Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The Dallas Quilt Celebration was this weekend. It is a huge show and always has inspiring and unbelievable entries from all over the country. It is held in Market Hall in Dllas with plenty of space for LOTS of vendors……which means lots of SHOPPING!! hahaha Which I did. In abundance.
I entered my Glacier Star called Orange You Glad? and found out Friday I won first place in the Wall Quilt Artisan division. YAY!!!!!! I am so thrilled!!! Thursday night I dreamed it came in in 16th place. hahaha I thought to myself in the dream "Why would they even TELL me that? Oh NOOOOO!" I had resigned myself to the fact that it had not placed. Imagine my surprise the next day. :0)
There were so many gorgeous quilts. It took me more than three hours just to go through the quilts and study them. These are just a few of my favorites as I ran out of room on my phone!!!! AAARRRGGHGHHG! I must remember to make more space next time.
These two are Karen Stone's. Her sense of color has drawn me to her work since the first time I set eyes on it. The red is just stunning.
Look at the handwork on this beauty!!! Enchanted Garden by Cathleen Miller.
Deja Blu by Theresa French.
And my quilting mentor!! This is so beautiful in person and her quilting makes it. It is called Love, Lynda and quilted by Connie Keller.
While I was at the show I was able to try out the Juki TL2010 that I have been lusting over for some time. I have looked at lots of reviews and was dying to see if it lived up to them for the piecing aspects. Oh boy!!! I have only had a couple of hours with it so far…but I am IN LOVE!!! I will do a review in the next couple of days when I have had a bit more time on it. :0)
I have a finish that I have been meaning to post. It is the Honeysweet Pinwheels I was working on. I love the way this one turned out.
And last but not least, I was asked by Connie Keller and will now be teaching Beginning Custom Quilting up at Quilt Country in Lewisville, Texas several times from now into the summer. I am so excited to share my love of quilting with others. It should prove to be a very fun and informative class on how to start learning custom quilting and how to find your own personal voice in quilting. I cannot wait!!! The first class in March 29 and is already full.!!!
Have a beautiful day!! This is our spring break and I intend to spend every spare moment sewing and quilting my little heart out. I hope you can, too!