Sunday, April 30, 2017

Spring Quilt Week

So just like that, Spring Paducah Quilt Week is over and done. This year marked my 7th show!

It's still exciting to meet quilters & see amazing quilts from all around the world.  We host a reception for our members- Friends of the museum- at the start of the week to get the party started. Momm & I even managed to get a photo that night which isn't always the case. We also went to see the Rotary Antique Show and shop a little for fabric.

Tulip Quilt by Kathryn McClintock, 1970 
Tuesday night means the awards ceremony to get first looks at the winners & then sneak preview where E & I explored all of the quilts in the show itself.     
A few things I noticed this year about the show: brighter colors & more modern designs in some of the Japanese quilts, quilts from Brazil, quilts from Spain, a handful of wholecloth designs and lots of great ideas!
The Woman by Kyoko Ochiai, Japan
Anne's Favorite Cherry Tree Road in Avonlea by Mutsuko Shindo & 9 Friends, Japan 
Moonflower by Molly Hamilton-McNally, CA, USA
Wearable Art by Philippa Naylor, UK 
Golden Glow by Mary Ann Van Soest, IN, USA
The Navigator's Star by Aline Bugarin & Natasha Bugarin, Brazil 
  The rest of the week at work I'm kept busy working the shop registers, minding the shop and taking the occasional turn through the galleries to soak in the sight of loads of people admiring the Museum. I did get to meet/see some familiar names including: Shirley Kelly, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Sue Nickels, Pat Durbin & Philippa Naylor - what a joy! Even managed to say hello to our resident superhero: Quilt Man!

A Garden for All Seasons by Victoria Findlay Wolfe- 9' x30' !
 I'll be taking today to chill out & catch up on house things. If you didn't make it to Paducah this past week, never fear! Mark September on your calendars and join us here for Fall Paducah Quilt Week!
Quick selfie with Victoria Findlay Wolfe's quilt

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Snapshot #27

With temps in the 80s and sunny sunshine outside, it was easy to get my bike out for the first ride of the year. Simply gorgeous out on the greenway trail even if it was a tad breezy.

Colored Easter eggs - because you are never too old for that. :) Happy Easter readers. 
I tried a new recipe: Cardamom Lemon rolls which turned out well. It felt a bit like my own baking show challenge since these had to rise twice. I'll make these again- thanks Pinterest! 
Also got a quick walk in this afternoon as the storm clouds rolled in and got to enjoy the dogwoods which are in full bloom here. Hope you had a great weekend too! 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Quarter 2 : FAL2017

So this quarter I'm going to (try) and keep things simple, especially since it's typically a busy quarter for me already. A shorter list will help keep me focused and direct my efforts to finishing up a couple of quilts. The trick with this is choosing the right quilts for the short list! :P 
Charm About You

Linking up for the 2nd Quarter Finish Along 2017 at CharmAboutYou.

project: Pineapple Party - picked up backing fabric for this recently so it's ready to baste & quilt

project: Shatterpoint - ready to baste & quilt this one!

project: Radar Wave 270/584 - already basted & ready to quilt