Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Overbrook Quilt Connection Booth

The is the Overbrook Quilt Connection booth on Thursday morning before the arena opened. Roxane was hiding from me so I did not get her picture. I sit at the table with the red and black covering and demonstrate several items in the booth. Roxane sits to the far right, writes tickets, and takes money. Thursday seemed like a long day with less energy from the customers than Wednesday. I met people from Kansas including quilters from Meriden, Topeka, and Manhattan. I hope Friday is busy and fun.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Des Moines AQS Quilt Show

This is what the quilt show booth looks like before it is set up. We arrived in Des Moines about 3 pm on Monday and sat in the marshaling line for over two hours before we could move to the unloading docks. It did not take very long to unload the trailer and move the boxes and set-up material to our booth. Tuesday we took about four hours to have the booth completely ready for business.
Today was our first day of business and the quilters were busy buying. I am the demonstrator for the booth. I show quilters the Bohin mechanical chalk pencil, a three-pocket purse, a cell phone bag, a table runner, and quilt-a-cards. Sometimes I show them several items and sometimes just one or two. Tomorrow I will show you a picture of the booth during our vending day.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Angel Tree Topper

This Angel tree topper is from the OESD Christmas Collection #1 in 2008. The fabric parts of the angel are satin with the rest made by machine embroidery. There are five parts to the angel and it takes about five hours to embroider all of them. The satin stitches are then embellished with silver metallic thread.
This angel along with other free standing lace angels will be given to the Stormont Vail Cancer Center chemo unit. I am hoping it will brighten the days of those patients who have to spend time in the unit during the holidays.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

More Wild!flowers

I will try to get a picture of the entire quilt when it comes back home from Houston. Right now it is in the pack of quilts that are headed to the Quilt Festival for the booth of the Overbrook Quilt Connection from Kansas. My job this year is to mind the store while others are enjoying the festival!!
Last Sunday the quilt was on display at The Charles Curtis House in Topeka. Charles Curtis was the vice president for Herbert Hoover. He is the only vp who had a native American mother. The display was a quilt show and tour of the house to benefit two local charities.
I did show the quilt to my local quilt guild and to my Bernina sewing group earlier this week. It really is a beautiful quilt and much more colorful than in this picture.