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To see the complete listing of award winning quilts from Quilt Festival visit Quilts.com. For the first time, Quilts.com has vidcasts to enjoy. I loved being able to see the videos and the award winning quilts. I saw the quilt exhibit but none of the awards are bestowed until Quilt Festival opens. It’s especially great to see the quilts that were displayed if you didn’t get to attend Festival.
The website also added a monthly festival gallery of quilts.
Drum roll, please…………….. the winners of the podcast #138 prize drawings are:
for Cassie Barden’s book:
Tammy Maybry of Christiansburg, VA
Penni Smith, Burlington, NJ
for Virginia Coles’ Quilt Study book;
Carol Mallozzi of West Seneca, Ny
for a Prairie points ruler:
Joan Gunter of Othello, WA
Sheila Fuhrmann of Fairburn , GA
Tami Dunham, Anaheim, CA
Congratulations, gals!! Your prizes are on their way.
Three interviews, four great quilters:
Beth and Karen – I finally got to talk with my friends –
Karen Boutte and Beth Ferrier – best friends and great quilters
Karen’s Grand Canyon jacket – Would you believe it started out as a sweatshirt?
Beth’s groovy hand-knitted sox and shoes – hear the story about these too cool shoes!
I finally had the chance to meet Pat Sloan, wonderfully warm, funny and creative quilter. I have always loved Pat’s folk art style of quilting and her whimsical nature. It was a real thrill to talk with Pat.
Here we are in the Leisure Arts booth, Pat’s publisher. Check out the sign on the right and Pat’s picture. I love this picture of Pat in the ad — the smile on her face is simply infectious.
For a chance to win one of Pat’s books, visit her blog and leave a comment, too. Oh — and don’t forget Pat’s website, which is full of all kinds of cool quilty things, including Pat’s videos which offer great how-to tips.
I was star-struck to meet Philippa Naylor in person! I have a profound respect for her machine quilting skills. Philippa won Best of Show at AQS in Paducah for her Limelight quilt.
Here is a close-up detail pic of the quilt Philippa entered in Quilt Festival, which won the Pfaff Master Award for Machine Artistry. Can you guess why?!
Listen to what Philippa said about creating this quilt in time for the Festival deadline!
Speaking of Limelight, Philippa has a new book out called “Quilting in the Limelight”, which you could win! Leave a comment on my blog, below for a chance to win Philippa’s new book.
Rest of the pictures from Market:
Only the left hand side of the line into Sample Spree – which goes back at least 100 yards. The right hand side was as long and the front of the line is only half as wide as the picture shows. It’s a virtual nut house — but oh so fun!
How fun it was to meet Jay McCarroll, the first winner of Project Runway’s debut season. He is truly a kick. His new fabric is divine.
The infamous quilt and coat pose for a pic with friend Valerie Burton.
One of the most darling items that I found at Market was this robe designed by Cindy Taylor Oates using Lakehouse Dry Goods new fabric. Isn’t it sweet? You can find it on Cindy’s website and blog. Look for the Any Season Robe.
I’m always looking for inspiration and found this in the bathroom window at the house where we stayed while we were at Market. Our dear friend, Pat Steapp’s mom, Jean Lauderdale showcases her shell collection this way:
Isn’t this beautiful?!
I can’t leave this trip without telling you about at least one place that we ate that was truly inspirational — Holly and I both agreed that our favorite place was the Black-Eyed Pea -no, not the rock band, the restaurant.
We still think about that lovely meal with Pat and Jean. They have the best chicken fried steak –oh, it must be time for dinner!
One last picture for my trips of 2008
I just thought you’d like to see what my bathroom looked like when I traveled to Kenora, Ontario, Canada. What could be better than a new quilting magazine, a bubble bath, and Oreos and milk? (Sorry, no pictures in the tub. That would be too much information, as my kids would say.)
Warm wishes for the very best of the Holiday season – Merry Christmas!
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