Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October 8, 2014

October is here... The weather is changing ... We are preparing for winter...  I hate to think of days and weeks of snow.
I went on a bus tour to Des Moines, Iowa to a quilt show.  Had a great time ! Looked at so many beautiful quilts and I always admire the talent and the time it takes to make them.  I have never entered anything in a show and probably never will, but I love to see what others make.  Of course I did some shopping too !  My girlfriend and I decided that we want to learn wool appliqué.  So... We got a few kits and patterns and now we just need some more time to learn and sew.   I also want to learn to do hand appliqué.. And of course I have a pattern all picked out that I want to make.
Now our shopping sprees are our way of "stash building for retirement".

Quilt Market in Houston is coming soon... Quilt Market is a great time for shop owners to see all the new things and plan the coming year for their quilt shops and plan classes and projects.  I am always amazed at the new fabric and patterns to add to the shops and make available to the customers to foster their love for sewing and quilting.  I wish my Grandmothers could see all the fabric and tools and patterns that we now have to design and sew our quilts.  I wish that I could show my Grandmothers the quilts that I have made and that they would know that is because of them that I wanted to learn to sew and knit and make things like I saw them make. I am lucky to have quilts and doilies and things that they made.. I treasure those items and they are very much a part of me.

Time to get busy and see what I can get done today.

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