Hershey Quilt Odyssey
Back from a four day trip to Hershey PA, to attend the Hershey Quilt Odyssey. I went with Tamah and Dee, friends from my quilting bee, and Tamah's sister Mary joined us there.
I took two full day classes. One was Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Houses - it was pretty simple but fun. The other one was Karen Kay Buckley's Oriental Appliqué....what a great class! She is a wonderful teacher. \
We stayed at the Hershey Convention Center, which worked out well except for Tamah and Mary getting lost now and then. Great food, quilts and company..... who could ask for more!
Here are some pictures from the quilt show.
Lorin Fields just sent me pictures of her booth at the Hickory quilt and fiber arts show. I have made 3 quilts for her using her hand dyed fabric. She has started offering her fabric in individual strips measuring 2.5 x 42", which are perfect for patterns which use jelly rolls or geodes.
Below are pictures of 2 of my quilts as well as Lorin's hand dyed silk scarves and fabric. I will be putting out a pattern for Colour Karma (the diamond shaped quilt) later in the year.
I think she should have a sign stating "Be not afraid of color".
Hickory quilt and fiber art show
I just finished this wall hanging featuring the hand dyed fabric of Lorin Fields of Beyond Surface Design. Lorin asked me to work on a wall hanging featuring circles for her booth at the Hickory Quilt and Fiber Art Show coming up starting April 30th in Hickory, NC. I was trying to avoid it looking like the solar system, but instead I think it looks like a parcheesi board (which is kind of cool). The circles are fused down with Misty Fuse and fusible light weight interfacing. The hand dyed fabric is a pleasure to work with.
Check out the line up at the Hickory show, it sounds pretty good. (I would be going....but tomatoes are calling)
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival
Just spent the past couple of days at the Mid-Atlantic quilt show in Hampton Virginia, with some of my quilt friends. We had a great time looking at quilts, browsing the vendors, and playing dominoes.
The quilts were very inspiring, here are some of my favorites.