On the road to Shelby, we stopped in Forest City, NC at Schoolhouse Quilts, and found the mother lode of reasonably priced fabrics and quilting supplies. The same passenger, Debbie, is a good friend of the woman who hired me to do the trunk show, and she was taking a class at the shop when we arrived. We all shopped and visited, enjoying the ladies there and their sewing projects. Debbie stayed with her friend Marie, and we drove on to the hotel in Shelby and then to the venue for the trunk show.
I don't have a photo of the trunk show, as I was busy setting up and giving the show! Needless to say, it was fun and a success. The ladies at the Foothills Quilt Guild were an attentive audience, and I gave away the quilt at the end, as usual.
The next day, we picked up Debbie at Marie's house and had a spontaneous trunk show of Marie's quilts! Here are a few of them for you to enjoy.
|Marie has beautiful quilts to show us, and we enjoyed examining her remarkable work up close.|
|I have recently quilted this pattern quilt, but in reds and tans. Beautiful!|
|This quilt is the result of a shop hop. One block from each shop.|
|I love the scrappy and colorful look of this one.|
|This cheerful table runner was from a magazine, and the one on the bed was from a class.|
|Marie also does machine embroidery. This wall hanging is a stunning example of her work.|
|She is working on this Christmas tree skirt, one of her UFOs. Yup, we all have them.|
|I'm glad Marie and Debbie had some time to visit, and really thankful we could add the reunion to the trip!|
|The thin line of rocks just beyond the shrubs delineate the path Mr W has been working on.|
|He should be able to work in the upper parts of his garden without sliding or falling on the slope like he has before. That makes me happy!|
|These violas have been sleeping all winter, and now they are staring to bloom again.|
Last night, I sewed the rest of the 36 replacement blades into the Dresden quilt repair, and hand sewed the new binding. I found a couple of holes in the background fabric that I didn't see before, and hope to have them repaired and the quilt ready to go this afternoon.
The camera and the cell phone are both in the studio, so I will post a picture of the finished repairs later.
Off to work!