Monday, September 28, 2015

DWM, QQ15, and misc. updates

Nothing new on my design wall today. I have to unpack from vacation and regroup. I took my travel machine and several piecing projects with me and made progress on all of them:
  • Sashing parts made and rows assembled for my QF main block top.  
  • Borders added & flimsy finished for QF alternate block top
  • Parts cut and piecing started for Antler Dance
We pushed hard to get home in time for me to go to my guild's show opening. We left Pensacola at 6am Saturday, drove four hours to New Orleans, took an airboat tour, then drove 11 hours home, arriving at 2am Sunday. Way past my bedtime! But so worth it. I enjoyed the tour immensely, and I'm very glad we were able to get home in time for me to go to my guild's event.

The show is the Quintessential Quilt 2015 at the University MO public library, through October. Free and open to the public during regular library hours. If you're anywhere near the St. Louis area, I encourage you to visit the show. There are some awesome quilts in a great variety of styles, including traditional, art, innovative, modern, and embellished crazy quilting.

I'm thrilled that Gramercy & Friends won a red ribbon! Here's Gramercy hanging in the library:
Gramercy & Friends at The Quintessential Quilt 2015

The Quintessential Quilt is a juried & judged show with very limited space for large quilts, so the fact that Gramercy was juried in is already special. That it won a ribbon is icing on the cake, and due, I'm sure, to the inspired and excellent quilting of Jane Coons. I'll share the judges' comments with her when I get them after the show ends.

(Aside - Gramercy has to be the most un-photogenic quilt I've ever seen. I just cannot get a good photo of it that shows both the fabrics and the quilting. ...sigh... I'll have to keep trying.)

Our show opening yesterday was well attended, due to the lecture & trunk show by Bonnie Hunter. She's delightfully personable and down to earth. I'll have to edit photos to share the experience in another post later.

Meanwhile, the post-vacation to-do list awaits. Laundry, groceries, bills, housework, errands... no sewing for me for a few days, I'm afraid.
Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.


  1. Congratulations on the ribbon - that is so exciting! I hope that settling in back at home goes smoothly. :)

  2. I think it looks great with the ribbon. Congratulations!

  3. It sounds like you had a nice vacation. Congrats on Gramercy & Friends receiving a ribbon! It looks great!

  4. Congrats on the ribbon, it's well deserved!