Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
We had a great dinner last night with my new BFF Stephanie at Max's with all the prom dates.
If you have never been to the Paducah show it is always Prom weekend here. So on Friday nights we, the quilters, get to relive or live for the first time prom, as all the kids are out eating before the big dance.
Tonight we had dinner with Caryl Fallert and the whole crew from the night before at a new place called Flamingo Road. You know, it is always about the food, where we are going to have dinner, what is the next meal and is the food any good. It was a fun place with good food and good friends at the end of a good week.
It was fun to see everyone from around the country, thanks to all of you who stopped in and said HI, it really makes the show special.
But I am really ready to go home, I can hardly wait to see George, Laura is fun, but I miss my dog. There is no place like home.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Needless to say fun was had by all.
Now back to work.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
We are finally in Paducah. It was a regular road trip with Laura giving bad directions. We ended up starting out by way of DeKalb, NOT on the direct route to Paducah. But she saved my keaster several times by directing me to the right, right, RIGHT HERE, keeping us on the correct highway south. Of course no trip to Paducah is complete without a stop at the Illionis Artisian shop in Rend Lake, where we ran into many old friends. Need less to say we made it safe and sound. It is hot and sweaty here, but the dogwoods are in bloom and the tulips are up and everything is green green green. My favorite color. We even had time to set up half the booth before they kicked us out for the night. We found a new restaurant to eat at, that had home made Tamales, yummy. But the not to smart ice cream shop closed it's doors before we could get our scoop after dinner. Just as well my pants are getting alittle tight. Anyway stop by the booth and say hi.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Hi Frieda -I am sending you a picture of my my tulip wallhanging that I made at your class in Rising Sun, Indiana on April 5th. I enjoyed your class very much, and will use your techniques often. I plan to make a daffodil quilt with grape hyacinths in the same size as the tulips. They will make a striking pair.Thanks, Chris
Monday, April 14, 2008
ARTGIRLZ booth. What a great team, they are so fun and full of life it was fabulous to get to meet them. We want to combine booths won't that be a hoot.
bloggers showed up in the booth and I am happy to say that as woman we are powerful and engaged. In the quilting world as well as the world at large. Recently I was informed that women over a certain age are dismissed as a demographic. We have no power. I take issue with that. And these gals are living proof that we are important as a demographic. On the web and otherwise. GIRL POWER. Right on.
And Cheryl who stopped by the booth. We took a class together with Judy Perez doing Tsukaneko Inks. It is always fun to see friends at the show.
Pokey filmed for Quilting Arts TV several episodes. I did mine on Machine Quilting. It was quick and fun and of course we love Quilting Arts.
PaintBrush quilt. We were all very busy doing demo's and filming, it felt like a big family outing. Of course we were missing Melody.
Just ran into you at the Quilt Show in Rosemont & mentioned I had taken a workshop from you at the November Mancuso quilt show in Schaumburg and just finished my little leaf quilt. So, as requested here are a couple of pictures.
Good to see you and look forward to taking another class with you someday.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
We are busy selling fabulous quilting color. My new motto is "Color has no calories, so you can have all you want!!"
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Visit Spring Greetings, a winner at IQF in Chicago April 11-13 in Rosemont, IL
and then visit Laura and Frieda at the Art Fabrik booth #1315 for all our and-dyed fabrics - cotton and silk, threads, shirts, and art quilts first hand.
Or if you are up for a wonderful spring road trip visit us at booth #3111 at the American Quilter's Society Exhibit April 23 – 26 in Paducah , KY.
"Georgie Porgy Puddin Pie, Pie for my Birthday" one of my favorite quilts.
That's Judy Perez's quilt on the cover and I believe a view of Laura Wasilowski's new studio is in the issue too. Well worth the read.
Monday, April 7, 2008
The other strange coincidence to this trip is that in this small river town is a Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin where I live has the only other Grand Victoria Casino in the world. Too weird for me.