Thursday, March 31, 2016

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

Actually, I've been home over a week, but just now finding time to post.  As you can guess, we had an amazing time.  I have such great friends and love spending time with them. Mary's home was lovely and she was an exceptional hostess. There's talk of making this an annual event, and hopefully next year more of us can go.  

As mentioned, the main purpose was the Pigeon Forge Quilt Show, and I have tons of pictures to share with you.  So many, in fact, that I decided it was best to upload those pictures to Photobucket and post a link so you can see all the gorgeous quilts.  Okay, not ALL of them, as I just took pictures of the ones that caught my eye, but there are plenty as you can imagine.  Here's the link...

The LeConte Center where the show was held was the most gorgeous building.  I believe it was recently built, and it was huge!  Plenty of room to roam and plenty of room to host the large Show. Parking was also plentiful and they even had a tram for those who couldn't/didn't want to walk to the entrance.  We needed the exercise so, yes, we walked. Hehehehe.

LeConte Center Entrance

Gorgeous beamed ceilings!

The rugs had quilt patterns!

A bed-turning in progress in one of the rooms...

Eating vendors, classrooms and restrooms were off this lovely large hall.

Spaciousness and vendors on the right...

Even more spaciousness and vendors on the left...
I didn't get a pic of the spaciousness of the quilt display areas.  :o(

Our view outside while eating lunch.
We had lovely 70-80 degree weather during our entire stay!

More lovely views...

While lunching...  Say "Cheese!"...  Mary, Lu, Mona (left to right)

I did plenty of shopping, so here's a pic of my stash enhancers.  I helped the economy greatly!  LOL!

Don't forget to click on the link above to see the quilts!


Saturday, March 12, 2016

*Sings* On The Road Again...

My friend Mona and I will be hitting the road early Monday morning heading toward Maryville, TN, where we will meet up with two other quilting friends, one of whom owns a second home there where we will stay.  The main purpose is to take in the Pigeon Forge Quilt Show, but you can guess a good time will be had the entire week we are there. We are all bringing our machines, so there will be much sewing and socializing when not at the Show.  I've already picked out a few projects to take with me to work on during down time. 

I'll be driving; and Mona and I are going to take the scenic route up I75 and through the Blue Ridge Mountain area on Rt. 411. We are planning on making several stops along the way to a few quilt shops (like we're not going to have temptation at the quilt show, right?!?).  We're also thinking about maybe day at Dollywood during our week, if time permits.  Yes, we are a crazy, zany bunch.  And we are going to have a B-L-A-S-T!!!

Flying (or driving, as the case may be) by the seat of our pants,

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Pretty Quilt Accessories!!!

The Quilt Show was a huge success!  It would not surprise me at all to find out at our next meeting that we had record numbers.  I'm sure the gorgeous weather (sunny and in the 70's) helped in that regard, but there's no doubt the biggest factor was the publicity.  Our gal(s) that worked on publicity were outstanding!  In fact, ALL the gals and guys that worked on the Show -- from take-in to take-down and everywhere in-between -- were amazing!  :o)

On another note, look at the pretty, new accessories that were added to my quilts, complements of NQA Certified Judge, Molly Waddell...

Citrus Garden - FIRST PLACE!

Savannah (top) - HONORABLE MENTION
Kylie's Kites (bottom) - THIRD PLACE

The crazy thing is they competed against each other in the same category!  LOL!

Pictures of ALL the Award Winning Quilts can be found on our Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Guild website.  Just click the link here to be taken there. I was also told that pictures of ALL the quilts in the show (there were 200) would be added to the site shortly...

So excited and proud!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Quilt Show!!!

Our huge quilt show is tomorrow and Saturday!  If you are in the area, come by and see the beautiful quilts, visit our vendors, and find me to say "Hi!"... I'll be there both days working at various stations, from white gloving the quilts, to selling tickets to win a quilt at our Small Quilt Raffle, and other areas in-between. Hope I see you there!

'Til then,