Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fabulous day!

We had a great, great day for the first day of the High Cotton Quilt Show. Beautiful weather, all the last minute details came together smoothly. Great turnout of visitors, lots of compliments on the quilts, good media coverage. I don't think you could ask for a day to go much better.

I'm hoping today will be just as good. The only thing I'm dreading is taking down the show. We're all so tired that will be a challenge. But the great thing is by taking it down today, we don't have to worry tomorrow!

Personally, I'm pretty pleased. I got a second place in group quilts for Peacock Blues, a third in art quilts for Angel of the Garden and Honorable Mention in art quilts for Palm Puzzle. And I got lots of compliments on my quilts.

I did demonstrations of free motion quilting on one of my treadle machines. I was scheduled for a morning session and got started a little late as I was acting as media escort for the reporter from the television news. The demo went great. I had lots of questions about technique and the machine, and lots of stories about learning to sew on a treadle, or watching grandmother sew on a treadle. Then, just as I was about to finish, the photographer from the newspaper showed up and he wanted to take some pictures. Hope some of them came out!

Time to get ready for another day. More later!