Friday, March 25, 2011
We had brunch on Saturday morning with Karen Kay Buckley. She treated the brunch crowd to a video trunk show of her quilts showing a progression from her first quilt to her last major award-winner. Her mantra, "How hard can it be?" encouraged all of us to push our perceived limits.
Jackie and I did lots of shopping at the show. I found a great book, Cotton Theory 2, which I had heard about. While resting and waiting for Jackie, I talked with a lady seated next to me who had just purchased the book with a kit for getting started. It was a great buy! So, of course, she gave me directions to the vendor and I went right over there to get one. Quilting a quilt as you sew it is the technique featured. I have done two quilts on my own trying to master various techniques, but I had heard that Cotton Theory was the technique to learn. So now I am all set!
This morning I saw the winners of the show posted online. This quilt was the $10,000 winner with the 1st. place ribbon. And, this picture does not really do it justice.
It is great that AQS hosted this show for the 2nd. year. I hope that it is a successful show for them and for the vendors because it is really nice to have a big show so close to home. I am sure that every year it will get better and I look forward to future shows.
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