Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Party and retreating

Well, the party at Tammy Tadd Designs was a lot of fun. I got to see a lot of my favorite quilters and eat a piece, yes just one piece, of Sweet Dreams cake.
Terry Atkinson was really nice, and of course the quilts always look better in person. She showed an interesting machine applique technique that didn't use any fusible webbing of any kind. Once you see it, you say "duh! why didn't I think of that?" Jennie pointed out that if we had, then we would be the ones with the quilting books on the mass market.
People often ask me how I work 2 jobs. My response is that while they are vastly different, I really like both of my jobs, but the quilting job is really not work for me. It's fun. What better time can you have then picking out fabrics all day, listening to fun music, and working with fabulous ladies. It's very inspiring. My non-quilting job is very different, but I work with the greatest people and learn a ton every day. Many of my good friends are ones that I met at my non-quilting job. Some of them I've even turned into quilters!
Here are some pictures from the party. How could you not be happy working in a place this bright, cheery and surrounded by colorful fabrics?
This is a pattern that Terry debuted at the party.
This is my favorite part of the store. I love the satisfying thwack that the screen door makes when you go through it. And yes, that is a pink Weber grill!Terry Atkinson (left) and Tammy Tadd (right). The blue and green quilt on the table was also debuted at the party.
Laura goofy posing in front of Terry's quilts. I don't think she realises that I have this picture. We have a great time working together.
"Sweet, Simple Tote" pattern by Late Bloomer Quilts , fabric by Paula Prass for Michael Miller. Made by Me! I have about 3 more of these bags planned.
I have my quilt guild retreat this weekend, and have to decide which projects to bring. I have several ladies trying out my folding grocery bag pattern to see if it's ready to publish. I'm really, really hoping to get that done ASAP! Jennie told me I shouldn't bring my whole quilting room this weekend, but what if I change my mind about what projects to work on, then what am I supposed to do? Go to one of shops nearby and get a new one? Hmmmmm......

1 comment:

Jennie said...

I have 10 bags all ready to assemble at the retreat! I am so excited!