"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." 3 John 1:4

Saturday, April 24, 2010

AQS Paducah Quilt Show

Friday I drove to Paducah all by myself to attend the 2010 American Quilter’s Society quilt show.  I’ve lived in Kentucky for 21 years and this was my first time to ever attend this show…shame on me!

But, I did have a wonderful day (wish it could have been 2 or 3 days) looking at beautiful quilts, drooling over all the gadgets, fabrics and a long-arm quilting machine, visiting the famous Hancock’s of Paducah fabric store AND taking a class on “Beginning Free-Motion Quilting”!  Whew!

I arrived home at midnight and sent Steve off to Nicaragua for a mission trip at 2 a.m.  It was a BIG day!

I want so badly to post photos of some of the quilts from yesterday, but I just read the Photograph Policy for AQS and it states that I can’t post photos online without permission.  (You can go HERE to see the winners of the Paducah show)

But….I can post a picture of the lovely reproduction 30’s fabrics I could not resist buying!!!  I didn’t go with a plan really, but before long…as I perused the vender booths…I realized I was drawn to these fabrics.  I just kept picking up little bundles and fat quarters of the pretty little “feed sack” lookalikes and before you know it, I had this (sorry about the shadow on the pic):

30's Fabrics

Now I have to resist cutting into them until I have finished a couple of other projects I’ve already started…including a baby quilt for the new little grandson due in August.  But I definitely see a quilt with these sweet fabrics in my future!

Here’s a sneek peek of Nolen’s Quilt:

Nolen's Quilt Squares 4And last, but certainly not least……here is my masterpiece from the free-motion quilting class I had yesterday.  I’m not very good at it yet – hence, the class…

Free Motion Quilting

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Catching up with a few photos

So, it’s been a while since I posted any pictures, so here I go catching up a little bit.

Melanie’s Birthday

Melanie Flowers

Easter Sunday (I made the boys matching airplane ties.  I actually made one for the baby, too, but then decided on the little romper with matching bib instead. 

The Blue Tie Boys 2

The week after Easter, Georgia came up (oh, and her parents, too!)  I made Maddy and Georgia pink with white polkadot dresses.  They were so cute!  Unfortunately, my camera didn’t show the details (maybe operator error…)

Maddy Georgia Easter Dresses

Georgia’s 1st Birthday:

G Looks at Candle  G Eating Cake 4

David’s 30th Birthday and Patrick’s (Maggie’s brother)

David & Patrick Blowing Out Candles