Monday, May 16, 2011

Find the Good

As you know International Quilt Market was this last weekend. Well on Saturday evening there was a blogger's meet up and I'm so glad I went. I got to meet in person a few people that I've only know through the Internet. And can I tell you it was delightful. I remembered my camera but to my dismay I left the memory card at home. So a lot of good it did me. I still want to share with you the wonderful people I met so with their permission I'm sharing their beautiful work for this weeks Find the Good.
I started blogging about two and half years ago. Jacquie's blog was one of the first I found, and I'm so glad I did. I have learned so many wonderful things from this very talented lady. I hoping next year we will be able to have her come and teach at Utah Quilt Guild Annual meeting. Wouldn't that be awesome! I definitely think so. I will never for get when she made this fun little neighborhood and imagined various bloggers as neighbors. I was thrilled to be among them living in the little apartment building. Meeting her in person was fabulous.little quilty neighborhood
ByJacquie of Tallgrass Prairie Studio


I also got to meet Victoria. Another great experience for me. I couldn't believe it when I saw her from across the room. And was so excited when I finally made it to her and was able to introduce myself. I love her whimsy in piecing. She has helped me play and experiment and get outside the box. So thankful for all I've learned from her. It was hard for me to pick just one of her fabulous quilts. I chose her Everything But the Kitchen Sink because it inspires me so. I've started collecting blocks to make my own.
Everything but the Kitchen Sink quiltBy Victoria Findlay Wolfe of Bumble Beans Inc.


While chatting with these fine ladies I met Shae from The Empty Bobbin. Isn't that such a great name? How many miles have you sewn on a empty bobbin. Me? More than I want to admit. I had never been to her site before Saturday. It's a treasure let me tell you. Make sure you go check it out. I chose her fun sewing machine cover to highlight this lovely lady's talent. I so need one of these.
There were also familiar faces, like Katy From The Blue Chair She is one of the talented ladies from the Salt Lake City Modern Quilt group. She is bubbly and fun. Don't you just love these cute little elephants she made recently? It was nice to talk with her. Looking forward to seeing her again this Thursday at quilt group.
Elephant Family
There were many other talented people there. Wish I could highlight everyone.

11 comments:

  1. How fun to see everyone in person and how fun to have your quilt at the festival!

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  2. Lucky you! The festival sounds like it was everything one could hope for.

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  3. What fun it must have been to meet these talented people. I think my machine would love one of those pretty covers too. I always enjoy seeing Jacquie's work. So cute!

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  4. Just sent Bumble Beans a signature block today! How fun to meet such talented people. (i thank you for the nice comment about the baby boy quilt.) Keep up the good work--i really like YOUR style! :-)

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  5. Wasn't it so fun! It was a delight to turn and see you Em! It was really nice getting to meet people face to face that we've all been chatting online with for so long! I just got home a couple hours ago.. I am wiped out! SLC was LOVELY!

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  6. Sounds like you had a great time. There are so many blog friends I'd love to meet in person. I'm glad you got the chance to hang out with some of yours.

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  7. I'm so happy for you, and pea green with envy!

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  8. i just love these elephants so cute

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  9. Sounds like fun! I love that quilt by Victoria! And the elephants are very cute.

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  10. Awesomely good projects you've showcased here Em! Love Victoria's quilt!! Very creative! 8-)

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  11. Jacquie is great. I'm so glad I met her too.

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