice compliments on my piecing. I took home another kit to make up a sample from the shop when we were packing up yesterday. :)

*karendianne. said...

This is great. What total fun. I love that Jeep quilt. How neat. I'm glad you were able to meet Lisa D. in the human form. She didn't mention me and my penchant for pilfering her quilts did she?

Nicole said...

Hi Candace! I am Lisa's friend Nicole, and am just so pleased to "meet" you! I need to add your blog to my favorites. Your blog is wonderful.

Sherri said...

It was fun to hear about the show...and so fun that you got to meet a blog pal! I know it was sure fun when I got to meet two bloggers last month!

Jackie said...

Lucky you, meeting blog friends! And another shopping trip! I'm ready for another quilt show/expo! Last year when I went I wasn't quilting (it's what got me started) and I'm ready to go to one as a quilter!

Linda said...

I just popped over from Stephanies blog, and so glad I did, what a great blog you have.

Wendy said...

How fun to meet up with fellow bloggers and enjoy the quilt show as well. What a neat idea for the Jeep quilt.

Carrie P. said...

Great quilts. Love the long bird one and the quilt behind you with the birds is also cute.

Trisha said...

Some of my friends from my quilt guild attended that show. Said it was wonderful. Glad you got to go and meet some friends.

sewtakeahike said...

I cannot wait to have my first bloggy meet up with someone Candace! I have "met" so many people I wish were my neighbors!