Yesterday I packed up some of my quilts and went to visit the quilt guild in Vittoria. I met some women who read my blog and it's always a surprise to me that my quilting adventures are followed by anyone except my family!
Thanks for reading, and for your encouragement :)
We enjoyed a fabulous potluck lunch, and just look at this amazing dessert table!
Everything was delicious - well, I didn't try everything, but what I did eat was amazing!
Here are the quilters waiting patiently for the trunk show to start, while I goofed around with my camera. I couldn't fit them all in one shot, but here are most of creative quilters from the Simcoe area that attended the meeting .
During the business part of the meeting I did a little hand quilting on one of my longer term quilting projects. I started embroidering these blocks in March 2008 and sewed them into a quilt top in June last year. I was hoping to finish up this quilt a long time ago, but the idea that it wanted to be hand quilted would not go away, and eventually I gave in!
I finally have the quilt basted, and decided to "big stitch" the red chains with perle cotton, and do some hand quilting with white quilting thread in and around the blocks. I'm not going to mark anything, and I'm just going to quilt it in the same manner as I drive the car...start out in the general direction I want to go, and figure it out as I go along, using my intuition and common sense to guide me.
I saw this on Lori's blog, and just loved it!
Yesterday I was doing everything I ever wanted to do, and today will be more of the same!