Friday, January 12, 2018

A Quilt Show Featuring...Me??

Last weekend, I had the extreme honor of being one of two featured quilters at the Southwoods Quilt and Fiber Festival!  I was floored to be asked and incredibly humbled to be able to share my quilts among so many talented makers.  It was the best way to start off the new year!  I debuted two new quilts, one of which is my favorite quilt I've ever made!  I'll share it in a separate post soon.  I had eights quilts total, some new and some old.  
Southwoods is actually a plant nursery that opens its doors to us fiber nuts the first weekend of January to fill the space with our works.  The lighting is perfection and the space is ideal for hanging a show!  Oh, and there were two alpacas; one a mom and the other her one month old baby.  ItwasthecutestthingIveeverseen!
This year, they made the addition of vintage quilts, which ended up being some of my favorite works. Make sure and read the description of the quilt below. 
And some sweet little peacocks.  Loved this one too.
Owl & Drum was set up with Stitch Craft and had a community quilt project going on!  Rio has recently starting sewing on her own (!!!!!!!!!!), so she was absolutely thrilled to sit at the machine and sew for a while!  She does the foot pedal and everything!  Pretty impressed and proud of her.
 
A little while after Rio had left, my Mimi showed up!  Mimi is my sewing mentor and all-around favorite person, so sharing the latter half of the show with her made my weekend.  :)
 
And one of my final highlights was welcoming this stunning work of art coat into my world!  Made by my friend (and quilter that I admire GREATLY), Jane Swanson, I am thrilled to get to wear this on the coldest of days!  It'll be making its debut with me tonight so I can survive our arctic air.  
So, that's a wrap!  The past few months have really been unbelievable for me in terms of hitting some creative goals.  The next step is figuring out how to continue that momentum, or if momentum should be the focus.  For now, my head is buried deep in a few other quilts.  Stitch by stitch by stitch.

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