Saturday, January 12, 2008

QUILT SHOP OPEN HOUSE



Well, did I catch your attention with the photo? It's my granddaughter. Doesn't she look happy? She is learning a lot in her freshman year of college. Photoshop, for example. I think I will try and get me a date like that! Oh why bother. I don't even like to go out anymore!


I did go out this afternoon though. The local quilt shop, What's Your Stitch N Stuff, had their Open House today to intoduce new classes. The shop was busy and quite a few people signed up for classes. My new quilt, Williams-burg Medallion, was very well received. In fact, the shop is going to make kits using many of the same fabrics that are in the original, including, of course, the Williamsburg Toile. I don't have the pattern ready yet, but if anyone wants a kit, call the shop and get on the list! (757-523-2711)
A lady e-mailed me the other day saying she had seen my blog and is from Virginia Beach. (Hi Joyce!) I mentioned the Open House to her and she came over and we met. That was really cool! I haven't ever actually met anyone as a result of blogging. I e-mail with several bloggers, but so far no face to face meeting. Meeting at the quilt shop was on pretty safe ground. She had never been to the shop before and I think was a little amazed. It really is an awesome shop!
My friend Connie brought her Civil War Diaries Quilt to show me. She has all the blocks pieced and sewn together into a top. It is amazing! I will post some photos of it soon. (That is supposed to be a little teaser, like they always do on the news. "Did Jeb make it across the tracks in his old pick-up truck before the train? News at 10:00").

9 comments:

Katie said...

What a nice quilt. And that looks like a nice shop!

Susan said...

That's a great pattern for a large print toile. Thanks for sharing the pic, as you did a beautiful job of it. How nice to be appreciated at your local shop. Are you teaching classes there?

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Your Williamsburg Medallion is lovely, what size is it? I just adore the toile print, too. Well done, Marcie!

Lea said...

Your granddaughter's picture is so fun! I wish I were her. *LOL*

Your Williamsburg Medallion is so beautiful.
You deserve all applause for your wonderful artwork! :-)

Mary said...

I've met bloggers and other quilters from online lists - it's fun isn't it? Deb and I met VickiW when we were in Newport News last month. I'd forgotten that both you and Joyce are from VA Beach. Glad the open house went well and your quilt looks great!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oohh, this is so pretty. I love the piecing, too. It looks like a fun one to make.

Christine said...

Love your Williamsburg Medallion - the toile is just gorgeous.

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh! I love your medallion! And I was just talking to my friend today about doing something with a toile! It is gorgeous!

Karen said...

How exciting, Marcie. What an excellent use of that birdie fabric.