Friday, June 28, 2013

Wichita Quilters like Bags too!

Quilters share, its sew wonderful!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Maggie Ball at Evergreen Piecemakers Monday Night

Maggie says "I love to teach and would be delighted to travel to your quilt guild or quilting event to share my passion. Check out my offerings of workshops, lectures, books and patterns, read about my outreach work with quilters in Mongolia, and view my gallery of quilts and videos."
Brideshead RadianceBainbridge Delft

 She brought lots of quilts to share! Thanks Maggie!
Tropical Matrix

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Fantastic Foil Workshop

Bring your projects to life with instant glitz and shine. Foiling on fabric is easy, fun and permanent. This informative hands-on workshop is for both traditional and non-traditional quilt and clothing makers.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Show

Finished teaching a great two day machine quilting workshop today. Lots of happy quilters!

 Today I saw the show. Quilts, quilts and more quilts. Plus the opportunity to visit the merchant mall.

A favorite vendor, Superior Threads

Trims on Wheels
Wait-a-Minute, one of mine

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Minnesota Quilters, Inc.

Minnesota Quilters, Inc. 35th Annual Quilt Show and Conference, June 13-15, 2013, Duluth, Minnesota

Great classes, wonderful quilters. I feel right at home!

Duluth MN

Travel day today. Up at 3AM to get the flight, stopped in Denver on the way. Ended up in Minneapolis, and shuttled up to Duluth from there. Whew!
Beautiful ViewDuluth is a seaport city. Situated at the westernmost point of the Great Lakes on the north shore of Lake Superior, Duluth is accessible to ocean-going vessels from the Atlantic Ocean 2,300 miles away via the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

Never been here before, beautiful. My room has a great view of Lake Superior!

Can't wait to see the Minnesota Quilters tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Capitol

Construction of the U.S. Capitol began in 1793. In November 1800, the U.S. Congress met in the first completed portion, the north wing. In the 1850s, major extensions to the North and South ends of the Capitol were authorized because of the great westward expansion of our nation and the resultant growth of Congress. Since that time, the U.S. Capitol and its stately dome have become international symbols of our representative democracy.

Monday, June 10, 2013

A few days in DC - the buildings

I'm a visual person. So different things interest me. A trip to the Supreme Court Building was in order..
One of two self-supporting spiral staircases in the Supreme Court Building.

Great quilting pattern
The Library of Congress was established by an act of Congress in 1800 when President John Adams signed a bill providing for the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington. The legislation described a reference library for Congress only, containing "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress - and for putting up a suitable apartment for containing them therein…"

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Wahington DC - Getting around

We are here for a few days of fun. What a way to start, a visit to the American History Museum and right in the lobby was a quilt!
1932-52 Ruth Jones Black, Dadeville AL - started when her son Edward was born, finished on his 20th birthday!
Technology differences

We traveled around on the bus a lot. For us non-bus riders always a challenge. My husband used the Metro trip planner on line before we left the hotel. I turned the my phone.
So there we are sitting on the bus trying to figure out the transfer, me with the phone and he with the map and his notes! Double the fun.

James Madison's Montpelier

Montpelier is the lifelong home of James Madison, Father of the Constitution, architect of the Bill of Rights, and president of the United States. We saw a glimpse of James and Dolley Madison through the "Presidential Detective Story" with great guided house tour.