Sunday, April 13, 2014

Trunk Show Time

Hello Everyone,
My trunk is sitting in the living room filled to the brim with my quilts for the trunk show in Paradise, California for the Ridge Quilters Guild.

The quilts aren't all going to fit, so I've resorted to Plan B. I have an old tobacco drying rack that I'm going to use to display quilts, along with three hanging quilt display racks.  I want to have an explosion of color around me while I speak at the guild.  Maybe if I get shy, I can hide behind them!

Yesterday my friend Shelley drove up from San Jose and delivered her chicken quilt for me to use in my Patchwork Math workshop.

This is what she started in class last Fall.

She started making her quilting components and displayed them on the design wall during class.

There were cute little chickens everywhere!

Shelley continued to work on her quilt at home and designed some of her own blocks.  This one uses flying geese.

Half-square triangles.

Double flying geese.

More double flying geese.  Shelley did an excellent job incorporating both large and small scale prints into her quilt.

Here is her finished quilt she made using only the components in the Patchwork Math book.

Shelley's quilt was quilted by Debby, the owner of Prairie Queens in San Jose. The chicken wire pattern is the perfect quilting design for this quilt!  Thank you so much Shelley for letting me borrow your quilt!
Today I will be putting the finishing touches on my talk and tying all loose ends that need to be tied.  My to-do list in winding down to just a few items. My sister Gail and I are heading out early tomorrow morning with an SUV full of quilts.   I'll be taking my camera and computer with me so I can post next week, so all of you can virtually attend the lecture and workshop. I wish you could all be there for REAL! 


  1. Sounds like it will be both beautiful and lots of fun - enjoy the day!

  2. The trunk looks heavy. Is it hard to move around? I like what I see of the quilt with the green basket.

  3. The mention of the tobacco drying rack reminds me of driving through the historic areas of Lexington and the interesting old tobacco barns. We could see tobacco leaves hung for drying in many of them. I love the chicken quilt. I love chicken quilts. I have many patterns for chicken quilts. I have a chicken quilt that needs to be frosted! If she tires of her chicken quilt it could come live with me!

  4. Beautiful job on your chicken quilt, Shelley! It's a perfect example of what you can do with all Lynn's quilting components! Can't wait to see it "up close and personal" this week!

  5. Hope all goes well with the Trunk Show, but I'm sure you're a pro by now. Have a great time with the participants and take care.

  6. Eye candy spashed about is always a crowd pleaser. Oh, I adore the chicken quilt.

  7. I'll be thinking of you. I'm sure it's going to be a brilliant show and wish I could be there to see and hear it for real. I just know it'll be brilliant and everyone will love all your quilts.

  8. I wish I could be there! You will be wonderful and I'm sure everyone will have a wonderful time. All of your quilts are really beautiful!

  9. It will be a beautiful and entertaining presentation Lynn!!
    Have fun :D

  10. I can't wait! I'm expecting to learn sew much!

  11. I hope you and Gail are had a great time, Lynn! If there is one thing I love is anything chicken! What an adorable quilt from your friend. I have even more ideas running around in my head now - and having your book helps a bunch!