Sunday, October 21, 2007

Guild quilt show

I've been away from blogging and reading blogs for a few weeks. Many apologies.

Our guild had its bienniel quilt show this weekend. Our members made some truly lovely quilts. I have downloaded only the first bunch so far, but here they are.

This was my personal favorite -- a New York Beauty quilt by Lorraine Gray. It's all batiks, and absolutely stunning in person. Unfortunately, this photo is washed out. The back has a yin yang symbol.
I loved this wall hanging, pieced by Whizzie Evans and quilted by her daughter Dorothy.
Lisa Ruch made this amazing Dear Jane, each block in a different batik.
We had a Kids Korner, and here it is being set up. I loved the letters -- pieced and appliqued onto a cloud background. The second photo shows a closer view.

LinkI'll post more of the quilts after I've downloaded them.

I have done so much traveling this fall! I was in Philadelphia for a conference (and had the great fun to meet up with my cousin Barbie and her husband Frank), and to be walking through downtown when suddenly the town went crazy. For a second I thought it was a terrorist attack, then I realized that the Phillys had just won the pennant! The next day, the fountain in the park I walked through was dyed red in their honor.

Tomorrow morning I leave for Denver on a business trip, back home on Wednesday. Remember Elaine Adair's popping quilt corners that reminded her of the Denver Airport? I'll be thinking of that when I land!

Another thing that has been eating up my time is training for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day. I'm walking in San Diego with my daughter Jocelyn and niece Kim. We'll be walking 60 miles, 20 miles a day. Getting in shape to do that is no small chore! It takes many hours on the weekend to do the training, and I'm wiped out when I'm done. My DH has done a lot of it with me, which makes it tolerable. Otherwise those ridiculously long walks can be really boring! I have plantar fasciitis in one foot, which is a bit better with new orthotics, but all this walking has really aggravated it. Still, after all this complaining, it's kind of fun -- I've never done anything like this in my life!


Michael5000 said...
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Michael5000 said...

Wow. Wow. Those three quilts really do your guild proud. There's an awful lot of talent in your town!

Laurel said...

I'm so impressed that you're going to walk 60 miles. That's amazing.

comicbooklady said...

Oh my! You have been busy! I like the Kids Corner what a good idea! Good luck with your walk!