Kept In Stitches

Confessions of a fabric hoarder

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Quilters by the Sea

This past weekend we headed to Long Beach and enjoyed the Quilters by the Sea 2017 Guild Show. Long Beach is such an incredible city, there isn’t much of a chance on having a bad time. This was a smaller, well-put-together show, and everybody we encountered was very friendly. I was able to locate the wool batting that I was seeking for an upcoming hand quilting project. For some reason this was the first time for us to attend this show and I can say that we will definitely attend again.

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Road to California 2017

A break in the current storms made for the most beautiful Southern California day. Mother nature has given us a nourishing drink of water and the sun is out. It’s a great day for a quilt show and off to Road to California we go. There were some outstanding quilts at the show and its always well organized. I was a little disappointed by the number of quilts. There were numerous challenges and exhibits and the vendors I look forward to seeing each year. Somehow I didn’t purchase a single cut of fabric. I did purchase lots of tread for many upcoming projects.

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Simi Valley Quilt Show 2016

Never a dull moment around here… Simi Valley Quilt Guild held their Biennial quilt show on Sunday. “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow…Not Just Your Grandmother’s Quilts” was the theme of the show. It was a fun show and I enjoyed seeing quilts done by some of my friends. I bought 3 vintage quilt tops in their guild’s boutique. I don’t really know why…I have enough of my own unfinished projects!

The Simi Valley Quilt Guild invited Ventura Modern Quilt Guild to display modern quilts at their show. I volunteered 6 of my quilts for the modern exhibit.

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Harvest of Colors

On Saturday, Greg and I headed up to Santa Barbara for the Coastal Quilters Annual Quilt Show. The drive from Los Angeles was a little grueling, but we made it there and the weather was beautiful. The quilts on display were an inspiring mix of traditional and modern quilts. The show layout was well planned and the guests all seemed to be enjoying themselves. I saw some fabulous quilts and even bought myself a new pair of scissors. I haven’t tried Kai scissors before and I thought it was time to give ’em a go and see if I like them. I’ll report back soon…

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Quilting by the Sea | Camarillo Quilters’ Association 2016 Quilt Show

Saturday, we headed down to the Ventura fairgrounds to see the Camarillo Quilters’ Association 2016 quilt show, Quilting by the Sea. It was a wonderful day getting to see quilts and spend time with friends. I managed to buy some fabric in the guild’s boutique. Can you believe that? The show had a great balance of traditional and modern quilts. Some amazing vendors, door prizes, fundraising baskets and many silent auctions.

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QuiltCon 2016

Honestly, I was overwhelmed by the beauty of this show…definitely one of the best quilt shows I’ve ever been to! I volunteered at the California MQG membership booth all four days, enjoyed the show with Greg and our friend Nancy King on Saturday, and went back with Greg on Sunday…there was just so much to see and be inspired by. There were too many quilts to show them all, so here are just a few that really got my creativity flowing. And, did you notice that one of my quilts was there? I was honored to be included in such an incredibly talented group of quilters. Thank you to all the people at the MQG for everything they’ve done…it was truly outstanding. I can’t wait for the next show!