Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sizzlin Summer Sunday Sew-In Review

Boy, did we have fun on Sunday!

We had a terrific quilting class.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the food.

After a couple hours of cutting and sewing, we were all appreciative of the massage by Lauren Manfull.

We had both experienced and beginner quilters.

Lots of visiting and joking going on and the opportunity to see how different people view the same patterns.

Class participants were excited to find a "goodie bag" containing a book, a spool of Aurifil varigated thread and some wonderful hand cream. We are already talking about doing another class of this kind in late September or October.

Enjoy this glimpse of a very good quilting day!

In Stitches,
Mrs. Sew~n~Sew

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Eureka Quilt Show

This is the first chance I have had to post some photos of the Eureka Quilt Show ( .) Gary and I had a great time, visiting with the vendors, studying the quilts and enjoying the setting in the historical village of Eureka, Montana.

I can't remember when I last went to a quilt show to just look at quilts rather than be a vendor.

The things I appreciated the most about the show, (other than the quilts, of course):

  • There was a limited number of vendors. This is important, because a show should strive for variety, but attendees only have so many dollars to spend.
  • There was also a food vendor with scrumptious Mexican food.
  • Another big plus, in my book, especially for an outdoor show, were the "Quilt Cops." These volunteers watched over the quilts, in case the wind blew one down, or to keep anyone with greasy hands from touching them, or to answer any questions.

From the outside looking in, this appeared to be a well run quilt show.

The town of Eureka obviously was supportive of this visual feast. Quilts hung on both sides of the street in front of all the businesses. Quilt junkies were crowded into shops and eating establishments.

I was surprised that so many of the quilts were for sale.

All in all it was a wonderful day and a worthwhile get away. If you can, plan to attend next year!

In stitches,

Mrs. Sew~n~Sew