Sunday, February 24, 2013

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show Over

Sorry I have not written in a while we have been enjoying the long weekend at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show.

Friday, I attended a class on Raw Edge Machine Applique, with Sue Nickels.  I learned a lot of information about how to a use a different way to use the fuse web for applique that uses a nice small blanket stitch.  The class was full of great information so stay tuned, I will have a separate blog in the next couple days on what I learned.  After the class, we walked the show a little to get a little head start on shopping, then head to dinner at Joe's Crab Shack, boy that was good.

Some of the goodies from the show
Saturday, we were back at the show before they even opened, but we were not the only ones waiting for the doors to open.  Then you hear some on yelling, "Are you ready for the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show", then a count down, "10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1" and the huge crowd showing there badges and arm bands started rushing in the doors.  It was great way to start the day! 

We decided to start at one end of the show and walk back and forth down the aisles.  I found a great shop that was selling inspirations sayings that were printed on fabric, I found a couple great ones in kits and quilting t-shirts.   

Then next shop I stopped at was a demo on how to use your rotary cutter on applique for leaves by Sue Pellard Designs. It was a great inspiration for me for the pattern designs that I'm working on. I decide I would think about those for a while and we moved on.  We continued on and I found a nice shop that had fabrics at a good price for my Farmers Wife Quilt I want to start working on.  Then there was a shop of nice wood and glass quilt displays, I would of loved to have but decide I wanted to get one later after my floors are redone in my house. Finally we went back and I bought the curved rulers so I could try the applique leaves by Sue Pellard Designs.

Then we started walking through the quilts, and the quilts are were beautiful this year.  The winner of this years show started as a piece of muslin and carousel horses were painted on it and then it was machine quilted. She called it " Carousel Stampede" by Cathy Wiggins.  It was a beautiful quilt, My Mom would love to have that quilt, she loves carousel horses. The quilts this year were very beautiful.

I cant wait until next year, to see what quilts look like.    Learned some good information about applique now just to get a few projects out of the way so I can work on what I learned.  Hope you had a great weekend like I did.


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