It's been a long, cold winter with lots of snow for so much of the U.S.A. this year. We've had our share of cold and snow even here in East TN.
I think it's time for warm weather, sunshine and flowers in the gardens, leaves on the trees and birds singing in the air.
It's also time for quilt shows! The guild I belong to is having their 5th annual Quilt Show March 27 - 28, 2014 at Crossroads Christian Church in Gray, TN!
I will be one of three vendors set up there. I'll have quilts for sale, ornaments for sale and other items for sale. Mike H. from Memory Lane Quilting will be there with Nolting Longarm machines and have a machine set up for customers to try out and play on. Another vendor will be there to work on sewing machines and to sharpen scissors. There will also be a quilt appraiser there to appraise quilts for informational as well as insurance purposes. Somewhere close to 100 quilts will be on display from tiny to large, as well as vintage quilts.
Admission is free!
And you can have a chance to win a king size quilt made by members of the guild. This year's quilt is worth over $1,600.00.
While large quilt shows with over 100 vendors and all the latest and greatest tools, techniques and fabrics are fun (and expensive) to attend, once in a while stopping in at a small quilt show and getting to know the local quilters and seeing their work is pretty amazing. You get to see work done by beginners as well as more advanced. The quilts are not all intimidating to a beginner like most seem to be at bigger shows. A smaller show is more intimate so you can talk to the quilters and get to hear their stories.
If you are in the area or can get to the area for a day or both days---stop in and say "HI"!
Til next time -
Keep those needles stitching
Your seams straight
Your stash building!