Tuesday, September 16, 2008

More Fun Than I Can Stand!

I have done two guild lectures within a week...that must be a record for me! I talked at my own guild's meeting about Quilt Canada 2008. I showed a power point presentation of the photos I took - of my classes, showed some quilts, but mostly because of the (very disappointing) ban on quilt photos in many large quilt shows these days, I didn't have any of the award winning CQA quilts, so I also showed a few photos of my travels in Newfoundland.
Today I talked about my Quilting Addiction and did a trunk show at the Trent Valley Quilters' Guild in Trenton, Ontario. Unfortunately I forgot my camera, and have no photos of that to show either! One of the guild visitors was from Ireland and I was so excited to think she had come all that way to hear me speak (and also to visit her sister)!!! I had a fantastic time there, met lots of interesting women and heard a few stories of quilting addicts who do even stranger things than I do! What fun!!!
And I finally had time to do some machine quilting this week. I finished pin basting the Criss Cross quilt and started the 'Stitch in the Ditch' quilting with my walking foot to stablilize the whole thing. I quilted the vertical and horizontal seams and then both sides of the green strips. It went very well, with only a few lumps and bumps, and very little tugging and stretching! Perhaps that means I am getting better at the basting?


swooze said...

Great job. Very pretty!

Dionne said...

The Irish lass' sister must have been so pleased you were speaking... it gave her a chance to visit with her sister afterall.

Sounds like a fun few trips!


Libby said...

What fun to travel around, meet fellow quilters, and hear their stories *s* Criss Cross looks great.

Greenmare said...

oh gosh I want to come listen to you!!! how cool! I love these fabrics, I can't wait to see more!