It's Saturday and I have three days before I leave - well I leave Monday so however you want to count that.
Let's see - I'm ready to go for my three classes today. Have to rejig the quilts that are in the suitcase that's still in the car for the presentation tomorrow. Finish prepping the two classes that I'm handing off to someone on Monday to teach in my absence - but the prep work is basically done.
Everything was shipped or dealt with at work so that's under control as much as it can be. That leaves the last quilt to be quilted and bound before I leave. I think I'm in good shape!!! But I wish I had nothing to do this weekend - the weather is gorgeous and I won't get out on my bike. That's sad!
Show n tell is always the best part of any meeting. I didn't have any show n tell at the modern quilt guild meeting earlier this week, but I took pictures of what the others were working on. Not all of it - but some. A small group, but very prolific.
Jen, our modern quilter extraordinaire, just came back from Quiltopia - an annual event with 80 modern quilters gathering somewhere in the US to sew. She took a workshop with Elizabeth Hartman and this is the result. Pretty cool - those butterflies came from a jelly roll!
|Elizabeth Hartman butterfly quilt|
She also took a second glass and I can't remember the name of the instructor. It was on improv curves. But have a look at this fabric. OH NO - there are stains on it. Hardly - the stains are PRINTED on the fabric. Oh boy - have the times changed!!! I guess that means if you accidentally spill something on your quilt - that's OK.
Liz was into lightning blocks. This is a small one she made. I'm not sure why this block is called lightning as I did a quick Google search and this isn't the style that came up.
Liz is also addicted to barcode style blocks. That is NOT striped fabric - she created it!!!
|Peggy's lightning block|
Speaking of barcodes, this guild LOVES barcodes. This is the charity quilt that they made as part of the QuiltCon charity challenge. You remember all those quilts I posted when I was away? Have a look at them here to refresh your memory. Anyway - I think this group hadn't officially become a guild at that time and so they were not able to submit the quilt in the show. But everything is a go for next year.
|QuiltCon charity quilt|
|Modern ring quilt|
We had a guest whose name I didn't get as I arrived late. But she brought show n tell. This is an amazing piece. Quilt as you go technique, but very modern looking. Very fun!!! Reminds me of a rose!
|Quilt as you go|
|Quilted with bright thread|
|Paper pieced sesquicentennial symbol for Canada|
And there you have it - a fabulous show n tell.
Now I'm ready and off to get the day started - well officially started. I've been up for hours.
Oh, and I learned last night that Little Sammy does NOT do SKYPE. M was trying to talk to her and she would have nothing to do with the computer, other than go to the door and bark because she was excited!!! Poor Little Sammy is pretty confused these days - it's just me at home and she is lost.
Have a great day!!!!!!