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