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Monday, March 18, 2013

Rhododendron Needlers Quilt Show

Belonging to a quilting guild is a fabulous experience,
it exposes you to many different ideas, techniques and talented ladies!

This past weekend one of the guilds I belong to
 RNQG held their biannual quilt show.

With over 130 quilts on display,
 a very talented group of ladies put on a great show!

We had the opportunity to have our quilts critiqued
by certified quilting judge Pat Harrison.
To me this offers a great opportunity to learn more about
quilting, and how to strive to become a better quilter.


So EXCITED!!!

My Blue Hawaiian Hibiscus Quilt
WON
a Judged ribbon for
Exemplary Hand Quilting!!


Pinch me!!

And .... My sweet little beaded Birdie Stitches
won a first place viewers choice ribbon!


Pinch Me again!!

Must of been the Luck 'O the Irish with me!!
Had my green on too!

Had a chance to white glove and mingle amongst the quilts
(Love white gloving - must be the power of the gloves
and being able to touch the quilts!!)
and work the Comfort Quilt Table...


Notice I have my embroidery hoop out!!


Saturday, March 9, 2013

New England Snow storm

What a difference a day makes!
Yesterday (and the day before!) 
it snowed, and snowed and snowed!

this is the view from my kitchen window

Friday afternoon ~ a snow day from school!
Saturday afternoon ~ bright and sunny

Used my snow day wisely to
worked on a new Sashiko table runner



My Big mistake was choosing a chalk pencil to 
transfer the pattern onto the fabric,
and it started to rub off as I worked on it,
so had to go back a re-traced my lines with my
now it wont rub off.
Lesson learned!


Last weekend I taught a class at 
my local quilt shop
this cute Barbados bag
by Pink Sand Beach Designs



And picked up a few goodies for myself while at the shop!


Fabric, patterns, magazines and a book,
 and my FIRST Bali Pop!

Can't wait to jump in and make a few pretty things!