I am leaving tomorrow to help set up for the show, and will not be back until Saturday night. My sister lives in Kernersville, NC, which is about 30 minutes away from Clemmons, and I will be staying at her house. We are hoping this show will be a success, since it is our first Machine Quilting show. In fact, there are large machine quilting shows in other parts of the country, but none in the southeast. Perhaps this will become our own MQS or MQX someday! This year, we will have vendors, but no classes at this event.
After my guild's quilt show in March, I vowed not to enter any more unfinished quilts in shows. It is kind of stressful if things do not go well, or if life intervenes before the quilt is finished. So, I entered only finished projects this time. Except...I signed up to do the challenge quilt, which is only 24 inches square, a blue star on a white background. How long could that take? So, I drew up my designs, auditioned them with members of my bee, and got started...on Monday! I got it quilted and finished, but not as perfect as I would have liked. Oh, well, it's just a piece of cloth. After my son's apartment fire last week, the importance of something like this went way down on my list of priorities. Anyway, here is my little guy. I used a garden theme since I enjoy quilting leaves and flowers so much. The blue areas have a variegated thread in jewel tones, and I used Aurifil and Bottom Line in the white. Introducing..."Star of the Garden."
Star of the Garden
24 x 24
Fiber shawl made on longarm , now named "Luscious"
12 x 12