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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Quilt Show 2016 Boutique Set Up

Several of us came in and priced all the items for the Boutique and I was worried that we would not have enough items!!  It took about 8 people 2.5 hours to price and pack!  We had wonderful items!!!!

                               This was the start of setting up at the Quilt Show venue on one side of the entry
                              This is part of our Silent Auction set up (We made $1,100 on items made by guild                                 members!!)
                                More tables set up waiting for people to purchase items!

                                Lots of hand made items
                                It's a hard area to work with and we have these cases in back of the tables
                               These two quilts were part of the silent auction and the red one went for $125 and                                 the New York Beauty went for $275

                               I know this is side ways but I loved this floral wall hanging!!  I was out bid!!

                                Lot's of variety!!
                                Decorations were done by my friend that doesn't even sew!!

                                 We had plenty of inventory
                                Lot's or purses!!
                               Is this not the cutest pin cushion!!  It went for $35.00
                                The evening guild was in charge of the Boutique and I think we did a great job
                                and even with Sunday being half price for most items we made over $2,100!!
                                This is the most that we've ever made at the Boutique and the Silent Auction.
                                I'm not sure anyone is that interested but this is for me to remember while still
                                fresh in my mind.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Busy Retirement and post #1 on quilt shows

We had our Bi-Annual Quilt Show the first week-end in October.  The show went so well!  We had lots of visitors, teams all worked well together, our Boutique sold a thousand dollars more than it had ever sold.  It was an exhausting three days but so much fun!!!!!!
The following quilts are some that were in the show.  They are in no order but the first one here took all of the ribbons.  I love everything about the quilt!

                                                   My friend made the quilt below - it's a Stack and Whack

                                                      The one below is the large quilt that I put in
                                                      and I call it City Scape Reflected
                                                      The reflected came where I sewed the last row on
                                                      wrong and decided that would be the reflection

                                    This is a group of friends that sew together and made these flowers

                                        This is hand drawn, with hand embroidery and is about 12"x12"
                                         That I did.
This is a little 12"x12" I did with scraps

The following quilt I made with selvages.

I hope everyone is having a good week.  It's fall break here but we haven't done much.  It is getting cooler all the time and I love the fall.
Have a great week!!!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Scrap Quilting, Cats and a Road Trip

There is a lady in my guild that makes beautiful quilts out of bits and pieces.  That's what I'm working on when I have a minute.  Right now I'm doing a lot of binding to get some quilts ready for our local quilt show that is coming up the first weekend in October.

Sweetie Pie is just the sweetest

Buddy just needs to be petted all the time and is always into something he shouldn't be!

These are photos for a little road trip we took on Saturday.  I just drive, point my camera and shoot.  Sometimes I get what I hoped for and this time I wanted the barn.  Love old barns.

The soy beans are looking great.

The sky was amazing on this hot day!

Corn is drying up and it won't be long until the farmers will be in the fields.  Looks like a great crop !

This one I got part of the barn.

Trafalgar is a tiny burg

Straight shot down the road

 I'm going to attend my first Day Guild meeting this morning.  I can do this now that I'm retired.  The Day Guild has I think 70 plus members but the Evening Guild has 20 plus but we are growing!!

Friday I'll go to the Quilt Show in Rising Sun Indiana.  They are having it on a Casino Boat!  I had signed up for a fabric dying class but not enough people signed up - very disappointed!  I've been in contact with the instructor and she lives a little over an hour from me so I'm going to see if some other people would like to go to her studio for lessons on fabric dying.

I hope everyone is having a great week.