Thanks to the Umpqua Valley Quilt Guild, I got to spend a fun 3 days in Roseburg, talking (mostly) quilting! The quilters there are very familiar to me since I’ve taught there a couple times in the past, and are so friendly and supportive. A special thanks to Helen and Teri for their organization in putting the show together, and to Margo who was much more than a contact for the vendors, and for me, the Featured Quilter. I’ve included a pic the wonderful sign Teri made for me, I was so surprised to find it in my booth!
The show was well lit, offered some great make-and-take classes and had a nice cafeteria with great food available. There were LOTS of great quilts, I got to spend a bit of time talking with the Best of Show designer and maker as she explained her inspiration and method for the beautiful landscape quilt she made.
Fun weekend, filled with quilters and quilt talk, who could ask for more?
I came home with a few ribbons today! I don’t do that every day, so it is a thrill! The Blackberry Jam Festival was held this weekend, with all the blackberry pie, jam, syrup, scones, treats and recipes you could hope for! AND it includes a fun judged Quilt Show put on by the host quilt guild, the Pine Needlers. It is a fun show with a wide variety of styles included, but one thing you can always count on is the high quality of quilts. Yes, I’m telling you, the competition is fierce, and the hand-made ribbons are spectacular! I got lucky and came home with these:
Best of Show and Best Machine Quilting, for Hidden Agenda which is currently in American Patchwork and Quilting.
Honorable Mention, for Harrington’s Guardian Stars, in the Traditional Category.
Best Use of Color, 2nd Place, entered as a collaboration with Lisa Bee Wilson! (I’ll tell you more about this quilt in a future post)
Excited? YES! All the quilts were simply marvelous!
It’s almost here! I’ll be helping to set up the Expo booth tomorrow in Portland. I can’t wait to see the Expo Hall transformed into such an outstanding quilt show! There are so many awesome classes offered, some still have some openings so be sure to check the Pacific Northwest Quilt Expo web site for your favorites, and then register at the show.
I have two classes/lectures. “New Designers: How to Get Started” is Friday, 9-10am. “Going Pro”, a lecture on setting up a longarm quilting business is Saturday, 9-10am.
I’ll also be signing books in the Expo booth, #38, just to the left as you enter the door!
I’m going to love seeing so many of my long-time friends and customers there, and will no doubt meet some new ones!
If I’m out of touch for a few days, you’ll know I’ve been immersed in quilts/quilt talk and quilters!