I'm finally getting around to sit down long enough and post about last weekend at the Wine Country Quilt Show sponsored by the Moonlight Quilters of Sonoma County. This quilt was made by the featured artist, Helen Anderson. I'll post more pictures of her incredible quilts tomorrow.
We arrived on a HOT Friday afternoon and began setting up. The guild asked me if I could please hide the EXIT sign but leave access to the fire hose. No problem. My friend, and fellow quilter Jeanne took all of the pictures during set up.
I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing in the background. It looks like a big mess right now, but there is an organizational plan in the works.
It's coming together thanks to the help of my sister Gail and Jeanne.
Here's Jeanne and Gail. I let them stop working long enough for a picture.
The Moonlight Quilters were wonderful and they put on a great show. I'm looking forward to a return trip next year, and the year after that, and the year after that, and the year after that........
The guild served us a wonderful, healthy lunch made by the members every day including set up day. We've never had that offered to us before. We usually bring a small ice chest or buy food at the show.....if we have time to eat.
Every afternoon around 3pm a cheerful guild member brought cookies to us. GAIL GOT HER COOKIE for all of you wondering. Since I pay Gail in cookies for her help, I was off the hook for two whole days!
We were treated like royalty.
For the show we moved the pattern rounder to the center of the booth. I demonstrated Patchwork Math to the left of the booth by my Americana quilt. I have to write a pattern for that one since so many requested it at the show. Here I am during my demonstration surrounded by fellow quilters.
Another friend came to help us on Saturday. Thank you so much Patty. We couldn't have handled the crowds without your help. This booth was usually full of people for most of the two day show. Then Jeanne came back and helped us on Sunday. What a team of dependable, and cheerful helpers. What is so nice about having Gail, Patty, and Jeanne in the booth is that they are so knowledgeable about my patterns since they have made so many of them.
We met so many delightful quilters last weekend. It is so much fun to meet you, chat with you, and find out where you are from. You were all just a delight to meet. In a nutshell, we had a ball!!
I've finished up the accounting for the show, now I'm packaging orders and shipping them off to other continents. WOW!! I never in my wildest dreams thought my little foray into pattern designing would lead to all of this. So many new friends, new experiences, and good times. Thank you all for making my life so full.