It has a been a very fast week! My mom is here visiting and we are having a great time sewing together with our sergers! My mom is working on zippered box pouches with Hawaiian fabrics. They are beautiful and I love that the purple one is going to me!! Thanks mom!
I am working on toiletry bags for the craft fair in December. I have ten of them cut out, edges serged and ready for zippers. I am hoping to complete these by early next week.
Last Saturday we attended the Quilter’s Gathering show in Manchester, New Hampshire. We only went up for the day but the show is a multi day affair with some great teachers including Susan Brubaker-Knapp. We did catch a glimpse of her from the lobby! The theme of the quilt show was Improv and there was a separate exhibit hosted by the Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild with all modern quilts. The reactions to this modern section were varied. I heard some people who loved it and I heard others who didn’t seem to get it or weren’t interested in even looking. I enjoyed the exhibit and saw a lot of interesting work. I guess we still have a divide in our industry as to thoughts on modern quilting.
Here were some of my favorites of the day…
And my absolute favorite….
I have long wanted to enter a quilt in the show but I thought any entries had to follow the theme of the show and that has deterred me. However, I ran into a fellow guild member who also belongs to the Gathering and she said quilts of any theme could be entered. I’d love to enter one next year…maybe now I will!
Next week on the blog, I’ll be trying a new format to bring more content to you all. I think this will bring the blog to a more consistent level rather than once per week or when I can get to writing a post. Also, next Friday is my day on QuiltMaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour as well. You can enter for a chance to win a copy of the magazine!
Don’t forget to check out the Penguin Christmas mug rug on Craftsy as it makes a great gift that works up quickly.