Kept In Stitches

Confessions of a fabric hoarder

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Conejo Valley Quilters present Vintage to Vanguard

It’s that time of year again when there are plenty of quilting events. I was very pleased to be involved with the Vintage to Vanguard show in Camarillo, CA. The show was held on the Channel Islands University campus. Many of the buildings belonged to Camarillo State Hospital, which is said to be haunted. While I was going through nursing school many years ago, I had to opportunity to visit the campus before the State Mental Hospital was slated to close.
Great location as well as so many pretty quilts…but, no ghosts.


A Gathering Under the Oaks, A Quilter’s Showcase

As I have mentioned, it has been a little on the warm side here in California. Giving up the comfort of AC and climbing into a hot car was a difficult decision. We headed out to Thousand Oaks, CA for The Conejo Valley Quilter’s 2015 show. The show was very nice and well put together. I saw several quilts that caught my eye and there were many others that I could appreciate the hard work that went into them. That being said, I sure would like to see more contemporary works. A bold use of color really draws me to a quilt and so many quilts still embrace that Thimbleberries/Debbie Mumm color palette. I know everyone likes different things, but I’m proud to say that I survived those years with a few pictures to remind me of my quilting journey!