Saturday, March 24, 2018

Love From Above

I purchased this pattern some time ago...

In Houston.

'Love from Above' is a Charlie Harper Design.


I don't know about you....

But I have cut my patterns before so I thought this stand was an awesome idea!!


Up and off the cutting mat!


It was some mighty large pieces...


which made for a fast and fun quilt....


This one is definitely going to the longarmer...


This minke is the perfect backing for this one!!


Can't wait to see it quilted!!

Christa 


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2018 Minot Quilt Show Treasures

We have been talking about these wool pressing pads...

Guess what we found at the show!!

Got to love Grubers Quilt Shop


 from Minnesota



Lucy thinks it's pretty sweet...


Stocked up on some pinks.....

2 FQ for 2$!!!



I have had my eye on Ice Castles by Quiltworx for awhile now....


Yup....had to buy it!!

Got me some HomeGrown fabric....

 I see a new rug in it's future!!


These needle threaders were a super find!!

The nose is a threader with a tiny hook and the neck is a cutter...


My industrial machine does not have a needle threader and this worked fabulous!!

We hit up Joann's Fabrics

That was a mistake!!

My dear friend, Trudi introduced me to the possibilities in Duck cloth


Like I needed to fall in love with more inspiration!!!

We got some free patterns in our gift bags from the show.

I think the back pack will be cute in this Mandela fabric!!


It was Minot's 25th Anniversary Quilt Show.

These girls work so hard!!!

Every time we sat down to eat we were given a gift....

This little doll was on a water bottle....


  A folded star...


An Oil pen for our machines....


A mouse pin cushion...


A mason jar solar light....



There were 600 door prizes 
which
 our gang was very lucky in winning a ton of things!!

(This GANG is something to fear....You WILL be sewing if you hang with us)

Like this thread...


Coordinating fabric from Pineapple Fabrics


A set of panels for Halloween bags....


which I whipped up yesterday....


Didn't need these sitting in the pile!!!

Fat quarters...


They always have a flea market 
where
 I seem to be attracted to random ribbon and elastics!!


If you have never experienced this show...it is so worth the effort!!

They have a meal package for 80$ which is supper on Friday to lunch on Sunday!!

Next year will be The Man Sewer - Rob Appell


Our rooms are booked!!

Who needs a therapist when you have this kind of fun...


Christa 








Monday, March 19, 2018

2018 Minot Quilt Festival


It was the Minot Quilt Festival in North Dakota this weekend

We had the best time!!

You know we always travel in packs 
but 
I never seem to get a picture of all of us!!

Thanks for saving the table, Charlene!!


It was their 25th anniversary 
and 
they celebrated it well....


How cute is this little FQ cupcake!!


The quilts were amazing again!!


So much color every where...


Inspiration from last year's National Teacher, Susan K Cleveland...

















I loved this quilt....Looks like Aurifil Thread to me!!


One day I am going to tackle this elephant....

I think he would be fabulous in black and white!!


This Glamping  made me think of you, Lori!!




My most favorite purchase was the jelly roll of Home Grown to make this rug...




One of the national teachers this year was Shelly Burge

These were some of her show and tell...

A big School house quilt...


A little school house quilt...


Shelly loves mini quilts...


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Her quilts were award winning and spanned the quilting world






I loved her live chicken 


as well as her Roadkill Chicken...



I will show you what I purchased 
and
 the amazing gifts they gave us at every meal on the next post!!
My bulls have a date with the vet today!!
Christa