Well, as my last post stated I was torn about attending the Dallas Quilt Show. The mayor called the show off at 11:59 p.m. after all the vendors and quilt displays were set up and ready for the quilt pilgrimage. All of those involved, what a disappointment.
I am disappointed but I will see many quilt shows in my lifetime. I understand. I wish they would have called it off earlier on Thursday so those setting up would not have been out so much effort.
So, Friday on my way home from work, I thought I would support my LAQS and stop in to show my support. They were silver sponsors of the event. And they were mad. And the shop is usually a calm tranquil, quite place. Because they were working towards unpacking everything they had set up and their frustration was on the high side, it was loud, and angry. And I understand. I felt sorry for them as they had cut a bunch of fat quarters that would sell there, but they were trying to find places for them in their shop.
No raffle at the show, no pamphlets to give out (can you imaging just the expense of printing the pamphlets?), no added tax revenue, no best of show, no quilters eye candy, no fabric to pet, no quilting machines to play with, no featherweight booth to visit. I am uncertain how much revenue the Dallas Quilt Guild brings in for just themselves, this will hurt their coffers.
I am kind of glad that I chose not to put one of my quilts in the show. I now forget the theme of the show, but the quilt was perfect for it. Stars upon Thars was a no show. I would have put me out a bunch of effort, and I just could not see myself doing it so far away. I think something closer appeals to me more. This decision little did I know was for the best.
So, let me get out of the Zero, Zip, Nada attitude and show you some good ole quilter info and quilt tops.
As promised, here are the three tops I made in the past week. One is at the binding stage.
One is at the top stage, but needs pressed. Jelly Roll terrarium by Elizabeth Hartman.
And one top is pressed ready for backing selection. Flight by moda fabrics.
Goals for the upcoming week:
- Finish quilting Frolic (if you didn’t catch my videos posted on how I am quilting each section, please visit my youtube channel and get up to date videos to help you quilt your #FrolicQuilt)
- Finish hand sewing the binding on the dusty rose baby quilt
- Find a suitable backing for the blue HST quilt
- Quilt the HST quilt
- Blog about quilt lighting for longarms and how to deal with leg ache
- Purchase fabric for this yellow jelly roll race quilt
Life seems to be at a cusp right now. The normal eb and flow is getting disrupted. I think life is going to be interesting in the coming weeks. Things you thought would never happen probably will. I seem to be anxious about it all, but will refrain from being too worried. If I have ever learned anything in my 40 plus years, it is that worrying gets you no where. I will cross the bridge as I come to it. I will become smarter because of it, and if my grandparents can eat onion soup for all their meals 2 weeks straight and live to tell about it, so can I. My big girl panties are on, if only I had more toilet paper. HA!
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