What a lot of FUN ‘work’ it was to set up for this annual event at the Sands! The Clubhouse quilters and I were all remembering (fondly…and longingly) the Road to California Quilt Show…and fully comprehending and appreciating how much planning and work THAT show must be! Not that these two shows could be compared…it’s just that you go to a show and never FULLY appreciate the hard work that goes on behind the scenes!
That being said, what a great show the Artists at the Sands put on! Let me show you a few of the displays and you be the judge!
Here’s Anne in front of her FABULOUS display…a little mini show all on her own!! I loved the way she put a little table in front, displaying her pennies and little quilts and then sat and stitched and talked to all the visitors! Very welcoming! Makes you want to sit down and stitch right beside her!
And I LOVE Phyllis’ display…looks lovely, don’t you think!
Here’s is Gwen’s table…looks like Gwen is definitely WOOL CRAZY!! See her newest addition…the little rabbit penny just in time for Spring!!
And just above Gwen’s table, we have Seattle Judy’s STUNNING display…(that CIVIL WAR quilt is calling MY name…loud and clear!!) Love her quilt!! And isn’t it wonderful to see the sprinkling of wool pennies here and there…Judy is currently finishing up the Primitive Gathering Pumpkin Penny…one of my favourites!
Here are my quilts!! So exciting to see them all hanging…and yes, I did finish off the Little Honeycomb table topper from “Back to Charm School”..see way at the bottom!! Love that little guy!
Even Darlene from “Quilt Daze” got into the show…This little guy was a Christmas gift from Darlene and had been packed in with my Christmas Quilts… so what the heck…too dang cute to leave out!
Karen’s wonderful quilts for her grand kids!! How can they be anything but THRILLED!!
Love this picture of Sandy…so typical of her…always the comedian! Here she is thumbing her first little wool penny project…correction…her first stinking cute wool penny! Is she a WOOL CRAZY yet? Hmmm…maybe one more project will hook her…we shall see!
Isn’t it the cutest? She is going to love bringing this one out for display next Christmas!
Kim (our quilting dynamo) left last week and Pauline arrived…and all on the same day!! One quilter in and one quilter out! Next year we are hoping they are BOTH here at the same time!!
Here is Pauline..stitching a Charity Quilt…Her runner in front of the TV got a LOT of attention…it is WOVEN strips of fabric and the weave forms the cube design…and it’s REVERSIBLE!! Very clever!
This is another one of her masterpieces!! 36 patch squares with a shadow box in one corner…very effective! Those squares are tiny too!
Here are the Monday Clubhouse Beaders…or rather what’s left of the Clubhouse Beaders…JoAnn and Bernie have travelled on to greener pastures…they have gone HOME!:)…leaving behind L to R, Sandy, Me, JoAnne and Diane. We had a fun year…I dabbled in the beads but these three are die-hard beaders!
Here’s just a small sampling of their bead work!
This rug was made by Martha…from polyester scraps!! Loved it!
There was lovely pottery…
And driftwood art….
TONS of painters…here’s Mary and her wonderful work! Would you believe she is self taught and just picked up the brush three years ago! Her work is STUNNING!!
Another painter…at least with sewing in the trailer all my hubby has to worry about is a stray pin…or two!! Imagine oil paints?? Could get ugly!!
LOVED these…lots of talent here!
And tons of people came for our little show!! Including Synthia and her friend!! Synthia is a Blog ‘lurker’ (and proud of it!! haha)…you may remember that I met her for coffee earlier this year!! She is such a sweety!! Anyways I was happy to see her again as she heads for home shortly! I told her to say HI to Marie…her Blog Lurking friend! Yes, lurkers seem to come in swarms…or pods…or herds…or schools…or flocks…yes flocks sounds better! I remember my days as a lurker…and we definitely travelled in flocks…:)
Hope you enjoyed our little show!! Meet you back here…same time next year?
JUST A REMINDER~
Country Threads authors, Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene are hosting a Book Review Blog Tour featuring their newest book, ‘Back to Charm School’!! You have 11 chances to win a copy of this wonderful book!! Here are the links to the hop~
Feb.20~ Maureen Baly moequiltz.blogspot.com
Feb.20~Paulette Doyle sweetp-paulette.blogspot.com
Feb. 21~Lori DeJarnatt humblequilts.blogspot.com
Feb. 21~Jo Kramer joscountryjunction.com
Feb. 22~ Sherri McConell aquiltinglife.blogspot.com
Feb. 22~ Karen Griska selvageblog.blogspot.com
Feb.23~ Julie Winkler juliekquilts.blogspot.com
Feb.24~ Sarah Craig confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com
Feb.24~Suzanne Melkoski coloradolady.blogspot.com
Feb.25~Michelle Marr mychellem.blogspot.com
Feb.25~ Pat Wys silverthimbletalk.blogspot.com
Now hop to it…and good luck!! Be there or be square!
Have a Wicked Wednesday and Happy Quilting!!