Monday, October 15, 2012
New Friends, Old Elegance!
I had fun meeting new friends yesterday! I taught a class at Quilt Expo II at the Hampton Convention Center, sponsored by Bella Fabrics of Carrollton, VA. Nice new friends, and a few that I already knew. It was delightful!
This is the class I taught--Old Elegance. The picture on the left is the one on the pattern cover that you may have seen before. It is on my side bar. Saturday I made up a few blocks to show an alternate color way. I was aiming for fall colors and liked how it turned out. The great thing was that when I went to class and saw the fabric that each of the ladies had chosen they were all different. Not one of them went with the original blue and brown. It delighted me to see how each of them was turning out. Reds and browns, repros and florals and even batiks! I forgot my camera, but hopefully someone will send me photos to share. I sold a bunch of patterns also, which always makes me happy. My new pattern, Pinfeathers, was well received and a visiting shop ordered a bunch for their shop!
You saw the Pinfeathers cover in my previous post, here is a larger pic of the quilt.
This is the block. It is a Double 9-Patch with feathers, hence the name, Pinfeathers! You can see how lovely my friend Marae Harris quilted it. It really turned out pretty! And yes, very scrappy. My friend Sue Cruthers, here in Virginia Beach, made the quilt using my design. Thanks ladies for all your help! This is the first time someone other than myself has been first to make one of my patterns. It was such a great help and I love the quilt!
On another note, my voice held up all day yesterday! I was surprised and so thrilled! I used a mic in the beginning, but for the one on one I was fine. A quilting friend, Chris, came into my class and told me that her sister in Atlanta reads my blog and told her about my voice problems. Chris, is having some of the same issues and is going to the same doctor that I am. Funny how news travels. Hi to Chris's sister!
Another week has begun and now the race is on in earnest to finish up all odds and ends before market. Remember, you can find my patterns at patchalotpatterns.com. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you stop and shop--hee hee.
Later Quilt Buddies,
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Pinfeathers is STUNNING!!! Absolutely love it!!
When you put out a new pattern, I think it's my new favorite. Now you've done it again. I love Pinfeathers! My new favorite!
Glad your voice held up at Quilt Expo II. Your Pinfeather quilt is simply divine. Wonderfully scrappy and eye-catching!
It was a really fun class! I had a great time and am getting ready to email my photos, but I only was able to get two of us student's work.
How nice for the lucky ladies who were in your Old Elegance class! It's fun to see the blue/brown original and what you made up for the class. I like them both! Happy your voice held out too!
How exciting to see your designs come to life in all different fabrics! I bet it was an awesome class :0) So glad your voice solutions worked for you. Your Pinfeathers pattern is lovely in all it's scrappyness.
Oh, you had a wonderful time! And your voice held up. I just love Pinfeathers.
Love the Pinfeathers quilt, Marcie!!
With UFO's coming out of my eyeballs, I have not one bit of business looking at patterns . . . still I am in LOVE with Pinfeathers. What a great pattern! You rock, Marcie Patch!
Hi Marcie, it's Chris' sister, Linda, in Georgia! Hope you have a great Quilt Market!! Love your new patterns!! I made Saddle Tramp into a Quilt of Valor. I know that the Patriot who receives it will be comforted and thrilled with the design, too. **Say HEY to Pat Wys, if you see her at Market. ( I'm sure you will, I hear her booth will be front and center and wildly colorful!!). I'm a member of her Silver Thimble Quilt Club. Can't wait to hear all of the stories from Houston.
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