Sometimes I quilt. The rest
of the time I look at books, magazines and quilting sites trying to decide which project I want to do. Once I find the right pattern or think of a design I'd like to try it can take forever to find the right fabric. This year I'm going to change all that! I'm going to stop the insanity! No new books, no new fabrics.....who am I kidding??? Let's just say I'm going to relax, not worry so much about the outcome and enjoy the process!
My Funky Flowers Jelly Roll 1600 will be going to a new home this weekend. It is one of the prizes in a silent auction for Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre. Each year they hold a "baby shower" to raise funds to care for all the orphaned and injured baby wild animals. Over 1700 injured and orphaned wildlife are helped at the centre per year. If you are in Winnipeg, Manitoba this Sunday you should come to this wonderful event held at the Southdale Community Centre, 254 Lakewood Blvd Noon-3pm Sunday April 29th. You can even get "nose to beak" with their Education Ambassadors!
No. I didn't get lost in cyberspace. When I last posted I was getting ready for the quilt show. I had 2 quilts to get ready and had a strict sewing schedule to make it in time. Life threw me a curve ball and ended up being in the hospital for the better part of the week. Needless to say the quilts weren't finished! However, I'm almost done my 2 entries for our next quilt show in 2 years Ha Ha!!!
I did manage to get to the show on the last day for a quick peek. It was like sensory overload! So many beautiful quilts. Regretfully I didn't get pictures, but Joanne from Thread Head has quite a few on her blog! There were a few classes being held at the quilt show, along with a banquet and trunk show with guest speaker Harriet Hargrave. Unfortunately I wasn't able to take part in all the fun. Most disappointing was not being able to take the class with Anna Hergert that I had signed up for. I did manage, however, to sneak into the classroom during their lunch and see what they had been up to. The work was amazing! The class was called Layers Of Intrigue and everyone said it was the best class they had ever taken. I even got to meet Anna. She was an absolutely delightful person. Even though her lunch was getting cold, she showed me all her quilts, explained some of the techniques and gave me free reign to call or email her with any questions on her techniques! Truly a generous soul! I'm hoping to make it out to her studio this summer. Check out her website, you will be inspired. She also did a blogpostthat shows my favorite quilt at the show, her student's work and photos of her Winnipeg visit.
I feel the need to do some decluttering since coming home. My sewing room is more than a disaster! Hopefully I can get it back in order and on to more quilting!