The first day of the quilt show is over and it was a great day! This show is really the best one I have ever seen from a quilt guild, and I'm not just saying that because it's my guild! The wide variety of styles of quilting was amazing, the workmanship (workwomanship?) was outstanding and it was a delightful feast for the eyes! I was so proud of my quilting friends for organizing such an inspiring array of quilts and I am just thrilled to be a part of this creative group of women. It was also great fun to meet a few of my silent but dedicated blog stalkers (who apparently get a little bitter when I go on vacation and don't blog regularly LOL). If you have time to come by and see the show tomorrow, click here for the guild website and then click "Quilt Show" for the location and hours. I am doing a 'beading on quilts' demo at 1 pm so come on over and say 'hi'.
One of the special displays at this year's show is bra purses. We were challenged to made a purse out of a bra for a fictional character to take to an event. Here is a small sample of the purses...they were spectacular! A dollar will buy you a vote for your favorite purse and all money raised goes to the Breast Cancer Support Program.
You saw me beading my bra purse edging on this post . And here is the finished product...a handbag for Little Cindy Lou Who to take to Frosh Week! Fun fun fun!
My challenge piece (you can read about it here and here ) won 1st prize for the miniature category, but don't be too excited...there were only 4 entries, which was disappointing for a mini quilt lover like me. It was hard to see because it is up high, but there it is, with it's new ribbon, which is conveniently colour co-ordinated with the quilt!
To celebrate our successful quilt show I am having a little blog giveaway. Leave a comment (don't email me you blog stalkers!) on this post and I'll enter your name in the draw. I am giving away a little assortment of goodies I picked up at the vendors mall ...adorable titanium thread snippers, Bead Gravy, my favorite Nymo beading thread, and hand dyed thread and fabric from one of my favorite vendors Dye-Versions.