Sunday, June 15, 2014

New baby!

Look what came to live at my house a few days ago!  Isn't she a beauty?!!

A friend of mine had this for sale and I didn't even stop to think about it!  It's a green/white Featherweight!  I already have a black one but I just couldn't resist this little treasure.  And it sews like a dream!  She also had a black one and my BFF has been wanting one.  Being that she was out of town,  I texted her to find out if she wanted it and she did, so they both went in my van!  Lucky us!

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Show is Over

This weekend's "Quilt Tulsa" show in Tulsa, OK was a huge success!  We had over 350 quilts in the show, 65+ vendors and classes by Gwen Marston.  My cousin and his wife came from Poplar Bluff, MO to go to the show with me.  She took the "Liberated Basket" class with me and we had a blast with Gwen!  She's a great teachers and so much fun.

DRUM ROLL, PLEASE!   Here are my winnings and the first ever picture of my Red Dresden in its completed form on my blog.

It has 56 plates, each with 20 blades, and well over 100 different fabrics.  It was machine quilted by Wanda Jones of Pawhuska! OK.  Here's a close up of the quilting.

These next three were quilted by Donna Titsworth of Inola, Oklahoma.  She does such a wonderful job for me!  I've never been disappointed.

Theresa Cussimanio (of my neighborhood!) quilted this one.  It was a last minute entry into the show and on the first day it didn't have a ribbon.  When I came back on Saturday, two of the Quilt Show Committe had placed ribbons on it.  What a surprise!

Nola's first quilt show (of course she had to go see her quilt hanging in the show!)

My cousin's wife won one of our raffle baskets.  It was full of enough fabric for two or three quilts with patterns and panels, too,
Here are all four of us.  Up until 2 years ago, it had been 35 years since I had seen Stacey.  Then I met his wife Debbie and it turns out she was interested in quilting.  She's made a few, just bought an embroidery machine and is well on her way to building a great stash of fabrics and supplies.

Here we are with Gwen.

We had a great weekend!  And the bonus......I got on the scales this morning and I had lost 5 pounds! That's what I get for helping hang over 350 quilts!  Next show.....2016!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Quilt Show

Wow!  Once again, I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted.  But I have a good excuse.
My guild quilt show, "Quilt Tulsa 2014" starts this Friday.  We will have 350+ quilts on display.  It's a judged contest.  I have 5 to be judged and 1 in a special exhibit , "President's Challenge 2013".  We have this show every 2 years and it has become the biggest in Oklahoma.

So, my last several days have been spent binding (got two quilts back from the quilters less than a week before they were due to be turned in), adding hanging sleeves, labels and tags.  I'm really tired of hand sewing!

In the middle of all this, my sister came for Memorial Day weekend and we made quilts!  Are you surprised?  Here's hers:

And mine:

Our sweet little granddaughter Nola is posing on one of my show quilts.  She's exhausted, too.  Last week she was very sick with Rotavirus and CDif.  She came very close to being hospitalized.  So here she is, feeling much better but her pose pretty much sums up the last couple of weeks.

Tomorrow, I help hang those 350 quilts.  If you're in the area, please stop by the Tulsa Fairgrounds, Central Hall on Friday or Saturday.  I'd love to see you there!