Five of my quilts have taken a trip clear across the country to Carrollton, VA. They are hanging out at a great shop called Bella Fabrics! Carrollton, VA is a beautiful city near the East Coast. They have a fabulous park called Nike Park.
Happy New Year! With the beginning of 2012, I thought I would list some of the events that will be taking place during the year. This is by no means comprehensive, and you’ll need to do a little exploring to find events in your own area, but here are some of the more well-known events.
AQS (American Quilting Society) hosts several quilt shows every year. The first is in Lancaster, PA March 14-17. Their most well-known show is held in Paducah, KY every year. Most experienced [ MORE » ]
The reason for the name of this post is that I really, really am a psychic guru! Okay, not really very often, but when I attended the HMQS (Home Machine Quilting Show) held in Salt Lake City a couple of weeks ago, I predicted a certain quilt would win the Best of Show. And, guess what? I was right! (Hence the psychic part.) Or it could have been that the quilt was absolutely amazing, especially from a long-arm quilter’s point of view.
After all the excitement of last week’s blog tour, it’s time to highlight some local events. Salt Lake City is the site of this year’s International Quilt Market. It is May 13-15 at the Salt Lake Convention Center, but is a trade show, so it isn’t open to the public. There are a few places you might be able to score a pass, though, if you try hard enough! I had the opportunity of attending this event in 2008 when it was in Salt Lake last time! It is tons and tons of products that you will be seeing soon in your local quilt stores.
International Quilt Market is the only wholesale trade show for quilting and soft crafts, and was founded in 1979. The fall market is always held in Houston, but the spring market travels to different cities. Here are a few photos from the fall market:
Four of “my babies” are visiting Fayette, Arkansas for October at a shop called Sit’n & Stitch’n Quilts. Fayetteville is located in the scenic Ozark Mountains, north of Little Rock.
Sit’n & Stitch’n is owned by two Sisters-in-law, Kathy and Mavis. They are fulfilling their dream of owning a quilt shop together. The way the name got its name was that Kathy’s mom used to sit on her porch and whenever Kathy would call her and ask her what she was doing she would say, “Oh, I’m just sit’n and stitch’n.” They thought this would be a fun name for their shop!
I am doing a trunk show this Saturday, September 19, 2009, for the Bountiful/Salt Lake City Long-arm guild. I’ll be talking about my book, Fresh and Fabulous Quilts, as well as showing other quilts I’ve machine quilted.
Its at 10:00 a.m. at the Bountiful/Davis Arts Center at 745 S. Main St., Bountiful. It should be fun!