Hello! Super busy week, but managed a finish: my Bossa Nova cotton theory quilt. I wanted to complete this so I could have a complete step by step tutorial ready for my Cotton Theory quilting presentation for the south side Indianapolis quilt guild Thursday. I’ll post the same tutorial here in its entirety very soon, but next week is Houston! YAY! First time for me! I look forward to reporting on that experience, too! But, first things, first – my finished Bossa Nova…
I loved meeting the ladies from the south side guild!! What a fun group! Super friendly! My husband even commented that they were as friendly as Airstreamers! We meet the nicest people camping and now that he is helping me set up for my presentations, he will see first hand how friendly quilters are. We enjoyed meeting and talking with them so much that we both forgot to take pictures! Next time…
This summer the Indiana State Museum had a quilt exhibit entitled 19 Stars. Here’s their description of the exhibit:
“Indiana is the 19th state to join the Union; the state flag depicts nineteen stars. In anticipation of the state’s Bicentennial, this exhibit presents 19 historic star-patterned quilts selected from the Indiana State Museum’s collection along with 19 contemporary star-themed quilts created by some of Indiana’s outstanding quilters.
Stars were favored patterns in the 19th and 20th centuries and appear in many variations. The historic quilts in this exhibit span a hundred and fifty years of Indiana quilt-making, from the 1830s to the 1980s. In contrast, most of the contemporary works were created specifically for this exhibit, and incorporate the star theme in any number of ways, from overt to illusory. The artists’ techniques vary widely, from traditional piecework and appliqué to improvisational collage, layering, or richly textural thread painting.”
The Quilt Guild of Indianapolis, of which I am a member, thought it would be nice to have some members sit outside the exhibit quilting and available to answer any questions visitors might have about quilting or our guild. My friend, Bev, and I enjoyed this so much the first time we did this that we signed up for double duty. Here I am working on a Cotton Theory Charity Quilt.
Cold weather is on its way and I’m already thinking Spring! I need something to look forward to, and if you do, too, plan to join me at The Cornerstone Inn in Nashville, IN from Sunday, March 20 – Thursday, March 24. Bring your sewing machine, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, books for reading and relaxing, and / or $$ for shopping. It’s a beautiful area perfect for a getaway. I have been dreaming of having a retreat here for a few years. I have reserved the 5 Upper Rooms that share a living area and kitchen that is separate from our work area. That allows you to bring your own food if you desire. There will not be any shortage of food, however, as a hot breakfast with 2 or 3 entrees, fresh fruit, cheese, bagels, bread, pastries, coffee, hot tea, hot cocoa, etc, etc, etc is included along with with freshly made afternoon snacks put out at 4 pm and homemade desserts at 7 pm. I have been here many times and it is so peaceful. I only have 4 spaces left because of the reasonable price (half price weekly rate), so let me know if you are interested. The nightly rate is $60 and a $50 deposit will hold your spot.
Check out the link above and plan to join me. You won’t regret it!