|"Life is Beautiful" Block of the Month
|Star Light Star Bright was beautiful hanging at the show!
Our 15th Quilt Show has come and gone and it was great fun and beautiful weather. Have been wanting to post pictures of the show and have found that so many of you already have, that I will redirect you to give you great places to go, see, read. Sue Spargo has a great blog posting about her time here (see Buggy Barn Quilt Show and Teaching at the Buggy Barn). We so enjoyed having her, as did all of her students! My only regret was that I didn't get to take the class also! We also enjoyed Lynn from Kansas Troubles, Gloria from Old Green Cupboard, and Sean from Threads That Bind. It really was a fabulous slate of teachers.
|Jennifer Keltner speaking for the first time from the bed of a trailer!
The Garden Party went off on Thurdsay night with only a slight hitch to our plans as Todd decided to harvest the morning of the party right up against the yard so we had to stop and re-clean tables, chairs, the pool and decks-UGH! I'm almost over it! We had great food made by our life long friend Ann, and our gal Lorri made all the chocolate covered strawberries and cut all that watermelon into stars! Jennifer Keltner, editor of American Patchwork and Quilting spoke, regaling us with all manner of tales and making us laugh! She is a gem! We love her dearly! It was the highlight of the party.
|Jennifer & Sue take a ride with Ron on the combine
Friday was quilt sorting day for Pam and me. We never know how many quilts we will have and spend Friday sorting by size and putting them in pile for each building, fence, or line. It's amazing to us that our people always come through, bringing their quilts to display making the show "show-stopping". Take a look at this video from Connecting Threads and see if you don't agree! We truly have the best group of quilters that choose to share their quilts with all of us. We owe it all to you- you make the show what it is, so thank you! Saturday morning it's up at 4 am to hang quilts by the lights of our high beams on our vehicles! It always takes longer on the first day to hang them since we are still figuring out where they all will fit; that's the part the makes my husband crazy- try this one-oops too big/too small so, no let's try this one-sorry still not quite right! After 15 years, I am way better judging where they will fit than I use to be! We do eventually get them hung then it's off to the shower to officially start the day! Cherly Wall from Country Quilts was here during the show signing copies of her new book and she also has a blog posting of her time at the barn. She is another one of our favorites-we love her scrappy (and plaid!) approach to quilting and her directions are good which I always appreciate!
|Bramble Berries and Put Your Heart in It yardage is overflowing!