This was my big weekend at Road to California where I got to see three of my quilts hanging at the Road to California quilt show. I enjoyed every minute of it. Above, St. Nicholas and I are whooping it up.
When I wasn’t there checking on him, he hung out with two other really cool Christmas quilts.
Here I am with Sol Lewitt, who so graciously provided an idea for me to work with in cloth.
He was tucked into a corner among the Modern Quilts — a lovely home.
After seven tries the nice lady who took my photo finally got it. Here I am, coaching her from behind my plastered on smile, “The white button on the screen. . . the white button on the screen.”
All those Lollypop Trees were on a side aisle, which was consistently busy. I had many nice conversations with people who stopped by when I was standing there. One pair of women had made the St. Nicholas quilt, asked me who my quilter was. “Me!” I said. “Then that’s the difference,” one said. “I sent mine out for an edge-to-edge long arm quilting design and it just doesn’t look as good.” We had a nice conversation about the lovely green and white blocks from all my Mid-Century Modern Bee Mates.
I went Thursday, Friday and Friday night all my local quilting group — the Good Heart Quilters — came to a Road Potluck at my house. After we finished, we sat around the table chatting, trading stories and enjoying each other’s company. We had some hard news: one of our members starts chemo next month for her newly discovered cancer and I was quite touched by the offers of help that came willingly, to assist her in any way she needed. I sat and listened, looked at these beautiful women and felt incredibly grateful to be surrounded by such wonderful quilting friends. They have cheered me on, and celebrated my successes. I can’t imagine my life without them.
I’ve put a TON of photos up on Instagram, if you want to scroll through them (some aren’t mine, some are). I hope to get some more up in a week or so, but first, I need to address the upcoming Four-in-Art challenge and get that going. The deadline is in about a week!