My Happy Place

I just realized that I’ve been quilting for three years.  I am currently working on two and have just completed quilt #31. I’ve educated myself by joining a modern quilt guild, attending conferences and sew-in days with friends. This from a woman who swore that she would NEVER try to quilt again after the very first fiasco. My schooling continues.

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First Quilt, 9-Patch

Back in February, my friends and I flew to QuiltCon East 2017 , held in Savannah, Georgia for an opportunity to network, try out new tools, attend seminars and classes, purchase directly from vendors and to view award-winning modern quilts.  Our hotel overlooked the historic section which is quite lively at night; reminding me of a mini New Orleans with street musicians, alfresco dining, and people of all walks of life strolling (or dancing) with drinks in hand. 

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Molly MacPherson’s Pub

 We enjoyed several local eateries. Molly MacPherson’s Pub offered American-Brit fare, friendly service and libation at reasonable prices. Rather satisfying hush puppies, crispy shrimp po-boy and blackened fish tacos were consumed at Sorry Charlie’s Oyster Bar. Henry’s, a local favorite, served up the best cheesy grits and shrimp I’ve had in a long while. Of course, we overindulged on the chocolate croissants at the Goose Feathers Café.  Our last night, was spent watching the crazy night life stroll/dance/ bike by while eating pizza alfresco from Vinnie Van Go-Go Pizzeria’s bistro tables. 

 

 

But, back to the conference… Each day was filled with technique, demonstrations, classes, purchasing or checking out the contestant quilts (with a little peach sangria thrown in). So many beautiful and clever quilts! After a fun girl’s weekend at the conference, I returned home with new techniques, patterns and colors swirling through my brain. 

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One of my mentor friends, a former teacher, now works for Aurifil Threads. She spends her days immersed in fabric, quilting and thread. A dream job. Frequently she sends little care packages to another friend and myself — which means we must put these items to good use and create! My craft/sewing room  has become my happy place! 🙂 

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I just completed Baby Elliot’s quilt and my latest endeavor is creating two fan block quilts. One, a scrappy stash (my favorite type of quilt) and the other a low-volume and red quilt. I really do need to get sewing…Christmas is just fa few months away! 

Hope you have a good week! – – Joanne

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “My Happy Place

    1. Thank you very much, Lori. I’m learning the ‘ends and outs’ of applique. Not completely comfortable with the technique. Happy quilting! ~Joanne

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