L-R: Me, Julie, Cherie, Kevin
Julie is the author of Build-A-Barn, No Pattern Construction. She's friends with Kevin the Quilter and with Cherie (Quilted Jonquil) who was one of the members of Julie's "Secret Society of Barn Builders."
Julie's book, available from her blog
Julie's trunk show was terrific; she brought 40 quilts. She loves color, the more saturated the better, and her quilts all have a fun cheerful vibe. My favorite is her recently finished Spotted Winkle.
Kevin and I met up with Julie at a local fabric shop that just happened to be having it's FQ sale going on that day - FQs for $1.09 each. At that price, I stock up for making donation quilts. And, who am I kidding, for general stash enhancement. My stash report will take a hit this month.
Some warm colors:
Some good kid prints:
Some stash basics:
And some low volumes:
All good useful additions to the stash, and some of them will definitely find their way into Nurses for Newborns quilts or other donation quilts.
In addition to my purchases, Julie very generously gifted me some yardage from her stash that she suggested I could use for backings for donation quilts. Thank you, Julie!
I have met some of the nicest people through blogging. It's so fun to meet people in real life that I feel like I already "know" from their blogs. I enjoyed your visit, Julie, and I hope we get to meet up again!
In other quilty news, the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop continues, hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Check out all the posts for some clever gift and decor ideas while there's still plenty of time to make them before December.