Celebrate National Women’s Day!

How did you celebrate your day today?  Today is National Women’s Day and I celebrated by going to a quilt show!  The Dallas Quilt Show was lovely.  I learned much there today, and there was even a quilt displayed that was a teaching tool.  It taught me all about the wonderful women who proceeded me, paving the way and making a difference.

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Factoids above, who knew the inventor of Kevlar (saving many lives was a woman!)

Here is the quilt.

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I am not sure why the green bars have appeared on this photo, but I am not going to take the time to figure it out.

Here is the remaining pictures I took at the show.  Unfortunately with the day being a wonderful weather day, many chose to get out, and the place was swamped.  Moving was difficult compared to years past.  I only snapped about 20 photos.  I have a couple of favorites, I really like the Martin Luther King quilt.  I took a close up of his nose to find that it was a floral fabric.  Neat!

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There is a quilt of waves with white, upon closer inspection I found the quilt to actually have it’s batting showing.  What a neat technique.  I also admired the bedazzled quilt.  Wonderful work.

There is an eagle that is quilted on painted leather, that was absolutely stunning and nice machine work.  A leather quilt at the quilt show, a first for these aging eyes.

I did very little shopping as the crowd was too much to move about.  So no fabric score of any kind.

On the home front, being off from work is bliss!  I finished On Ringo Lake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Please ignore the bath mat in the picture, I had a cat hack on it, and it got hosed off and is airing out LOL.  Such a photo bomb!

And here is the back.  I selected what I had in my stash.  Very dated fabrics in neutrals that worked fine for this job.

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And a couple of weeks back I mentioned I would be planning a baby quilt for a former coworker.  Working in the Aeronautics industry, sometimes when planning a quilt for a boy, you just have to get planes involved.  After much brainstorming, I got out my charm packs, and during this spelunking adventure in my old buffet I found a jelly roll called Flight by Moda fabrics.  Perfect for a little boy.  So another Jelly Roll Race quilt top is completed.

 

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There will be more quilty news in the weekend edition of my blog post.  So much to say, sew little time.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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